Dating back to 1790 and extended in 1990, Old Barn is a traditional family home with a 5 acre field (approx) with its own separate access independent from the property. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, along with the potential for an annex, the Old Barn provides inverted living to ensure the best views are visible from the first floor.
The rural aspect of Old Barn is to be coveted with its enviable view point and wrap around gardens that again produce a wonderful vantage point to enjoy the scenery from the Grand terrace. The drive into the property immediately entices you to want to see more, overlooking the 5 acre field (approx.) set just beyond the driveway. Set well bank from Band End approached via its own personal blocked paved driveway, the property is positioned to enjoy the views and offers a considerable amount of parking space along with an integral double garage. The architecture of Old Barn is inverted so that the living quarters to the first floor allow you to admire the surroundings.
Internally the property has many design features sympathetic to the original age which includes beamed architecture, mullion windows and a restored cast iron oven now installed with a complimenting cast iron gas stove. Extended, Old Barn has 5 bedrooms, one with ensuite facilities and a further two bathrooms service the remaining four bedrooms.
The 5 acre field has potential to add stables to the main entrance to enjoy equestrian pursuits, therefore it is easy to appreciate the house exactly as it is presented. Added to this the potential to personalise to your own specification to enjoy a forever home, Old Barn will certainly have everything that you will be searching for.
Located on the fringes of Clayton West the facilities in the village include a village store and two public houses. It has a primary school and nursery, Kayes First and Nursery School taking from nursery to year 5. The school is also part of a three tier schooling system with Scissett Middle School and Shelley College. The locality enjoys the popular Cannon Hall Farm that now hosts its own annual food festival and many dog walkers and ramblers are attracted to the rural surroundings.
The M1 is located about 11 miles away, Huddersfield 14 miles and both Leeds and Sheffield 21 miles away. Denby Dale train station offers free parking facilities with regular trains to Huddersfield and Sheffield and is around 9 miles car journey.
Agents Notes: The suggestions for any alterations have not been enquired in a formal capacity by the homeowners so would require further investigation to fully understand the potential
We have been informed that dog walkers and ramblers have permitted access through the field.
GROUND FLOOR With a few entrances into the property, the preferred main entrance is through the stone porch which then alights into the formal dining hall with a striking natural slate multi coloured tiled floor which creates a unique stunning look in the home with its rustic charm and timeless appeal. Added to this, beamed architecture further enhances the vintage appeal encountered throughout the property. The dining hall central to the network of the house leads to the first floor reception rooms and ground floor bedrooms. Distinguishing layout provides a versatile and unique property for new homeowners who have the potential to adapt it to ones own requirements. Creating a delightful courtyard setting, 3 of the double bedrooms appreciate a door leading out externally, this gives way to consider running a small guest house. Two bathrooms either end of the floor are quite spacious with one including a separate shower aside to the 3 piece suite and the other bathroom has a large corner bath and great vanity station with large mirror, back to wall toilet and oversized wash basin with pedestal. The two further bedrooms bringing together 5 altogether are exceptionally roomy, one with ensuite facilities and traditional character including mullion windows and beamed ceiling, whilst the remaining room is fitted with an expanse of fitted furniture. Taking into account the entertainment room, large bedroom, study and bathroom, there is every possibility that this section of the property would be an ideal Granny annex for independent living (subject to usual constraints) The study again is an area open to adaptability for the homeowner and the entertainment room is another great space to become creative with design and layout. Equipped with its own porch leading outside, this room with stone floor is currently used as a library and wine store. A door to the double garage is accessible from this point.
FIRST FLOOR The first floor is arrived via a staircase which enjoys bespoke circular glazing with views to the countryside from the dining hall and alights onto the landing with cloakroom facilities. The open plan family kitchen with dining area is incredibly spacious and arranged to appreciate the surrounding landscape. With solid wooden cabinets, the kitchen is furnished with a Corian work surface in soft grey and square integrated sink. Other integrated appliances include a De Dietrich single oven and Siemens dishwasher with further space for a fridge freezer. An Elica cylinder extractor fan resides above the oven and the kitchen area is equipped with a rustic slate floor. A wooden floor defines the zone between the kitchen and reception area offering spacious accommodation for a large dining table and family seating. A spectacular cast iron oven has been refurbished to accommodate a gas fire creating a traditional appeal in a room bestowed with mullion windows. A utility room with great dimensions leading away from the kitchen has a door to the gardens that flow nicely around to the grand terrace, perfect for those summer BBQ's and entertaining. The matching cabinets in the utility room offer plentiful storage and plumbing for a washing machine and the properties boiler is located in this room. A further sitting room again provides great reception space, perfect for comfortable intimacy to snuggle up and relax. A delightful room with Apex ceiling and beamed architecture, the space is flooded with natural light courtesy of the glazing to both elevations. A cast iron fire has been given a unique aspect, set to the corner with stone hearth, the considerate décor compliments the décor perfectly.
DOUBLE GARAGE Set before the blocked driveway, the property includes a double garage with stable timber doors, lighting and electricity. Integrated to the property, the garage leads into the main house through the entertainment room.
GRAND TERRACE The terrace above the ground floor has the most distinguished charm setting Old Barn apart from many other properties given the unique aspect and stunning vantage point for the surrounding area. An incredibly spacious area in which to enjoy al fresco dining, the purpose built BBQ further enhances the aspect of pulling all the family together to enjoy perfect summery days. Subject to planning permission, there could be further potential to develop another level above the ground floor of living accommodation, still enjoying large gardens and of course the separate field.
EXTERIOR The gardens that wrap around the property are low maintenance with especially large block paved parking area, garden terrace, flagged patio and rockery with established foliage and greenery. Private from Bank End Road, the gardens offer peaceful solitude and enjoyment as they rise gently around the property to the rear. The main entrance would benefit from the addition of electric gates offering an attractive introduction to the property.
PADDOCK The field is estimated to be around 5 acres approximately and we understand that there is a right of way for ramblers permitted around the edge of the boundaries. Approached via a separate entrance, the field includes a set back area that may accommodate stables - all subject to the usual constraints.