Grafton House is a truly impressive Victorian Gentleman's Residence arranged over 4 floors with over 7000 square feet and with great annexe potential or capacity for business use such as boutique hotel, care home or childcare nursery. With large gardens, garaging, off road parking and greenhouse, the property has a spectacular 8 bedrooms.
Welcome to Grafton House and a world of possibilities and beginnings in creativity and refurbishment. This spectacular Gentleman's Residence originally built in 1875 benefits from a wealth of period features and offers over 7,000 square ft of accommodation. Boasting an immediate kerbside appeal enjoyed from Savile Road as you admire the architecture through the pillared entrance.
Parking to the property is located on Savile Crescent where the property has both an integral (accessed through the lower ground floor) and separate attached garage and driveway for several vehicles.
The main entrance to the property is a grand opening, drawing inspiration from 16th-century Italian villas, the stone construction is ornate and beautiful. Inside you step onto an original Victorian tiled floor, the vision for many a contemporary décor in modern homes.
The staircase, galleried landing and lantern ceiling are breathtaking, qualities that would most certainly be retained by any spa treatment venue or boutique hotel. Throughout the property, you value the detail of the wood carving, ceiling roses and coving that all make Grafton House a period property to adore.
Taking considered attention to the floorplan you can see the versatile options the property provides in layout. The ground floor enjoys 3 reception rooms as well as a breakfast kitchen and home office, a great facility to work from home.
The first floor has 4 extremely large bedrooms and another 4 bedrooms can be found to the top floor, currently unused and uncarpeted by the occupants. An additional smaller room offers a 9th single bedroom if so desired. The rooms are so sizeable that currently the master bedroom (on the first floor) has a Jack and Jill ensuite and a separate house bathroom but we would like to suggest that on the first floor all bedrooms are spacious enough to take ensuite facilities.
The lower ground floor is an extensive network of rooms which for residential purposes provide luxurious options such as cinema room, games room, fitness suite, etc. Accessible to the exterior, the lower ground floor also offers great facilities for multi-generational living. Requiring a programme of renovation and subject to usual constraints, the vast majority of the lower ground floor is arranged on one level therefore a perfect annexe for those wishing to live with older relatives who want to avoid too many stairs.
The exterior is as sizeable as one would hope to find in a property of this stature, a vast lawn leading all the way down to Savile Road will provide plenty of space for children and pets to play for many hours. A beautifully ornate stone balcony runs around the side of the house and a large patio which will accommodate very large garden furniture resides to the main entrance. The garden is equipped with a green house and a large storage outbuilding.
The property resides within comfortable walking distance of the main town centre and a host of great amenities.
EXTERIOR The sheer size of Grafton House is awe inspiring and the grounds that go with it do not disappoint.
The property has two garages, one will lead integrally into the lower ground floor, accessible from there into the main property. Another garage sits beneath the home office which has a Horman up and over door, and is accessible externally from the driveway. The property has several parking spaces to Savile Crescent and pedestrian access from Savile Road.
A stone pillared entrance with wrought iron gates brings you onto a pathway to the side of the sizeable lawn. With Cherry blossom tree and a range of established foliage, for the most part, the grounds remain a blank canvas waiting for a green fingered enthusiast to landscape.
A greenhouse and separate garden store sit to the perimeter of the lawn whilst above a balcony provides so many stations to sit and admire the gardens and long distance views. Additionally another vast patio offers great sociable space to gather together. Subject to constraints it is easy to imagine how Grafton House may well be considered as a stunning wedding venue.
LOCATION Halifax is a historic market town which is home to the infamous Piece Hall. This sprawling 18th-century cloth hall now houses history exhibits, shops, bars & restaurants. Halifax is known for Mackintosh's chocolate and toffee products including Rolo and Quality Street. The Halifax Bank was founded here and has large offices in the town. Dean Clough, one of the largest textile factories in the world at more than 1⁄2 mile) long, is today a converted building for hotel, office and retail use including a gym and theatre.
In close proximity Calderdale College is a further and higher education college. The college is the largest provider of further education courses and work-based learning and the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale
For those football supporters, FC Halifax Town is a professional association football club based in Halifax. They currently compete in the National League, the fifth tier of English football, and play at the Shay, less than a mile away from Grafton House.
Halifax swimming pool is situated on the edge of Halifax town centre. It boasts an impressive pool as well as a gym with a separate free weights area. Alongside this are two squash courts and a dance studio.
Halifax railway station run by Northern Railway plays a vital role in Halifax by connecting people for work, leisure, education and more every day.