In a little known location with origins dating back to the 1700's, The Old Rectory is a large family home arranged over 4 floors sitting in gardens estimated to be 0.5 acre. Requiring a project of modest improvements, the property has been extended and includes a detached garage, out building, shared driveway and beautiful location.
Now divided into two private houses, our listing has four bedrooms arranged over two floors. A property of great historical interest, mentioned on the pages of Yetten together, the home resides down a private shared driveway set well back from Church Lane.
With an inscription above the door, you are brought into the entrance hall with door to the garden room. As this forms part of the extension, there is an internal window which helps draw in natural light to the space. The kitchen has a farmhouse appeal and includes a gas Aga, NEFF dishwasher and fridge freezer. With a small central island, the property has great versatile options for placement of a formal dining table. The property has a separate utility room away from the kitchen and a ground floor cloakroom with tiled floor. The garden room provides excellent views over the private garden, currently open plan to the neighbour, this could be separated off if that is a preference. Wonderfully light and airy with Velux windows and spacious arrangement for sizeable furniture, the garden room has double doors that take you onto the patio. Stairs internally bring you to the wine cellar and former games room, with original butchers block table and coal shoot. This area when tanked has good head room and layout and would be a perfect cinema room/play room/entertainment suite.
The remainder of the ground floor comprises of a traditional sitting room with intricate coving, ceiling roses and lincrusta paper. A truly lovely room with double Georgian style sash windows, the central focal point is a marble hearth with inset gas fire.
The current study was once the former kitchen and has the original pantry, again, another room with character, the room is designed with wood panelling and deep window sills.
When the manor house was segregated in the 1980's, our listing retained the servants staircase which takes you to the first floor. The bedrooms are sizeable so reconfiguration of the space could make better use, guaranteeing at least 3 bedrooms and the house bathroom which was recently modernised and includes a corner jacuzzi bath tub, separate shower enclosure, wash basin with pedestal and low level w.c.
A further floor takes you to another two bedrooms with use of a small bathroom. With plenty of storage, Velux windows and some modest update, the bedrooms and bathroom require cosmetic upgrades.
EXTERIOR The property sits in beautifully landscaped gardens of approx. 0.5 acres that include a kitchen garden in which the former owners were able to keep chickens. There is no question that the setting and location allow for one to indulge in horticultural activities and provide absolute pleasure in the sanctuary of such a stunning environment.
With assured parking approached via the shared driveway, the property has a garage and separate garden store for machinery and tools.
It is very apparent that former owners have enjoyed taking care of the grounds and have produced many stations in which to sit and enjoy the sunshine on the very best of the warmest days.
LOCATION Kirkheaton is a favoured residential community given the surrounding green space for local walks and views and great schooling. The traditional shopping area of the village is around the junction of Shop Lane, Bankfield Lane, New Road and Town Road around which shops including a newsagent's shop, the pharmacy, a computer specialist, a funeral director and vehicle repair garage can be found.
Kirkheaton Primary School is a well regarded academy school positioned less than a mile from the property and is close walking distance is Kirkheaton Parish Church, also known as St. John the Baptist. This was built on a traditional site of worship where Anglo-Saxon crosses were located c.750 AD. The Church is a Grade II Listed building as well as the The Beaumont Arms. With a generous sized beer garden that springs into life in the summer and surrounded by beautiful fields of greenery, you can sit out and soak up the sunshine. They also have an external Gin Bar which stocks over 100 gins to sample. In winter, the outside area can still be enjoyed on a crisp cool day, with a firepit and blankets available to get cosy.
Morrisons is just over a mile by car with petrol station and also in close vicinity is Gallagher Retail Park which includes additional supermarkets and a McDonalds.
St George's Square Train station is the second busiest station in West Yorkshire, with Leeds being the first. A great location for easy commuting, the station is 15 minutes by car and the M1 is approx. 25 minutes with the M62 even closer at approx. 12 minutes by car.
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