STONE BUILT FAMILY HOME OF IMPRESSIVE PROPORTIONS - SET INTO GENEROUS FORMAL PRINCIPALLY LAWNED GARDENS - OFFERING ACCOMMODATION OF CONSIDERABLE CHARACTER - CONVENIENTLY SITUATED - CLOSE TO TOWN CENTRE/SCHOOLS/SHOPS, ETC - FEATURING A WONDERFUL GALLERIED ENTRANCE HALL WITH CENTRAL SPIRAL STAIRCASE
DESCRIPTION Constructed approximately forty years ago, this architecturally impressive stone built detached property occupies a lovely setting in this highly regarded part of Barnsley, the town centre being a comfortable walk away, whilst local shops and schools are also easily accessed. Having both gas fired central heating and hardwood framed double glazing, this cherished family home has been impeccably maintained yet also offers scope for some updating and potential re-configuration, subject to the buyer's own requirements. The accommodation on offer comprises Entrance Portico, superb galleried Entrance Hall with central spiral staircase, fabulous Lounge with Study area, formal Dining Room, spacious family orientated Breakfast Kitchen, Utility Room, Cloakroom/WC, four first floor Bedrooms with extensive Ensuite to Bedroom One, House Bathroom, generous Double Garage, formal lawned gardens to both front and rear, extensive resin finish driveway.
ENTRANCE A canopied entrance provides shelter from the elements upon reaching the property, the entrance door opening into the impressive Entrance Hall.
ENTRANCE HALL 14' 9" x 12' 2" (4.5m x 3.71m) An impressive yet welcoming Entrance Hall with first floor galleried landing, reached via the wonderful full feature spiral staircase. The hall exhibits timber panelling to the walls, there is conglomerate floor tiling, a number of spotlights and access is then provided to the following.
LOUNGE 23' 0" x 18' 1" (7.01m x 5.51m) A Principal Reception Room of outstanding proportions, to the left-hand side of the room there being a screened study area. The focal point of the room is a charming feature fireplace with raised marble hearth containing an electric log burning stove, there is cornice to the ceiling, a number of wall light points and a bank of wide glazed doors which give access to the Conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 18' 1" x 8' 6" (5.51m x 2.59m) This lovely sitting area which takes full advantage of a fine outlook over the rear garden exhibits floor tiling throughout.
DINING ROOM 16' 5" x 14' 1" (5m x 4.29m) This impressively proportioned front-facing Dining Room has a front-facing bay window providing excellent levels of natural light, there is lovely period timber panelling to the walls, cornice to the ceiling and connecting door through to the kitchen. Given the generous nature of the size of all ground floor rooms, this space could certainly be used as a further sitting room.
FAMILY BREAKFAST KITCHEN 17' 9" x 16' 5" (5.41m x 5m) A wonderfully spacious open plan kitchen, ideal for entertaining and family gatherings, displaying full height tiling to the walls with further tiling to the floor and providing a generous range of base and eye level storage units complemented by a large expanse of worktop surfaces, including a breakfast bar extension. There are numerous ceiling light points, concealed lighting to the underside of the wall units, inset two and a half bowl sink with mixer tap over, further storage provided by a dresser style unit with internally lit display cabinets and the sale will include the integrated Bosch dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double oven and De Deitrich hob.
REAR HALL The rear hall provides secure internal access to the integral double garage. There is a connecting door to the utility room and it of course gives access to the garden.
UTILITY ROOM 10' 2" x 7' 7" (3.1m x 2.31m) Providing a good expanse of worktop surfaces, base and wall storage cupboards, stainless steel sink, plumbing facilities for an automatic washing machine and space for a dryer.
CLOAKROOM/WC Positioned to the rear of the Entrance Hall, there is a good amount of built-in storage provided, there is also tiling to the floor, a vanity wash hand basin and door through to a private WC.
LANDING Overlooking the impressive Entrance Hallway beneath, the Landing displays a number of spotlights to the ceiling, there is a good amount of built-in storage which includes a walk in store with drop-down ladder giving access to the huge loft.
BEDROOM ONE 20' 8" x 12' 2" (6.3m x 3.71m) A principal bedroom of outstanding proportions, the measurements not including the full-width and full height fitted wardrobes to one end of the room. The room enjoys a wonderful outlook over the rear garden and then gives access to the very generous ensuite.
ENSUITE 16' 5" x 8' 4" (5m x 2.54m) Visually separated into two areas, a six piece suite is provided comprising of a large corner bath, twin basins, bidet, concealed flush WC and shower cubicle. There is full height wall tiling, further tiling to the floor and a built-in storage cupboard.
BEDROOM TWO 20' 8" x 11' 2" (6.3m x 3.4m) Similar to the principal bedroom, this spacious front facing double bedroom provides an extensive range of full height and full-width wardrobes to one end of the room. There is also coving to the ceiling and a wash hand basin to one corner.
BEDROOM THREE 18' 1" x 16' 1" (Maximum in each direction) (5.51m x 4.9m) Having windows to the side and rear elevations, this spacious third bedroom provides built in wardrobes which conceal access to an area of eaves storage and there is once again a built-in vanity unit with wash hand basin.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 2" x 6' 7" (3.71m x 2.01m) This rear facing bedroom is utilised as a home office and enjoys a fine outlook over the rear garden. Sliding doors giving access to a rear facing balcony designed to take full advantage of the beautiful outlook.
FAMILY BATHROOM 6' 7" x 5' 7" (2.01m x 1.7m) Providing a three piece suite in Kashmir, comprising of a panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. There is full height tiling to the walls, tiling to the floor and an electric shaver point.
OUTSIDE The property is set into beautiful principally lawned gardens, to the front there is a formal lawn with beautiful well-stocked and tended borders, mature shrubs, alpine features, etc. The rear garden is a joy to behold, being nicely enclosed by mature trees to the boundaries and once again, predominantly laid to lawn. There are lovely inset shrub features, mature alpines and a generous sun terrace, recently improved with a modern resin surface finish, this feature extending from the main driveway to the pathways which give access around the dwelling.
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE 18' 8" x 16' 8" (5.69m x 5.08m) This well proportioned integral garage has an electrically operated door, there is built-in storage and of course light and power supplies. Given the generous nature of the front gardens, the successful purchaser may consider converting this area into further accommodation and constructing a garage to the front of the site, subject of course to any necessary required planning approval.
IMPORTANT NOTE THE RIGHT-HAND GARDEN TO THE PROPERTY (WHEN VIEWED FROM THE CARRIAGEWAY) IS BEING OFFERED TO THE MARKET SEPARATELY, THIS AREA HAVING PLANNING CONSENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DETACHED FOUR-BEDROOM DWELLING HOUSE. THIS IS OFFERED TO THE MARKET AT AN ASKING PRICE OF £125,000, THE SITE IN QUESTION WILL RETAIN THE LOWER CURRENT DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE TO THE SITE, THE SUCCESSFUL PURCHASER OF THE PLOT WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ERECTING A BOUNDARY FENCE TO THE SATISFACTION OF OUR VENDOR CLIENT, THEY WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO MAKE GOOD ANY DISTURBANCE CAUSED TO THE EXISTING DRIVEWAY FINISH.
SERVICES All mains are laid the property.
HEATING A gas fired heating system is installed.
DOUBLE GLAZING The property benefits from sealed unit double glazing set in hard wood surrounds.
TENURE We understand the property to be Freehold.
DIRECTIONS Postcode: S75 1BN - for SatNav purposes.
From our Barnsley town centre office, leave town via Church Street and Huddersfield Road, take the second main turning right onto Cockerham Lane, follow this road onto Smithies Lane then turn left (before the bridge) onto Willow Bank, the property being found on the left-hand side.