DESCRIPTIONOccupying a wonderfully peaceful and secluded setting, yet less than ten minutes drive away from the centre of Penistone and its varied facilities, this gorgeous detached four bedroom cottage provides accommodation of great character and tremendous quality, displaying a wealth of original architectural features. Impeccably presented and fastidiously maintained throughout the accommodation also offers a most versatile ground floor layout. Occupied by our Vendor clients for just over 20 years, it has during this time undergone extensive renovation and re-appointment, along with an extension to the rear of the property to provide the potential for a SELF CONTAINED ANNEX if so required. Offering direct access to a wonderful network of local footpaths, Lower Greaves Cottage is also unusual for a property of this nature in providing secure garaging for three vehicles along with extensive, beautifully stocked and tended cottage gardens. With gas fired central heating (LPG) and sealed unit double glazing, the accommodation on offer extends to: solid oak Entrance Door opening into formal Dining Room, beautiful Lounge with generous Study recess and access to Garden Room/Conservatory. The Kitchen provides limed oak units along with integrated appliances. There is a very generous Side Hall/Boot Room leading to a further Inner Hall and superb TV/Cinema room (designed originally as a ground floor fourth bedroom) with Cloaks/Shower Room in close proximity. The first floor provides three Bedrooms and a charming Bathroom.
GROUND FLOORAn oak framed storm canopy provides shelter upon reaching the property, the solid oak Entrance Door opening into the Dining Room.
DINING ROOM - 4.47m x 4.32m (14'8" x 14'2")A room of great character, the focal point being a lovely brick fireplace which contains a Nestor and Martin multi-fuel stove. There are also exposed purlins and trusses to the ceiling, two wall light points, a French oak-fronted recessed drinks cabinet and a double panel radiator.
SITTING ROOM - 4.62m x 4.47m (15'2" x 14'8")A beautiful Principal Reception Room which once again has a Nestor and Martin multi-fuel stove set on a quarry tiled hearth, the fireplace having a brick inset. There are three wall light points, a radiator, central exposed ceiling beam and the Sitting Room enjoys an open plan aspect to the adjoining STUDY AREA, this displaying a full height ceiling with exposed timbers and being heated by a double panel radiator.
CONSERVATORY - 4.06m x 2.79m (13'4" x 9'2")Affording a wonderful outlook over and access to the rear garden. The Conservatory is heated by a double panel radiator.
KITCHEN - 3.05m x 2.49m (10'0" x 8'2")Providing a generous range of limed oak effect fronted units to base and eye level, including a generous expanse of Corian work surfaces. There are matching upstands with wall tiling beyond, concealed lighting to the underside of the wall units and further floor tiling. The room is heated by a double panel radiator and the sale will include the integrated Bosch double oven, four-ring ceramic hob, extractor fan and Ignis dishwasher.
SIDE HALLWAYThis second point of entry to the property provides a generous range of built-in limed oak effect fronted storage cupboards, one of which contains a large larder fridge. There is a Velux window providing natural light, single panel radiator and slate floor tiling which extends through to the generous adjoining Inner Hall, this area providing further built-in storage cupboards and a single panel radiator.
CLOAKS/SHOWER ROOM - 2.51m x 0.84m (8'3" x 2'9")Having full height tiling to the walls and providing a three piece suite in white comprising of a generous shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, pedestal wash hand basin and concealed flush WC. There are lovely star lights to the ceiling and a chrome towel rail. From the Shower Room, access via a further Inner Hall area, which has an extensive range of fitted bookshelves to two opposing walls, in turn gives access to the TV/Cinema Room/Bedroom Four.
TV/CINEMA ROOM/BEDROOM FOURTV/Cinema Room - 18'8" x 10'4" Created by way of the more recent extension to the property, this very spacious and versatile room was originally designed to be utilised as a ground floor Double Bedroom, given its proximity to the Shower Room, the whole area lending itself to be used as a self-contained annex. The room enjoys underfloor heating; there are double glazed French doors giving access to the rear garden, numerous ceiling downlighters, two wall light points, wiring provision for the wall mounting of a flat screen television and electrically operated and sealed hideaway projection screen.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.47m x 3.18m (14'8" x 10'5")A beautiful Principal Bedroom having windows to front and rear elevations and displaying simply stunning original timberwork, to include a magnificent king post truss. There is a period cast fireplace to the chimney breast and the room is heated by a double panel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.99m x 3.28m (13'1" x 10'9")This second Double Bedroom once again has windows to two elevations resulting in excellent levels of natural light to the room. There are exposed ceiling timbers and the room is heated by a single panel radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.05m x 2.67m (10'0" x 8'9")This final Bedroom is currently utilised as a dressing room and provides a range of built-in eaves storage cupboards to one side of the room and there is also a double panel radiator.
HOUSE BATHROOM - 3.1m x 1.91m (10'2" x 6'3")Beautifully presented, providing a three piece suite in white comprising of an enamelled bath with Mira electric shower over, Heritage wash hand basin and low flush WC. There is a double panel radiator and Velux skylight window.
LANDINGThe Landing displays oak flooring throughout and there are two Velux skylight windows, one of which is set above the staircase and the area is heated by a single panel radiator.
OUTSIDELower Greaves Cottage is approached via a long, privately owned pea-gravelled driveway which serves this and two other dwellings. Please note that maintenance responsibilities are equally shared. The driveway culminates at a concrete parking pad set in front of the garages. There is a single garage which has light and power supplies whilst the adjoining double garage, which was previously a carport, has very cleverly been designed with electrically operated roller shutters to two elevations enabling it to be used as either a secure garage or al fresco dining area. It overlooks beautiful, established cottage gardens which then wrap around to the rear of the garage block and there are further enclosed gardens to the rear of the property which afford a wonderful outlook over greenbelt countryside to the rear. Finally, beyond the garage block is a further car parking area, where we understand the property enjoys parking rights for one vehicle.
SERVICESMains water and electricity are laid to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank.
HEATINGA gas (LPG) heating system is installed, there being two boilers one of which serves the newer part of the house on the ground floor (underfloor heating)
DOUBLE GLAZINGThe property benefits from sealed unit double glazing.
TENUREWe understand the property to be Freehold.
NOTEWORTHY FEATURESIt is believed that the property dates originally from around 1590, previous owners having had one of the significant internal structural beams carbon dated. Our Vendor clients have significantly improved the property during their occupation with the rear extension providing the potential annex on the ground floor level. There are also beautiful French oak bespoke internal doors throughout and a very high level of maintenance is evident.
Property Ref: S703055