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Green Balk Lane, Lepton, Huddersfield


4 bed House - semi-detached, Huddersfield

This large semi-detached property is the larger part of a historic GRADE II LISTED residence. It has recently undergone a COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME OF RENOVATION and features spacious 4 bedroom accommodation. It occupies a STUNNING SETTING on the edge of this sought after village with SUPERB FAR REACHING views over its generous garden and beyond.

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About The Old Dower House The original property originally dates back to 1785, being a small cottage, which was later extensively extended with its current Victorian facade. The property has remained in the ownership of the current family for over 50 years before they obtained consent to turn it into 2 dwellings. Renovation works were completed in early 2017 and the property is now offered for sale.
The property is entered through a glazed porch which leads into the larger main hallway which features a grand staircase rising to the upper floor. There is a large lounge with stunning views to the front, spacious dining kitchen, snug / sitting room, utility and downstairs wc. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms with an-suite to the master bedroom and a further house bathroom.

Externally there is a driveway and parking area to the side which in turn leads to the generous rear garden. There are superb far reaching views from the garden over the village, towards local landmark Castle Hill and beyond.

The property is well located for access to both Huddersfield and Wakefield via the nearby A642 and and Junction 38 of the M1 motorway is less than 10 miles away. The Old Dower House is offered for sale with vacant possession and no vendor chain.

There is also an option to purchase the garage by separate negotiation.


Ground floor

Entrance porch With windows to the front and side, side entrance door and door leading into the hall.

Entrance hall A large entrance hall which features a splendid spindle staircase to the first floor with wooden handrail, high coved ceiling, oak flooring, central heating radiator and door leading to the cellar staircase.

Lounge 18'9" x 16'11" The lounge is of a particularly good size and features 2 tall windows to the front enjoying the views and a further window to the side, high ceiling with coving and ornate decorative moulding, chimney breast with attractive fireplace surround and open fire.

Dining kitchen 18'3" x 18'1" A superb dining kitchen which is fitted with a good range of modern base units and wall cupboards with quartz work surfaces, integrated dishwasher and free standing cooker. There is a matching island unit with 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit and overhanging breakfast bar, exposed beams and inset spotlights to the ceiling, windows to the rear elevation, recessed store cupboard, built in corner bench seat and central heating radiator.

Utility 10'6" x 6'8" With window to the side, built in base and wall cupboards, stainless steel sink and central heating radiator.

Cloakroom / WC 9'5" x 8'10" A generous cloakroom which is fitted with a low flush wc and washbasin with vanity unit. With window to the side high angled ceiling, built in store cupboard, wood flooring and central heating radiator.

Snug 14'11" x 10'10" A useful second sitting room which could suite a variety of uses including playroom, study or sitting room. Having a large built in cupboard which houses the central heating boiler, windows to the rear and central heating radiator.

First floor

Landing A spacious landing area which features a window to the side, spindle balustrade around the stairs, loft access and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 1 19'1" x 17' A master bedroom which features 2 windows to the front enjoying the far reaching views, further window to the side, high coved ceiling and 2 central heating radiators.

En-suite 6'8" x 6'11" With contemporary three piece suite in white comprising low flush wc and washbasin incorporated into a vanity unit and shower cubicle, partly tiled walls and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 15'9" x 11'1" A double bedroom with windows to the rear, exposed roof truss to the partly angled ceiling and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 15'2" x 11'1" Another double bedroom with windows to the rear, exposed roof truss and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4 18'4" x 7'10" Once again, a double bedroom with windows to the rear, built in bench seat, exposed roof truss and central heating radiator.

Bathroom 11'2" x 7'1" With four piece suite in white comprising low flush wc and washbasin (built into vanity units) and panel bath, windows to the front, partly tiled walls, heated towel rail and exposed roof truss to the angled ceiling and heated towel rail.

Outside There is a tarmac driveway / parking area to the side of the house leading to the side entrance door. Beyond this there is a generous garden to the front. From a seating area at the upper level there is a sloping lawned area leading down to a larger level lawned area.

Viewing By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

Location From the ring road around Huddersfield Town Centre take the A629 Wakefield Road to the traffic lights at Waterloo. Bear left here where the road splits, and continue along the A642 Wakefield Road for a further 3 miles. Turn right onto Rowley Lane (B6433) and head down the hill for a short distance before turning left onto Green Balk Lane, the property will be found on the right hand side opposite the church.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION We are informed the property is freehold

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