Back Lane, Badsworth, Pontefract WF9



7 Bedroom Link Detached House Let

Back Lane, Badsworth, Pontefract WF9

Key features

  • BUILT IN 1889
  • Council Tax: G

OVERVIEW Built in 1889 for the sisters Catherine and Elizabeth Heywood-Jones, Badsworth Grange is a substantial Victorian Manor House which comprises the main house built for the two sisters, and an attached servants quarters. The current owners bought the house in the 1990's and more recently the property has been occupied by two generations of that family.

There is now planning permission in place to formally divide the house should the new purchaser wish or it can be remain as one large dwelling. Each side of the property is independently heated through mains gas fired boilers and have separate utility supplies.

In the main house, high ceilings are a feature of the principal rooms, which also feature oak doors and casings. A natural ventilation system with a series of wall mounted vents was part of the original construction, which largely remains in place. The original Crittall steel windows have been replaced with modern double glazed versions of the same style by the same manufacturer and are set in original stone mullions.

Only by viewing this extensive property can you truly appreciate the quality of the original features and the spacious accommodation on offer. 

MAIN HOUSE Approached via a pebbled drive the main part of the house is accessed through double doors which open into the entrance hall. Room off containing w.c. and shower. Stairs lead up into the reception hall, past an internal oriel oak window with ornate lead work.

The ground floor accommodation comprises:

Reception hall with intricately carved wooden fireplace. Wooden flooring believed to be teak features throughout the hall and around to the stairwell. Window with stone mullions and built in oak window seat.

Dual aspect study with wooden fireplace and oak panelling. Full height built in bookcase with cupboards to the lower level along one wall.

A light and spacious room, the lounge has three windows, one with window seat, which provide extensive views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Large black marble fireplace with open grate. On the original architect plans this room is described as the music room, and it still features a sprung wooden floor.

The dining room is situated at rear of the house and has a large window allowing views over the rear garden. Ornate cast iron fireplace with inset gas fire.

The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of base and wall units with integrated appliances including double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, gas hob, extractor fan and dishwasher. Inset one and a half bowl sink with waste disposal unit. Breakfast bar with matching stools. Built in dresser with glazed doors and ornate shelving. Storage cupboard. Electrically operated high level window plus window to the rear elevation. The aforementioned oriel window provides views down into the entrance hall from the kitchen. A part glazed door with original wooden shutters opens onto the rear stone terrace.

The rear hall is accessed from the main reception hall through a part glazed oak door and allows access into the rear garden. A door built into the oak panelling opens onto the steps which lead down into the extensive cellars.

The main staircase is constructed in oak with matching balustrade, and has a half landing with a stunning ceiling height picture window providing extensive views. The teak flooring continues along the galleried landing, which leads to four bedrooms, all doubles, one of which has an en-suite bathroom.

There are built in wardrobes and cupboards to two of the bedrooms, whilst a further bedroom enjoys more modern built in wardrobes, drawers and dressing table. Each bedroom features large stone mullioned windows which off panoramic views over the grounds and surrounding countryside.

The house bathroom has marbled panelling to both floor and walls, with matching large bath. Walk in shower, W.C. and built in twin basins. The house bathroom can also be accessed from one of the bedrooms.

Fifth room currently used as a utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Separate WC.

The cellars are accessed from the rear hall and are divided into several rooms, some with double glazed windows matching those of the main house, which provide natural light. The cellars briefly comprise: wine cellar, boiler room and further storage areas.

The attic to this part of the house is extensive and with relevant permissions, provides an option for converting into further accommodation. 

SERVANTS QUARTERS Accessed through a separate courtyard at the side of the property, the servants quarters accommodation comprises:

Entrance hall which opens out into the main hall, both with matching engineered oak flooring.

Boot room with travertine tiled floor and window overlooking the courtyard. Electrically operated velux roof window.

The boot room leads through into a bathroom with modern white suite including a bath with shower over, basin and w.c..Travertine tiling to floor and two walls. Storage attic over accessed through a high level door in the boot room.

The kitchen in the Servant's Quarters was manufactured by Sheraton and is fitted with an extensive range of base and wall units including a built in dresser and island unit which houses the sink and integrated dishwasher. Further integrated appliances include double oven, gas hob, chimney extractor fan, microwave and fridge freezer. Tiled floor. Large feature window to the front elevation. Slate fireplace with matching hearth.

Utility room with plumbing for washing machine and space for several appliances. Inset stainless steel sink. Built in cupboards offer further storage. High level window to the side elevation.

A door from the hallway opens onto stone steps which lead down into the second cellar area. This comprises two rooms, one of which houses the central heating boilers for this part of the house. Both rooms have windows providing natural light.

The living room was the original kitchen serving the main house and now has a vaulted ceiling with two electrically operated velux roof windows. Barn style fireplace with marble hearth and inset gas fire. High level window to the rear elevation. Double doors open into the dining room.

The dining room also has a vaulted ceiling and further remote controlled velux roof window. Door off the dining room leads back around into the hallway.

There are two further reception rooms on the ground floor, one of which has been used more recently as a snug/cinema room and the second as a study. Both rooms have ornate fireplaces and windows to the front elevation. Both of these rooms could be used as further bedrooms if required.

Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor landing from where the main part of the house would have been accessed originally. Under stairs storage cupboard.

There are three first floor bedrooms in this part of the house, all doubles, two of which are en-suite. The en-suite to the master bedroom has a corner bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC. and is fully tiled. The second en-suite has a shower, w.c. and basin. This room can also be accessed from the landing. 

OUTSIDE Outside the grounds extends to over 2 acres (not measured) which comprise a large lawned area to the front of the property, a further lawn to the side, and a rear garden which is split level and provides access through to the paddock. A stone terrace runs along the rear of the house and leads to a series of stone steps providing access to the side lawn. A variety of mature trees and shrubs feature throughout the garden.

There is an orchard walled to three sides with mature fruit trees including pear, apple, plum, damson and greengage. The orchard also has a brick built tractor shed and adjoining store, both with security doors and UPVC double glazed windows.

The courtyard to the Servant's Quarters has a number of outbuildings some of which have Keylite roof windows and which could be converted into ancillary accommodation subject to the usual permissions.

INFORMATION Planning permission has been granted by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council to formally divide the house into two dwellings. More details are available from our office or through the council website www.wakefield.gov.uk. The planning reference is 18/01667/FUL

Access from Back Lane is through large wrought iron gates which lead onto a pebbled driveway, shared with a neighbouring property. The boundaries are marked in red on the site plan included with these details. The paddock at the rear of the grounds and which is included with the sale is not reflected on this plan as it has a separate title. Details are available on request from our office. An overage provision may apply to this property.

Within the meaning of the Estate Agents Act 1979, the seller of this property is an employee of Martin and Co.  

AGENT NOTE These sales particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. Please note these particulars do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. We do however try to ensure they are as accurate as possible. Any appliances, services or systems have not been tested by us and we offer no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency. All measurements have been taken with a laser measure and are included as a guide only. Please allow for tolerances. If you require clarification on any point please contact us as soon as possible.