The Dower House was built in the 1740s and was designed by renowned Yorkshire architect, John Carr, who is best known for his work on Yorkshire’s Harewood House, as well as Buxton Crescent in Derbyshire.
The stunning property is full of period features including wood flooring, shutters to the principal rooms, an original John Carr oak staircase, a period chandelier and intricate hand carvings on the oak panelling. There is also a Listed ha-ha surrounding part of the grounds and an original ice house.
On the ground floor, the impressive formal dining room has an open fireplace with stone surround and hearth and a fabulous, feature angled oak staircase leading to the galleried landing. The spacious sitting room has an Adam style fireplace and original timber flooring, connecting to the equally spacious drawing room. Complementing and contrasting with these two large rooms is a cosy snug.
The large breakfast kitchen provides access to a private kitchen courtyard and has fitted units, granite worktops and a centre island, complete with gas Aga and integrated appliances.
The first floor can be accessed by two separate staircases, one of which opens up to a galleried landing, and offers six bedrooms. Four of these have en-suite facilities via clever Jack and Jill arrangements.
The second floor is currently separated into four additional rooms, that offer lots of potential to create additional living space, and there’s a private roof terrace. The property also benefits from extensive cellar space, a courtyard parking area, garage and stable block.
Gavin Townsend, who heads up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Morley office, said: “The Dower House is a hugely impressive period property, offering spacious and versatile living accommodation, in an elevated South facing position that is surrounded by fabulous, landscaped grounds.
“The hugely impressive house enjoys views over Heath common and sits in the heart of the sought-after conservation village which is renowned for its architectural richness, with the added benefit of being less than 10-minutes from the M1. There’s no doubt that this sale offers an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire one of the most significant period residences in the area.”
The Dower House has a guide price of £1.25million and further information is available by calling Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Morley office on 0113 322 6333 or visit this link.