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Offers in the region of £1,150,000

A most impressive period property, offering spacious and versatile living accommodation and delightfully situated in the heart of a much sought-after conservation village. Enjoying an elevated South facing position with views over Heath common this stunning Grade II* listed building is set in fabulous, landscaped grounds of almost 1.5 acres.

Dating back to the 1740s and designed by the renowned Yorkshire architect John Carr this stunning property still retains many period features including wood flooring, shutters to the principal rooms, original John Carr oak staircase, period chandelier and intricate hand carvings to the oak panelling. The sale of The Dower House offers an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire what is arguably one of the most significant period residences in the area.

The entrance lobby is accessed via the main door to the side courtyard, the ornate panelling, and cornicing gives a fabulous first impression and sets the tone for the wealth of character features found throughout the house. 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 which has original shutters and a fabulous stone hearth to the log burner. Complementing and delightfully contrasting with these two large rooms is a cosy snug which also has a log burner and the built-in bookcase hides a concealed door to the rear kitchen.

The large breakfast kitchen provides access to a private kitchen courtyard and has an ample number of fitted units in the style of Mark Wilkinson, granite worktops and a centre island. The sale includes the gas Aga and integrated appliances include; - dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and additional fridge.

The first floor is accessed by two separate staircases, one of which opens up to a stunning galleried landing. The thoughtfully designed layout of six bedrooms provides four of them with en-suite facilities via clever Jack and Jill arrangements, the two principal bedrooms both access a stunning en-suite with a feature Victoria and Albert free standing roll top bath and a separate shower room. The sixth bedroom has fitted wardrobes and connecting to both the main bedroom and the galleried landing it would make an ideal dressing room if so desired.

The second floor is currently separated into four additional rooms, having exposed roof timbers and providing access to a private roof terrace this offers huge potential for significant additional living space and would make an ideal study or play area.

To the lower ground floor there are extensive cellars with stone flagged flooring ideal for use as a wine cellar or workshop space.

Externally to the front of the property there is a large lawned garden with borders well stocked with established plants and bushes, a listed ha-ha marks the boundary to the common. The side courtyard provides off-street parking and leads to the garage and stable block which has fitted light and power and the potential for further garage space. A particular feature of The Dower House is a sperate, enclosed garden set within a predominantly walled boundary, extending to approximately 1 acre the mature trees provide a high degree of privacy making this the perfect area for relaxing or hosting a family celebration of gathering.

The historic village of Heath enjoys a fabulous rural setting and is well paced for local and regional commuting, the motorway network is just a short 5-10 minute drive away. Wakefield City Centre is within easy travelling distance and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and two train stations with regular services to Leeds, London and most major towns and cities. In addition to well-regarded local schools Wakefield is home to the excellent private schools of WGHS and QEGS.

As you enter the village of Heath from Wakefield drive past the Common and turn right and fork immediate left. The Kings Arms public house will be visible on your right and the Dower House is positioned straight ahead to your left.

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