Netherton Lane Netherton, Wakefield Guide Price £850,000

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This beautiful family home has great character, some really lovely features and plenty of space arranged over three floors, along with a cellar. The cottage annexe is also a great feature, ideal for those with extended families or those who work from home. All this comes with great views over open countryside.

The Area
Netherton is a medium sized village with a range of facilities which include local shops, a junior and infant school, a pharmacy and a local pub where you can see some historic pictures of Netherton Hall hanging on the walls. A nice talking point for your friends.

There are more wide ranging facilities within nearby Middlestown and Horbury Bridge.

There are open views from Netherton Hall and the village has a rural feel while being well situated for commuters. 

The M1 is within a short drive and provides access to the regional retail, entertainment and business centres. There are also excellent rail links within the general area.

As this fine home sits on the edge of open countryside, there are many places to go for a bike ride or to walk the dogs and there are some excellent cultural attractions within a short drive, including The Hepworth Museum and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Key Features

This beautiful home was originally constructed around 1765 and formed the centre of a large rural estate which encompassed much of the surrounding area. It is Grade II* Listed and displays some great original features within the very well-proportioned interior.

We love the architectural details of Netherton Hall, the twin bays create great spaces within the principal front rooms and the large top floor arched windows seem to smile at you.

The accommodation works perfectly for large families who like to entertain in style. 

There are three ground floor sitting rooms, presented in a variety of styles and providing room for every occasion. The formal drawing room is ideal for family gatherings, get the stove roaring and everyone can sit and chat in comfort and style. The wood paneled oak room makes a great study and library or a place for the kids to play, near enough to hear but out of sight. 

We love the garden room, it’s a superb place to relax, dine and chat on summer evenings, on warmer days you can fling the doors open so everyone can circulate inside and out.

The breakfast kitchen is set to the back of the house, with the dining area beneath a large bank of windows which pour in the 
morning light. A interconnecting doorway leads through to the large formal dining room.

The bedroom space is excellent and provides enough accommodation for a really large family or gives you the potential to use these rooms for many purposes.  You may want a dedicated music room, or two offices, each of these can be set on the top floor, well away from the hustle and bustle of the household.  The first floor provides a magnificent master bedroom with a dressing room and en suite. There’s also another suite and a double bedroom along with a house bathroom.

If you work from home, or have a live-in relative or staff member, the annexe is an excellent additional space where they could live in privacy and comfort. This great first floor room could be arranged as a superb music or art studio or an excellent office where you could host your business without entering the main house.

Any of the alternative uses we may describe in this brochure are clearly subject to gaining any necessary consents.

Ground Floor

The grand front door leads into an entrance vestibule, where you can kick off your shoes and hang up your coat before entering the warmth and comfort of home.

The stone flagged hallway houses a lovely staircase which rises past the tall centre windows to both the upper floors. The hall continues to a cloakroom and the rear hall, with access to the cellar. At the front of the hall, doors lead to the drawing room and dining room. Turn right for the kitchen or left for the oak room and garden room. 

Into the kitchen, past the pantry and laundry room. The large paneled sash window sits above a long window seat bench, which is ideal for a family breakfast table, a nice place to sit throughout the day while watching the family come and go. The traditionally styled cabinets have illuminated cupboards and storage systems, plenty of space for a proper kitchen, all 
arranged around free standing central islands. The washing area has an integrated dishwasher and a drying rack above the old farmhouse sink. The AGA is set within a tiled chimney breast with an extractor and there are also supplementary electric ovens and a gas hob beneath a canopy. Giving you the option to enjoy AGA cooking in the wintertime without running it through the summer if you prefer. Whichever way, this is a practical kitchen for everyday use and you can also cater for large gatherings when you wish.

The breakfast kitchen gives you the space for the whole family to cook, dine and relax in one room.  There is an interconnecting door to the large formal dining room which has a bay window and an open fire. This great room can easily take a very large table, as it does currently, but we could really see this room being arranged as a more casual dining room with lots of sitting space. The interconnecting door between these rooms gives you the essence of a large live-in kitchen, with the added benefit of confining the noise and smells of a hard-working kitchen in one zone. Possibly the best of both worlds.

Across the hallway you have the formal drawing room. Another beautiful space with high ceilings and a large curved three sash bow window. The large stove set, within the carved wooden surround is a great focal point and really blasts out the heat. This elegant space work equally well as an everyday family room or can be presented as the best room, just for parents and guests, high-days and holidays.

The stone flagged hallway continues down the side hall to what is called The Oak Room because of the lovely paneling. This great room benefits from the morning sun and there is a window seat beneath the large window where you can read a book. The wood paneling is focused around an open fireplace with a gas fire. This room makes an ideal play room and has the potential to make a magnificent home study or library.

The garden room sits at the end of the hall and is another spacious sitting room which opens into a glazed section with a stone flagged floor and patio doors to the front driveway. There is underfloor heating so the room can be enjoyed throughout the year, it has a more casual character than the formal living rooms and is a great space to relax with family and friends.
The First Floor

The fine staircase rises past the half landing, with it’s beautiful tall window and onto the central landing. Straight ahead you have a classically contemporary bathroom. There is a period styled suite along with an airing cupboard. We particularly like the free-standing bath from which you can see the views through the tall sash window.

There is the excellent master suite on this floor and two further spacious double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite. The second suite sits to the rear and has a feature fireplace.  A window seat beneath the large bank of sash windows and the neat en suite has a shower, loo and wash basin set within a cabinet surround.

The third bedroom sits to the front and enjoys great views through the bay window, which is a really nice peaceful space to sit.  There is another open fireplace within a fine surround.

The master suite is really special, two large rooms are interconnected by a large opening. The bedroom is to the front and has another superb bay window and an open fireplace above which there are TV points so you can enjoy a cosy film every now and then. The adjoining dressing room extends into an en suite which has recessed shower and loo areas, set either side of a large free standing bath which is framed by another large bank of windows with a window seat. This great space is like having your own apartment, there’s plenty of room for a really large bed and a sitting area just within the bedroom. You could fit a huge amount of wardrobe space in the dressing room or have another private sitting room, arranged around the central fireplace.
The Second Floor

The staircase continues to the second floor, past another half landing which has a beautiful tall arched central window which casts light onto the impressive dentilled cornice.

The central landing provides access to another four rooms, along with another house bathroom. As this is the second floor, the ceilings are a bit lower than the first floor, giving a cosy character which is ideal for kid’s rooms.

The second floor house bathroom has a period pedestal wash basin and free standing bath which has a shower over, there is also a high flush loo.

There are two spacious rooms to the rear, one of which has a long bank of built in wardrobes.

The two rooms to the front both have period fireplaces and the superb arched windows look great and provide long views. One of these rooms is arranged as a kid’s play room and this seems like a really good idea to us, they can make plenty of noise and not be heard from the ground floor and plenty of mess which can’t be seen. Alternatively, we could imagine these being ideal rooms for a music room or home office. There’s plenty of options.
The Annexe

The annexe has separate access across a small rear garden.

 On the ground floor there is an entrance lobby with more large windows, this is a perfect place for hanging coats and storing shoes. 

A door leads into a small kitchenette store, beyond which is a toilet. The staircase rises into a great first floor room which has high pitched ceilings and exposed beams and trusses. The exposed stone and brick walls also give this space a great loft style and there is an open 

There are so many potentials here, either to be used as a music room, studio or office or to be adapted into more dedicated living space, subject to consents.

We think there is enough space on the lower floor to make a fully functioning yet fairly compact kitchen. There is enough height on the upper floor to make a great mezzanine bed level,.  This would not only significantly increase the usable space but also generate plenty of room  to create a bathroom and dressing room below, giving you the scope to make this a really useable self-contained living area.

We like the discreet approach to Netherton Hall, it is close to the heart of the village but set back far enough away from the road to be very private.

Remotely controlled gates lead onto the gravelled driveway which runs around to a turnaround driveway in front of the impressive façade.
The garden offers plenty of space for children to play without requiring significant maintenance and the long views over countryside 
provide an interesting backdrop throughout the year. 

There is a summerhouse in the front garden, which gives you a cosy spot to dine and relax during those long lazy summer afternoon 


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Name Location Type Distance
Netherton Lane Netherton
Wakefield WF4 4HQ
County: West Yorkshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000355