4 bedroom cottage
Royles Head Lane, Longwood, Huddersfield HD3
  • Stunning Farmhouse Renovation
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Grade II Listed
  • 17th Century Origins
  • 2 Reception Rooms Plus Study
  • Beautiful Kitchen
  • Double Garage and Parking
  • Substantial Gardens

Full description This has to be one of the most impressive renovation projects we've seen in a long time! The current owners purchased this Grade II listed farmhouse in 2014 and had to take it back to the bare walls and timbers before embarking on what has been a very thorough, sympathetic, and amazing transformation of a semi-derelict building, to the absolutely stunning home you see today. You cannot fail to see the superb craftsmanship and quality of fixtures and fittings that has gone into making this one of the most enviable homes in the area. It also comes with a newly erected double garage, ample parking, and a huge garden area. Although the property is nicely tucked away up a country lane that serves just a handful of individual homes, it is well placed for ease of access to the M62 and surrounding major conurbations.

About 23 royles head lane This beautiful Grade II listed home is believed to date back to the 17th Century with a later Victorian extension. The owners managed to retain and make the most of many original features, including exposing some of the fabulous roof timbers, bringing back to life the stone mullioned windows, and much more. All this has been superbly combined with everything installed throughout the renovation and modernisation process, and then finally finished off with stylish and high-quality d├ęcor. The property now has hardwood double glazed and argon filled windows, a modern gas central heating system, oak internal doors, a beautifully fitted kitchen with superior handmade units and range of appliances, and quality sanitary ware throughout. The accommodation now briefly comprises on the ground floor 2 reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, study, utility room and downstairs w.C., and at first floor level you will find 4 double bedrooms, 2 en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. The property is approached up a country lane giving access to just a handful of very attractive homes. Immediately in front of the house you will see a neat garden area and a stone flagged sitting area at the side. Opposite, there is a small wooden gate and steps leading down to a much larger flagged sitting area enclosed by dry stone walling to the rear of the substantial double garage, ample parking, and access to an extensive garden area which has just recently been transformed from a very neglected and overgrown piece of land, to a very useable garden area newly planted with young trees, a lawn, wild meadow flowers, and gently slopes away to Claywood Brook at the bottom.


ground floor The accommodation is accessed through a timber and glazed entrance door leading into:-

utility room 11' 4" x 8' 6" (3.45m x 2.59m) The initial entrance hallway has tiling to the lower part of the walls giving protection and ease of cleaning after a muddy winter walk. You then walk into the utility room which has a good range of base units with granite work surface over incorporating a ceramic sink and drainer with a swan neck mixer tap. There are tiled splashbacks, tiled floor, plumbing for a washing machine, wall mounted Worcester boiler, inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, and sash window to the side providing views down the lane and across the valley.

Downstairs W.C. Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.C., and pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback. There is an extractor fan, motion sensor lighting, and tiled floor.

Breakfast kitchen 12' 8" x 11' 1" (3.86m x 3.38m) A stunning kitchen fitted with an excellent range of craftsman made units and solid oak work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink with mixer tap. There are matching plate racks, mug pegs, and mantel shelf above the cooking area with a concealed extractor fan beneath. Appliances include the Rangemaster cooker, and dishwasher. The kitchen is finished with a beautifully tiled splashback over the cooker, inset ceiling spotlights, stone flagged floor, and a window to the rear.

Study/snug 8' 5" x 8' 2" (2.57m x 2.49m) With a slightly sloping roof pitch to the rear, this room could be used for many purposes including a home office, music room, library, etc. It has an exposed beam, display niche, and a sash window to the side again looking down the lane.

Dining and living room 20' 6" x 13' 10" (6.25m x 4.22m) Absolutely full of character is this very good-sized reception room which has a 'Charnwood' multi-fuel stove set into the chimney breast with a natural wood surround, and one of the original keeping slabs is now used as the hearth. There is an oak staircase rising to the first floor with matching balustrading, newel post and handrail. There is a recess in the wall at the bottom of the staircase, with an exposed stone lintel over, providing a display area or storage area. There are mullioned windows to the front with narrow seat beneath, a bespoke joiner made 'Z' braced door behind which you will be immediately faced with the original entrance door leading out into the side passage. This lovely room also has exposed beams, pleasant views, and oak flooring.

Sitting room 12' 8" x 11' 2" (3.86m x 3.4m) The main focal point is the refurbished ornate cast iron fireplace with tiled panels, a cast iron fire grate, and granite hearth. This room also has moulded coving, a sash window to the front, and window to the side, both of which provide pleasant views.

First floor

landing A spacious area with exposed roof timbers, sash window to the rear with a very deep sill, and a built-in landing cupboard providing lots of storage and a hanging rail. Bedroom 1 12' 8" x 11' 2" (3.86m x 3.4m) An 'L' shaped bedroom with a window to the side looking down the lane and across the valley. This room has particularly wide reclaimed floorboards, and a loft access point.

En suite shower room 5' 7" x 4' 11" (1.7m x 1.5m) Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a pedestal wash basin, low flush w.C., and a corner shower cubicle with mains shower over. There are part tiled walls, tiled floor, extractor fan and inset spotlights within the high ceiling.

Bedroom 2 12' 8" x 11' 1" (3.86m x 3.38m) An inner landing area gives access and step up into this bedroom with has an exposed beam, sash window to the front, loft access point, and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes set into a recessed area.

En suite shower room 6' 3" x 4' 11" (1.91m x 1.5m) Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a wash basin set on a cupboard unit with tiled splashback, and a large shower cubicle with mains shower over. There are inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, and tiled floor.

Bedroom 3 12' 5" x 12' 2" (3.78m x 3.71m) This is actually the largest bedroom and has character features including stone mullioned windows to the front offering pleasant views, exposed roof timber, and loft access point.

Bedroom 4 12' 2" x 8' 6" (3.71m x 2.59m) Another double bedroom open to the impressive King post roof structure and associated cross beams. There are stone mullioned windows providing views to the front.

House bathroom 7' 7" x 5' 7" (2.31m x 1.7m) Beautifully presented and fitted with a traditional white suite comprising a roll top bath on clawed feet, pedestal wash basin, and a low flush w.C. The bathroom also has wide floorboards, an extractor fan, and nicely panelled walls to the lower part.

Outside As aforementioned, immediately in front of the house there is a neat formal garden which is lawned and bordered by low dry-stone walling and young hedging. This adjoins a stone flagged sitting area at the side of the property, which incorporates one of the original 'bleeding stones' found within the farmhouse, and is also enclosed by the low level dry-stone wall. Opposite the house, a small wooden gate gives access to steps leading down to an enclosed and good sized flagged sitting area which is ideal for al fresco gatherings. A gate then opens and leads out to the car parking area and access to the detached double garage (5m x 5m) which has power, lighting, and an electrically operated door. Beyond the parking area is a substantial garden with newly laid lawn, young saplings, bark covered areas, and an area that has just been sown with wild meadow flowers.

Tenure Freehold.

Viewing By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.

Location From the centre of Milnsbridge, follow Dale Street out towards Longwood (passing under the railway bridge). This road becomes Grove Street and passes through the Parkwood Mills complex. Just after the bottom of the cobbled Dodlee Lane bear left onto Holmefield Road and Royles Head Lane will be found on the left. Proceed up the lane and No.23 is at the top, sideways on to the lane.