As part of the former High Royd mansion in Honley, this week’s stunning Our House is a blend of period style and contemporary living, which has been a much loved family home for the past 25 years.
One High Royd in Northgate is the home of David and Jenny Cullearn but the couple now want to downsize although stay local.
David, an artist, whose work is displayed throughout the house, said: “We understand that the original home on this site dates back to 1540 but the actual house as we know it dates back to 1895 when it was substantially improved after falling into disrepair.
“In more recent times, in the late 1970s, the house was divided up into four properties, including ours, which is the largest of the four and uses the original front entrance.
“Each property has its own area of garden and all are very grand with original features.
“I understand that the house originally belonged to a Justice of the Peace and was a grand local mansion with driveway, lodge and servants’ quarters.’’
Today the property, which is just a few minutes’ walk from Honley Railway Station, enjoys a much quieter and modest life but still has stunning views over Honley and towards Holme Moss.
In summer, says David, the garden is a wonderful feature of the property and is a real suntrap.
Yorkshire stone steps lead up to an imposing entrance porch, which sets the scene for the house interior.
The focal point for the property is a double-height entrance hall with a cross-vaulted ceiling.
This is currently set up as a dining hall and provides a perfect space for entertaining, with its full-height arched window, views over the garden, marble floor and green marble architraves around the windows to match the floor.
Leading off this space is a modern breakfast kitchen, a downstairs cloakroom, a library area at the base of the impressive staircase, a quiet study/bedroom four and the sitting room, which has fabulous period features including Georgian windows with window seats, walnut and sycamore panelling on the walls, a marble fireplace, detailed ceiling, chandeliers and parquet flooring.
The staircase leads to the upper floor which has three double bedrooms and a contemporary house bathroom. The master bedroom is particularly impressive and includes a dressing area with inbuilt furniture and a contemporary en-suite bathroom with travertine tiling.
Underneath the property there are storage cellars and a wine cellar.
Additional accommodation could be created if required and the agent understands that plans have been drawn up in the past.
He said: “Living in a house like this makes you very aware that we are just a small part of the history of the property. For the past 25 years we have looked after it and just hope that new owners love it as much as we have done.’’
This is a fabulous home which would make a great family property, close to Honley village, schools and transport links.
With contemporary fittings, it is a modern home but still provides period charm.
If you want to look at this stunning property, then go along to an open house this coming Sunday, March 10 between 2pm and 3pm.
Although this is the official time, David says anyone interested can call in any time Sunday.
Call Simon Blyth estate agents 01484 689689.