Family Comes First
A delightful, spacious four-bedroom family home located in the sought after area of Carleton.
Set back from the main road, this traditional red brick property has all the hallmarks of a unique and characterful mid-century home, yet it may surprise you to hear it was only built 30 years ago. Its name – The Coach House – derives from its location sitting upon the land which used to be the garden, orchard and coach house to Tower House which you can see around 100 yards from the property. This unique home has been designed and built with the needs of a growing family at the front of mind. In fact, it was the current owner’s father – a budding architect – who masterminded the creation of the charming property you see today.
An Immaculate Entrance
First impressions count, so you’ll be immediately satisfied to drive through a private entrance and see an abundance of off-street parking for the whole family. The driveway is split by classic wrought-iron gates and the block-paved finish sets the tone for what is ahead. Make your way through the front door into a large, open hallway complete with the convenience of a downstairs cloakroom and modern W/C right before you.
Put Your Feet Up
The first of the family rooms you’ll enter from the hallway is the traditional lounge.
Neutrally decorated throughout with elegant touches including soft carpets and ceiling coving, the room is finished beautifully with the marble fireplace as the centre piece. Bespoke roman blinds adorn the many windows in here which together ensure this calming space is flooded with natural sunlight throughout the day. In the evening, the perfect ambience can be created with the soft wall lights and the glow of the fire.
With ample room for the family to relax, the layout of the lounge ensures that a variety of furniture placements are possible – allowing you to really make the space your own.
Dine And Unwind
At the heart of the home and quite frankly stealing the show on the ground floor is the superb breakfast kitchen through dining room.
Natural daylight equally pours into this part of the home through the French doors almost all-day long, and the views overlooking the garden make this a perfect social area for the family to congregate morning or evening, especially in the summer months with patio doors flung open. The kitchen is functional and practical complete with integrated appliances as standard and a double oven.
The dining space is separated only by a central breakfast bar, meaning the children can sit and do their homework while you’re preparing the food. On larger social occasions, you can host a dinner party without the chef for the night being segregated.
The far end of this room has become a mini reading corner for the current owner, with a built in alcove bookshelf beside the marble hearth and brick fireplace. This space is so multifunctional, you’re bound to spend a great deal of time in here.
Coach House Charm
Beyond the kitchen and before you move on, you’ll spot a door leading out to a fantastic utility room which makes family living so much easier – offering an abundance of pantry space, coat storage and a separate area for laundry away from the social hub.
This is located in the original coach house which sits neatly to the side of the property with the look and feel of an extension – yet is actually the oldest and original part of the home.
To complete the ground floor of The Coach House, behind the utility room and accessed via the garden is another large room waiting for an injection of imagination to be truly maximised.
The current owners use this for storage although have in the past operated a small hair salon from here.
With direct access from the front of the property, it is perfect for use as a small business premises, or perhaps even as a dedicated boot room for keen walkers or dog owners. Alternatively if you prefer to integrate the space into the main part of the home, you could consider knocking through to the utility room to formally extend the downstairs living space.
On the first floor of the house, you’ll be keen to take a peek in the master bedroom and admire the view of the stunning garden from above, which will make the morning routine that little bit easier.
The dual-aspect windows in here make for a bright and airy atmosphere, complete with built-in wardrobes and a modern
en-suite shower room. As with all four of the bedrooms, the current décor has a neutral colour palette, so it won’t take a great deal of work to put your own stamp on the sleeping quarters.
Bedrooms two and three continue in the same theme, being ample in size and tastefully decorated meaning you can move straight in with minimal fuss.
The second bedroom overlooks the front of the property and has dual-aspect windows like the master. Fitted wardrobes and shelving in here make this an ideal guest room, while the third bedroom next to the master is a more generous single room – ideal for a child.
Between the second and third bedrooms is the family bathroom.
A large, built-in bath tub with a traditional crosshead mixer tap and shower head adds an elegant touch, in keeping with the rest of the home. Complete with a W/C, hand basin and heated towel rail, the walls are tiled half way and the ceiling is finished with low-level spotlights to create a relaxing ambience.
The fourth and final bedroom can be found through a hexagonal archway across the landing, occupying the upper level of the old Coach House. Owing to its age and heritage, you’ll not be surprised to see its unique features and original beams set into the apex of the roof.
This beautiful space is divided in two and features a split-level floor, meaning you can be quite creative with how you choose to fill it. Young children would enjoy having a dedicated play space adjoined to their bedroom, or a teenager studying for exams could set up a desk for school work. Home workers or business owners would also be able to create an impressive office space with ample square footage for storage or filing – the possibilities are endless!
A Garden To Cherish
With some choices to make and plenty of flexibility for how you evolve the property to suit your family dynamics, one thing that stands immaculate is the garden.
Step straight out of the French doors from the dining room into a perfectly maintained outdoor space which is a fantastic spot to host the wider family.
With an ample green lawn to play on and pretty topiary surrounding the borders, a stone patio also stretches the full width of the house. Like indoors, you have the freedom and footprint to select the outdoor furniture of your choice to enjoy al fresco dining in large groups.
There’s plenty of space to even add a hot tub or pergola if you wanted to maximise on the desirable south-facing trajectory and the outdoor living area already on offer. The perimeter of the lawn is lined with a vast array of plants and shrubbery, but the highlight has to be the apple tree which dates back to when this was home to an orchard in the garden of the Tower House.
Area To Explore
With the quaint village of Darrington in one direction and the market town of Pontefract in the other, there’s a nice balance of local amenities here for you if you do decide to set up home here.
Head to Darrington to visit the highly recommended local pub The Spread which serves craft ale along with homemade gastro food.
A highly regarded primary school, secondary school, rural walking trails and a small convenience store with a Post Office are also on your doorstep.
In the other direction, Pontefract has everything you could need from a small town including further high school education. Visit here for supermarkets, a broader range of bars and eateries and to gain access to the M62 motorway linking Hull, Leeds and Manchester. Xscape leisure centre is full of attractions for the kids including a cinema, soft play activities, high-street and designer clothes stores and a dry ski-slope is only a 10-minute drive away. The property is also conveniently placed close to the A1 to make journeys north and south for business or pleasure, extremely easy.
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Four Bedroom Detached
Expansive Property in Highly Sought After Area
Good Sized Breakfast Kitchen and Dining Room
Spacious Double Aspect Lounge
Additional Reception Room for Residential or Business Use
Good Sized Bedrooms Throughout
Family Bathroom and En-Suite
Large Garden with Sunny Positioned Stone Patio
Two Driveways Providing Multiple Off Street Parking
Close to Town Centre, Motorways and Public Transport Links