**92 FERRYBRIDGE ROAD**
**DETACHED FAMILY HOME WITH ADDITIONAL DETACHED ANNEXE**
A TALE OF TRUE TRANSFORMATION
A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a classic example of a large Victorian family home which is steeped in heritage and full of character yet completely renovated to a luxury, modern-day standard.
This magnificent four-bedroom detached property
comes with all the hallmarks that period feature seekers are hoping to find: high ceilings, open fireplaces, column radiators, beautiful woodwork detail and original flooring come as standard.
The fixtures have been carefully selected to create this beautiful space which has a coherent style throughout.
Complete with a detached studio annexe, ample off-street parking and a private garden, this is quite the home in waiting.
Set back from the main road and accessed via a sweeping driveway with only two other properties beyond, you’ll instantly feel a warm and inviting welcome that also offers the feeling of seclusion.
A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Although there are a choice of two entrances to the property at the front and rear, you will be most likely to enter via the kitchen directly from the driveway.
A stunning first impression awaits, as you take off your shoes and peek around the corner to be greeted with a chic and contemporary, bright and airy space with access to the raised decking via French doors. The high ceilings and light walls contrasted with deep shaker-style units and grey worktops are punctuated with traditional touches including a double Belfast sink and Rangemaster oven set within a faux fireplace alcove. Taking centre stage is the breakfast bar island which makes the perfect spot for perching with your morning coffee. Across the hallway and continuing the consistent design, you’ll find the utility room furnished to the same standard as the kitchen. With ample space for the laundry appliances and additional storage, as well as a downstairs W/C for convenience, it’s the kind of practical addition that every growing family has on their wish list.
COSY UP IN THE LOUNGE
The beautiful family lounge is the epitome of a modern classic with period features to swoon over. These include the cast-iron fireplace with patterned tiled hearth, tall dual-aspect windows and picture rail detail. The style and design throughout the downstairs feels like a seamless transition, with the same wooden effect flooring continued in here from the kitchen. Paired with tasteful neutral decor and muted tones, the outcome is a calm and cosy space to relax.
BENEATH THE BAY
A second reception room can be found next door to the lounge, which was originally the formal sitting room, offering green views out to the garden through the imposing bay window. This impressive space is currently being used as a bedroom, however there is plenty of flexibility within the home to adapt to suit your family dynamics. The intricate panelling and ceiling coving is an interesting feature that you’ll notice as a theme across the property, in a bid to retain the authenticity of its period heritage.
Victorian properties offer up an abundance of characterful attributes and it is perhaps in the hallway that these are most prominent at NO 92.
So many of the home’s original features have been retained including the enviable wooden parquet floor, which has been lovingly restored to give it a new lease of life. The original, open staircase makes a statement at the heart of the home, featuring spiral spindles in jet black along with original panelling and a runner leading up to the gallery landing.
Once used as a separate entrance hall with a tiled vestibule leading out to the garden, this quirky space has been transformed into a family dining area – giving a good idea of the square footage on offer.
There is a hidden extra storage space under the stairs in the form of a cellar which could easily be transformed into a dedicated pantry, games room, study etc. On the way up to the first floor, you can really admire the high ceilings at their finest. You’ll notice an imposing window on the landing which replaced an original stained-glass design from when the property was first built. The latest design was carefully chosen to be in keeping with the period of the home to retain personality and interest. You can even see the 1895 date stamp in the panes as a nod to the past. The original windows also featured an outline of an owl as the garden here is famous for these furry friends which still come to visit most nights. For nostalgic reasons, the glass-paned owl has been framed and retained and will be handed over with the sale of the property.
SOAK IN STYLE
Straight ahead, you’ll see the door to the family bathroom, which is guaranteed to wow, from the moment you spot the open-brick fireplace detail set upon a stone hearth.
This spacious retreat has been carefully created to offer a feeling of ultimate luxury and sophisticated style. A freestanding roll top bath with floor-mounted taps and the backdrop of crisp white window shutters takes centre stage, alongside a large metro-tiled cubicle with rainfall shower head and coordinating taps. The traditional white suite complements the rest of the aesthetic, including a hand basin with towel rail and high cistern W/C.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAIL
The master bedroom next door, along with the other bedrooms, continue the coherent design across the top floor.
There are plenty of details in the master to spark your interest, most noticeably the unique arched window which makes the space feel bright and airy, even in the colder months. Keeping the cosy feels to a maximum are the features of a cast iron fireplace and the panelled walls which flow seamlessly into the signature coving. Three sets of fitted, shaker-style wardrobes ensure that neither storage space nor style is compromised.
‘JACK AND JILL’ ENSUITE BEDROOMS
Across the landing up their own mini flights of stairs, you’ll find two further double bedrooms which conveniently share an en-suite shower room through ‘Jack and Jill’ doors.
Designed as a slimmed down version of the main bathroom, this luxury space also includes a large metro-tiled shower enclosure with matching chrome taps alongside a traditional-style hand basin and low-level W/C. Calming neutral decor comes as standard and the position of the en-suite between the bedrooms, also means that the master is likely to mostly enjoy the main bathroom as an extension to their suite.
BEDROOM 4 / STUDY
Completing the first floor is your hideaway for home working – a simple yet elegant home office residing in the space. Whilst this room is currently being used as a study, it is certainly a great sized double bedroom.
Huge amounts of work have been undertaken by the owners in only a short space of time to raise the standard of the home to its current glory. This is perhaps best reflected in the newly renovated modern annexe occupying the former garage next to the drive.
Smartly optimised into its own studio flat with a king sized bed, lounge area, a practical kitchenette as well as a shower room. This is currently occupied by the owner’s son but could equally be used for guests or an older relative living with you in their own independent space. This is quite the addition to an already vast family home.
PLENTY OF POTENTIAL
Unique in its shape, the property’s garden curves around three sides of the house meaning that whichever room you’re in, you’re always assured of a view out to nature. It’s this unusual composition which means the current owners nickname it “the moat”.
Your most natural passage out to the garden will come through the French doors from the kitchen out onto the raised wooden decking. This area was completely overgrown and unusable when the owners arrived and all that remains is a pair of palm trees which have been used as a quirky focal point for this area.
Drop down a short flight of stairs and you’ll land onto a grey Indian stone patio which is perfect to house an outdoor dining table for eating al fresco. The multi-level garden continues as you drop down again onto the luscious lawn which sweeps around the front of the house. Privacy is ensured thanks to mature trees and bushes around the perimeter.
The final section of outdoor space is a block-paved area accessed from the utility room. This is fenced off from the drive but at first glance looks like an extension to the parking area with only a garden shed currently located here. Here is perhaps where some true potential lies with the temptation to add a secluded hot tub and pagoda to maximise this space for an additional outdoor entertainment area.
Finally, stone steps from the driveway lead to a piece of land currently covered in wild foliage but, for the green fingered, there’s the opportunity to evolve this into a herb garden or a place to grow your own vegetables for those looking to embrace sustainability at home.
AREA TO EXPLORE
Located on the boundary of the idyllic Queens Park in Castleford, you’re in prime location when it comes to entertaining the children over the weekend.
Fresh from its £150,000 playground refurbishment earlier this year, this stunning outdoor space punctuated with lush lawns and an array of mature trees – plus a cute bandstand – is the perfect spot to picnic and soak up the great outdoors.
Within a five-minute drive, you can also find Xscape and Junction 32 full of attractions for the kids including a cinema, soft play activities, high street and designer clothes stores and a new swimming pool due to open soon.
Families will again be thrilled to learn that the nearby Castleford High School is within 10 minutes by foot and has recently been given the stamp of approval by Ofsted with an ‘Outstanding’ rating. For your amenities, you can travel to Castleford town centre in one direction and the market town of Pontefract in the other which are either side of the nearby M62 motorway connecting Hull in the east and takes you to Wakefield, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool towards the west.
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Expansive Four Bedroom Detached
High Specification Refurbishment Throughout
Lounge, Sitting Room and Dining Hall
Contemporary Breakfast Kitchen with Rangemaster
Good Sized Utility Room with Downstairs W/C
Spacious Four Piece Family Bathroom and Additional ‘Jack and Jill’ Shower Room
One Bedroom Detached Annexe with Kitchen and Shower Room
Expansive Driveway for Multiple Vehicles
Immaculate Wrap Around Garden with Indian Stone Patio and Decking Area
Close to Local Amenities Including Queens Park and Easy Access to Transport Links