Accessed from a private country lane in the exclusive neighbourhood of Cragg Wood Conservation Area, this impressive stone property which comprises Hamilton House and Hamilton Lodge, is an idyllic rural retreat which could easily be described as one of the area’s best kept secrets.
Once believed to be the head office of Bradford-based automotive manufacturer Jowett’s, over the years the property has been the base for an orchid-growing business, divided into three apartments and, most recently, sympathetically converted and developed into Hamilton House and Hamilton Lodge – both ideal for today’s modern families looking for a taste of luxury, sophistication, and relaxation; and quite simply beautiful inside and out.
Driving through electric gates providing added privacy and security you won’t fail to be amazed by the impressive frontage of this imposing residence.
For today’s environmentally-friendly and green aware residents, the driveway includes electric charging points for modern vehicles.
To the front of the property there’s a large lawn, and a stone-flagged patio area - an ideal space to entertain family and friends with al-fresco dining. As the nights draw in, there’s adequate space for comforts such as a fire pit – meaning you can maximise the use of this private, relaxing space whilst enjoying views of the surrounding woodland and countryside.
Cook & dine in style
Turning right from the hallway, you enter the heart of this spacious, and tastefully-appointed family home.
The modern, stylish, Kitchen/Dining area is a dream in waiting for buyers who enjoy hosting friends and family. You can comfortably accommodate any furniture, or number of guests, you desire.
The light-grey, units create adequate storage space and integrated features include a separate fridge and freezer, Bosch oven with plate warmer and induction hob, wine cooler and dish washer finished with a Quartz worktop.
A modern, stylish breakfast bar with a deep ceramic sink, and stainless steel tap, provides an extremely useful food preparation area. Alternatively, it offers an ideal place to sit and chat with drinks and snacks.
A special feature of this room is the large bay window which offers views over the garden and surrounding woodland and lets sun stream in – adding to the light and airy environment.
The entire space is finished with a light-coloured titled floor, complete with under-floor heating, to create a classic aesthetic feel.
Alongside the Kitchen/Dining Area is a sunken snug, divided by a modern glass balustrade and two steps to a lower level.
This comfortable area offers additional entertaining and social space, or simply the chance to sit and relax without distraction and is also complimented by a ceiling lantern and patio doors leading to the garden.
Accessed from the kitchen is a spacious Utility Room. There’s plumbing and fittings for all services and utilities – ensuring the daily chores are kept away from the main areas of the house.
A time to relax
Further down the hallway, and to the right, you enter a well-proportioned lounge.
At the end of a long and busy day, relax and unwind. Whether you’re reading your favourite book, tuning into a film or TV programme, or chilling out to music, this spacious, tastefully-decorated room provides the ideal haven.
Bring your office home
Alongside the lounge is an ideally-sized Office, offering plenty of desk, cupboard, and shelving space for today’s ‘home workers.’
This spacious, light, and airy room could equally be used as a playroom if required depending on your family dynamics.
A time to play
In the basement of this beautiful family home is the ideal space for fun lovers young and old alike.
The boundaries of your imagination are the only restraints as to what this space could become.
Imagine chilling out in a room equipped with the latest style and technology. Pull down the projector screen, reach out for the remote, and the space is instantly transformed for movie night!
Or if you’re feeling competitive, why not invite your friends and family round for a game of darts, snooker, or pool?
For the more physical and energetic, a fully-equipped gym kitted out with treadmills, exercise bikes, and rowing machines would be a perfect retreat for a healthy workout.
And so to bed
Accessed from the landing, there are four generously-sized bedrooms on the first floor.
The Principle Bedroom and Bedroom 2 each have an ensuite – with walk-in shower, W/C, handbasin, tiled splashbacks, and heated towel rails.
A unique character feature in Bedroom 2 is that part of the wall has been stripped back to reveal the old stonework – a feature which is replicated in the ensuite.
All rooms offer ample room for storage and furniture.
Alongside the Principle Bedroom, the House Bathroom with its vintage-style claw-foot bath and tiled flooring lets you relax, unwind, and wash all your worries away.
Round and about
This unique, charming family home lies in the heart of the Cragg Wood Conservation Area.
For those looking for a quiet, rural life, they’re simply a dream waiting to come true.
In a secluded, private, rural location, with ramblers heading to the surrounding woods and countryside being the main passers-by, this could quite easily be recognised as one of the district’s best kept secrets.
With its views out over the Yorkshire countryside, the village offers peace and tranquillity, as well as convenient access by train to both Leeds and Bradford.
Brimming with historic pubs, complete with stone walls and wooden beams, tea rooms and shops, the village is home to the popular and ofsted rated ‘excellent’, private school Woodhouse Grove.