Rose Cottage, Carleton, Pontefract
Offers in Excess of £600,000
- Four Bedroom 19th Century Stone Detached
- Formal Lounge and Separate Dining Room
- Good Sized Cottage Style Kitchen and Additional Utility
- Family Room with Contemporary Log Burner
- Double Bedrooms Throughout
- En-Suite Shower Room to Master Bedroom
- Beautifully Maintained Mature Gardens with Alfresco Dining Area
- Idyllic Location and Outstanding Views
- Expansive Driveway with Garage and Workshop
- Close to Local Amenities and Ideal Position for Commuting
- Energy Rating F
Property Description**ROSE COTTAGE**
Heritage hunters will be in their element when they arrive at Rose Cottage.
Perfectly positioned within the centre of Carleton on the outskirts of Pontefract, this four-bedroom property is believed to date back to the 19th century and gives an abundance of character and charm both inside and out.
Where this property really excels though is in its ability to offer all the cosy features you’d love and expect from a cottage without any compromise on size for a growing family.
Although the interiors have been updated throughout the decades, the owners of Rose Cottage who have resided here for an impressive 36 years have carefully done this while retaining some of the home’s historic traditional features.
As you glance at the front of the property, the locally renowned Ackworth stone creates quite the picture. Double fronted and punctuated with wooden-leaded sash windows, the property offers dreamy first impressions for those seeking character.
Arriving at the property, you’ll enter through the farmhouse gate and follow the driveway running down the side of the house passing the secluded front garden. There’s ample parking here and you’ll instantly feel at ease catching a glimpse of the beautiful blooming garden with views out to the rolling fields beyond before you head indoors.
The current owners use the rear door and enter the property via the utility room which is a great space to double up as a boot room with plenty of storage for your outdoor gear. You’ll also find a convenient WC and a bonus wine cellar that could be converted into an impressive feature.
Social family spaces
As you’d expect from a home of this size, the open-plan kitchen and family room is where all the action happens.
Right from the moment it was designed, this expansive space was created with a bustling social atmosphere in mind.
The farmhouse-style kitchen is fitted with oak cupboards and wall units topped with light Corian worktops that brighten the space. It’s sectioned off with a low-level breakfast bar looking out to the living space, making it the perfect place to relax and interact with whoever is cooking in the kitchen.
The family room attached is a versatile area, recently modernised with the addition of a stylish, log burner sat upon a Yorkshire stone hearth. Rustic floorboards and a glimpse of the original oak beams complete the tasteful finishing touches in this sensational space.
View from the bay
At the centre of the ground floor is the impressive dining room which is believed to have been home to the village post office and convenience store back in the early 20th century which explains why space is certainly not compromised here.
As with all the downstairs reception rooms, dual-aspect windows come as standard, but particularly special in here is the deep bay which is ideal for a piece of statement furniture to allow you to sit and admire the outdoor landscape.
With quirky features including the imposing brick fireplace and alcoves for depth, most would use this as a dining space but the footprint of the ground floor allows for flexibility to switch the functions of the rooms with ease.
Peace and quiet
Similar in design to the dining room, the dual-aspect lounge is bright and airy yet a cosy space. The home’s signature brick fireplace features again here as the focal point of the room and being the final room on this level, it offers a peaceful retreat at the end of a long day away from the main activity in the social kitchen/family room.
One of the standout features is the stunning bespoke timber staircase, running from the centre of the home continuing a welcome touch of tradition.
It cascades up to a spacious gallery landing on the first floor which runs right the way across from east to west.
With two of the traditional sash windows greeting you at the top, the open stairs also provide a glow of natural light to the ground floor when the sun is shining.
Time to soak
At the top of the stairs lies the family bathroom which is large in size and fitted with a three-piece suite including a panelled bathtub with overhead shower.
Three of the four large bedrooms offer stunning views out to the area’s well known Rookeries fields beyond the home’s garden.
The first of these is the master bedroom. With plenty of built-in storage, a wide vanity table and en-suite shower room, it has a generous footprint and everything you’d need including the bonus of dual-aspect windows to brighten up your mornings.
The second bedroom has ample space for a king-sized bed plus additional freestanding furniture. It includes the traditional feature of a hand basin in the corner of the room, should you wish to make use of the plumbing for en-suite facilities in years to come.
Character and space
Arguably the most characterful of the four bedrooms is the third.
Your eyes will be drawn both up and down to the panelled ceiling detail and the charming rustic pine floorboards. Shaker-style, built-in wardrobes and a statement wallpaper in here mean it’s ready for guests to move straight in.
Bedroom four is now almost equal in size following work by the current owners to move the separating wall to redress the balance of these rooms.
Currently set up as an office but with the capacity to be a comfortable double, it’s another versatile space that will accommodate your family’s needs.
It’s no surprise to hear that over the years the family has spent many a summer’s day and night enjoying the property’s fantastic gardens.
There’s a great blend and balance about the space which has been lovingly cared for and offers so many ways for it to be enjoyed. A cocktail of well-manicured lawns, deep flower beds, gravel walkways below blooming Wisteria arches, covered pergolas and seating areas means it’s both pretty and practical.
In more recent times, the owners have added a second patio at the top of the garden which has transformed how they interact with the outdoor area, having more room to dine and enjoy the company of family and friends on moonlit evenings.
As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the array of mature shrubbery and trees plus two separate garages for storage and a cheerful summerhouse make it the epitome of a perfect cottage garden.
Area To Explore
Step straight out of your garden into Pontefract’s iconic Rookeries fields – perfect for dog walkers or an evening summer stroll.
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.
Head to Darrington to visit the highly recommended local pub The Spread Eagle which serves craft ale along with homemade gastro food.
A highly regarded primary school, rural walking trails and a small convenience store with a Post Office are also on your doorstep.
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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