Sitting within two thirds of an acre and wrapped up in countryside views, Hillcrest, in the peaceful village of Notton, is a bespoke-built entertaining haven in the heart of rurality.
Commissioned by the current owners in 1998, this capaciously-sized home covers 5,500 sq ft; uncompromising on luxurious light-filled living, each of the bountiful bedrooms enjoys its own large ensuite.
Pull up on the spacious driveway where there is ample room for parking and turning, or park the car within the triple garage, with independently operated electric up and over doors. Well-lit when returning home at dusk, this alarmed home is also fully fitted with easy-to-work CCTV.
A warm welcome
Make your way inside, into the entrance vestibule, practically tiled underfoot, before opening glazed double doors into the large entrance hall. Overhead, a cascading bespoke double chandelier showers light down onto the polished engineered wood flooring. Warmth emanates throughout the downstairs rooms, courtesy of underfloor heating. Classic Farrow & Ball shades to the walls create a welcoming ambience. Air conditioning ensures a fresh feel throughout the home.
Flow through double doors to the right and into the entertaining hub of the home; the light and bright drawing room. This capacious room is the perfect place for aperitifs and after dinner coffees, saturated in light from windows to both sides. With ample space for three sofas and a Boudoir grand piano, the focal point is an imposing marble fireplace, currently housing a gas fire but with the potential for an open fire.
French doors open on to the patio and side garden, a sunny space in the afternoons. Congregate with family and friends in this warm and welcoming drawing room.
Feast your eyes
Turning left from the front door, sneak a peek through to the dining room, ideal for formal feasting, Sunday dinner and every-day dining. French doors open out to the patio – perfect for summertime alfresco meals and barbecues.
Along from the dining room, turn right, continuing along a hallway to pass by a storage room, ideal for coats and shoes, also containing the controls for the CCTV and alarm system. Peep through to the downstairs cloakroom, tiled underfoot and dressed in soft tones to the walls. Storage is fitted within the solid wood unit in which the wash basin stands, with a WC also to hand.
Step down from the hallway into the day lounge, a light and welcoming room, with an abundance of uniquely styled windows, looking out to the verdant surroundings and drawing in daylight.
Leading up from the lounge, arrive at the country-style kitchen, where bespoke solid wood cabinetry, freshly hand painted, provides plenty of storage. To the sides, robust solid wood worktops offer ample preparation space, whilst the central island is topped in smooth granite. Cook up a delectable dinner on the four-oven gas Aga and admire the garden from the window above the double sink.
Light filled living
Light flows in, supplemented by the airiness of the vaulted ceiling above. Enjoy tea and toast at the breakfast table, where a corner of French doors connects to the patio beyond, drawing in views over the fields.
A comprehensively equipped utility room serves as a second kitchen, replete with electric cooker, fridge-freezer (there is also a fridge in the main kitchen) and an array of fitted cabinets. Access is available from this room out to the garden beyond.
A corridor leads to a rear lobby where a door leads out to the garden and stairs descend to provide direct access into the triple garage. A handy cloakroom with WC and built-in wardrobe feature on this lower level.
Room for all
Returning up this set of stairs all the way to the top above the garage lies bedroom four, a light and bright double, courtesy of its vaulted ceiling and large Velux windows, served by an ensuite bathroom with wash basin, bidet, WC and bath with shower attachment.
Retrace your steps to the main entrance hall and ascend a few stairs to reach the master bedroom. Sumptuously sized, and coated in cream carpet, this bright bedroom benefits from double doors opening out to the side patio, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of tea outside.
Brimming with storage, fitted wardrobes stand alongside a walk-in wardrobe where there is ample space for all your clothing, suits, dresses, linens, shoes and hat boxes.
Soak and sleep
Refresh and revive in the stunning ensuite, where stone tiles underfoot and to the walls create a fresh spa-like feel. Soak away the busyness of the day in the freestanding bath with showerhead attachment or begin the day with a spritz in the separate shower. Twin wash basins are also on hand, alongside a WC.
Continue up the impressive staircase to a large, carpeted landing area, currently used as a study. Ideal for those working from home, Hillcrest receives excellent broadband speeds, with internet cables hardwired throughout the home. From the window, look over the village towards Emley Moor.
Turning left, arrive at the third bedroom, carpeted in cream and decorated in a soft, neutral palette. Fitted wardrobes provide plenty of storage, whilst a large ensuite features a bath, wash basin, bidet, shower cubicle and cream heated towel rail.
Arrive next at bedroom two, where amethyst-toned carpets add a luxurious feel, harmonising with the tones of the glossy fitted wardrobes, which reveal a secret walk-in wardrobe illuminated by a Velux window. Views extend over the trees, the village of Notton and distant hillside. Freshen up in the ensuite, featuring wash basin, separate shower cubicle, bidet WC and bath.
The versatility, privacy and space afforded at Hillcrest makes it an ideal home for blended and extended families.
Shelter and shade
Outside, soak up the serenity of this rural setting. A garden set over two thirds of an acre, birdsong is the soundtrack to your leisurely summer afternoons. Spy pheasants visiting from nearby fields and woodland alongside all manner of birdlife from jays to bullfinches and chaffinches. Rabbits and squirrels can also be seen making the occasional appearance.
A garden at one with nature, Hillcrest’s verdant spaces are not overly manicured or fussy, instead a host of variegated greenery provides year-round interest on a most manageable level. In springtime, the bank of rhododendrons fills the garden with colour.
On your doorstep
Perfectly peaceful yet conveniently set within the village of Notton with its Post Office and active village hall.
Extensive walks lie at the doorstep; enjoy a stroll along the old railway lines or around Newmillerdam, calling in for a bite to eat and some refreshment at the Dam Inn. Enjoy a day out at Bretton Park, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park or soak up the culture at nearby Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.
Families are perfectly placed with a number of schools nearby in all directions including Kettlethorpe High School, Parkside Primary and Ryhill Junior, Infant and Nursery School – all rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Poised within easy reach of both Barnsley and Pontefract hospitals, there are a total of three doctors’ surgeries nearby.
Commuters are well placed with rail links from Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield.
The ultimate family home, ideal for entertaining and perfect for professionalism, those working from home and multigenerational families, Hillcrest is a warm, welcoming, spacious family home with great flow.
Useful to know...
• Gas central heating / underfloor heating
• Air conditioning
• Fully double glazed
• CCTV and security alarm system
• Mains gas, electric, water and drainage
• Council tax band G
• Wakefield City Council
• EPC rating D
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