Palace Wood Farm, Flockton
The Warmest of Welcomes
With mellow stonework blending in amidst the surrounding landscape discover Palace Wood Farm. Tucked just off the road, swap city life for the peace of the countryside.
Private, yet within easy reach of the local community, the property is seated on the fringes of Flockton village. Beyond the entrance gate lies the sweeping driveway flanked by an enclosed paddock, opening up into an impressive block paved central courtyard with parking for multiple vehicles. Extensively renovated into an impressive home, traces of its near three-hundred-year heritage can be seen throughout. Cross the cobbles and approach the traditional timber door.
Embrace rural life and enter the floor tiled hallway, housing shoes and coats in the capaciously sized storage cupboards, providing a convenient area to use as a boot room. Continue through to the cloakroom with handy utility area providing space for a washing machine and tumble dryer along with WC and Belfast sink, topped with a robust oak surface. Turning back into the hall, take a left and enter a tiled side lobby to find further storage space.
Discover the working heart of this wonderful home, a true farmhouse kitchen with tiled floor and original beamed ceiling. The theme of deep-set windows and slate sills endures throughout the property. Taking centre stage is the Stanley range cooker providing delicious culinary creations from its two ovens and also providing heating and hot water for this part of the house. An abundance of wooden fronted cupboards set beneath sturdy worktops provides copious storage space, along with integrated appliances to assist your meal preparation. Take a seat and relax in the large dining area with original exposed stonework, a perfect place to begin your day with a hearty breakfast.
Turn left into the dining room with warm toned beams and the original stone and slate fireplace, providing a welcoming space. Soft carpeting adds to the comfort, with wall lighting creating an atmospheric glow. An original wooden door leads reveals the staircase leading to the first floor bound by exposed stonework, bestowing further charm.
Comfort and Character
Step through the doorway set within the substantial walls, further testament to the history of this home, to find a large and inviting sitting room with traditional timber ceiling and beams. Drawn in by the Inglenook style fireplace with mellow stonework, cosy up by the multifuel stove housed within. With ample seating space, hole up on a chilly evening with friends and family.
To the right of the sitting room, a door leads to the study, a restful workspace with ceiling beams. A half door opens to a large storage area. Conveniently, an external entrance with an outside flagged area provides dedicated access.
From the sitting room, follow the light flooding through the double doors to the garden room. A recent addition, appreciate the vaulted ceilings, mullioned windows and south westerly views to take full advantage of spectacular sunsets across the countryside. Underfloor heated tiles provide a comfortable and contemporary touch, while striking exposed stonework adds warmth and character. Extend the space via stone steps leading from the garden room up to the lush lawns outside.
Rest and Relaxation
Retrace your steps back through the dining room and ascend the staircase guiding the way up to the impressive softly carpeted landing with seating areas to pause throughout the day.
Step down into the sizeable master bedroom. Robust exposed timber roof trusses and a cast iron fireplace add character, while deep cushioned window seats frame the views across the rolling landscape. With ample space for a king-sized bed, fitted furniture skirts the edges of the room and subdued wall lighting creates a luxurious space to relax and slumber.
Follow the stone carved staircase to the generous en suite bathroom. While gentle light filters in, a trademark beam features overhead. The lavish corner air spa bath with antique style mixer and overhead shower provides a space to relax or revive. There is also a WC, handbasin and bidet with a corner storage cabinet providing space for toiletries. A separate cupboard housing the central heating boiler which serves this end of the house.
Return to the landing and find bedroom two with a continuation of roof trusses and exposed stonework. The deep window seat provides a comfortable stop to fully appreciate the surrounding scenery. With space for a king size bed, the room is complemented with warm carpeting and wall lighting for a calm ambience.
Slip back out onto the landing where a turn to the right leads to the family bathroom. Bright and airy, slate flooring enhances the refreshing clean lines. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the deep panelled bath while light is drawn in from the window behind. A separate walk-in shower provides enclosed convenience, while a WC and wash basin feature, along with a deep cupboard for linens. To complete the comfort, a heated rail is ready to warm fluffy towels for bathing pleasure.
Next right is bedroom three, with exposed roof trusses, beams and deep windowsills. With a dedicated doorway, the space is currently opened up to bedroom four, but could be converted with the addition of a partition wall. A cosy space to snooze in rustic style, the room again affords beautiful views of open countryside.
On to bedroom four, with calming views of fields and woodland featuring wall length fitted wardrobes for a comfortably roomy haven.
More to Discover
Set in extensive grounds of almost two acres, Palace Wood Farm offers the ultimate countryside retreat with gardens enveloping the property. In the courtyard take the stone clad steps up to a south facing terrace and enjoy a summer barbecue with stacks of space for entertaining a crowd. At the side of the house discover further lawns bounded by mature shrubs and trees which impart spectacular Autumn colour. Find a timber summerhouse nestled at the far end for quiet moments or continue along the driveway to the second of the fenced paddocks.
Take a closer look and explore the potential. An adjacent garage block with capacity for up to four vehicles and integrated workshop has a multitude of uses including storing precious cars, bikes and sports equipment. A stable block is set within the cluster of buildings, and a two-storey barn adds to the plethora of additional space.
A Change of Pace
Within moments of the front door, take the network of country lanes, paths and bridleways through picturesque countryside. Venture further afield to discover the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Notably, the chocolate box village of Holmfirth is nearby for a peaceful escape.
Whilst out and about, stop off at the Sun Inn, a five-minute walk from home to enjoy the refreshing local ales and relaxed dining with the stunning moors as a backdrop. For a gastro style experience, The Three Acres is close by.
Immediate shopping needs are met in Flockton village, with several well-regarded schools in the local area. Marks and Spencer and Morrisons are just a few miles away and you can find a wide selection of shops and eateries in both Huddersfield and Wakefield, which are both easily accessible from the house. The property is perfectly located with regional transport links within easy reach. Within fifteen minutes of both the M1 and M62, and two hours by train to London from Wakefield, commuting could not be more convenient.
Visit Palace Wood Farm to find an authentic country residence for lovers of the great outdoors.
Double glazed throughout
Mix of mains gas and solid fuel heating
Mains drainage for yard and septic tank serving house
Solar panels provide an index-linked tax free annual payment of over £2000
Council tax band E
Directions: From Wakefield on the A636, take the A637 towards Flockton village. Drive through the village and as you exit the village towards Grange Moor you will find Palace Wood Farm on your right.