A rural refuge within easy reach of all the shops, pubs and schools, Woodview, in the popular village of Chapelthorpe, offers warm family living enveloped in sunshine and views.
Sweep through the gated entrance and park up on the broad gravelled drive of this handsome red brick home, built 30 years ago on the plot of a traditional farmhouse, and retaining a number of character features in its design.
Nestled upon three quarters of an acre, preceded by a pretty pond and set to a backdrop of farmland fields, sense the tranquility of this peaceful plot, where birdsong is the only intrusive sound.
Ahead, a double garage provides plenty of parking, before making your way up the paved stone steps to the front entrance.
Welcome home. Sense the homely warmth immediately upon setting foot on the solid wood flooring of the entrance hall. Overhead, reclaimed beams from the original farmhouse add a traditional, rustic appeal.
From the entrance hall flow on through to the farmhouse-feel kitchen, where Yorkshire stone underfoot counterbalances the ancient beams of the ceiling and exposed red brick of the inglenook fireplace within which an Everhot stove is inset.
Solid wood cabinetry, topped in granite, offers ample storage whilst there is space for a breakfast table in the centre of the room. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher with space for an American style fridge-freezer. Solid stone worktops coat the cabinetry of the utility room, with access from here to the double garage. There is also a handy downstairs WC.
Tucked off from the kitchen is the sociable orangery, a summertime sitting room brimming in light and views out over the sunny, south-facing rear garden, sloping fields and woodland beyond.
Perfect for parties, slip out through the French doors onto the stone patio for barbecues and merriment, or flow on through to the lounge – also accessible from the entrance hall.
Arriving at the lounge via the entrance hall, an anteroom perfect as quiet reading room, children’s playroom or office precedes the main living area, where wooden flooring extends underfoot.
A peaceful room with exposed timbers above and a red brick feature wall housing a toasty solid fuel stove, settle down for a relaxing evening as the weather rolls in outdoors. A powerful stove, it heats the hot water diverting it to radiators.
Around the corner, arrive at another section of the lounge, perfect as an office and linking seamlessly back to the orangery beyond.
Latched wooden doors throughout echo the warm, rustic vibes embodied at Woodview.
Open the door to the master bedroom where beams feature once more, alongside verdant views out towards the garden. Freshen up in the ensuite, fitted with a wall-mounted vanity-unit wash basin, WC and bath with overhead shower. Ample storage is available in the walk-in wardrobe.
Across the way, the house bathroom embodies a traditional feel, with wood panelling, bath with overhead shower, corner shelving, a pedestal wash basin and WC.
Continue on to the second bedroom, a comfortable double with garden views. Along the hallway discover a third double bedroom, also enjoying the rurality of the surroundings and drawing in ample light through two large windows.
Stairs lead up to a mezzanine level, where the fourth bedroom is found. Versatile spaces throughout the home mean this could serve equally well as a private home office. A door from here opens to a spacious attic area replete with window soaking up the rural views. Brimming with the potential to create additional bedrooms on this level, it could make the perfect retreat for teenagers.
Outside, the sunny south-facing garden soaks up the rays throughout the day as it circles the garden from east to west.
Filled with birdsong, its outlook over fields and woodland ensures a regular supply of wildlife to the garden, from foxes to pheasants and every songbird imaginable.
A garden for all seasons, watch the transformation throughout the year.
Conveniently located within easy reach of Junctions 38 and 39 of the M1, Woodview is rural but by no means isolated.
Only a five-minute walk away is the local Co-op and Post Office, with schools, pubs and bus services all within ten minutes’ walk.
Take a stroll out to local pub the Bay Horse for Sunday lunch, or enjoy a bracing circuit of Newmiller Dam. Footpaths meander out in every direction, offering so many options for leisure.
For a spot of retail therapy, Wakefield and Barnsley are a respective 10-minute drive away, or for culture and family fun, head to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Sandal Castle, Walton Colliery Nature Park or Cannon Hall Farm, replete with its tube maze and farm shop stocked full of fresh produce.
Only five minutes’ walk to the local junior school and with Kettlethorpe High School also within easy walking distance, Woodview, with its abundance of flat lawn perfect for ball games and cartwheels, is the consummate family home.
Versatile spaces, characterful, and with an easy layout with the potential to take it to the next level, whether working from home or raising a growing family, Woodview is a legacy home with personality.
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Useful to know
• Fully double glazed
• Mains electric
• Oil fired central heating
• Solid fuel stove
• Main water with drainage to septic tank
• Wakefield City Council
• Council tax band F
• EPC rating D
*Please note that photographs of the office, orangery, bedroom three and bedroom four have been digitally enhanced to show how the room might look with furnishings. All flooring, decoration, fixtures and fittings are accurately depicted.