NEW INSTRUCTION - A most attractive stone built detached period house, set within beautiful and very productive gardens of approximately 1/3 of an acre, situated on the fringe of Ackworth and enjoying views over adjoining green belt countryside.
Applegarth is believed to date back to around 1774 and formerly associated with Ackworth School. The property occupies an idyllic semi rural setting on the eastern fringe of Ackworth and yet within easy reach of village amenities. Close by is a good selection of shops and local amenities and highly regarded schools including Ackworth School, QEGS and Wakefield Girls High School. Ackworth is ideally placed for access to principal Yorkshire centres including Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield with both the M62 and A1(M) motorways within approximately 10 minutes’ drive.
The ground floor is approached through an entrance hall leading in turn to a well proportioned sitting room with wood burning stove and recessed display shelving and the separate dining room with recessed pine book shelving. The extended breakfast kitchen has a good range of wall and base units in light oak complemented by granite preparation surfaces and integrated four ring induction hob together with tiled splashbacks. A separate fitted unit with beech work surface has an integrated fan assisted oven and there is a tiled floor and two windows overlooking the rear garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large utility room with an L-shape run of high gloss base units and second sink and stable type door to the rear. Stripped pine doors lead in turn to a study with fitted book shelving, cloakroom and WC, lobby with internal access to the garage and side entrance hall/boot room. The first floor accommodation is approached off a central landing and includes three double bedrooms, a fourth single bedroom and fully tiled refitted house bathroom with WC.
Outside, the property is approached through a five bar timber entrance gate down a paved driveway providing private parking for 2/3 cars and in turn giving access to a built on single garage with automatic door. One of the outstanding features of the property are its beautiful formal gardens being to the front of the house and facing virtually due south. They include well tended lawns, extensively stocked flower beds and borders, an ornamental pond and a lovely purpose built orangery. To the rear of the house, the garden is primarily given over to a highly productive vegetable and fruit garden comprising raised vegetable beds, soft fruit cages and orchard with several varieties of apple trees.