25th May 2018
2nd Jan 2019
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
Impressive period family home offering characterful and well presented accommodation combined with substantial gardens. It is believed The Uplands was built between 1871-1874 by Joseph Talbot, a wealthy local mill owner, Alderman and Mayor of Batley. This style of architecture was at the time a statement of status and wealth. It was split some years later to create two substantial dwellings and in such a way to retain many of the original period features.
The Uplands boasts many original features including ornate stone work, coving, stained glass, the original servants bells and the Talbot family coat of arms.
Upper Batley is a popular and sought after location with the property being situated within a highly regarded neighbourhood. This property is convenient for access onto the M62 motorway placing the principal trading centres of West Yorkshire within a reasonable daily commuting distance. Excellent shopping and leisure amenities including an indoor market can be found at Morley Town Centre. Further shopping and leisure amenities including Marks and Spencer, Ikea and Showcase Cinema can be found at Birstall Shopping Park.
Nearby schools are well regarded with a range of schools offering Ofsted ranked education ranging from 'Good' to 'Outstanding'.
The Uplands is positioned on a grand plot, set back from the road, offering a stately feel, creating a unique and beautiful family home with an unrivalled lifestyle. Internally The Uplands benefits from many original decorative features along-with a graceful blend of modern decor. Internally the room dimensions are generous, offering spacious rooms with high ceilings that create a light and airy atmosphere throughout. The layout comprises of a commanding entrance vestibule with black wooden double doors that lead in from the external porch with its grand marble pillars. The entrance vestibule leads either into a bathroom/cloakroom or through double stain glass doors into a hallway, which then leads to a sitting room, formal dining room, kitchen, wine cellar and a grand staircase to the first floor.
The kitchen offers access to a utility room and garden room (conservatory) which has direct access out onto the gardens. The first floor comprises of a landing with an ornate ceiling window and mood lighting. The landing leads to a spacious master bedroom which boasts a commanding bay window with views over the extensive gardens and beyond. Two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom fitted with a luxury suite.
The residence is approached by a shared driveway via entrances on Heaton Road and Timothy Lane. There is a garage to the rear and further parking to the front of the property for a number of vehicles. The property itself is accessed by a grand Victorian stone staircase incorporating a pair of character Victorian Lamp Standards set on Stone plinths and two beautiful lion sculptures.
The impressive grounds/gardens are on two levels - the upper level offers a number of lawns and planting areas with a pathway which leads around the house to the garden room and an outdoor seating area - perfect for those summer dinner parties.
A second grand Victorian staircase with lights lead down to the lower level of the garden which consists of a large lawn (originally laid out for tennis and croquet) surrounded by an abundance of mature trees, shrubs and rockery, creating a haven tranquillity and an oasis for wildlife. The lower garden benefits from an Amdega summerhouse constructed from western red cedar, with a beautiful cedar shingle roof and leaded light windows to three elevations. This light and airy summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the garden. The summerhouse has lighting and power and a second timber summerhouse/shed exists, at the opposite side of the lawn - again this has electricity. To conclude the grounds are well light, and the lighting has been thoughtfully placed, to create a usable garden for those warm summer evenings.
An internal viewing is highly recommended and would provide an opportunity to fully appreciate the size and quality of accommodation on offer within this impressive family home.
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