A lovely example of A saltaire village house. Available now is this beautiful grade II listed 1860s house, built in the Titus Salt era. The house has had no expense spared in its restoration and has struck the perfect character/ contemporary balance, with many original features retained.
Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill (Salts Mill) and the Saltaire village on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Salts Mill was opened on Sir Titus Salt's 50th birthday, 20 September 1853 and in December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by unesco. Properties within the village are very desirable, not only for their beauty, but also because location wise they are second to none; close by to a plethora of local shops, restaurants and businesses and fantastic travel links via road and the Saltaire village train station. The village is bustling with community feel and this oozes out of every street in the many social activities engaged in annually such as the Saltaire Beer Festival, The Saltaire Arts Trail and the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar.
Entrance to the property is granted via the grand entrance hall which has the original Yorkshire stone flagged flooring. This is a nice welcoming space to kick off muddy boots after walking in the local countryside. The downstairs hallway runs the full depth of the house (rare for the village) and is a lovely feature in the house.
Living room 14’4” x 10’7” (4.37 x 3.23)
Located on the ground floor at the front of the house is the warm and welcoming living room. We are advised that like the rest of this house the room has recently been re plastered, rewired and has had the window replaced in the last four years as well as the full house central heating system having been replaced also. The living room boasts many original features including panelling below the large sash window, original skirting boards, picture rails and coving. There is an eye catching fireplace at the far end of the room with a stone hearth where a wood burning fire or multi fuel stove could easily be installed.
Kitchen/ diner 13’6” x 12’4” (4.11 x 3.76)
The heart of any home, this kitchen/ diner is no exception. The kitchen units are beautifully laid out making great use of the available space. There are solid oak worktops as well as an integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The units are modern but very tasteful and sympathetic to the age of the house. There is an engineered wooden floor in the kitchen/ diner and the space in this room is rare to find in Saltaire which makes the house quite unique.
There is an unusually large landing space on the first floor which is illuminated by a large window, this space could actually be utilised a number of different ways, for example it would lend itself to being a small home office space.
The house bathroom is located on the first floor and benefits a modern, white, three piece suite including a ‘P’ shaped bath with overhead shower, toilet and hand basin; the well proportioned bathroom is adorned with tasteful tiling to the walls.
Master bedroom 13’6” x 12’4” (4.11 x 3.76)
The master bedroom is located to the rear of the first floor and is a very impressive size. The master bedroom is a very large double bedroom with surprisingly nice views out of the rear, the building behind is actually a single story Methodist church which from the master bedroom you can see right over. The master bedroom (like the rest of the house) has very high vaulted ceilings and there is an original cast iron fire.
Bedroom two 11’3” x 10’3” (3.43 x 3.12)
The first floor is also home to another double bedroom which faces out onto the front aspect and front garden. Like the master bedroom there is an original cast iron fire and very high vaulted ceilings. The bedroom currently houses a single bed but has had a double in previously and could comfortably be a double again.
Lower ground floor
There is a large cellar beneath this property which is accessed by a full staircase in the ground floor hallway. The cellar has been sandblasted and cleared and is a dry usable space made up of three rooms. The smallest room is the original coal store, this is a great storage space. The second room is currently being used as storage but interestingly has a window within it and is larger than the coal store. The third room in the cellar is by far the largest and most interesting, head height in the cellar is very generous and the room contains an original ‘Yorkshire range’ cooker! Originally the cellar would have been a scullery/ kitchen and the evidence of this is fascinating and beautiful to see. The largest cellar room is being used as a utility room and has full plumbing for this; but with minimal effort could be converted into a lovely home office. In similar houses a shower room has been created in the cellar and this may be possible here subject to planning permission.
Rare for a village house there is a good sized outside space both at the front and the back of the house. Out front there is a relatively large front garden which has some nicely planted beds, a Yorkshire stone path and a small gravelled area too. To the rear of the house the rear yard is a decent size and is not overlooked by houses at the rear (because there aren’t any). The paved rear yard boasts an outhouse for additional storage too.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||5.2%||£245,499||4.8||1.2|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£97,475 (2)||£145,926 (22)||£194,538 (34)||£284,086 (22)||£358,737 (8)|
|Flats||£106,407 (7)||£135,569 (13)||-||-||-|
|All||£104,422 (9)||£142,079 (35)||£194,538 (34)||£284,086 (22)||£358,737 (8)|