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4.8 acres, The Spinney, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7, West Yorkshire
Under Offer - Guide Price £1,500,000

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The spinney has over recent years been the subject of an extensive programme of improvement and extension to form a significant family residence set in lovely private and south facing gardens surrounded by the grounds of Ackworth Park. The property is also ideally suited to those with serious equestrian interests boasting a purpose built stable block, ménage and adjoining paddock land. Effectively the property occupies a semi rural position and yet is ideally placed for ready access to Yorkshires commercial centres and motorway infrastructure.

High Ackworth sits on the northern fringe of Ackworth village in the parish of Wakefield and offers a good selection of shops and local amenities. There is also an excellent choice of schools in the vicinity including Ackworth Quaker Boarding and Day School together with QUEGS and Wakefield Girls School nearby. Ackworth is also ideally placed for access to Yorkshires principal commercial centres including those of Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield with both the M62 and M1 motorways within approximately 10 minutes drive.

The ground floor is approached through a pillared entrance portico into an impressive reception hallway featuring a curved spindle staircase and polished stone floor. The hall opens through into a sitting area with recessed fireplace and French doors opening out into the gardens. The well proportioned formal drawing room features a marble fireplace and twin sets of double French doors opening into the gardens. An inner hallway with cloakroom and WC leads through into a large elegant entertainment room with feature fireplace, glazed French doors opening into the gardens and period style fitted and well equipped cocktail bar. Also accessed from the inner hall is a lovely spa room with three sets of French doors opening into the gardens and with a central recessed hot tub, sauna/steam room and shower room.

The east wing of the house comprises a separate dining room with two sets of French doors opening into the gardens, feature fireplace and double doors opening through into the family breakfast kitchen with a comprehensive range of units, integrated split level cooker, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is a matching island unit and breakfast area overlooking the gardens. An inner lobby gives access to a second cloakroom and WC, utility room and through to a spacious family room again with French doors opening into the gardens. A feature spiral staircase leads up to a first floor home office and this section of the house could readily form a self contained annexe if required. The principal bedroom suite is approached by a private staircase and is effectively self contained. It encompasses all of the west wing of the property and comprises a well proportioned bedroom with period style fireplace and glazed doors opening out onto a sun balcony enjoying lovely views across the gardens and paddock beyond. There is an equally well proportioned en suite bathroom with large enclosed bath with period style panelling, large shower/wet room area and fitted vanity unit with twin inset wash hand basins, fitted wall mirror and cupboards below. There is also a separate wash room and WC, extensively fitted large dressing room.

The remainder of the first floor accommodation is accessed from the main galleried landing with feature arched window. Large second bedroom suite with quality fitted furniture and en suite shower room with WC. There are then an additional three double bedrooms, two with fitted furniture and a large house bathroom with shower, bidet and WC.

Outside a long private driveway leads down from the main road at the end of which are electrically operated wrought iron entrance gates leading into an extensive gravelled forecourt providing private parking for numerous cars.

A separate timber gate and gravelled drive leads down to the purpose built stable block including five loose boxes, tack room, feed room and open fronted store. Adjacent to the stable yard is a well maintained and fenced ménage beyond which with separate direct access to several paddocks immediately adjoining the properties gardens. The formal gardens themselves are beautifully tended and feature a full length stone flagged south facing sun terrace leading around to the spa room and entertainment room accordingly. The gardens include extensive shaped lawns, a large ornamental pond and lily pond and a wealth of mature specimen shrubs and established trees providing complete privacy.


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