Built mainly in the 1600s, the Hall gained its east wing about 1825.. Later that century, coal mine owner Joseph Fountain lived there, then it passed on to his daughter and her husband Sir William Sutherland, also a mine owner. Birthwaite Hall was split as a property, then was restored to a single home by its current owners.

Peek inside this historic Yorkshire country house, for sale for £1.25 million

This distinctive country house certainly has the wow factor! It is Grade ll Listed and has a history reaching back through centuries, to medieval times.

By Sally Burton
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 1:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 1:38 pm

A stunning, castellated frontage makes a strong impression as you approach the property from its long, tree-lined driveway.

Its entrance hall, then panelled great hall with its large fireplace, central oak staircase and galleried landing, both have an air of grandeur that is echoed throughout the building.

A mahogany door leads to the drawing room with tall period windows that yield lovely views while bathing the room in natural light. A marble fireplace with fuel-burning stove is a focal point and period features include ornate coving and ceiling decoration.

The elegant dining room overlooks the gardens and includes a stunning fireplace and central chandelier point.

Light also pervades the morning room with its woodland view and a door out to the terrace.

And again with brightness from windows including skylights, the kitchen with diner has fitted units with high quality integrated appliances. Stone masonry surrounds a doorway between the kitchen and great hall.

A large utility and a cloakroom are further ground floor facilities. In the basement are two very spacious rooms, one used currently as a gym, with a stone flagged floor and pillars, beams and timbers.

Seven bedrooms and three bathrooms form superior upper floor accommodation, with a games room.

In addition, the property has two and a half acres of land split between paddock, field and stabling, with established gardens.

Priced at £1,250,000, Birthwaite Hall, Huddersfield Rd, between Haigh and Darton on the border of South and West Yorkshire, is for sale with Simon Blyth, Holmfirth, tel. 01484 689689.

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