£695,000 Guide Price
4 Bedroom House For Sale
Church Street, Brierley, Barnsley
- four bedroom detached stone cottage
- potential for secondary accommodation
- m1/m62/a1 commuter links close by
- central for barnsley, doncaster & wakefield with sheffield & leeds also within commuting distance
- fully renovated 2003/2004 by the current vendors
- generous plot with 442sqm garden to the side
- yorkshire cobbled driveway to large parking area & space for caravan
- double garage with electric garage doors
- property dates circa 1669
- many original features throughout
- originally the farriers arms inn with haybarn, stable and blacksmiths attached
- council tax band - c
Brierley is a tranquil village with local shops surrounded by fields, yet conveniently placed with Barnsley, Wakefield, Doncaster & Sheffield all within commuting distance. Train stations are in a close by village offering direct access to Leeds, Doncaster, and Wakefield with the M1/M62/A1 motorway network close by.
Accessed off Church Street at the junction with common road and Brierley road, double gates open to a sweeping Yorkshire cobbled driveway with a large parking area, room for caravans and a double garage in-keeping with the original dwelling. A South facing garden includes a seating terrace, BBQ area and generous lawned area (442sq metres), all very quiet and private, as the house is set up high with a 72sq metre lawned area separating from the roadside.
The property is rich in history and started life as the Farriers Arm Inn, with a blacksmiths, haybarn and stable attached. Indeed a local historian believes the infamous highway man Dick Turpin once visited here, eventually caught only 6 miles away from the village. The current vendors purchased the property 20 years ago as a derelict barn which had been left unoccupied for numerous years. Over the following year they completely renovated the building from new floors to a new roof, understanding a property of this type needed to be carefully restored to include many original features, such as the use of original beams, door frames, oak doors and restoring internal stone walls to parts of the property.
The accommodation offers a flexible layout with a surprisingly good head height for properties of this type and age, and is in immaculate condition throughout. One feature of the property is a stunning, large, open plan first floor living room which was originally the haybarn. There are three further bedrooms located on the first floor with two separate staircases, one in solid oak. The ground floor has two separate entrances, one with the original timber door, two reception rooms, farmhouse style kitchen with log burner, ground floor bathroom with free standing bath and potential for secondary accommodation, with a bedroom (currently sauna room), shower room and utility.
There is also the potential to build further on the large garden to the side of the house subject to necessary planning permissions.
The property was fully renovated in 2003 / 2004 by the current vendor which took over a year to complete as the cottage was taken back to stone and re-roofed. Some of the original features were also re-conditioned including doors and beams.