Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8

££1,000,000 Offers in excess

5 Bedroom House Sold STC

Immerse yourself in the epitome of luxury with this exquisite property. Carleton Lodge is located in the highly coveted residential village of Carleton, Pontefract, offering exceptional access to commuter routes of the A1 and M62, and elegantly positioned at the forefront of a prestigious residential development.

The property is the result of a magnificent transformation of a historical mansion house, offering an extraordinary living experience. Every corner of the house boasts superior finishes, promising an ambience of grandeur and elegance.The residence boasts five opulent high-specification bedroom suites, each designed with its own private en-suite facilities, ensuring a unique blend of luxury and comfort for every member of the family or visiting guests. The principal suite, a private and self-contained sanctuary, is located in the original ballroom. It features a domed vaulted ceiling, walk-through and enclosed dressing room areas, and a bedroom area with a private living space, encapsulating the epitome of luxury and refinement. For those who love to entertain, the property offers six spectacular reception rooms, each designed to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Additional property features include a wine cellar and a detached garage, which presents an excellent opportunity for further development into a fitness space or office annex, providing a versatile and functional living environment.

This property is not just a home, but a piece of history. It is a stunning and sympathetic refurbishment of a period mansion lodge, with historical ties to the 1800s. It was once home to Major Charles Harcourt Gam Wood, an esteemed figure born in 1806, educated at Wellington College, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He served as a captain of the 15th Hussars and subsequently Major of the Yorkshire Dragoons Imperial Yeomen and also a JP for the West Riding of Yorkshire. Major Wood fought at the Battle of Waterloo, adding a touch of historical significance to the property.

The property takes you back in time, with evidence of its history as a home with maids and a butler, reminiscent of the era of Downton Abbey. This historic local property is ready for its new lease of life in the 21st century, offering its future homeowners a unique opportunity to own a piece of history, redefined for modern living.

Entrance Vestibule - 7' 7'' x 5' 5'' (2.315m x 1.644m) - Enter through a custom-made solid oak door, leading into an entrance vestibule and boot room with bespoke cabinetry.

Cloaks/Boot Room - 6' 7'' x 5' 5'' (2.00m x 1.644m) - Furnished with bespoke cabinetry, cloakroom hanging and a bench seating area, leading into the grand hall/reception room.

Grand Hall/Reception Room - 21' 10'' x 13' 10'' (6.657m x 4.219m) - A stunning space offering endless possibilities for use. It could serve as an additional reception room. The room boasts a carved sandstone fireplace, panelled walls, and classic wall lights.

Wine Cellar - The property's original wine cellar offers ample space for your favourite vintages, conveniently located off the grand hall/reception room.

Powder Room - 6' 9'' x 5' 2'' (2.067m x 1.584m) - Styled with a beautiful Victorian tiled floor, a washstand basin, and a WC that perfectly matches the period features.

Utility Room - 9' 0'' x 6' 9'' (2.750m x 2.067m) - Fully equipped with fitted base and wall units, including an area designed for a pet grooming shower and plenty of space for everyday laundry needs. This room provides access the boiler/plant room.

Home Office/Snug/TV Room - 17' 9'' x 11' 1'' (5.407m x 3.369m) - A room with a multitude of uses. High ceilings, wall TV points, and an abundance of wall sockets make this space perfect for a luxurious home office or den.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - This room boasts fantastic proportions, high ceilings, and large live-in bay window area with double doors leading to the patio and garden. The highly imposing bespoke, fully fitted kitchen is a chef's dream with abundant cupboard space featuring pull-out larder cupboards, built in Bosch fridge and freezer, a quadrant of high specification Neff appliances and 6 burner Neff gas hob with extractor. The enlarged quartz kitchen island is a real statement featuring endless storage draws and cupboards and a wraparound breakfast bar area providing ample seating space. The island also features a centralise Belfast sink and instant hot and cold-water tap.

Family Room - Dimensions: 18' 0'' x 16' 8'' (5.489m x 5.080m) - This inviting family room showcases a handcrafted sandstone fire surround, with the living flame gas fire enhancing warmth and allure. Double doors offer a seamless transition to the outdoor patio and garden. The room's unique charm is further highlighted by the period-style ceiling coving with the bespoke oak glazed doors ushering you into the dining room.

Dining Room - Dimensions: 18' 0'' x 16' 8'' (5.48m x 5.08m) - Primed for intimate dinner parties, this dining room is beautifully adorned with a fully glazed bay window area which floods the room with natural light framing a delightful view of the garden. A centralised elegant crystal chandelier, harmonizing with matching wall lights add to the sophistication of this room, which leads into the formal Drawing Room with an arched glazed oak framed door.

Drawing Room - The formal drawing Room offers a tranquil yet formal retreat, accentuated by another handcrafted sandstone fireplace. The room's coved ceiling and wall lights create a soothing ambiance, with a skylight above adding natural light, the ideal setting for a baby grand piano. Double doors open onto a welcoming patio which leads into the garden.

Inner Hallway - Serving as the heart of the home, the inner hallway connects to the first floor via an original, totally refurbished period sandstone staircase. This space is tastefully embellished with ceiling coving, a ceiling rose, and a long drop chandelier.

Master Entrance Hall/Dressing Room - Dimensions: 14' 1'' x 6' 9'' (4.299m x 2.067m) - Double doors from the master entrance hall reveal a luxurious walk-through dressing room area and an additional enclosed spacious closet. This space flows seamlessly into the master suite.

Master Bedroom Suite - Dimensions: 26' 2'' x 18' 0'' (7.970m x 5.482m) - Once a grand ballroom, this space has been transformed into a magnificent principal retreat, boasting original domed vaulted ceiling, two ceiling roses, chandeliers, and a space to form a private seating area.

Master Bathroom - Dimensions: 14' 11'' x 13' 10'' (4.557m x 4.219m) - This impressive bathroom is characterised by porcelain wall and underfloor heating tiles, a free-standing bath, a glass shower wall with a rain head, and a full body shower. The room also features two heated towel rails, a bespoke painted Harvey George of Harrogate double vanity unit with crystal door furniture and paired oval basins, wall lights, and a crystal chandelier.

Second Master Bedroom - Dimensions: 17' 9'' x 14' 11'' (5.409m x 4.545m) - This spacious second bedroom forms a secondary principal suite, featuring a front-facing window, also benefiting from an en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite - Dimensions: 14' 11'' x 5' 5'' (4.545m x 1.644m) - This en-suite showcases porcelain floor and wall tiles with underfloor heating, a large bath with an overhead shower, and a hand-painted bespoke vanity with oval sit-on basin by Harvey George of Harrogate.

Bedroom 3 - Dimensions: 17' 1'' x 14' 0'' (5.205m x 4.274m) - This large bedroom boasts as another exceptional family room or guest room with a side view and its own en-suite.

En-Suite - Dimensions: 10' 9'' x 5' 9'' (3.274m x 1.746m) - This fully tiled bathroom features underfloor heating, a glass shower wall with a rain head shower and hand-held body spray, accentuated by a bespoke hand-painted Harvey George of Harrogate vanity unit.

Bedroom 4 - Dimensions: 14' 1'' x 12' 11'' (4.282m x 3.927m) - This capacious fourth bedroom offers yet another relaxing retreat, also with its own en-suite.

En-Suite - Measuring a spacious 12' 2'' x 5' 0'' (3.713m x 1.535m), this en-suite boasts a shower furnished with a rain head shower and hand-held body spray. The room's floor is tiled, with the added luxury of underfloor heating for those chillier mornings. The custom-made vanity unit comes complete with a chic round basin.

Bedroom 5 - While being the final bedroom, this room does not compromise on space. The room benefits from a side facing window a garden view, ushering in an abundance of natural light. It also offers access to an additional en-suite bathroom, ensuring privacy and convenience.

En-Suite - This en-suite, measuring 11' 2'' x 5' 5'' (3.396m x 1.642m), features a shower and a tiled floor equipped with underfloor heating for optimum comfort. The room features a glass shower wall, rain head shower, and handheld body spray. The bespoke vanity and WC combination, adorned with a round sit-on basin and mirror, is courtesy of Harvey George of Harrogate, adding a touch of elegance to the room.

External Features - The property enjoys the primary elevated position of an exclusive cul-de-sac development set behind its own imposing handmade motorised gates boasting generous grounds on three sides. The large driveway leading up to the door provides ample parking for multiple vehicles and is bordered by lush shrub beds and grounds laid to lawn. To the right of the driveway stands a large detached double garage, offering ample space for parking and storage. The garage also includes a separate area with its own WC, which could be utilized as additional storage space with the opportunity to develop this space further into a gym or office annex. The property is further enclosed by stone walls and hand crafted metal railings with high fencing to the rear.



Tenure: Freehold



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1 Keats Parade
Church Street
N9 9DP

0203 301 4700

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