Much potential in thissizeable Victorian home

the area to the west of Halifax Road, in Dewsbury, has numerous examples of Victorian gentlemen’s residences, those substantial stone-built houses dating from the town’s textile heyday.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 23rd July 2012, 9:27 am

‘Clovelly’, a six-bedroom semi-detached property on Northfield Road, is a typical example. It is in need of a makeover but, because it retains so many original features, offers the potential to become a superb family with authentic period atmosphere.

Including the basement, accommodation is arranged over four floors, while it also has a double detached garage and additional off-street parking space.

Ground floor accommodation briefly comprises: reception hall with polished wood floor and staircase with spindle balustrade; cloakroom/WC; formal lounge with bay window, feature fire surround and ceiling cornice; dining room; dining kitchen with fitted units and access to the basement cellar; and rear entrance lobby.

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The first floor is accessed via a landing featuring a stained glass window with a picture of the village after which the house is named. There are four bedrooms, each with a wash-hand basin, one having built-in wardrobes and another featuring storage cupboards and a tiled fireplace.

There are two further bedrooms on the second floor, both having period fire surrounds.

There is also a former wash house, featuring an original range and Belfast sink, offering potential for further development subject to the usual consents.

To the front and side of the house are formal lawned gardens screened by trees and shrubs. To the rear is a paved yard accessed by a cobbled driveway.

‘Clovelly’ is on the market, with no chain involved, for £345,000. For more details or to arrange a viewing, contact Holroyd Miller on 01924 465671.