A BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE SET IN DELIGHTFUL PRIVATE GARDENS.
Furlane House lies in one of the first areas of open countryside
east of the Manchester conurbation in an elevated position from where there are open views to the south. The house sits above Greenfield and Uppermill and is approximately halfway between Manchester (13 miles), Huddersfield (14 miles) and Oldham (6 miles). There is a train station in Greenfield which provides links to Manchester and Leeds and the property lies only 21 miles from Manchester International Airport. The property is ideally located for those seeking the benefits of living in a rural location whilst remaining accessible for commuting purposes. The house lies close to the western edge of the Peak District National Park and the Dovestone Reservoir which offers a good range of walking and leisure activities only about 1.5 miles to the southwest.
A detached Grade II Listed house and former Weaver's Loom Gallery, the oldest parts of which date from 1715. The accommodation, which now needs modernisation, is arranged over two storeys with hammerdressed stone elevations and stone quoins beneath a pitched and mainly stone slate covered roof. The house was extended and heightened in 1750 (GM1715 and Giles Shaw, Hannah Shaw 1750 inscribed on the door lintel). Further additions in the 19th and 20th centuries included a connecting passage providing access to the previously detached Weaver's Gallery and Garden Room. The windows are predominantly mullioned, single glazed and some with leaded lights.
Internally the accommodation is arranged on two floors as shown on the floorplan with the principal rooms either facing south or overlooking the gardens. The ground floor comprises: side door which leads to a passage off which is the Utility Room, door to Courtyard and Boiler Room as well as access to the kitchen. Kitchen with wooden floor, beams to the ceiling and fitted range of floor and wall units (sink unit excluded) and a four ring gas hob and Bosch split level oven. There is a useful under stairs walk in pantry/store. The Staircase Hall leads to the main front Entrance Hall with beamed ceiling and exposed stone wall to one side. The well proportioned Breakfast Room has painted beams to the ceiling, an inset display alcove and modern fire surround with carved mantel. The 30 ft Drawing Room is a particular feature of the house with two south facing windows and a large glazed patio door leading to the garden. Features include the attractive marble fire surround with reeded back, high ceilings, feature full height columns and a hidden door leading to the formal Dining Room which is another fine room with door leading onto the rear Courtyard. Inner Lobby with storage cupboard and door to Cloakroom.
The staircase leads to an open landing which incorporates the Study area. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a south facing double bedroom incorporating an ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3 is the largest bedroom previously used as an upstairs sitting room with built in book cases and a concealed door leading to Bedroom 4 which is a double bedroom with door leading to a large house bathroom. Bedroom 5 faces north and is decorated in a Bedouin style but incorporates a basin and a shower. If a purchaser wants private access to five bedrooms there is potential to create a passage along the southern wall to the House Bathroom. Beyond bedroom 5 is the Victorian Bathroom which is a most impressive feature of the house (see photograph).
A gallery walkway known as the Bridge leads to the former weaver's workshop, being a 32 ft long former workshop currently used as a Library now offering potential for a variety of uses. The scale is enhanced by the full height ceiling and exposed beams. A garden room lies at the west end.
A largely enclosed courtyard lies between the house and Coach House and includes a carport secured by a roller shutter door. The former Coach House includes a Wine Cellar, Workshop and General Store together with outside Cloak Room. At the entrance to the property and adjoining Kinders Lane is a detached Garage block again of stone and slate construction providing 993 sq ft of garaging, storage and a stable. A small greenhouse lies beyond the log store.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property and include many interesting features. The well established hedges, borders and trees provide a high degree of privacy. The patio door from the drawing room leads to a circular pond with water feature and two level lawned areas above which the garden slopes and is partly terraced as the ground rises to the stone wall boundary. A series of paths and water features create interest and features. There is parking immediately adjacent to the house for two-three vehicles and a further parking area with space for one-two vehicles adjoining the garage.
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