16th Century Stone Manor in West Yorkshire, England

Listing Description

"Firstly, just look at the exterior. What a beautiful home, it’s sophisticated, impressive and discreet. The long stone boundary walls which lead you up into Warley provide a very high level of privacy and make an effective boundary for the village cricket club, which sits opposite Cliff Hill. Something very special clearly lies beyond the walls but that is not revealed until you roll up the driveway.

Cliff Hill is arguably the principal house of the area’s most sought after village, even if that doesn’t really matter to you, it’s still nice to know.

This is an authentic Manor House, which is understandably Listed Grade II. Records of Cliff Hill date back to the late 1500’s and this is the first time it has been available to purchase on the open market. If you have the appetite to take an exceptional old home and bring it into the 21st Century, this is one of the best opportunities available.

As with all old homes, Cliff Hill has evolved over the centuries. The classical architecture is beautiful, and superbly proportioned, we particularly like the long rows of elegant windows on the principal elevations. There are Arts & Crafts influences in the large reception room and study. Some other rooms have a subtle Art Deco twist following a 1930’s refurbishment.

Perhaps it is now your turn to be the next custodian. You can either enjoy this fine home with subtle, updates or take the whole property to the next level. If you have the inclination, this could become an ultimate blend of old and new. The opportunity is there, if you are ready. Subject to consents.

The main house is very comfortable and a great family home. The adjoining barn offers a great deal of potential and the side wing of the main house is just waiting to become an annexe. This area could easily accommodate your parents, a very lucky child or a live-in nanny in great comfort and style.

The Lodge house is a beautiful piece of architecture in it’s own right. It could also make a superb annexe. Alternatively, if you run your empire from home, this could make a superb office, with easy parking on the front forecourt. That would make for a very nice commute.

An elegant English mansion with a lodge house, coach house and more outbuildings offering immense potential. Set within spacious grounds in one of the region’s most popular village locations. A true gem. Warley Town is one of those places, it’s a destination where those in the know gravitate to and for good reason. There is a charming centre which has beautiful architecture and a great pub. There are a range of general facilities within nearby Sowerby Bridge. The centre of Halifax is readily accessible and you can drive out into the wild, rugged moorland countryside beyond Hebden Bridge. For a rural location this is also a surprisingly convenient place to live. The M62 is within a reasonable striking distance and this allows commuting access to Leeds and Manchester.

If you want to be a discreet Lord of the Manor, spending your time enjoying an exceptional home which has the character of an estate but without the workload of maintaining extensive grounds, Cliff Hill should be the natural choice for you."

OHDO Notes

For a longer description of the property, check out the agency site linked.

Location: Cliffe Hill Lane, Warley, West Yorkshire, England. At the time of this post, offers in excess of £1,500,000 ($1,927,797 USD). For more information on this property contact England Residential Estate Agency .

Additional info: Rightmove.co.uk Brochure PDF
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    Thank you, Kelly! I look forward to all of your posts, but must admit I am addicted to the International Properties Listings to the fault where me and my boyfriend are arranging travel to France in the spring to have a peek and dream!!!

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    I’m still as entranced with this property as when I first shared it in the link exchange. This would be my ideal country home. Thank you for posting it Kelly.

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    Jo Ann G

    I absolutely love this house. There is nothing I would change except the yellow kitchen counters. It is so elegant while still homey. So calming and so beautiful. My mother was born and raised in England (early 1920s to late 1940s) and it must be calling me home in this house. I can picture the elegant house parties!

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    I love this place, particularly the classic entrance porch. I think I would get rid of a few of the Victorian/Edwardian embellishments.

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    Britt Harmon

    I so love the international listings. This home is stunning. I am with Jo Ann, the only thing I would change would be the counters in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing it. I really love the international listings.

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    Ohhh, I could just live there are be totally happy! Sweet elegance for sure!
    Thanks for posting Kelly! Hope you are right as rain very soon.

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    Laurie W.

    The early photos of the paneled lounge? library? parlor? …whatever…sold me immediately. The fireplace surround is just beautiful. Lovely house through and through, including garden. Photography is very well done — they even found a day with clear sapphire skies!

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    Lancaster John

    Alas, not in my budget but this is lovely. Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the new international OHD sister website.

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      Thanks, glad to hear it! Hopefully I’ll get out of this funk and post a better variety, right now it’s just whatever is on my list.

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