This historic home is for sale in Heath, the 'village of mansions'

A rare chance to buy an impressive property within the conservation village of Heath, once known as ‘the village of mansions’, has arisen.

The Dower House, Heath
The Dower House, Heath

Dower House is a John Carr property that dates back to around 1740.

Built of Yorkshire stone under a slate roof, it retains many original features, from carved oak panels and doors, to the original John Carr oak staircase, ornate cornicing and ceiling roses, shutters to the principal rooms and original wood flooring.

Carved oak panelling can be seen in the entrance hall that leads to a guest cloakroom and WC.

Impressive hallway and staircase

The dining hall features a carved stone fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove, and an arched study area links to a dual aspect sitting room with an Adam-style fireplace.

In the formal drawing room is an open fireplace, and this leads to a snug with a carved oak fireplace and cast iron stove: a built in bookcase doubles as a secret door to the rear kitchen.

The open-plan kitchen has bespoke units, with granite tops and a central island.

There is a four-oven gas Aga, integrated appliances, and the breakfast area with a boot room through to a courtyard garden. Added to this is a sizeable utility room and a hall with access to the wine cellar.

Sitting room

From the galleried landing, the main bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite, shared with bedroom two. This has a free standing bath with a separate shower room.

Bedrooms three and four share a shower room, then there is a fifth bedroom and the family bathroom. The second floor has potential for conversion to further facilities.

A large lawned garden with filled borders has a listed ha-ha and an original ice house among its attractions. The grounds stretch to around one and a quarter acres .

The Dower House, Heath, Wakefield, is for sale priced £1,300,000 with Carter Jonas’ Harrogate office, tel. 01423 523423

The dining room in the Dower House, Heath