Rose Cottage, Newsholme Dean, Oakworth, BD22 0QA


SOLD (subject to contract)



Rose Cottage, Newsholme Dean, Oakworth, BD22 0QA


With origins dating back as early as 1647 and reputedly the oldest house in the valley, this unique detached farmhouse is located in the little known local beauty spot of Newsholme Dean and forms one of just six individual dwellings which are  accessed via a private ¾ mile road just to the west of the small hamlet of Goose Eye and almost equidistant between the larger communities of nearby Laycock and Oakworth.

Constructed in natural stone covered with a Yorkshire stone slate roof, the property enjoys peace, tranquillity and a remarkable southerly view, standing amidst extensive grounds including; a large adjoining Barn (with previous planning consent for conversion) 3 stable boxes and a variety of lovely mature gardens including what used to be Newsholme Dean Pleasure Gardens & Tea Rooms which were enjoyed by families up until World War 2.  Evidence also suggests that the house may have previously served as a Courthouse.

Presented to a high standard throughout, the 5 Bedroomed family accommodation is laid out in the style of a traditional Yorkshire Longhouse, centred around a grand reception hall and including a 27 foot Sitting Room with a wood burning stove, a superb Dining Kitchen and a further reception room, Utility & Cloakroom, having a Dressing Room and luxury En-Suite Bathroom to the Master Bedroom.

The property is ideal for a family seeking the pleasures of a wonderful rural environment with a variety of popular walks on the doorstep including a bridle path which runs directly from Rose Cottage to the centre of Goose Eye with the highly regarded real ale Turkey Inn pub.

Exuding an aura of quality, charm & character, viewing is highly recommended and the accommodation comprises:


Panelled entrance door to:

RECEPTION HALL: 21’5” x 9’0” with attractive parquet flooring, exposed beans, wide steps & folding doors to the kitchen and open spindled return staircase to the first floor with store cupboard under.

SITTING ROOM/DRAWING ROOM: 27’10” x 17’4” having a large Jotul wood burning stove with stone surround & flagged hearth with rustic Oak mantel, exposed beams, coved ceiling, multiple wall light points and mullioned windows to the front elevation with lovely views.

DINING KITCHEN: 23’8” x 14’5” a lovely through room with windows on 2 sides having exposed beams, a range of wall & base units and central island with breakfast bar, contrasting granite worktops incorporating a ceramic sink, white Aga, 4 ring gas hob with stainless steel/glass Miele extractor hood, eye level electric oven, integrated microwave, space and plumbing for a Samsung American style fridge freezer, dishwasher plumbing, part tiled walls, tiled floor and DINING AREA with exposed wooden floorboards.

UTILITY ROOM: 10’7” x 6’9” with tiled floor, fitted wall and base units, washer plumbing and space for a dryer.

PANTRY/COLD STORE: 8’9” x 4’9” with tiled floor, original stone banks and window to the side elevation.

SNUG: 17’2” x 10’1” with corner coal effect gas fire on stone hearth, exposed beams, exposed wooden floorboards and windows on 2 sides.

ENTRANCE HALL: 9’7” x 5’2” with covered panelled external door, tiled slate effect flooring and exposed beams.

CLOAKROOM: 8’1” x 5’8” with vanity wash hand basin, low suite w.c, slate tiled floor and useful built in cloaks storage.


GALLERY LANDING: 13’4” x 9’1” on split levels with window & door to the rear, spindled balcony and airing cupboard housing the first of 2 Worcester boilers.

MASTER BEDROOM: 17’5” x 17’5” (plus range of fitted wardrobes) with matching drawers & dresser and windows on 2 sides with lovely far reaching views.

DRESSING ROOM: 10’2” x 9’4” with matching fitted wardrobes and similar views to the front.

EN-SUITE: 10’8” x 6’7” with heated tiled floor, 3 piece suite comprising a free standing claw foot roll top bath with shower attachment (and plumbing for shower if preferred), pedestal wash hand basin, high suite w.c, part tiled walls, heated towel rail, ceiling downlights and double glazed window with frosted glass.

BEDROOM 2: 16’6” x 16’5” opened up to the ceiling apex with exposed beams & 2 Velux windows, exposed wooden floorboards and long distance views to the front.

BEDROOM 3: 14’8” x 11’9” with airing cupboard housing the cylinders for Aga and Solar panels, wall TV point and 2 windows to the front with lovely views.

BEDROOM 4: 10’4” x 9’0” with windows on 2 sides with deep sills and original cast iron fireplace.

BATHROOM: 14’9” x 7’10” fully tiled with 4 piece suite comprising a large bath, walk in shower unit with twin heads, tiled walls & fixed glass screen, his & hers wash hand basins with drawers under and fitted mirrors, shaver point, low suite w.c, heated towel rail and 2 windows with frosted glass.

BEDROOM 5/STUDY: 21’5” x 6’6” with exposed beams, Velux window, cupboard housing a second Worcester boiler and 2 windows to the rear with stone sills.

STORE ROOM: 16’11” x 3’11” with fitted shelving.


The grounds are approached via a gated entrance leading to an extensive tarmacadamed driveway providing excellent on-site parking and a sitting out area with a lovely southerly aspect.

LARGE BARN: 30’9” x 24’0” adjoining the house over 2 floor levels (previously having planning permission for conversion to an independent dwelling) and currently used as a workshop/garage.

There are also 3 stable boxes and a wood store. Planning was previously granted for the erection of a double garage.

The property enjoys split level established gardens including a Victorian garden and large vegetable plot.

NB: Almost 9 acres of grazing land could also be available by separate negotiation.

SERVICES: Mains Electricity is connected to the property. And solar panels are installed.  Drainage is to a private septic tank.  A spring water supply is shared with 2 neighbours.  There is an LPG gas supply.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: Verbal enquiry reveals that this property has been placed in Band G levied by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.


DIRECTIONS: Travelling from Sutton tops towards Laycock along Green Sykes Road, take a very sharp right hand turn at a junction onto Todley Hall Road (before you get to the junction down to Goose Eye).  Follow that road for approx 250 yards until you come to a sharp right hand bend in the road but      instead of following the road to the right, travel straight on onto Clough Bank Lane.  Follow the road for approx ¼ mile where the entrance will be on your sharp left hand side identified by our for sale board.

TENURE: The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion of the sale. 

VIEWING: Please contact the selling Agents, Messrs. Wilman and Wilman on telephone 01535-637333 who will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements and supply any further information.

PRICE: £625,000