Ashday Hall is an impressive 18th century six-bedroom home that’s packed with fantastic period and architectural features making it perfect for family life.
It’s all the more special thanks to its idyllic semi-rural village location on the edge of Southowram, which gives it the feeling of a delightful country escape yet it’s just a stone’s throw from Halifax’s bustling town centre.
Adjoining a total of 8.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, grazing land and woodland, the new owners could be enjoying country-style living, exercising their horses in the morning and hitting Halifax’s shops and restaurants in the afternoon.
Or, if they fancy, dropping the children at the village school before whizzing along the nearby M62 to Leeds – just half an hour away – or a little further to Manchester, to work or play.
But whoever buys Ashday Hall may not want to leave: after all, it comes complete with private tennis courts, a hot tub, mature apple orchard, plus a collection of stone outbuildings including a helicopter hangar – all of which offer the new owners an amazing range of potential development opportunities.
While the village of Southowram itself has plenty of reasons to stay local, from links with Emily Bronte who once lived in the village, to its friendly pubs, cricket club, sports grounds and farm shop.
Inside, there’s generous accommodation including a range of reception rooms, home office, four bathrooms and six bedrooms. In keeping with the manor’s Grade II listing, the rooms ooze traditional character, with stunning corniced ceilings, wood panelled walls, grand fireplaces and huge windows.
The views from the master bedroom alone are worth checking out – who wouldn’t want to throw open the curtains to see beautifully landscaped gardens, an ornate fountain and unspoilt views of rolling countryside?
But it’s Ashday Hall’s location – just ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Halifax and only four miles from Junction 25 of the M62 – that will tick lots of boxes for anyone seeking a country lifestyle without straying too far from town.
According to Ben Waites Director of Charnock Bates, specialists in the sale of fine properties, country and period homes in West Yorkshire, Ashday Hall is a rare jewel which offers the best of both worlds.
“It’s an incredibly flexible property that combines a semi-rural setting but with all the amenities that a family often wants such as restaurants, shops and schools right on the doorstep,” he said.
“For those with equestrian interests, there’s opportunity for stabling with access to the grazing land, while it’s ideal too if you want to work from home or commute, entertain or just relax in the garden.”
A key feature is that 6.5 acres of grazing space and those outbuildings – a must for keen equestrians who want to keep their precious horses close to home.
Ashday Hall is currently on the market for offers in excess of £1.65 million, and there’s no buyer’s chain to worry about.
For more details, visit Charnock Bates