For sale: Historic Halifax home

Ryegate Farm, Doctor Hill, HalifaxPrice: £595,000.

This property was built in 1749 but has had a sensitive 21st century renovation thanks to owner Jonjo Geraghty and his father, Michael, who is an expert in restoring historic buildings.

“We took it back to the stonework, which was just as well as we realised that the first floor had been flagged. The flags were weighing heavy on the ceiling below and could've crashed in at any minute so we replaced them with floorboards,” says Jonjo, who bought the house 13 years ago.

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He also reinstated many of period features. Estate agent Linden Thornton of Yorkshire's Finest says: “The care and attention to detail that has been lavished on the property is apparent as soon as you step inside.”

The semi-rural house has an open plan living kitchen, a dining hall, a sitting room, four bedrooms, a house bathroom, integral garage and gardens.

Contact: Yorkshire's Finest, tel: 01422 824 729,