Oldham Road, Ripponden
The owners of this large, light-filled property in the sought-after village of Ripponden have made the most of the space thanks to a stylish renovation.
They bought the four-bedroom house 18 years ago and it has been a much-loved family home ever since.
“We’ve done a huge amount of work to it, including ripping out bathrooms and replacing the kitchen, and in the last five years it’s had a complete overhaul decoratively,” says Mark Thaxter.
The latest update includes new hardwood flooring and carpets, new double-glazed sash windows, renovated antique radiators in every room and freshly-painted and decorated walls.
“We also commissioned a bespoke set of gates for outside and iron balustrades inside from the local blacksmith,” says Mark.
He and his wife are selling to take on a new property project now that their children have flown the nest, though they will miss this house.
“We love the light here. There are so many windows, which means that light floods in to every room.
“We also love the huge main bedroom and its A-frame beams. We’ll really miss that window and view,” says Mark.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s great for entertaining or family meals. It also goes straight out to the garden, which is lovely for summer.”
The location too is hard to beat. It’s a five-minute walk into open countryside and a 10-minute stroll into Ripponden where there are shops, pubs and restaurants.
The property has an entrance hall, sitting room and snug on the ground floor.
On the lower ground floor, there is an inner hallway leading to a dining kitchen. The first floor has three bedrooms and the house bathroom and the master bedroom and ensuite are on the second floor.
Outside, there is a patio and lawned garden with light and power, a storage shed and a recycling shed. The house has a hardstanding, ample roadside parking to the front and potential off-road parking to the rear.
A spokesperson for Edkins and Holmes says: “Situated in the highly desirable village location of Ripponden, this is a beautifully presented property.”
*Ripponden village has a school, health centre, shops, pubs and restaurants. It offers access to Leeds and Manchester as the M62 is a 10 minute drive away.
Contact: Edkins and Holmes, tel: 01422 310044, www.edkinsandholmes.co.uk