Boothbank, Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield
Contact: Simon Blyth, Huddersfield, tel: 01484 651878, www.simonblyth.co.uk
This grade two listed, double fronted cottage is in an elevated spot and has breathtaking views over of Colne Valley. It has an entrance porch, large living room, dining room, kitchen, rear lobby/utility room and shower room. On the first floor, there is a landing leading to four bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, there are gardens to the front of the property with more garden space and a large off-road parking area on the approach to Boothbank.
The village of Slaithwaite, pronounced “Slawit”, has become highly sought-after thanks to its community spirit, independent shops and bars and its position within travelling distance of Leeds and Manchester. It also has a railway station with hourly services to Manchester and Huddersfield.
The Old Farmhouse, Summerbridge
Contact: Buchanan Mitchell, tel: 01423 360055, www.buchananmitchell.com
This idyllic farmhouse dates from the mid 17th century and sits on the edge of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property has undergone a comprehensive programme of skilful and sensitive restoration over recent years and now blends historic charm and character with mod cons, such as underfloor heating. The ground floor has a family kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and direct access to a walled garden, a formal drawing room with oak flooring and open fireplaces, dining room with original stone fireplace, panelling and stone flooring and a cosy snug/home office plus a utility room, boot room and garden room. On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with Smallbone fitted furniture and en-suite bathroom, a guest bedroom suite, three further bedrooms and a house bathroom. Many of the original features have been retained and some of the highlights include original open fireplaces, exposed oak beams, oak panelling and York flagstone floors. Outside, there are gardens, walled gardens, paddocks with post and rail fencing, a tack room and hay barn. The property also has a parking area, garage, stores and outbuildings. The house enjoys fabulous far-reaching views across its own land and the surrounding countryside.