There’s a lot to be said for living on the edge of a picturesque village.
You’ll probably be on first-name terms with many of your near neighbours, instead of the impersonal feel of developments in many large towns and cities.
So here’s a home that offers everything a growing family could want.
There’s space galore inside, far-reaching views from the delightful gardens, and even off-road parking, which is at a premium in many areas of the upper Calder Valley.
The stone end-of-terrace property lies in Thorney Lane, Midgley, on the outskirts of this attractive and much sought-after village.
It may be classed as “end terrace” but it boasts as much space, if not more, than many Victorian detached homes which will come with a larger price tag.
The ground floor has plenty of room to fulfil everyone’s needs. There’s a spacious kitchen with solid wood wall and base units with matching worktops, a Belfast sink with mixer tap, filter water tap and integrated drainer.
A range oven with chrome splashbacks will delight keen cooks, as will the under-floor heating when evenings and early mornings are chilly. Inset spot lighting makes the most of this well-planned room, and a quick look out of the window reveals views to die for.
There’s a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, a trapdoor hatch to the under-house storage and a window through which are more great views of the surrounding countryside.
The dining room is a good size, with solid wood parquet flooring, a feature open fireplace with decorative surround, a picture rail, decorative coving and a ceiling rose.
An under-stairs storage cupboard offers access to the cellar.
There’s a cloakroom with bamboo flooring, a WC and washbasin.
But the ‘piece de resistance’ in this delightful family home is the spacious living room, which extends to more than 23ft by 14ft and has a feature stone fireplace with inset multi-fuel burning stove - ideal for roasting chestnuts or just warming your hands and cheering your spirit at the end of a long day.
The living room has wooden flooring to the rear with potential to create another dining area and there are double patio doors to the rear which lead to the garden.
On the first floor are three bedrooms, with bedroom one having en-suite facilities. Bedrooms two and three are served by the house bathroom, which has wash basin, bath and shower overhead, and there’s a separate WC with wash basin.
The second floor of the property is accessed via a spiral staircase and here you will find bedroom four, which has fitted wardrobes.
The neighbouring study has stripped floorboards and exposed beams and both rooms on this higher floor benefit from Velux windows.
Outside there is off-road parking to the side of the property, with further parking to the front if required.
Gated access to the rear garden reveals a lawned area with a paved patio and attractive flower beds.
At the bottom of the garden there is a pond and an enclosed chicken run. There’s plenty of opportunity for a self-sufficiency drive as there is outside lighting, a water supply and hardstanding for two garden sheds.
The house is for sale with Peter David Properties, New Road, Hebden Bridge, for £320,000.