Award-winning former mill site weaves a magical property spell

A south-facing property in an award-winning Calder Valley development might give the impression of a holiday home in sunnier climes - but it could be yours every day of the year.

Sunday, 23rd September 2012, 10:06 am

With a pleasing aspect and a private patio, it’s sure to gladden the heart, especially when the sun shines.

And it has already captured the expert eye - and the imagination - of BBC TV researchers, who made sure the development was featured on popular BBC One daytime house-hunting show Escape to the Country last week.

The property, within the Pecket Well Mill development at Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge, enjoys stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Part of a former weaving mill, the three-bedroom home is interesting, unusual and spacious. And although its location in the heart of the Pennines means it enjoys less sunshine than a Mediterranean villa, it comes complete with a host of contemporary fixtures and fittings and the modern, open-plan living arrangements so beloved of our continental cousins.

And you won’t have to jet home to escape to the country. Rail links and bus routes are easily accessible, meaning the property offers the best of both worlds - relaxing and attractive accommodation which is within easy reach of West Yorkshire towns and cities.

One of its three bedrooms is located on the ground floor and could be used as an office for anyone who wishes to work from home. But the open-plan lounge/dining room is one of the property’s most attractive features. Measuring more than five metres (18ft) in each direction, it has high ceilings and French doors that give the impression of bringing the countryside indoors.

And what could be better, on a wintry afternoon, than snuggling up in front of the multi-fuel, log-burning stove and watching as snowflakes gently fall on the surrounding hillside?

The open-plan arrangement sees the stylish kitchen accessed from the lounge/dining room. With a luxury range of units and contrasting granite work surfaces, it also benefits from built-in appliances including a microwave, dishwasher and fridge.

The master bedroom has an en suite with smart and timeless white bathroom fitments. And like the main bedroom, the second bedroom has sliding mirror-fronted wardrobes.

Is it time for you to escape to the country?

The property is on the market with Reeds Rains estate agents, Hebden Bridge, for offers in the region of £260,000.