The Good Life comes with hens and sheep!

A COMPLETE lifestyle change could materialise for the new owner of a picturesque four-bedroom cottage nestling in a semi-rural setting near Hebden Bridge.

Thursday, 14th June 2012, 12:40 pm

The detached and extended stone property comes complete with 4.8 acres of good grazing land, a number of rare breed Jacob sheep - and free-range chickens!

The current owners of Hazel Brook Cottage, Lane Ends Lane, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge, are offering the livestock as part of the deal if potential buyers want them. If not, they’ll sell them - but the option is there to enjoy the freshest eggs each morning and to care for the small, piebald sheep, which are often kept as pets and for ornamental purposes as well as for their meat, wool and hides.

They’d certainly be a talking point when friends and family come to visit!

As for the cottage, it’s full of attractions too. There’s a delightful breakfast kitchen with stylish wall and base units, tiled flooring and a range-type cooker.

Off the kitchen is the dining room, which has attractive wooden flooring and is decorated in a complementary style to the kitchen. Diners can enjoy breath-taking views from the dining room window and a side door gives access to the garden, for those heady summer days when it’s much more enjoyable to dine al fresco.

The family lounge, which measures 7.48m (24ft 6in) by 4.16m (13ft 8in) houses a stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove and also offers a study recess.

The lounge has French windows that open to the orangery/ conservatory, a delightful and impressive room created by the current owners, which has French windows to the gardens.

On the first floor is a shower room, the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and three further double bedrooms.

But if it’s the Good Life that takes your fancy, this is a property that keeps on giving. The beautifully landscaped gardens include a summer house and garden shed, with a vegetable garden and small fruit orchard in which to grow organic seasonal produce.

A detached Wareing agricultural barn would provide excellent stabling, say the vendors, meaning the house offers something for just about every member of the family.

So if tending to horses, chickens and sheep - and managing crops of fruit and vegetables - is your dream, Hazel Brook Cottage could prove to be your ideal home.

But that’s not all.

Anyone with a penchant for painting could take advantage of the sweeping views.

And for those who want to work from home, the garage has an office above which could, if required, be used instead as a games or hobby space.

The cottage is for sale with Intercounty estate agents, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, for £550,000.