Property of the week: A home with history
A real piece of history has come onto the market in the shape of a delightful farmhouse with nearly 500 years of living under its belt.
And the building still has some of its original features to boot!
Set in two acres of land in the beautiful Calder Valley countryside, Bent Head Farm, off Widdop Road, Heptonstall, is a fine example of an early 17th century - approx 1640 - Yeoman Clothier’s house and retains original features including its original oak panelled firescreen and a moulded bressumer with a heck post (in which a charm is wedged in a joint known as a witch post) which continues to the tie beam of a king post truss.
Offered with Bent Head Farm is approximately two acres land which have stunning countryside views.
It is situated just off Widdop Road, with views overlooking the National Trust’s Hardcastle Crags countryside haven, but it is within easy reach of amenities. Heptonstall village is about one and a half miles away and HebdenBridge, about two and a half miles away, has excellent rail links to Leeds and Manchester.
A Grade II Listed Building, this property is in need of some renovation and comprises two reception rooms, a cloakroom, farmhouse kitchen, a utility room, a games/family room, three double bedrooms, a large walk-in store room, and a bathroom.
Externally there are lovely large gardens with lawns, mature trees and shrubs, and pond with a gated private driveway providing parking for several cars.
Planning permission has also been obtained for a two storey extension. Further details are available for inspection on www.calderdale.gov.uk - application number 11/00457/REN.
On the market for £499,000, an appointment to view can be made through agents Ryburne and Co, 31-33 West End, Hebden Bridge, telephone 01422 844963 or 01422 842926.