Property of the week: A secret garden...
As the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness approaches, what could be better than a secret walled garden to retreat to?
This week’s featured property not only commands breath-taking views of the upper Calder Valley, with uplifting scenic outlooks from many windows, but it also has a secluded patio garden which is south facing.
Heath Lodge, Mytholm Bank, Hebden Bridge, is set in an elevated position with an easterly outlook but is just a few minutes’ drive from the town centre.
For those who like to grow their own fruit and vegetables, there’s an ideal opportunity to get started as the property offers a blank canvas in the shape of an uncultivated separate garden patch to the rear, with conifers marking the boundary.
The impressive double-fronted detached Victorian house, constructed in stone in 1887, is also handily situated for Hebden Royd Primary School, which is located at the bottom of Mytholm Bank.
There are numeous footpaths and wooded walks in the vicinity, which at this time of year may afford opportunities for picking blackberries, mushrooms and elderberries.
But if home is where the heart is, this property will captivate those who enjoy traditional and period features married with many 21st century mod cons.
The entrance hall is spacious, measuring 15ft 9in by 5ft 6in, and has a quarry tiled floor and ceiling cornice.
The sitting room has sash windows through which to enjoy outstanding valley views. A good-sized room measuring 15ft 6in by 12ft 8in, it has a period-style fireplace with tiled inlay and an open grate for real fires.
The dining room (12ft 11in by 12ft 6in) also has sash windows, ceiling cornice and a similar fireplace which will allow the property’s new owners to enjoy returning to a real fire - but if they prefer the house has a gas central heating system installed as well as a security alarm.
The dining kitchen is of a similar size and has double Belfast-style sinks, with plumbing for a dishwasher and a range-type cooker with five-ring gas hob.
There are steps down to a utility room which has worktops, a sink and plumbing for a washing machine.
The first-floor landing has a feature stained and leaded window to catch the light.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms, the master with en suite shower room, and a separate four-piece house bathroom.
Like the master, the second bedroom has outstanding valley views.
The third bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe/storage cupboard with lighting, is currently being used as a study.
In addition to the secret garden, the property also benefits from a paved and walled rear yard with a large wooden storage shed.
Heath Lodge is for sale with Intercounty estate agents, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, for £400,000.