Heav­enly home of­fers chance to buy your own pri­vate par­adise

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE - Sharon Dale

sports mar­ble bath­rooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Own­ers Les and Ruth Law­son bought Co­ley Gate in 1999 af­ter spot­ting it in the York­shire Post.

“It was a rit­ual that I would be first to look in prop­erty sec­tion and Ruth would ask, ‘are we mov­ing?’ and I’d say ‘no, not this week’. But one Satur­day she got the pa­per be­fore me and saw this house,” says Les.

“We came to view and as soon as we saw it we loved it. The lo­ca­tion is su­perb and the house is very pri­vate. In­side it has a re­ally fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere. I think of it as a mini-par­adise.”

The cou­ple have up­graded parts of the prop­erty over the past 13 years, in­clud­ing the gut­ter­ing, and they have cre­ated a new chang­ing room and wet room in the gym and pool area. They have also made the gar­den more wildlife-friendly by plant­ing hedges to at­tract and pro­vide habi­tat for birds.

The house has an en­trance hall, con­ser­va­tory, three re­cep­tion rooms, study, wine cel­lar, two cloak­rooms, break­fast kitchen, util­ity, five bed­rooms, dress­ing rooms and three bath­rooms. Be­d­room five is a stu­dio that has the po­ten­tial to be a teenager’s suite. Out­side, there is am­ple park­ing, garag­ing, gar­dens and, of course, the views.

There is a stone-flagged ter­race fronting the swim­ming pool build­ing with shrub­bery and ex­ten­sive out­side light­ing, built in bar­be­cue and chil­dren’s play area. The for­mal gar­dens are walled and af­ford a high de­gree of privacy and in­clude lawned ar­eas with trees, or­na­men­tal bushes, flower beds and a fish pond.

On the lower east­ern side of the for­mal gar­den is an all-weather ten­nis court, ad­join­ing a small copse and a pad­dock.

Nor­wood Green is one of Calderdale’s premier lo­ca­tions, of­fer­ing a com­bi­na­tion of a semi ru­ral lo­ca­tion cou­pled with con­ve­nience. It has good ac­cess to the M62.

The Law­son’s are sell­ing to down­size to a lock-up-and-leave prop­erty as they want to spend more time at their villa in Spain and they are also are keen to ful­fill a long-held am­bi­tion to drive a camper van around the coast of Bri­tain.

“Our chil­dren have grown up and our grand­chil­dren are grow­ing up too now so it’s just the two of us rat­tling round in a fam­ily house.

“We will miss it though it has been fan­tas­tic,” says Les.

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