Heavenly home offers chance to buy your own private paradise
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.