Go West and your budget will stretch to bigger and better homes
WHEN Angela Luger came to work at Asda’s head office in Leeds, many colleagues who relocated along with her chose homes in golden triangle hotspots like North Leeds, Harrogate and York.
Angela headed West to Calderdale, which has easy access to the M62 and competitive house prices.
The move brought Stoneyhurst, a magnificent, seven-bedroom gentleman’s residence in the desirable enclave of Lightcliffe, within her budget and she has been there for the past 11 years.
“My roots are in Cheshire so I was keen to be close to the M62 so I could easily visit family and that’s how I came to find this house. I fell in love in with it and the location. It had been very sympathetically restored.”
She has since remodelled the ground floor, extending the main living accommodation into the attached cottage to create a second kitchen, games room, extra bedroom and dressing room and a bedroom suite.
The property has also been modernised, redecorated and is packed with period features, including stone mullion windows with stained glass panelling, coving, ornate plaster work and decorative fireplaces.
The house now has a hallway, drawing room with feature turret area, cloakroom, dining room, study, snug, kitchen, orangerie and a second kitchen. On the lower ground floor, there is a large utility area and storage space
On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with en-suite, a second bedroom with ensuite, two further bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom. On the second floor, there is a snug, shower room and three bedrooms, one of which is used as a games room.
The property also comes with a detached coach house that has a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outide, there are electric gates, a private sweeping driveway leading to a large double garage with gym above and a parking area.
The property is framed by impressive, landscaped lawned gardens with paved seating areas with views across The Stray.
Angela is selling after securing a new job in Manchester.
“I’m moving closer to work and I am also downsizing now that the children are older but I have very mixed emotions. I have been here for a long time and have made lots of friends here. I will miss the house and the area.
“Lightcliffe has some gorgeous shops and wine bars and the park is on the doorstep.”
Lightcliffe is next to Hipperholme, between the town centres of Halifax and Brighouse. It offers excellent M62 access and has a host of independent shops and amenities, including a bakery, library, vets, solicitors, hairdressers, greengrocers, golf course, school, nursery and pubs.