Go West and your bud­get will stretch to big­ger and bet­ter homes

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale Stoney­hurst, Wake­field Road, Light­cliffe, Hal­i­fax. Price: £1.425m. Con­tact: Charnock Bates, tel: 01422 380100 www. charnock­bates.co.uk

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.

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