Lux­ury home in Last of the Sum­mer Wine town

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale

Robin Royd, Holm­firth. Price: £1.25m. Con­tact: Si­mon Blyth, tel: 01484 689689, www. si­mon­blyth.co.uk NEWLY-BUILT homes are be­gin­ning to ap­peal to even the most hard­core lovers of his­toric property.

Lay­outs that suit 21st century liv­ing, all mod cons and, most im­por­tantly, their en­ergy ef­fi­ciency are all in­creas­ingly at­trac­tive to buy­ers.

Chris­tine Good­win, who much prefers new homes to old, says: “They are def­i­nitely more en­ergy ef­fi­cient and I like the fact that they tend to cleaner in de­sign.”

When she got the chance to put her own stamp on a prime plot in Holm­firth, she jumped at it.

A de­vel­oper had de­signed a house for the site and won plan­ning per­mis­sion for it, but the in­te­rior fit-out was de­cided by the buy­ers.

“It was a self-build with­out the has­sle and we had a lot of in­put, which was great,” says Chris­tine, who bought the property six years ago.

She de­signed the dé­cor, which is clas­sic con­tem­po­rary with cur­tains and blinds from Cur­tain Rais­ers in Mir­field and fur­ni­ture from Web­sters in Brighouse.

The house, just off Hud­der­s­field Road, has won­der­ful views over the val­ley and is a short walk from Holm­firth town cen­tre.

It has hall­way, a 36ft by 21ft lounge, a large sit­ting room and a vast 35ft by 21ft kitchen with A-frame roof and bi-fold doors plus a wealth of ap­pli­ances, in­clud­ing a Wolf range oven. The ground floor also has a cloak­room,

Up­stairs, there is a mas­ter bed­room with dress­ing room and en-suite, two fur­ther bed­rooms with en-suite bath­rooms and a study.

On the lower ground floor, there is a util­ity room and two bed­room suites with bath­rooms.

Out­side, there is a triple garage, gar­dens and two fields. Chris­tine and her fam­ily are sell­ing to down­size.

She says: “It’s a fan­tas­tic spot close to the town and within walk­ing dis­tance of a very good school. I’ll be very sad to leave but the chil­dren are at univer­sity and it is time to move to some­thing smaller.”

Holm­firth shot to fame thanks to the TV se­ries, Last of the Sum­mer Wine, which was filmed there.Tourists flocked to the area to see Nora Batty’s house and drink in cafes fre­quented by Compo and Clegg. The knockon ef­fect was that it ex­posed property in the Holme Val­ley to a world­wide au­di­ence. Its quaint cot­tages and stone-built houses set in stun­ning land­scapes, are much sought-af­ter by those who work in Manch­ester and Leeds.

Robin Royd is a lux­ury new-build with all mod cons and within walk­ing dis­tance of the cen­tre of Holm­firth.

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