Luxury home in Last of the Summer Wine town
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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