This elevated stone dormer bungalow on the outskirts of Honley really does have the best of both worlds.

As well as being close to local village amenities and schools, it is in a rural location with far reaching views over the local countryside.

Owners Jeff and Janet Binns have lived at the bungalow at Banks, Honley, for 35 years and are planning to move just a few minutes’ drive away in Holmfirth.

 

They already have planning permission to build a smaller bungalow in the garden of their daughter’s home.

Janet said: “We have loved it here but are also looking forward to building our new home. As soon as we have a sale we can get started on the new build, which will be very exciting. Hopefully it should only take about six months to build the new property.’’

Their current home sits in an elevated position with far reaching views at the front towards Castle Hill, Farnley Tyas and Brockholes, while the back of the property looks over open fields towards Oldfield and Honley village.

Built in 1960, the bungalow has an attractive terraced garden with paths and stone walls at the front along with a pond created from an original well.

There is also a garage and workshop at road level, which were originally created from a former butcher’s shop. With the right planning approval, this could be converted in a separate annex or teenage suite.

To the rear of the bungalow is an attractive landscaped garden with a lawn, planted borders and an ornamental pond.

Janet and Jeffrey Binks' Honley bungalow
Janet and Jeffrey Binks' Honley bungalow
 

Very private, it backs on to open fields and has recently been fitted with new fencing. External lighting adds to the look and feel of the outside space.

Walk into the bungalow and it is surprisingly spacious with a very large and useful utility room, lounge with triple aspect, a large separate dining room, a contemporary kitchen with walk-in pantry, a sun room with doors out on to the garden along with a downstairs double bedroom and bathrooms.

Upstairs there are two large double bedrooms, the larger of which has fitted wardrobes, and a large walk-in wardrobe.

Both these two rooms are served by a modern first-floor shower room. Plenty of storage is available under the eaves.

Janet said: “This is a very quiet part of Honley, but it is an easy walk into the village for shops, schools, doctors, restaurants etc. There is also a bus stop nearby and good access to both Honley and Holmfirth high schools and the railway station at Honley.

“We have the peace and quiet of the countryside, but all amenities to hand. We originally moved here for extra room and for the proximity to local schools. We understand that this bungalow was built by a very well known reputable local builder and it has always had the feel of a very solid well-built stone property.’’

This is a spacious detached stone bungalow in a lovely position with far reaching views, which is ideal for a family wanting easy access to local amenities.

The property is being marketed by Yorkshire’s Finest estate agent 01484 689880.

PRICE: £347,500