The village of Honley is known for it’s quaint crofts, folds and cobbled narrow streets which all help to make it a typical Holme Valley village.
Situated in one of the oldest parts of Honley, at Berry Croft, is this week’s Our House, originally two back-to-back cottages but now a spacious, charming three-bedroomed property.
Owner Paul Walton bought the house in 1997 and has renovated it throughout to create a cosy and comfortable home. He is now looking to buy a new home still in the Huddersfield area, together with his partner.
His current home is situated at the end of the quaint cobbled surroundings of Berry Croft and sits among similar properties.
From the outside the cottage is a typical Holme Valley home, stone-built and with a small walled area to the front, bordered by a traditional Yorkshire stone wall. To the side of the property is a detached stone outbuilding which currently used as a utility room.
A gate leads through to the rear garden, which is a good size for a cottage and includes a lawned area, paved patio and gravelled area, which make the garden feel really spacious.
From the side the cottage looks down over Thirstin Road with views into the distance.
Inside, the cottage has much character, including exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, mullion windows and a multi-fuel stove in the lounge.
Entry is gained via a small hallway, which leads into the dining kitchen, which has a quarry tiled floor and a range of wall and base units as well as an exposed stone wall.
At the rear of the cottage is a spacious lounge featuring exposed stonework and beams. An Inglenook fireplace houses the stove and French doors lead out into the back garden. This room also has useful fitted shelving and cupboards in the recess.
Upstairs the first-floor landing leads to three bedrooms including two doubles and one single. Also on this floor is the bathroom, which has a bath with Grohe thermostatic shower over.
Paul said: “After buying the property I renovated it from top to bottom over the years to make it into a contemporary cottage, which is close to the centre of Honley but tucked away in one of the village’s oldest cobbled streets. As far as I know this area is the oldest part of the village and is full of character properties.’’
This is a great property for someone who loves the charm and character of Honley’s unique streets. It’s ideal for a quick walk into the village centre and is close to a range of local shops and to the area’s schools. The property is just a few minutes walk away from Honley Infant and Nursery School in nearby School Street, ideal for anyone with small children.
The property is being marketed by William H Brown estate agents 01484 687818.