Full of character and charm, this week’s Our House in the little-known hamlet of Kew Hill at Lindley Moor, was formerly two small textile mills.

The ivy-clad home of florists Stuart and Janine Gray is thought to be about 400 years old and sits in around an acre-and-a-half of land, much of which is garden.

Originally, says Stuart, the Grade 11 listed property was two mills with people living on one floor and working on the other. Today it still retains much of its character with exposed stonework, beams and mullioned windows.

The cottage is very spacious with four double bedrooms, a large lounge, conservatory and massive kitchen/dining room, but still retains a cosy and welcoming feel.

Stuart and Janine, who used to own The Greenhouse florist at Lindley, now run the floral business from home, making use of an outdoor workroom where Janine creates her floral designs.

She said: “We were based in Lindley for a long time but find the business works really well from home. Customers coming to see me for wedding flowers etc usually chat to me about their requirements in the conservatory and then I put my floral creations together in my outdoor workroom.’’

Entry is gained through French doors into a sizeable porch, which leads into a vestibule and onto the house bathroom, spacious lounge, conservatory and kitchen diner.

Kew Hill, Lindley Moor.
Kew Hill, Lindley Moor.
 

The cosy lounge has a natural stone fireplace, a timber mantel, originally from Emmerdale Farm, and exposed wooden beams.

The rear windows look out over the garden and valley beyond. A sizeable conservatory, added more recently, gives extra living space.

A family bathroom has exposed beams and stone and is fitted with a Victorian style bathroom with roll-top bath.

The main selling point of this house is the large kitchen and dining room, with doors out into the garden, and a central stone fireplace which throws out heat into both sides of this space.

The kitchen includes a range cooker, cottage style units, granite work surfaces and a double Belfast sink. This really is a fabulous space and would be ideal for a large family.

Stone pillars sit either side of the staircase leading to the first-floor, which benefits from four delightful cottage-style bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a double shower.

Outside, the house has large gardens with an abundance of mature trees and plants, a summer house and outbuildings, along with children’s play areas.

The property also has a number of solar panels to generate electricity.

The house has great views from the front looking over Elland and, in the distance, to the wind farm at Wainstalls beyond Halifax.

This is a charming cottage, which offers great family space, both inside and out. It is close to the M62, has fabulous far-reaching views, but is still within easy reach of local shops and amenities.

The property is being marketed by Holroyd & Co solicitors and estate agents 01484 645464.

PRICE: £450,000.