It started life as a typical Colne Valley weaver’s cottage, but now this charming property on one of Golcar’s hillsides is a stylish, contemporary three-storey mid-terrace home.
The house, at Carr Top Lane, has been completely renovated by owner Stephen Dobb and would be ideal for a young professional couple looking for their first home.
Stephen, who has previously renovated several homes in both the Huddersfield area and around Saddleworth, says: “I literally had to gut the house from top to bottom. We started work in April so it’s taken about six months to completely transform it.
“One of the original features, a ‘take-in’ door for getting the wool into a property, has been kept and changed into a long feature window in one of the bedrooms.
“You can imagine how the cottage would have been originally with the living accommodation on the ground-floor and the weaving area upstairs.
“Like many other cottages in Golcar, this one had the special long door for lifting the bales of wool in ready for weaving on home looms on the upper floor.’’
Surrounded by similar cottage properties, the house has outdoor space to the rear where Stephen has created a stylish south-facing decking area with views towards Wellhouse and over to Holme Moss.
Inside the property, the ground-floor is a contemporary open-place living space with a kitchen/dining area to the front and lounge area to the rear. The kitchen includes white high-gloss units, a built-in oven and microwave, space for an integral fridge freezer and a dishwasher and room for a dining
At the rear of this space is the living area with a feature fireplace, funky coloured lighting and patio doors out on to the decking area.
On the first-floor there are two bedrooms, one double and one single along with the house bathroom with LED mirror, bath with shower over and recessed lighting.
Moving up to the top floor, Stephen has created a spacious master bedroom which features original beams. Across the corridor is a wet-room and also on this floor is a small room which could potentially be a fourth bedroom, office or walk-in wardrobe, which would create a master suite on the top floor.
Stephen said: “Houses like this are part of the history of Golcar village and within the local conservation area. During the refurbishment I have included top quality fixtures and fittings including wool carpets, soft closing toilet seats, stylish lighting, quality inner doors etc. Looking at the house now, it’s come a long way from its original use as a working weaver’s cottage.’’
This versatile house is ideal for anyone commuting to Leeds or Manchester as it is close to the M1 and rail links at nearby Slaithwaite Station. It would make an ideal property for a first-time buyer or young professionals. It is close to local shops and Golcar village centre, local bars and restaurants.
The property is being marketed by Ryder & Dutton estate agents, phone 01484 411060.
If you want to take a look at this charming house for yourself, then go along to an Open Viewing on
Sunday September 7 from noon to 2pm when Stephen will be delighted to show you round.