A relocation to Cambridge is forcing the sale of this much-loved family home in Grange Moor.
Owners Robert and Julia Cragie, who have lived at the property in Greenfield Crescent for 10 years, say it has been a perfect family home, much larger than the average four-bedroomed detached house.
Julia said: “I know people often say this but if we could pick the house up and move it to Cambridge, we would do. We have the best of both worlds here: close to local amenities and the motorway network but also the lovely countryside around Grange Moor.’’
The house, which is in a small cul-de-sac, was built 12 years ago and is tucked away in a quiet location, with access via Ben Booth Lane.
“People don’t know these houses are here. It is quiet and peaceful and everyone looks out for one another. I originally lived in a smaller property just around the corner and when I met my husband, we wanted to stay in the same location so bought this property. Quite a few other neighbours have done the same because they like the location of these houses,’’ said Julia, who works for Kirklees Dementia Service.
The couple are relocating to the city of Cambridge because of Robert’s work as an electronics engineer.
After buying their current property at Greenfield Crescent, they converted the double garage into a spacious annexe, originally intended as a home for Julia’s mother so she could enjoy independent living.
“Unfortunately,’’ Julia said, “things changed and mum passed away so it was never used as an annexe. However Robert works at home so began to use it as a home office which is ideal, as it is quiet and separate to the rest of the house. It could easily be converted back into an annexe as it is very spacious and includes a kitchenette and shower etc. It’s a very versatile space and one of the main selling features of the house.’’
The rest of the house, which has a total area of 1,750 sq ft, is also spacious and versatile. Downstairs the house has a spacious entrance hall which leads through into a good sized breakfast kitchen, a separate dining room, square lounge, small office/study, downstairs lavatory and a large conservatory with doors out into the garden.
The modern kitchen has a good range of units with an integrated dishwasher and microwave. Leading off the kitchen is a separate utility room.
Upstairs this detached property has four good sized bedrooms, including the master with contemporary style en-suite with Travertine tiles and double width shower.
Also on this level is a modern house bathroom, again with Travertine tiles, and a P-shaped bath with shower over. All the bathrooms were refurbished about three years ago.
Outside, the property has a sizeable block paved driveway which has room for three cars to park side-by-side. To the side and rear is garden which includes a lawned area, a patio seating area and mature shrubs and plants. The rear garden is south-west facing so gets plenty of sunshine all day.
This is a larger than average family home which is well worth a look as it offers versatile living space, an annex and a semi-rural location. It is close to schools, a local shop, post office and motorway links.
The property is being marketed by Bramleys estate agents 01484 530361.