If you want a room with a view, then look no further than Inkerman Cottage at Meltham, which has stunning views from every room in the house.
This week’s Our House, which is situated at Leygards Lane, high on the hillside above Meltham, has been lived in by the same family for over 50 years and is now being sold by relatives.
It has been described as one of the finest homes in Meltham; a detached double-fronted period property dating back to 1835. Although it is now ripe for renovation, it retains lots of original features and has the potential to be a stunning family home as it.
With panoramic views over Meltham and surrounding moorland, it is set in a wonderful location, which is increasingly sought after because of its semi-rural position in the Pennines. The house comes with about half an acre of its own grounds.
Oliver Bailey from estate agents Earnshaw Kay in Holmfirth is dealing with the sale on behalf of the family. He said: “Because of its location, there has already been a lot of interest. Some people are talking about simply cosmetic renovation to make it a modern family home and others have spoken about possibly extending the property either to the side or the front to make it a really stunning home.’’
“The view is what will sell this house. People just love the view and the location.’’
Situated at the side of a country lane, Inkerman Cottage has a single garage and outbuilding, as well as an extensive lawned garden to the front, leading to more garden and a small area of woodland. On one side there are open fields with dry stone walls and sheep grazing and on the other a number of established trees which make the garden really private.
Although the house does need substantial modernisation, it has up-to-date PVCu double glazed windows and a secure composite door. The house also has a relatively new central heating system.
Walk into the house via the front door and you enter a small hallway with original features including an arch to the staircase, wood panelling and a plate rack. At the top of the stairs, there is feature iron work.
Downstairs are two rooms, currently set up as a living room with fireplace and beams, and a kitchen/sitting room which could be modernised to make a substantial kitchen/diner/family room.
Upstairs the house has three bedrooms and a house bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are doubles and offer views across the local countryside and the third is a single. The bathroom has an original period fitted cupboard, useful for storage.
Although this house is on the very edge of Meltham, it is only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of the village with its many amenities and local schools. It is in an ideal location for anyone who loves being on the edge of open countryside and within easy reach of rural walks and the great outdoors.
The property is being marketed by Earnshaw Kay estate agents 01484 680800.