Situated right on the edge of the Kirklees boundary, at the very top of the Holme Valley, is this four-bedroom converted farm building.
Home to security expert Richard Camenzuli and daughters Liberty, eight, and Dakota, seven, the house was converted and extended several years ago and is a stunning family property in rural Hepworth.
Richard, who regularly works as a bodyguard and has his own business, Cam Security UK Ltd, specialising in all types of security, says the property, Lane House, in Penistone Road, Hepworth, is in a great location.
He said: “In summer it’s just gorgeous up here and we have proper winters. It’s ideal for anyone who commutes across the area as it’s right in the centre of Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. I regularly travel to all these centres and can be in any of them very quickly.’’
With local schools in the Holme Valley and nearby Penistone, it’s an ideal property for a family with young children. Richard’s girls go to school in nearby Hepworth village.
“We want to move nearer to Hepworth so the children can walk the dog on their way to school. Living here, it is a little too far to walk to school,’’ he added.
Richard, who runs Cam Security UK Ltd, said the original farm building was almost derelict when a decision was taken to convert it into a modern home.
“I think it was about seven or eight years ago that the property was converted and I have lived in it since it was transformed,’’ he said.
Outside, the house has a front and rear garden, driveway and integral single garage. The rear garden is also home to a hot tub, which is for sale by negotiation.
Inside, the house is a contemporary family home, full of character.
Walk into the hallway and you’ll see original stone flags on the floor. Move into the large dining kitchen and you’ll see plenty of room for a large dining table, doors leading to the lounge, a formal dining room, cellar and French doors opening to the conservatory. Access to the garage is via a door from the dining room.
The family lounge has a warming wood burning stove, a beamed ceiling and wooden floor. The formal dining room and conservatory add extra space for family living.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms including the master, which benefits from an with en-suite bathroom. There is a fabulous house bathroom complete with roll-top bath and corner shower. All the bedrooms are spacious with features including stripped wooden doors, high beams and a period fireplace in the master.
Richard said: “We are looking now for a house in Hepworth, Wooldale or Scholes. I want to live in an older cottage again and am willing to do a part-exchange on a smaller property if something was available. Ideally it should have two or three bedrooms.’’
This is a stunning family home which has been converted to a high standard and is ideal for anyone who wants to live in a rural location but still be relatively close to shops and schools.
The property is being marketed by Cornerstone estate agents 01484 688647.