A relocation to Scotland will bring mixed emotions for Malcolm and Patsy Barton as they will have to leave their much-loved home in Edgerton.
Since moving into their current property at Ravensdeane off Thornhill Road, the couple have created a lovely welcoming home, which is a blend of old features and contemporary living.
However, family ties come first and the couple are planning a move near to the Fife area of Scotland so they can be nearer to their daughter Caroline, who lives in Edinburgh. They are hoping to buy a plot of land and design and build a new home.
Their current Victorian Grade 11 listed home was developed in the 1970s when the former mill owner’s house, Ravensdeane, was converted into four properties.
Malcolm, who is a retired engineer and local artist, said: “The old house, which we understand dates back to the 1860s, was the home of a dry salter, a process from the fabric dying industry.
“Because the house is situated in Edgerton, it is in a really leafy conservation area and this development of the converted house and three new build properties feels almost like a little hamlet. There is a great community feel and we all look out for each and care for the outdoor space together.
“We moved here to Huddersfield from Shropshire and didn’t intend to stay here very long but we have loved our time here. When we first arrived the property needed a lot of work and was quite dark inside. We understand this part of the house was originally the scullery and servants’ quarters.’’
One of the first jobs Malcolm and Patsy did was to install a new kitchen, new inner glass doors and a contemporary staircase to let in the light.
Today the house is full of light and space. Laid out over three levels, which includes a beautiful master bedroom suite on the top floor, the house has much to commend it.
Downstairs, an entrance vestibule leads through to a cloakroom/lavatory with original Victorian glass in the door, a sitting room with ornate cornice, picture rail and ceiling rose, a dining hall with views out over the rear garden and a stylish contemporary kitchen with granite worktops.
On the first-floor are two good sized double bedrooms, one currently fitted out as an office with fitted bookshelves. The house bathroom with spa bath is also on this floor.
At the top of the house, the large master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en-suite with both bath and shower cubicle.
Outside, the property has an enclosed courtyard style garden to the rear and to the front a single garage and communal gardens.
This is a great property full of character and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
It’s ideal for a 20-minute walk into Huddersfield town centre via Greenhead Park, but is also a short drive from the M62.
The property is being marketed by Boultons estate agents on 01484 515029.
PRICE: Offers in the region of £265,000