Moving house is always regarded as one of the most stressful events in life – and when a chain breaks down, stress levels can go through the roof.

Unexpectedly back on the local housing market is this spacious four-bedroom family home in Park Avenue, Shelley, the home of Steve and Hazel Francis who are hoping to downsize to a smaller property now their family have flown the nest.

Hazel said: “The house is now back on the market after the chain broke down. Originally we sold the house the first day it was on the market. It is an ideal family home close to local amenities and with four good-sized double bedrooms.’’

Steve, Hazel and their family have lived at the property for around 20 years, since it was new.

More recently they added an extension over the single integral garage which created extra bedroom space and made an existing bedroom twice the size.

Situated on the ever-popular Shelley Park development, the house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and overlooks woodland at the rear.

With a path linking through into Cleveland Way, the house is close to Shelley First School, a bus route, a local general store and a Post Office in Far Bank which is open two days a week. It’s within reach of the M1 at Flockton for anyone who commutes and within walking distance of Shepley train station.

Hazel, who is the general manager of the new Huddersfield leisure centre which is currently under construction, said: “We were hoping to move to Penistone originally and want to stay in this local area.’’

Walk into the hallway which has a laminate floor, and it leads through into the living areas. Downstairs there is cloakroom/lavatory, a spacious lounge with bay window and feature fireplace, doors through into a dining room which has French doors out into the rear garden and a well-equipped modern kitchen.

Park Drive, Shelley, the home of Hazel Francis.
Park Drive, Shelley, the home of Hazel Francis.
 

At the back of the garage there is a useful hidden utility space, ideal for housing white goods and storage.

Upstairs the house has four bedrooms and a contemporary house bathroom.

The master bedroom has useful built-in wardrobes and an en-suite with shower. The other three bedrooms are all a really good size and ideal for a family.

Hazel said: “We added the extension over the garage about 10 years ago and it made a real difference to the upstairs.

“It took us a long time to actually decide to move from here because it has been a lovely home but our children have moved out now and we don’t need so much space.’’

Outside, the front of the house has some garden and a driveway with parking for two cars. At the back is a very private larger flat garden with two sheds, looking onto woodland.

It is an ideal family home with good spacious living areas and plenty of bedroom space, and perfect for young children who want to be near to a school and local amenities.

The property is being marketed by Cornerstone estate agents 01484 607711.

PRICE: £249,995