A quintessential family home has hit the market in Almondbury for £575,000 – with no upper chain.
The detached character property dates back to the late 1920s and offers everything that a textbook family home requires. Set in a lovely plot with four bedrooms, almost 2,000sqft of accommodation, a large driveaway and double garage, it is just a stone’s throw from the centre of Almondbury.
Gemma Caulfield, senior valuer at Bramleys, the listing agent, says: “Location is one of the most important factors when buying a home. It has a huge impact on the quality of your life, your ease of travel, and the long-term property value – and it’s the one thing you can’t change.
“This property is a 2-minute equidistant walk from the centre of Almondbury and King James’s School – making it an ideal home for families who want their children to be able to safely walk to and from school, or to the village.”
Containing a wealth of character features including mullion windows, deep skirting boards and ceiling coving, the property is well-presented but also offers the potential for an extension. It is offered with immediate vacant possession and no upper vendor chain.
Gemma continued: “The home offers modern day conveniences such as a well-presented fitted kitchen and modern bathroom suite and is ready to move into with no upper chain. However, for the discerning buyer, it also potentially offers the opportunity to add an infill extension between the original house and the garage, subject to local planning authority permission, giving it even further potential.”
The owner says: “My late husband and I have loved living in this home. We were drawn to the Fenay Lane locality, the period property charm, and the convenience of the location with easy access to Almondbury and Huddersfield. My husband was a keen gardener, so he revelled in looking after it, and we’ve spent many happy years here.
“I love the quirks of it such as the boot room with its original stained-glass panes and leaded windows, and the brass bell next to the fireplace.
“It’s just seeping in history. One of our neighbours remembers that in the 70s and 80s, the house had tennis courts – she remembers climbing under the fence to play tennis here. It’s been a beautiful home for us, and it will be for the next family too.”
In 2014, the property went under renovation with a new kitchen, bathrooms, roof, heating system and full decoration.
The entrance has immediate access to a sitting room, leading into the kitchen, which has integral appliances include an eye-level electric oven, 4 ring gas on glass hob, overlying extractor hood and fridge freezer.
The kitchen leads into the dining room, fitted with a bay window to the front elevation incorporating a window seat and an electric fireplace – creating a room with character.
Adjacent to the dining room is the lounge, fitted with a set of French doors leading out to the front garden – ideal for families with children. Downstairs there is also a cloakroom/WC, boot room and utility room, with plenty of storage space.
Upstairs, the large master bedroom has double glazed mullion style window overlooking the garden and built-in wardrobes providing shelving, hanging and drawer storage space. The ensuite is furnished with a 4 piece suite briefly comprising a low flush WC, vanity unit incorporating underlying storage and drawer space with an inset basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment and shower cubicle.
Bedrooms 2-4 are all well sized and the main bathroom provides plenty of storage space.
The loft and garage – both large spaces incorporating approximately 660 sq ft of space in total – offer further opportunities to renovate and extend the living space available.
The well-proportioned lawned garden to the front has mature shrubbery and flowerbed borders and 3 mature trees which hold tree preservation orders. There is also a concrete driveway stretching down the side of the property providing access to a generous parking area and the double garage.
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