If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise... whether or not you are a teddy bear.
Set within six acres of woodlands and gardens is majestic Gudger, a home of outstanding design, which has four bedrooms, a large home office and a study.
Getting away from it all has never been so easy. Nevertheless, you are still withing striking distance of the centre of Hebden Bridge and just a few minutes’ drive from Todmorden.
The property in Glen View Road is approached via a private driveway. There are gardens and patio areas to two sides and a useful “under house” space which is 61ft long.
The entrance hall has a solid wood door with flagged flooring and twisted open staircase to the first floor.
Also on the ground floor are rooms which would be useful for someone working from home, as there’s a home office (19ft 6in by 11ft 3in), a utility room with fitted base units and worktops, and a large room measuring 11ft 8in by 15ft 7in which is currently used as a reception room.
But with the utility room having plumbing, these three rooms might be remodelled to provide ground floor living accommodation for an elderly relative or become a teenager’s hideaway.
Alternatively, anyone who runs a business from home, such as a physiotherapy practice, would be able to make use of these rooms without their clients having access to the main living quarters.
On the first floor, the landing area doubles up as a dining room, with sliding doors opening to the sun room-conservatory.
A hallway leads to three bedrooms, the house bathroom and neighbouring shower room. All three bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with dresser units and drawers.
The living room has vaulted wood panelled ceilings, two double glazed windows that overlook the garden and a modern quality feature inset fire.
There are sliding wooden doors that open to a study/den, which has a double glazed window that overlooks the hillside.
The conservatory, measuring a very generous 28ft 9in by 8ft 8in, has double glazed windows to three sides offering delightful views of the woodland and garden. This room has solid wood flooring, exposed feature stonework to one wall and a radiator, with a rear door that leads to the garden.
The dining kitchen is also a great size - 11ft 3in by 15ft - and is fitted with a range of wall and base units and a breakfast bar. Tiled splashbacks, under-unit lighting and glass display units add to the spacious and modern appeal of this kitchen.
With large windows overlooking the woodland, this detached home provides plenty of space for a growing family while offering the seclusion and privacy that many home owners crave. Outside there is an attached single garage as well as the additional open-fronted double garage, so when friends and family come to call there will be no problems with parking.
There’s external LED illumination for those wintry mornings and evenings and the property also benefits from a remotely monitored security system.
And as for those six acres - well, you’ll be helping the environment if you tend that area of wonderful woodland.
Gudger is for sale with Peter David Properties, New Road, Hebden Bridge, for £650,000.