The ability to harness the sun’s power has never been more important than now, with fuel bills and prices continuing to rocket.
Here’s a wonder-fuel chance to cock a snook at the energy companies as this week’s featured property has the benefit of solar panelling to add to a multitude of other superb selling points.
The new owners of this spacious detached home in High Court, Heptonstall, will be able to cut their energy costs thanks to the installation of the panels that use the sun’s rays to generate electricity.
Many home owners who have taken the decision to install solar panels have also successfully sold energy back to the National Grid.
Energy issues aside, this property has stunning views, attractive mature gardens, a double garage and large rooms - the dining room and lounge both have French doors leading to the garden.
Situated on a private plot at the end of a select road, the house not only has ample driveway parking, mature gardens with patio areas and raised flowerbeds but also a vegetable patch, pond, garden shed and an additional piece of land at the bottom of the garden.
While some homes have just one stunning room that offers the “wow” factor when guests walk through the door, this property has several rooms that would encourage potential buyers to start planning where their own furniture might go.
The conservatory is a delightful space in which to spend sunny days.
There are views over open fields and across the valley, exposed stonework to one wall and a door leading to the kitchen.
There’s plenty of room for a comfy suite and a coffee table, so it would make an ideal room into which to retreat and pursue a hobby - maybe embroidery or cross-stitch, where light is a key factor to creating intricate work.
The bespoke kitchen was hand built by Hebden Bridge company Drew Forsyth & Co.
It has ample wall and base units, a selection of glass-fronted display cabinets and bookcase, a dresser unit, a central island with chopping area and attractive tiling to complement the work spaces.
This room will provide a haven for keen cooks, with its many features - including a Range Master 110 range with four rings, hotplate and griddle, double oven and grill.
Access to the garage from the house is gained via the kitchen.
The dining room is more than 11ft square and opens out to the garden.
The L-shaped lounge provides another sizeable space in which to relax.
It has French doors which let in a huge amount of light and look out over a very pleasant patio area.
An impressive and spacious entrance hallway with open spindle balustrade staircase leads to a half landing and then the first floor landing, with useful linen airing cupboard.
The master bedroom, with outstanding views over the open countryside, has not only a fully tiled en-suite but also a dressing room with beamed ceiling, light and extractor.
Bedroom two is at the back of the property but the views are no less impressive, extending to Stoodley Pike. There are double mirrored wardrobes.
Bedrooms three and four are served by the house bathroom, which has a corner Shutz power shower, Jacuzzi bath, concealed cistern WC, pedestal sink and illuminated stylish corner feature.
There’s a fifth bedroom which could also be used as a study, which also has mirror-fronted wardrobes.
Within the integral double garage is plumbing for a washing machine, useful storage, a built-in stainless steel sink unit and an obscure glazed window.
The property, which is double glazed and gas centrally heated, is for sale with Anthony J Turner, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, for £525,000. For more information, call 01422 846770.