Property of the week: Victorian home has all ‘mod cons’

Aysgarth, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge
Aysgarth, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge

Almost everything you could wish for is embodied in this week’s delightful family home - a Victorian jewel nestling in one of the country’s coolest settings.

Aysgarth, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, is immaculately presented and well designed, with large, airy rooms and space galore for a growing family to enjoy.

It’s difficult to believe that anyone crossing the threshold would do so with improvements and alterations in mind. This is a home that has been lavished with time and attention to detail, and no expense has been spared in creating a charming yet contemporary home.

What’s even more attractive about the property is that, despite its imposing frontage and garden sitting areas to both the front and side, it is within a few minutes’ walk of bustling Hebden Bridge, where last weekend the annual Handmade Parade wound its way through the narrow streets.

It’s just the kind of home that would appeal to members of the family with artistic or creative leanings, as it has space a-plenty to hang paintings and display hand-crafted items.

And as the town’s annual arts festival continues apace, this would be an ideal time for someone to take advantage of a trip to Hebden Bridge to check out its cultural and artistic interests while booking a viewing at this wonderful home.

Aysgarth, built in the 1870s, is a substantial semi-detached house which also benefits from a lower ground floor with double garaging. This gives the property an elevated position above the road, which is an attractive and secluded route that leads into the town centre and is just minutes from the railway station.

The layout of the property might also lend itself to bed and breakfast accommodation - all those visitors to the Tour de France leg that passes through the upper Calder Valley will need to stay somewhere!

The “wow” factor starts at the front door, where an attractive stained glass panelled door leads to a formal entrance hall. From here an elegant sitting room offers relaxing space to entertain family and friends.

The dining kitchen has an excellent range of Nama Italian designer units and De Dietrich appliances and an Induction hob. It opens into the garden room, which offers access to the outdoors.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, one of which is currently being used as an additional reception room.

The accommodation extends to a second floor, where there are three further bedrooms and a second house bathroom. There’s also a workshop area on the lower ground floor which leads to the double garage.

Aysgarth is for sale with Anthony J Turner, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, for £485,000.