This pretty hilltop home is an idyllic rural retreat

Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page
Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

THERE’S an old saying that if you want to get away from it all, then head for the hills.

And you can do just that with our stunning featured property this week.

Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

High on the hill tops of the picturesque south Pennines, a stones throw from the Pennine Way and the iconic Calder Valley landmark Stoodley Pike, is this pretty double cottage, which is on the market for offers in the redgion of £325,000.

3/4 Black Dyke - not to be confused with the mill complex in Queensbury - is a desirable period home offering spacious four-bedroom accommodation in the heart of our amazing countryside.

There’s mature gardens, a detached double garage and gas fired central heating in the property which was formerly two cottages.

The traditional stone built semi detached period property is set within an unbelievably idyllic open rural location enjoying super views to three sides.

The view of the surrounding countryside from Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

The view of the surrounding countryside from Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

It offers a once in a lifetime chance to acquire your dream home in the countryside.

The hamlets of Mankinholes and nearby Lumbutts are of interest and popular with those engaging in countryside pursuits such as walking, riding etc.

There is a local community bus service to the villages and you are a short ride from Hebden Bridge and Todmorden - bustling towns with a wealth of shops, schools and leisure activities.

The towns have very good public transport links and are both on the national rail network with fast and convenient service into Halifax, Leeds and Manchester.

Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

Black Dyke, Mankinholes, Todmorden, on sale for �325,000 with Wrigley Clayden, Water Street, Todmorden, for Valley Property page

You are also a short drive away from the motorway networks - the M62, M60 and M65 linking cities across the North.

A tour of the property must to fully appreciate its many qualities.

An extended conservatory entrance porch leads to and inner hallway. There’s a ground floor bathroom with a combined panelled bath with shower and screen.

The kitchen is 15’6 x 7’ (4.72m x 2.13m ) with a double bowl colour co-ordinated sink unit. There’s plumbing for an automatic washing machine.

The dining room is 14’6” x 14’9” (4.42m x 4.50m ) and has mullioned windows, a beamed ceiling, living flame gas fire and access to the rear porch.

Black Dyke’s lounge is a roomy 15’6” x 11’9” maximum (4.72m x 3.58m maximum) also with mullioned windows and a beamed ceiling.

A central staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms. and there’s an inner landing with access to large boarded loft area offering potential for 2/3 further bedrooms if required subject to the necessary planning approval. A separate WC has a pedestal washbasin.

The property is approached via a private drive off which there is a double stone built detached garage with up-and-over door.

The cottage has well-kept gardens to the rear and side complete with greenhouse.

For viewing and further information on this suberb rural home contact Wrigley Claydon, 31/33 Water Street, Todmorden, on 01706 839352.