Some properties are too big and lacking in atmosphere to feel cosy, while others with character can appear cramped and dated.
Not so with this week’s stunning featured property, where owners with a discerning eye for design have taken the interior to another level.
Hill House Barn, Long Lane, Todmorden, is a Grade II listed building that has been converted to provide five-bedroomed accommodation.
Dating from the mid-17th century, this property is set in a delightful rural position with outstanding views across the open countryside. Despite its idyllic location, it is within one-and-a-half miles of Todmorden town centre.
Opulent, grand, tasteful and breath-taking are adjectives that spring to mind as room after room offers stunning living spaces to delight the eye and the heart.
The entrance hall alone is larger than many living rooms in family homes, measuring 23ft by 10ft. Currently used as a home office/study, it has an open staircase leading up to the galleried landing, a grey slate tiled floor, double glazed windows with deep stone sills and offers access to the ground floor rooms.
The main feature of the superb living room is the rustic brick-built fireplace with wood burning stove. Exposed beams and stripped floorboards add to the warm and welcoming feel and windows to the side provide stunning views of the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The quality bespoke fitted kitchen has ample room for a dining table and chairs.
There’s plenty to please enthusiastic cooks and people who enjoy chatting over coffee and planning their day.
A grey slate tiled floor, Belfast sink, integrated appliances and ‘Falcon’ range style oven give this room a sophisticated look.
There’s also a utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor.
On the first floor are five bedrooms, all of a good size - four of them are doubles. The master has an en suite bathroom and a spiral staircase leading to a mezzanine floor measuring 14ft 7in by 11ft 7in, which is currently used as an entertainment area.
The luxury family bathroom includes a roll top bath.
For those who need or want to work from home, there’s a secure detached outbuilding measuring 17ft 9in by 15ft 2in which provides useful alternative office or studio space - with windows to the front offering stunning views as you take your screen break.
In addition there’s an attached single garage.
The property is accessed via a private lane which leads into a gravel driveway providing ample parking for several cars. There are gardens to the front and side of the property and a large paved patio.
The property is for sale with J Greenwood Properties, Halifax Road, Todmorden, for £525,000.