Long, hot summer days - and apparently, there are some on the way! - were just meant to be savoured when the chance arises.
And where better to soak up the sun, breathe in the fresh air and watch the evening shadows fall than this week’s outstanding family home.
Bridestones Farm, Kebcote, lies between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, being just five miles from the former and four from the latter, both of which have good rail links to Leeds and Manchester.
Ideally situated for the M65 motorway about nine miles away, and within easy reach of both Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports, this home would suit a busy executive who needs to go places fast - and then to calm the spirit by returning to this idyllic rural home.
But even if you are not a jet-setter this home offers plenty of scope for entrepreneurs and those with a self-sufficient streak.
There’s an acre of land which would be enough to grow your own herbs, fruit and vegetables without it becoming a full time job to manage the plot.
And for families with regular guests, or who would like to offer holiday accommodation without others having the run of their own home, Bridestones Farm presents the ideal solution.
In addition to the main house and its four attractive and good-size bedrooms, the property has also been painstakingly renovated to allow the original mistals, or cow sheds, to be turned into a spacious apartment comprising a living room and kitchen area, a bathroom, a good-size bedroom with under-eaves storage and a second occasional bedroom.
In addition to the irregularly shaped conservatory, which gives outstanding views and is an ideal place in which to relax and unwind, there is a main entrance hall with an attractive and unusual tiled floor.
This leads to the cloakroom and the study, which is beamed and has a laminate floor.
The dining room is set with an African theme and also has a laminate floor. You can’t quite see Africa through the window but you do get an amazing valley view.
Large original arched barn doors in the light and spacious open sitting room offer spectacular views of the open countryside.
Like the sitting room, the farmhouse kitchen has a beamed ceiling and houses a host of attractive white base cupboard units, glass-fronted wall units and complementary black granite worktops.
A utility/side entrance leads to a side courtyard and patio.
From the large beamed landing there is access to the master bedroom, which has integrated wardrobes and an en-suite.
There are three further bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom with curved Jacuzzi bath.
The front of the property is gated and has a large patio and gardens, a spacious concrete parking area and a new double garage. The property benefits from oil central heating and has a spring water supply.
Bridestones Farm is for sale with Ryburne & Co, West End, Hebden Bridge, for a guide price of £475,000.