Property of the week: Head for the Harbour

Windy Harbour Farm, Windy Harbour Lane, Todmorden. Picture: Paul Mann
Windy Harbour Farm, Windy Harbour Lane, Todmorden. Picture: Paul Mann

Stunning scenery at any time of year is just one of the many attractions of this week’s featured property.

Set in three and a half acres of land, Windy Harbour Farm offers outstanding views, where the tranquility of nature wins out over the hustle and bustle of 21st century life.

And as its name suggests, it provides a warm, welcoming haven against the elements.

Windy Harbour Farm is situated along Windy Harbour Lane, Todmorden, and despite its rural setting is on the fringe of the town and also within a few minutes’ drive of Hebden Bridge.

It is a semi-detached, 18th century beamed farmhouse with four bedrooms, split-level gardens, land and parking for three or four cars.

As you approach the driveway, there’s a stone porch with apex roof to offer a handy storage point for boots and brollies.

A step up takes you into the beamed sitting room which opens to the kitchen and outstanding conservatory.

The sitting room has an inglenook-type stone fireplace with a fitted cast iron gas stove which is powered by propane gas, which also provides central heating to many of the remaining rooms, including the split-level landing.

There are superb views over the garden and beyond, making this a relaxing and inspirational room in which to unwind.

And if you enjoy a bit of solitude in which to read a book, do a bit of sewing or simply dream away a leisurely afternoon, the conservatory is the place to be.

With windows to three sides, this room offers excellent light - so if you enjoy painting this could also be the room for you, especially if watercolour landscapes are your forte.

From here there are views to savour and, if it gets too warm in the summer, there’s an air-conditioning unit ready to moderate the temperature.

Or if you’ve been inspired by the Great British Bake Off, there’s a breakfast kitchen to make Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry salivate.

Like the conservatory, this spacious room has durable and stylish Karndean flooring. There’s a breakfast bar and sitting area to the front of a double glazed window overlooking the valley. Where better to enjoy your morning coffee if someone has already bagged the conservatory?

There’s a fitted oil-fired Aga in addition to a range of quality fitted base and wall units. And if you require additional storage or workspace, there’s a vaulted utility room which is plumbed for a washing machine and dishwasher and has space for a tumble dryer.

The beamed dining room has a beautiful arched barn double-glazed window overlooking the front of the property and its amazing views. There’s an office on the ground floor, which could be used as a family or play room or an extra bedroom.

On the first floor, the master bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes and en-suite facilities.

There are three more bedrooms and the family bathroom, all of which have central heating radiators.

The property has a double garage at the end of the drive, well manicured lawned gardens which have mature shrubs, trees and borders and a neighbouring three-acre-plus paddock.

Windy Harbour Farm is on the market with Ryburne & Co, West End, Hebden Bridge, for a guide price of £425,000.