Property pick: The best of views across the valley

Lower Winsley Farm, Cross Stone, Todmorden
Lower Winsley Farm, Cross Stone, Todmorden

Home buyers are often told: “You can’t buy a view”, meaning that developments around the property may impair their outlook in the future.

As far as Lower Winsley Farm is concerned, its views are priceless as, according to the estate agent, it enjoys “one of the best views in Yorkshire, extending over the upper Calder Valley”.

The Grade II listed, detached farmhouse is set in a semi-rural location at Cross Stone, Todmorden, where breath-taking views of the valley offer uplifting outings for walkers and amazing picture opportunities for photographers.

A traditional timber-framed property built around 1650, as many impressive family homes and farmhouses in the valley were, it has a natural slate roof, stone additions and has mains electricity with central heating throughout.

Spring water provides the property with its supply, while solar panels have been installed on the lower tier of the lawn.

The property is set in generous gardens, with a private driveway capable of offering parking for several vehicles - and maybe even a motorhome or a caravan for those who like to travel when the whim takes them.

A stone detached two-storey building, currently being used as a double garage and workshop, measures 6m by 6m and has a three-phase electricity supply.

Beyond the garage is a further private garden with a pond and mature trees, which act as a nature reserve for wildlife.

Inside, the farmhouse does not skimp on space either. There’s a large kitchen-diner, with country-style wall and base units and stainless steel worktops.

A separate dining room off the kitchen has a fully tiled floor and, like the kitchen-diner, has under-floor heating.

The main feature of the living room is the impressive stone fireplace and hearth with inset wood-burning stove. It has stone mullion windows to the front and separate access to the utility area.

The conservatory runs almost the full length of the house, making the most of the south-facing aspect of the property. It also has a fully tiled floor and leads out on to the patio and lawned gardens.

A useful ground-floor wet room/shower room would provide perfect complementary facilities to a large room, now used as a utility room and previously a kitchen, which has the potential to become a double bedroom - an ideal opportunity for a family member who may have mobility issues and prefer to have a bedroom on the lower level.

On the first floor, a spacious landing leads to the master bedroom with stone mullion windows, a window seat, built-in wardrobes and exposed ceiling beams.

Lower Winsley Farm is for sale with J Greenwood Properties, Halifax Road, Todmorden, for £495,000.