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Helme, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5RW


An absolutely stunning 5 bedroomed residence having gone through an extensive programme of extending and updating during the current vendors ownership. It occupies what is arguably one of the areas finest locations on the hillside above the well-regarded hamlet of Helme and enjoys breath-taking far-reaching panoramic views to the front, whilst Blackmoorfoot reservoir and adjacent woodland create a wonderful backdrop.


The current owners have invested heavily into the property since they purchased and have improved it no end. It has undergone a substantial amount of work including significantly extending the accommodation and upgrading the original part of the property. It is now finished to an exceptional standard and the next lucky owners will be walking in to a beautifully styled and immaculate home. The accommodation briefly comprises reception hall, downstairs w.c., sitting room, dining kitchen, sun lounge/dining room, family room, office, utility room, cloaks/boot room, 5 double bedrooms (the master with en suite shower room, and bedroom 2 with mezzanine level and en suite shower room), and family bathroom. There is access out from the sun lounge onto a large balcony at the side of the house, and access out from the master bedroom and bedroom 2 onto another sizeable balcony from where you can sit and take in those amazing views to the front.

Orange Wood is on all mains services and has gas fired central heating, underfloor heating to the majority of the ground floor, double glazing, intruder alarms, CCTV and 'Sonos' speakers set into the ceiling of the dining kitchen and sun lounge. An electrically operated entrance gate opens to a sweeping driveway taking you up to the front of the property where you will find ample parking and turning area, access to the triple car garage and integral store, detached double garage with double car port to the side, and access to paved terraces, a large tractor shed, and beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds all amounting to 1.488 acres.

You will find a good range of shops, cafes, restaurants, and a regular bus service in Meltham, and an array of village amenities and a train station in nearby Slaithwaite. There is access from your doorstep to some lovely countryside walks and the house enjoys breath-taking far reaching panoramic views including the Huddersfield land marks Castle Hill, Holme Moss, Emley Moor Masts and as far as the Windmills at Ingbirchworth.

Property Details



A pair of glazed entrance doors within this full height glazed elevation provide entry into this spacious reception area which is open to the first floor galleried landing and velux windows in the roof pitch above with movement sensor lights. This light and airy reception has oak flooring which then continues through into the inner hall where at the other end you will find the return staircase rising to the first floor and a useful under stairs storage cupboard.

DOWNSTAIRS W.C. 2.82mx1.35m
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a wash basin and w.c. set against a vanity and cupboard unit. It has oak flooring, and window to the rear.

SITTING ROOM 5.54mx4.57m
A very pleasant formal sitting room with a pair of glazed French doors and matching side panels offering delightful views across the gardens and far beyond. The main focal point of the room is the remote-controlled living flame gas fire with marble surround and hearth.

No doubt the hub of the house is this well fitted kitchen and dining/living area from where family and guests can spill over through the openings into the adjoining sun lounge. The kitchen area is fitted with a quality range of units and granite worktops which incorporate a large Belfast sink with 3 in 1 boiling hot water tap. There is a matching circular granite topped breakfast island with cupboards beneath. Appliances include a Rangemaster fridge/freezer with ice/water dispenser, separate integrated fridge, wine cooler, dishwasher, and Rangemaster 'Elan' range cooker with 5-zone induction hob, 2 electric ovens and separate grill. There is ample space at the front of the room to use as a lounge area or dining space with 3 sectional bi-folding doors opening to the front terrace.

A great addition to the house is this almost 30' long sun lounge which is fully glazed to two elevations plus two large sun lanterns to the roof ensure an abundance of natural light. It has a modern remote controlled gas fire set into a mock chimney breast with stone hearth, and sliding patio doors lead out onto the good sized balcony to the side from where you can take in breath taking views over the gardens and far beyond including Castle Hill, Emley Moor Masts and the Windmills at Ingbirchworth.

FAMILY ROOM 6.68mx4.22m
This room is a great space for the family to relax, watch TV, play games, etc. It has windows to the front and rear and again takes in some very pleasant views.

OFFICE 2.84mx2.4m
Having fitted office furniture against three walls including cupboards, drawers and work station. The window to the rear looks out into the adjoining woodland.

UTILITY ROOM 3.6mx2.9m
With fitted storage units and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a freezer and a tumble dryer, and external door and window to the rear. It has oak flooring, and an extractor fan.

Providing plenty of space for hanging coats and storing footwear. It has sensor operated lighting and a door takes you directly into the adjoining triple garage.


With movement sensor lights the landing gives access to all bedrooms and is part galleried over the main reception hall below and from where you can look through that full elevation of glazing and be reminded of the stunning location.

MASTER BEDROOM 4.57mx4.57m
A double bedroom with patio doors out onto the balcony where you can sit and enjoy panoramic views towards Holme Moss and Emley Moor.

Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.c., circular wash basin on reclaimed oak cupboard, and a large shower cubicle with Mira 'rainfall' shower above. There are tiled walls, oak flooring, extractor fan, ladder style radiator/towel warmer, window to the side, and shaver socket.

BEDROOM 2 6.1mx3.5m
This bedroom has a mezzanine bed level leaving this area free to use as a lounge and gaming space. It also has patio doors out onto the balcony. An oak staircase with glass balustrade rises up to the Mezzanine where you can comfortably fit twin beds and where you will find a continuation of the glass balustrading and oak handrail overlooking the room below. The mezzanine leads on to:-

Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a pedestal wash basin, low flush w.c., and shower cubicle with Mira 'rainfall' shower over. It has a velux roof window, tiled walls, wood effect flooring, extractor fan, and a ladder style radiator/towel warmer.

BEDROOM 3 6.65mx3.94m
Built into the roof space above the family room is this very good sized bedroom. It has some limited head height in parts in line with the slope of the roof and has velux roof windows to the front and rear.

BEDROOM 4 3.9mx2.92m
Located to the rear of the house with woodland views.

BEDROOM 5 3.66mx2.84m
The 5th and final double bedroom again having woodland views to the rear.

Nicely fitted with a modern white suite comprising a large corner bath, separate shower cubicle with Mira 'rainfall' shower over, circular wash basin on a reclaimed oak cabinet, and a low flush w.c. There are tiled walls, extractor fan, oak flooring, shaver socket, and a ladder style radiator/towel warmer.

The newly installed electrically operated entrance gate opens to a sweeping driveway that takes you on up to the front of the house where you will find plenty of parking and turning space. Along the front of the house there is a sizeable Yorkshire stone flagged terrace which is ideal for outside entertaining and al fresco eating. External power sockets, water tap and lighting are installed. Take a few steps down into the beautifully manicured gardens which are extensively lawned and well stocked with plants, shrubs and trees. The grounds then open out to a paddock where you will find a large timber mower/tractor shed measuring approximately 24' x 15'. There is access at the rear of the property to the boiler house. In all, the freehold amounts to 1.488 acres.

There is access firstly to the attached triple garage which has an extra wide electrically operated roller shutter door which can comfortably store 3 cars, it has an independent alarm system, ceramic tiled floor, plastered walls and ceiling with sensor operated downlights, and is fitted with kitchen units and worktops to the lefthand side. There is also external access into an integral store. In addition to the triple garage, you will see there is a further detached double garage with a double carport attached at the side.

Tenure: Freehold. Energy Rating 68 (Band D). Council Tax Band F.

By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.

From the centre of Helme, proceed up Slades Lane heading towards Blackmoorfoot Reservoir and just as you pass over the little 'catchwater bridge', look out for the entrance to Orange Wood on the right.


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