The Upper Calder Valley is changing into one of many coolest locations to live.
Halfway between Leeds and Manchester and with rural Pennine surroundings, a thriving inventive neighborhood and common appearances on TV, it is easy to see why.
But because the desirability of an space will increase, so do rents and house prices. Hebden Bridge has grow to be largely unaffordable with some residents shifting to houseboats on the Rochdale Canal simply to keep in the realm.
So how ‘unaffordable’ has Hebden Bridge and the Upper Calder Valley grow to be?
We’ve scoured Rightmove and InYourArea to discover three properties at three value factors equal to a first-time purchase, a second buy and a purchase order for the next revenue couple.
To spice issues up – in addition to put issues in perspective – we have researched what the identical cash would purchase in probably the most overpriced place in Britain, i.e. London.
You will not give you the chance to purchase a lot in ultra-hip Hebden Bridge however you can purchase this listed Seventeenth-century cottage in the beautiful hilltop village of Sowerby, close by.
This two-bedroom cottage with a characteristic fire and uncovered beams is up for public sale with a information value of £95,000.
It wants a little bit of refurbishment but it surely’s nonetheless completely habitable inside.
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Besides a houseboat or shared possession, there are extra choices than you’d suppose although it does contain dwelling someplace tough on the periphery. Properties across the £100,000 mark are normally bought at public sale so can promote for significantly extra.
He’s one of the best of a foul bunch we discovered.
A two-bedroom flat, on a quiet cul-de-sac in a good space of North London for £100,000? Sounds too good to be true? Well, this place wants some, sorry… plenty of modernisation and because it’s going underneath the hammer – albeit with a information value of £100k – it may promote for extra. Still, it is a deal if you do not plan to transfer in immediately. Or…
Want to live in a swanky a part of London? Only bought a finances of £100,000? Then live in a storage. There are garages (you know, for a automobile) in Kensington and different elite components of London promoting for that. Not positive you’d need to live in one – if it was really authorized.
The choices begin to actually open up across the £200k mark – and at £190k is that this spacious, three-bedroom mid-terrace on the sting of Hebden Bridge.
Woodland View not solely comes with a view of woods but additionally the River Calder and the Rochdale Canal at their most bucolic.
Hebden Bridge and Todmorden city centres are a rural canal stroll away. The solely drawback is it is on a foremost street, however as foremost roads go it isn’t notably busy.
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Three phrases: one-bedroom flat. You can really purchase a fairly adorned and appointed flat for £200k however you’re in all probability going to be in journey zone 4 or additional out nonetheless.
We did nonetheless discover this two-bedroom ex-council flat on the twelfth flooring of a excessive rise in New Southgate, North London.
It’s properly adorned inside and comes with a balcony and spectacular views throughout town. It’s additionally nicely linked with a five-minute stroll to New Southgate railway station or Arnos Grove tube, even whether it is in zone 4.
Don’t anticipate any change from £200,000.
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Once you’re on the £500k mark you can get one thing fairly particular, even in a place as fascinating because the Upper Calder Valley.
Ivy House, Hebden Bridge, is a grade II*-listed Sixteenth-century farmhouse with interval mullion home windows, an Inglenook fire, uncovered stonework and uncovered beams.
As nicely as 4 bedrooms and mature gardens there are gorgeous views throughout the city and valley from its elevated place.
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Even in London, you can purchase someplace fairly good for £500k however you’ll nonetheless be flats until you need to live on the outskirts.
Portman Square is central and prestigious. You’ll have an upmarket resort and overseas banks for neighbours if you purchase this sensible, two-bedroom flat in this Nineteen Thirties artwork deco block.
It’s for money patrons solely although.