The three villages of Northowram, Shibden and Shelf are located to the North East of Halifax. The villages benefit from being within easy reach of Halifax town centre, but also the main routes to Bradford or the motorway at Chain Bar (M62 J26).
All three villages boast multiple pubs and restaurants offering a variety of styles from Italian to traditional British and fine dining. Northowram also hold an annual Scarecrow Festival, which brings in visitors from far and wide.
The premium properties in the Shibden Valley tend to be the more traditional farms and barn conversions. Northowram and Shelf have seen the additions of several new premium developments in recent years, the Arboretum in Northowram and several development around Green Lane in Shelf.
The land registry data indicates that over the last 10 years average house prices of detached property locally have risen by almost 30%. The premium property threshold* for Yorkshire and The Humber currently stands at a little over £400,000. In Northowram & Shelf detached properties sold for an average of over £440,000 in the last year.
The land registry data indicates that over the last 10 years average house prices of detached property locally have risen by almost 30%. The premium property threshold* for Yorkshire and The Humber currently stands at a little over £400,000.
Halifax and the surrounding areas have a variety of schooling options. In the private system Rishworth School and Hipperholme Grammar both offer through schooling options taking children from age 3 through to 18 and 16 respectively, there are also a prep school at The Gleddings, in Skircoat Green, taking children from ages 3 to 11. The state schools locally operate a selective admissions system with two grammar schools, Crossley Heath and North Halifax Grammar using the 11+ results to determine entry.
Shibden Hall is famously the former home of Anne Lister whose diaries formed the basis of the BBC/HBO drama Gentleman Jack. The house is now a museum and park land that surrounds it boasts a boating lake and small railway.
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