Bringing together the old and new with great panache

Location and views: Quakers Paddock
Location and views: Quakers Paddock

Combining contemporary and traditional, Quakers Paddock is a beautiful example of how the 17th and 21st centuries can be seamlessly blended together.

Paul and Kerry McDonnell and their children Mollie and Joseph are moving on from their delightful detached home on the hilltops of Ripponden.

And surely it won’t be too long before another growing family falls in love with this former farmhouse that nestles in glorious countryside along an unmade lane.

Mr and Mrs McDonnell have lavished love and time on the property, improving and extending it to create a four-bedroom character home.

Its accommodation includes a spacious sitting room with exposed beams. Folding doors lead into the dining room.

The dining kitchen is the stuff of dreams for those who enjoy relaxing at the end of a busy working day by rustling up a meal for the family, or inviting friends round for dinner.

There’s a Belfast sink and a Stoves range cooker, with a central island unit creating a breakfast bar between the kitchen and the stunning dining area, which has French doors that overlook the garden and the trees and fields beyond.

Mollie has a pretty pink bedroom with plenty of storage for her toys - she and her brother Joseph each have a double bedroom to themselves.

A music hall, with wooden wall panelling and an impressive stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove, add to the property’s charm.

Topping off the idyllic setting is a large lawned garden with patio, surrounded by trees, with gated parking and a double garage.

Quakers Paddock is for sale with VG estate agent, Halifax Road, Ripponden, for offers over £485,000.