Property Peek: Beech Farm | Living North

Property Peek: Beech Farm


Paddock East and Paddock West, Beech Farm
Beech Farm is an exclusive new development in Farnley Tyas near Huddersfield, comprising 25 country homes on a beautiful private estate. Paddock East and Paddock West are the jewels in the estate’s crown
‘Stone slate roofing and Yorkshire stone walls ensure that The Paddock homes are in keeping with the character of the village’

The picturesque village of Farnley Tyas is surrounded by stunning green belt countryside, and because it’s protected as part of a conservation area, planning permission for the development took nine years to obtain. Beech Farm comprises 25 new country homes, ranging in price from £250,000 to £1,500,000. At the upper end of the price scale are the fabulous Paddock East and Paddock West. 

John Radcliffe of developers John Radcliffe & Sons explains, ‘The Paddock East and Paddock West have been designed and we’re in the planning stages at the moment. One is a four-bed and one is a six-bed, with the latter having its sixth bedroom over the garage as a flexible space – it could be anything from a games room to a gym or granny flat. They’ve both been designed with balconies off the major bedrooms to make the most of the views and include luxuries such as a formal dining room for 12 people, a huge family kitchen and a big living room with views down the valley.’ They even plan to put agrand piano in the entrance hall.

The developers place a lot of importance on allowing potential buyers plenty of choice when it comes to design. John says, ‘The whole thing was originally designed from a blank piece of paper, because that’s how we first wanted them to be – a blank canvas for the client. Then we realised that’s not necessarily what people want, so we’ve put some designs forward so they don’t have to start completely from scratch. We have a few show homes available so people can come in and see the quality of what we’re doing. You can either design the interiors from scratch, or build on the designs we’ve come up with in association with our architects and kitchen and bathroom designers. 

The area’s heritage is reflected in the use of traditional building materials, which isn’t surprising given that John Radcliffe & Sons has been constructing property in and around Huddersfield since 1802. Stone slate roofing and Yorkshire stone walls ensure that The Paddock homes are in keeping with the character of the village. John adds, ‘They’re in the most desirable part of Huddersfield, and each of the houses has a large paddock in front of them.’

For those who love the outdoors, life at The Paddock offers a wealth of opportunity. Rural pursuits from clay pigeon shooting to off-road horse riding are all available on Farnley Estates’ land, while neighbouring villages are home to established sports clubs. As you’d expect from a traditional Yorkshire village, the school, church and public house are cornerstones of the community. The Golden Cock pub, which traces its roots back through four centuries, is renowned for its warm welcome, real ales and homecooked food. Farnley Tyas First School, which takes children from Reception through to Year 5, is a small voluntary controlled church school, with an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. 

To arrange an initial meeting or to discuss Beech Farm and the Paddock properties further, contact John Radcliffe on 01484 530361 or visit

Published in: February 2015

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