Cookridge Hospital

First time buyers looking to buy a stunning home within a grand former hospital building in Cookridge, close to Horsforth train station, now have the opportunity to make a purchase on a shared ownership basis.

The grade II listed Cookridge Hospital is being transformed into 14 shared ownership and 16 rental homes by Stonewater Homes. Buyers will be able to move in from July 2020. The development, known as Cookridge House, consists of 8 two and three storey townhouses and 6 semi-detached new build houses in total, and 10 of the townhouses, which have been built within the original building, are now being marketed for shared ownership by estate agent Adair Paxton.

The two storey townhouses have two double bedrooms and a house bathroom. There is also a selection of three storey townhouses that have a double bedroom and house bathroom on the first floor and a grand master bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom on the second floor. All the townhouses include an entrance hall, guest cloakroom and open plan kitchen and living area, with either feature bay window or French doors on the first floor. Outside there is either a terrace or garden at the front of the attractive homes and an enclosed garden to the rear, as well as two allocated parking spaces.

Director, Nicola Thompson, from Adair Paxton, said: “It’s a stunning development that incorporates the grandeur and character of this lovely listed old building, whilst being fully refurbished and modernised with all of the best fixtures and fittings. The workmanship is second to none and the attention to detail in the careful design and development of the townhouses, is excellent.”

With an LS16 postcode, Cookridge House is close to all the amenities in both Cookridge and Horsforth as well as being close to Weetwood. The 14 homes are available on a shared ownership basis, which means buyers can purchase a minimum of 40% of the home from £71,580, and rent the remainder from Stonewater Homes. The townhouses have an open market value of between £190,000 and £200,000.

Nicola added: “The delightful properties provide an excellent opportunity for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder. With an accessible entry price point, we have already sold all 6 semi-detached new build houses off plan. The shared ownership homes are only available to people who don’t own any other property and we guide buyers through the whole application process.

“So far, we have had over 30 people apply to buy at Cookridge House, as it’s a very desirable location and the homes are full of character, but have all the benefits of a brand new home, which is a very appealing combination. Set within lovely landscaped grounds, Stonewater Homes has created an idyllic development that has given a disused old hospital a viable future as smart, modern residential homes. With an enviable address, a fabulous build quality and plenty of buying options, we are confident that we’ll continue to see a high level of demand.”

Stonewater Homes has homes for sale in 21 locations across the UK including Selby in North Yorkshire and Seacroft in Leeds. For more details contact Adair Paxton on 0113 258 1150 or visit

Jun 23, 2020

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