Stamp duty freeze: 9 of the most popular houses on the market right now in Pontefract, Castleford and the Five Towns as stamp duty holiday extended to June

If lockdown has left you desperate for more space, or the extension of the stamp duty holiday has encouraged you to think about moving, this is the list for you. These are nine of the most popular houses on the market in Pontefract and Castleford right now.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:21 pm
Stamp duty freeze: 9 of the most popular houses on the market right now in Pontefract, Castleford and the Five Towns as stamp duty holiday extended to June

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed that the stamp duty holiday has been extended for another three months, meaning people in Wakefield and the Five Towns will pay no property purchase tax on the first £500,000 of sales until the end of June. After that, the stamp duty threshold will be set at £250,000, double its normal rate, until the end of September.

This means that current and potential homeowners in Wakefield and the Five Towns could stand to save thousands in fees if they complete on a purchase in the next few months.

So whether you're looking for your next family home, or just hoping for some property inspiration, this is the list for you. These are nine of the most popular homes currently on the market in Pontefract and Castleford according to Zoopla, with options for every budget.

This five bedroom executive-style detached house on Tumbling Hill, Carleton, is on the market seeking offers over £800,000.
Outside, there is a block-paved driveway and walled parking area for up to six cars, as well as a three-car garage with triple electric doors. In the garden, there are a series of well-stocked flower beds and mature trees as well as a raised patio.
A spacious and cosy lounge awaits, adjacent to the kitchen. Modern and minimal but punctuated with quirky aesthetics, the wooden panelling housing the wall mounted TV and inset open fireplace certainly make a statement. With plenty of scope to add your own furniture, this space along with the rest of the downstairs, is ready to become your instant family home.
Set across three floors, the house is described as a "real gem", and features an impressive dining kitchen with wood units and black granite preparation surfaces. A sink, electric induction hob, built-in waste bin and electronic weighing scales are built into the worktop.
You can purchase a 60 per cent share of this three bedroom detached house on Heather Drive, Pontefract for £126,000.
The recently constructed family home features a conventional layout with stylish kitchen, a ground-floor cloakroom and large reception/dining room.
Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two bedrooms and a main bathroom.
It boasts modern insulation, high performance double glazing and gas central heating. The house also features a garden and parking, and is within walking distance of the town centre and Pontefract's Monkhill and Baghill stations.
This good-sized four bedroom family home is located on Dunniwood Close, Castleford, and has a guide price of £240,000.
Downstairs, the house boasts a entrance hall, spacious living room, kitchen/diner, play room, utility room and downstairs WC.
In a popular cul-de-sac location, the house features a kitchen with units at a high and low level,, as well as laminate work surfaces and sink. There is plumbing for a washing machine, as well as an integral dishwasher, integral electric over, five ring gas hob and space for a fridge/freezer.
Outside are gardens both front and back, as well as off-street parking for two cars.
This three bedroom end terrace house is located on Wakefield Road, Pontefract, and is on the market for £129,950.
Within easy reach of the town centre, the house boasts two cellar rooms, a living room, an open plan kitchen diner and two bathrooms, in addition to three bedrooms.
The first floor features the master bedroom, house bathroom and second bathroom.
The house bathroom includes a four piece suite, including a freestanding bath, and built-in storage cupboards.
On the ground floor, the house features an entrance hall, lounge, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility room and garage.
This attractive four bedroom house is located in the sought-after location of Glasshoughton, and is on the market for £240,000.
The house, which is double-glazed and features central heating throughout, also has four bedrooms, with an en-suite to the master room, and a family bathroom.
There are gardens to the front and rear of the property, as well as a driveway offering off-road parking and access to the single garage.
The stamp duty holiday offers the perfect opportunity to take a look at this stunning four bedroom detached house on Castlegate Drive, Pontefract, and is looking for offers over £350,000.
Extended over two floors, the house includes a well-presented kitchen with integrated microwave and space for a large range-style oven.
Downstairs, the property features a lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room and snug, as well as a conservatory.
Upstairs are four double bedrooms, including an expansive master bedroom with an en-quite and panoramic views over the countryside.
This stunning four bedroom detached house on Carleton Road, Pontefract, is on the market for £525,000.
Built to specific requirements, the kitchen inc;ides a range of cooking appliances, including a halogen hob, and granite worktops.
With gas central heating and PVCu double glazing, the house includes a reception hall with access to galleries landing, full length lounge with a period fireplace, dining room, large, high specification breakfast kitchen, integral garage, galleried landing with study area, four large bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room and a luxury family bathroom.
The grounds are primarily walled, with an electrically operated cantilever metal gate to the front, opening to provide access to the sweep in, brick set driveway and the integral garage. To the extreme front, beyond the walled garden, is a further double brick built garage with an electrically operated door. The rear garden, is beautifully landscaped, with lawned and paved patio areas.
This four bedroom family home on Smawthorne Lane, Castleford, is on the market with a guide price of £166,500.
Set across three floors, the house is full of character and features four bedrooms, with the potential for a fifth room to be converted to a bedroom.
The house, which is offered through the Modern Method of Auction, has a kitchen with fitted base and wall units, a roll edge work surface and matching breakfast bar. There is plumbing space for a cooker, a wall mounted gas fire and a pantry.
There is a garden to the front with a side driveway. The rear garden is wonderful, laid to lawn with mature shrubs, mature trees and a paved patio area. Subject to permissions, a garage could be placed at the bottom of the garden accessed from a rear road.
This three bedroom bungalow on Spittal Hardwick Lane, Castleford, has been unexpectedly reoffered to the market, and has a guide price of £275,000.
The deceptively spacious bungalow has been extensively modernised, and features double glazing and gas central heating throughout. The kitchen/diner features a range of modern wall and base unites, as well as a top tap for instant boiling water, an inset induction hob, integrated electric over and built-in microwave.
The property comprises of a front entrance hall, modern open plan living dining kitchen with a breakfast bar, three bedrooms, the master with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with a modern white suite including a separate shower.
To the front of the property is a lawned garden. A drive provides parking for a number of vehicles and leads to a single garage. To the rear is a lawned garden and patio. Viewing highly recommended to appreciate this fine offer.