Looking at expensive houses in Bradford is like a tale of two cities. Within the Bradford ring road (the A6177), the most expensive house in Bradford for sale goes for around £350,000 and the houses are…well, they’re OK.
Outside Bradford, in the villages like Shipley and East Bierley, you get these absolutely stunning mansions for sale that are beautiful outside and gorgeous inside. The best part is that they are not that expensive compared to the expensive houses in Leeds. Many of them come with the most incredible views across the moors as well. You could quite literally live like a king in the most expensive areas of Bradford with a house that be the envy of all your friends.
1. Westfield Lane, Shipley – £900,000
The most expensive house in Bradford is this mansion in Shipley which is on sale for £900,000. This mansion is also the biggest house in Bradford. Quite honestly, I think that’s an absolute bargain. I oscillate between liking the interiors and hating the interiors. The shiny, sparkly, black and white interiors with blue mood lighting is certainly a choice, I’m just not sure if it’s the right choice. The property itself, the kitchen and the garden area are all magnificent. I just can’t believe you get this whole house for just £900,000. I’d be ready to move in tomorrow (and make some interior changes, of course)!
More details at: Fine & Country
2. Lower Park House Farm, Hunsworth Lane, East Bierley – £899,999
If you love Bradford, but you don’t love living in Bradford, then this farmhouse mansion might be what you are looking for. Modern interiors, a gorgeous kitchen and breathtaking views across the moors from the sun deck. I’m loving the exposed wooden beams in the bedrooms and the beautifully done bathrooms. Yes, indeed, I could see myself hanging my hat here and playing snooker in the games room on lazy Sunday afternoons.
More details at: Barker’s Estate Agents
3. Thornfields, Birkenshaw – £895,000
Not really much to say about this new mansion for sale in the most expensive area of Bradford. There’s few photos available so I guess we’ll just have to use our imagination. We know that it’s going to be really nice inside and £895,000 for 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms just boggles my mind.
More details at: Sugden
4. Wilmer Drive, Bradford – £895,000
The biggest house in Bradford is this mansion for sale on Wilmer drive for £895,000. It has a staggering 8 bedrooms, and is easily big enough to get lost in. Just think of the epic hide and seek games you could have in here, if you were a six year old kid, of course.
More details at: Dacres
5. Sherburn Grove‚ Birkenshaw – £800,000
This 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom mansion for sale in Bradford is on the market for £800,000. It’s a great family home and comes with a huge back garden – large enough to keep your horses and ponies in thanks to the purpose-built stables. Still, I wonder about the lack of bathrooms though, especially if you have a large family. What are the logistics in the morning when everyone needs the bathroom?
More details at: Yopa
6. The Mullions, Moorside Road, Drighlington – £795,000
This large house for sale in Bradford has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It’s been simply decorated and the kitchen is nice and large for when you’re entertaining. The garden is not the biggest compared to some of the other expensive houses on this list, but all in all, a very pleasant large family home on the outskirts of Bradford.
More details at: Drighlington Properties
7. Bierley Lane, Bradford – £700,000
Before we talk about the house, let’s talk about Purple Bricks for a minute. You communicate directly with the house seller, which seems great, but it relies on both parties to follow up. Additionally, the photo quality on properties listed by Purple Bricks is abysmal, and this mansion is no different.
This could truly be the most incredible mansions for sale in Bradford, but we’ll never really know because the photos are awful.
More details at: Purple Bricks
8. Shelf Moor Road, Shelf – £695,000
First, can I just ask a question? What kind of name is Shelf for a village? This large house is for sale and comes with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The real selling feature of this property is the garden and the ‘man pad’ shed.
More details at: Hamilton Bower
9. Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, Bradford – £675,000
This mansion for sale is in one of the most expensive areas in Bradford. Based in the village of Birkenshaw on the outskirts of Bradford, it’s a place where lots of other rich people live. For £675,00, this house is fantastic value for money for a large family that wants to live close to Bradford and Leeds. The interiors are very “Mumsy” right now, but they could be modernised very easily.
More details at: Dacres
10. Kipping Barn, Lower Kipping Lane, Bradford – £675,000
Can I just go on record and say I. Love. This. House. This is surprising because I’m not usually a fan of old stone properties like this one, but the conversion from barn to modern-day mansion is incredible. I love the kitchen, I love the mezzanine floor, I love the windows in the room, I love the interior and I love the bathrooms. It’s literally £675,000 for this, it’s so cheap for such an amazing mansion!
More details at: Charnock Bates
Most expensive houses in Bradford city centre
After completing this list I found it strange that there wasn’t a single expensive house in Bradford within the city centre, or within the A6177 ring road. I dug some more and found that the most expensive house in Bradford city centre cost just £365,000. Most houses cost less than £200,000 and often these were large 3 or 4 bedroom homes. Why is Bradford so cheap for big houses?
Here are a couple of the more expensive houses that you might find in Bradford inside the ring road. They’re not bad, but there’s a world of difference between these houses and the mansions for sale in Bradford featured above.
11. Horton Grange Road, Bradford – £365,000
My first thought about this house is that it sits on a huge plot of land on a busy intersection. My second thought was who concretes and paves over the entire plot so that there is not a single patch of green anywhere?! Inside the house looks like a fairly typical middle-class multi-generation Asian house (right down to the swinging bench in the living room. There’s nothing wrong with it, but you can tell it’s a far cry from the posh Bradford mansions featured above.
More details at: Sugdens
12. Killinghall Road, Bradford – £200,000
This house looks like it’s been recently refurbished and for £200,000 you’re getting a five bedroom, four bathroom family home. That’s incredible. You can’t even by a small studio apartment for £200,000 in London. On the flip side you can tell the difference in quality between the expensive houses above and this one – just look at the kitchen island in this house. One thing I love about the photos of this Bradford house is that everything looks new and shiny, but the person taking the photos couldn’t be bothered to take the barbell out of the living room for that photo. Why is there a barbell in a completely refurbished house?
More details at: WW Estate Agents
Which expensive house in Bradford would you buy?
Would you prefer to live in Bradford city centre or would you spread your wings and move to one of the surrounding towns and villages? Do you think these expensive mansions for sale in Bradford are actually expensive or are they good value for money?
I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below!