5 bedroom detached house for sale

Swinacote Farm, Thoralby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

• Beautifully renovated Yorkshire Dales smallholding/equestrian property • 4 Bedroom farmhouse with annexe and bothy • High specification fixtures and bespoke fittings throughout • 4.96 Ha (12.26 Ac) of grazing and woodland with manege and barn with stables • Stunning views over the surrounding dale
The Area
Set in the midst of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Bishopdale is one of the most enchanting of the smaller dales which branches off the better known Wensleydale. The village of Thoralby is less than a mile from the house and is a quaint, traditional Dales village with pub and village shop/post office. Aysgarth with the famous Aysgarth Falls is a ten minute drive and has a garage with well stocked shop and off licence together with two country public houses. Nearby West Burton has a respected primary school, a village shop and pub.

Other good schools in the area include primary and secondary schools can be found in Hawes, Bainbridge, Leyburn, Richmond and Sedburgh.

The area is well known for its tourism, farming and fascinating history. It is a haven for those who love the countryside and outdoor pursuits. A public bridleway is accessible directly from the property for horse riding enthusiasts

The A1 is reached in little over half an hour, connecting to all the principal commercial centres of the north east including Leeds, York, Harrogate, Darlington and Newcastle with their shopping centres and mainline stations for the fast east coast service to London and Edinburgh. Junction 37 of the M6 is about an hour’s drive.
The Property
Swinacote Farm is a beautiful Grade II Listed 18th century farmhouse which occupies a secluded position with beautiful south facing views over Bishopdale. The property has under gone total renovation over recent years incorporating high quality bespoke fittings solid Oak doors and skirting boards throughout and comprises a superb four bedroom farm house, adjoining one bedroom annexe and detached bothy along with 4.96 Ha (12.26 Ac) of land and woodland, ménage and stables.

The property is beautifully presented and maintained offering flexible family accommodation which benefits from oil fired central heating and a wealth of charm and character.

A part glazed stable door opens into the entrance porch which has stone flag flooring, storage facilities and the original arched entrance door which leads into the entrance hall. The entrance hall also has Yorkshire stone flagged floor with under floor heating which continues through the kitchen, dining room and utility room. From the hall there are also stairs rising up to the first floor and an additional door which leads into the front porch which provides access to the cottage garden.

The kitchen lies to the rear if the property and is fitted with a range of bespoke base and wall mounted solid wood storage units with tiled splash backs, Belfast sink and solid granite working surfaces. There is a central island with additional storage and breakfast seating to one end, stone mullioned windows enjoy views over the front and further windows look over the rear of the property. A large inglenook fireplace is inset with a four oven oil fired Aga and there is a range of additional integral appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer.

An oak panel door from the kitchen leads into the living/dining room which has windows to three sides and an impressive original stone inglenook fireplace housing a cream multi fuel stove set onto a stone hearth. There is space for a family dining table and chairs and additional seating.

The utility room is accessed from the entrance hall and is a useful room having original stone pantry shelves, drying rack, Belfast sink and a low level window to the rear. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional white goods.

The principal living room is accessed via a step up from the hall and is an extremely spacious room having a large feature stone fireplace with wooden mantle beam and inset multi fuel stove on a stone hearth. A full height door with full height windows to either hand allows the room to enjoy views over the garden and scenery beyond. A bespoke oak spiral staircase leads to the second bedroom suite which comprises a spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes/storage cupboards, exposed beams and two windows which enjoy open views. The en suite bathroom is fully tiled and fitted with a white suite including bath, WC, hand wash basin and enclosed jet/steam shower cubicle.

Returning to the living room another step leads into an additional reception room, which is currently utilised as study/home office but could be an additional living area, playroom or hobby room. There are exposed beams to the ceiling and a large picture window which enjoys views over the garden and Bishopdale and a lockable door which leads into the annexed accommodation.

The principal staircase leads up from the hall to the first floor where there are three further double bedrooms with ceilings open to the beams, two of which are en suite and a separate house bathroom. The master bedroom is a fabulous room and features exposed beams, oak flooring and a beautiful William Holland copper bath. There are fully fitted soft closing wardrobes with walnut doors to one wall and windows to three sides. The en suite shower room is fully tiled with Terrazzo tiles and features a walk in shower, closed couple WC and William Holland copper basin set on a walnut surround.

The house bathroom is partially tiled with slate flooring and fitted with a white suite featuring Jacuzzi bath, close couple WC, hand wash basin and a range of oak units with granite worktops. Light up LED wall mirror over basin and recessed, fully shelved airing cupboard.

Annexe
Adjoining the main house is a one bedroomed annexe which can be accessed from inside the main house or via an independent external entrance door. There is a fully fitted dining kitchen, living room with wood burning stove and a fully tiled bathroom to the ground floor. Stairs lead up to a spacious double bedroom which has exposed beams and Velux roof light. The annexe benefits from an independent oil fired central heating system and has separate gardens and seating area to the side and parking to the rear of the property.

Property ref: 121_1600_4248606

Measurements 

Kitchen 
5.00m x 4.26m (16' 5" x 14')

Dining Room 
5.18m x 4.88m (17' x 16')

Utility room 
2.75m x 3.98m (9' x 13' 1")

Living Room 
5.21m x 7.67m (17' 1" x 25' 2")

Study 
5.13m x 4.00m (16' 10" x 13' 1")

Bedroom One 
5.18m x 4.98m (17' x 16' 4")

En suite shower room 

Bedroom Two 
5.25m x 5.73m (17' 3" x 18' 10")

En Suite Bathroom 

Bedroom Three 
5.44m x 3.93m (17' 10" x 12' 11")

En Suite Shower Room 

Bedroom Four 
3.91m x 4.12m (12' 10" x 13' 6")

House Bathroom 

Annexe Accommodation 

Annexe Kitchen 
3.40m x 3.20m (11' 2" x 10' 6")

Annexe Living Room 
3.57m x 3.72m (11' 9" x 12' 2")

Annexe Bathroom 

Annexe Bedroom 
3.60m x 3.77m (11' 10" x 12' 4")

Gardens 
There is a delightful cottage garden to the front of the house, with the most spectacular views, over-looking the paddocks and the surrounding valley. Adjoining the cottage garden is a newly laid Indian sandstone patio which would easily accommodate a summer house. There is a further central seating area with additional lawn, pergola and an ornamental pond.

Externally 
Outbuildings
The stone bothy has been converted into a store room with a shower room and would be ideal for use as an office or workshop for those wishing to work from home. A second stone outbuilding houses the water treatment plant and there is also a log store and dog kennel.

A recently erected timber clad barn has two loose boxes with separate external stable doors and provides excellent storage space and garaging. There is the potential to create additional stables if required.

Manège
Immediately accessed from the concrete yard and stables is the manège (20mx30m), bounded by post and rail fencing and laid to silica sand and chipped rubber.

Good permanent pasture extending to 3.442Ha (8.506Ac) is well fenced comprising 6 paddocks. In addition, Swinacote Gill boasts some 1.228Ha (3.035Ac) of mature woodland with the beck forming a natural boundary to the north.

Services 
Mains electricity, spring fed water supply, septic tank drainage and oil fired central heating.

Directions 
From Leyburn travel west on A684 for approximately 5 miles heading for Hawes. After passing through Swinnthwaite turn left onto the B6160, signposted West Burton and travel for approximately 2. 5 miles. On reaching Street Head turn right onto a single track road signposted Thoralby 1/2 mile, follow the road into the village bearing left until reaching The George public house. Follow the lane bearing right, go through the gate and follow the track upon passing over a small bridge turn sharply left. The property will then be seen straight ahead.

Energy Performance Rating 
The property is currently rated 'F'.

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23 September 2016

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  • Leyburn (9.0 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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9 South End, Bedale, DL8 2BJ

01677 644007 Local call rate

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