- Stunning detached four-bedroom barn conversion
- Situated in a secluded corner in the centre of the village
- Beautifully finished with three good-sized reception rooms
- Sleek Shaker style cabinets to dining kitchen plus Aga
- En suite bathrooms to two of the bedrooms
- Hardwood double-glazing and under-floor heating
- Close to village amenities whilst enjoying rural views
- Excellent local schools within walking distance
This distinguished, detached brick-built barn conversion has a sleek Scandinavian-style edge throughout, coupled with charming traditional features that embody the ‘Hygge’ lifestyle. The meticulously considered and finished accommodation on offer includes three reception rooms and four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. Enjoying a village central location whilst retaining open pastoral aspects across the Yarrow, this lovely home has private good-sized gardens to the rear with brick-built outbuildings and an integral garage.
A hardwood door with glazed inserts and chrome furniture is sheltered by an open porch and leads to the sleek finish and clean lines of the L-shaped hallway with a side window allowing natural light to filter through. With inset spotlights, the hall is warmed by a radiator. The York stone flagged floor offers a natural edge and follows through into the superb open-plan kitchen which is showcased by the natural light from the two windows along with the double doors with glazed panels which open to the courtyard frontage and, for evening ambience, there are recessed downlights plus three drop pendant lights above the table space.
The hand-made Shaker-style graphite shaded cabinets line one wall and include a central island breakfast bar, basket storage and drawer bank whilst co-ordinating painted larder cupboards are set to either side of the exposed brick niche housing the two-oven Aga with splash tiling behind. The white Silestone work surfaces have low up-stands and incorporate a stainless-steel Kohler sink unit with monobloc mixer tap set beneath the rear window and an integrated dishwasher is close by. Other high-specification integrated appliances include a Miele fridge, freezer, Gaggenau induction hob and recycling bins, and a larder cupboard with pull-out wooden shelves houses a built-in microwave oven.
The aura of space and light continues into the full height living room with light reflecting from the pale oak Ted Todd flooring via the I.Q. sliding panel doors to the rear garden and picture window to the front. The galleried landing above the living space, accessed by an open contemporary oak staircase, has a glass panel balustrade and strategically placed recessed downlights and pendant lighting which project an easy illumination to this comfortable space, having a wall mounted television point.
A door opens to the tiled floor utility room which ticks all the boxes for useful space. A cupboard houses the automatic washing machine and another with automatic light houses the tumble dryer. There is shelving and space for cleaning implements plus a radiator and a part-glazed exit door to the rear.
The downstairs cloakroom, also with tiled floor, has a window to the rear, inset spotlights and illuminated mirror. A slate shelf set above an oak shelf has a ‘table-top’ wash hand basin and the tap emerges from splash tiling behind. There is a w.c. and chrome ladder-style heated rail for warmth.
A door leads to the garage with double timber doors and glazed panels to both ends. Having radiators and lino floor, plus plastered and painted walls, ample power sockets and spot lighting, this is a light and bright space for so much more than just car storage!
Pale oak flooring continues from the lounge into the dual-aspect snug which has exposed beams to the high ceiling with spot lights, a picture window overlooking the front and a glazed door to the side. Cosy evenings can be delivered by the Morso log burning stove set into the corner on a slate hearth next to a wall-mounted television point.
Through to the family room/office which also features exposed beams and pale oak flooring in contrast to the deep grey doors and window frames found throughout. Two exit doors lead outside, one to the side and one to the rear of the property.
The contemporary style landing leads to the dual-aspect master suite with windows to the rear and two to the front plus a Velux window set into the beamed ceiling, further illumination being provided by spot lighting and being wired for wall lights. Exposed beams add to the inviting aura of this tranquil room which is warmed by two radiators, an archway opens to a dressing area with a further Velux window and beams continue from the bedroom.
From the dressing room, a door opens to the opaque window triple-aspect en suite with Travertine tiles to the floor, skirting area and behind the glazed corner shower cubicle with overhead drencher and hand-held attachments. The free-standing roll-top contemporary style bath tub has side filling swan neck mixer tap, and the oval wash hand basin and mixer tap stand on a stone ‘floating’ shelf. There is a low-flush w.c., an old-style radiator and the beamed ceiling is set with spot lights.
Spacious bedroom two is another light and bright calm space, having painted ceiling beams and three windows to the rear plus two to the front. Two radiators provide warmth and there is eaves storage in addition to ample room for wardrobes and cupboards.
The en suite has an opaque window to the front and a white three-piece suite comprising a Duravit wash hand basin, close-coupled w.c. and glazed sliding door shower cubicle with drencher and hand-held attachments. Fully tiled to the walls and floor, there is in addition a contemporary panel radiator and inset ceiling spot lights.
A landing opens into a study area with space for a desk and storage, and doors lead to two further bedrooms and bathroom. Both of the bedrooms have a window to the front, beamed ceiling and radiator, one of them having a built-in double cupboard for useful storage. The bathroom, with Velux window and splash tiling, has a four-piece white suite comprising a corner tongue-and-groove panelled bath, tiled shower cubicle with rail and curtain, vanity cupboard inset with wash hand basin and low-flush w.c. A traditional-style radiator warms the room and there is lino flooring.
Tucked away in a hidden backwater of the village, Castle Orchard is approached through double timber gates and via a broad cobbled driveway providing parking for several cars and also leading to a detached garage with power and light. A pathway leads through to the extensive rear lawn garden which stretches to the river wall and is outlined by curved herbaceous and shrub borders and island which soften the flow of the landscape and offer privacy to this tranquil setting which has a beautiful Bramley apple tree. The York and pink sandstone sun terrace provides an idyllic spot for summer barbecuing or morning coffee alike whilst enjoying this south west facing garden. A large brick outbuilding for storing garden essentials is supplemented by a timber shed behind laurel hedging and mature trees.
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