Seller Insight The Old Wire Mill is a large and extremely characterful family home that nestles in a gentle valley in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. “The property is located in a small hamlet of houses, all of which are associated with the art of wire drawing, which dates back to the early 18th century,” says Sacha. “My husband and I purchased it from a Mr Peter Robinson in 2007, and interestingly the Robinsons were the very last family in the area to ‘draw wire’.” “Mr Robinson had the old mill converted into this incredible home in 1997, and when we first came across it, it was immediately apparent that so much heart and soul had gone into both its planning and building. It was given a modern lease of life, but was also very cleverly and lovingly built to blend in with the other hugely characterful period properties in the area. It definitely has both the look and feel of an old house – beautiful Yorkshire stone construction, chamfered stone mullions throughout, oak windows, wonderful Cornish slat roof, oak French doors with handmade individual leaded glass panels – but in actual fact it was a complete rebuild and therefore has none of the peculiarities of an older property. Mr Robinson took such pains and care in every single detail, from putting in stone around the windows and doors to sourcing all of the seasoned oak beams that were used in the building of the house, some of which date back five or six-hundred years. Everything about the house had the stamp of care, thought and quality and that for us was a huge attraction.” “One of the nicest aspects of the house is the fact that although it’s situated in a hamlet, the front of the property takes advantage of the wonderful views down the valley,” continues Sacha. “Our children have loved to run and play in the meadow that lies in front of the house, and we will always have lots of happy memories of them screaming with delight as they are pushed on the swing that we constructed in the old oak tree. Another of their favourite things to do is play on the stepping stones in the River Don and I hope that they will remember the beautiful circular Trunce Walk and spectacular views of the valley and hamlet as well as the great blackberry picking opportunities. It really is a place that has given us all a tremendous quality of life.” “The spectacular formal dining room is one of the most impressive rooms in the house,” says Sacha, “it features large stone mullioned windows that take full advantage of the glorious views across the meadow; and the fireplace makes the room very inviting in the winter months” * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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