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Top Barn Mill Lane | South Milford | LS25 5AG


Seller Insight Situated on a quiet no-through lane close to the centre of the delightful village of South Milford is Top Barn, a large and beautifully appointed family home that was designed and built in 1993. “I’d say that it was the location of the house that proved to be the one of the biggest attractions when we found this house seven years ago,” says Hayden. “It’s tucked away on a quiet lane right on the edge of the village, so we’re not far from the primary school, the station and even the shops in neighbouring Sherburn, but within the house and garden we enjoy utter peace and privacy, and the countryside views are absolutely amazing.” “Another big selling point for us was the design of the house as a whole. Externally it has the look of an old stone-built period barn, so it blends in really nicely with its rural surroundings, however internally it’s much more modern, both in terms of the layout and interior design. We have a lovely big, double-height reception hall, a large formal lounge, a playroom and the main living area is a huge open-plan kitchen, dining and living space that’s ideal for busy family life and entertaining. The house has also been designed to take advantage of this beautiful setting. There are lots of large windows and each of the rooms on the ground floor has French doors that open out onto a very large raised terrace, so when the sun is shining we can essentially extend our living space out into the garden.” “The garden was another really big selling point when we initially came across the property, and during our time here we’ve done a lot to enhance it,” continues Hayden. “The biggest change we made was to create a huge fish pond with a waterfall, which is now a really lovely feature. There’s also a very attractive parterre, a small orchard and at the end of the lawn we’ve made a really nice little children’s play area. However, one of our favourite areas is the raised decked terrace where we can sit and relax and just take in those views.” “My favourite room would probably be the main living room,” says Hayden. “It features three almost floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the garden and the countryside beyond, and it also has French doors that lead out onto the terrace, so it’s a room that really brings the outside in.” “In my opinion the location really couldn’t be much better,” says Hayden. “We’re completely surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, so it’s incredibly peaceful and picturesque, and yet everything is accessible. We can walk to the train station, the village primary school and to The Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch, which is an acclaimed gastro pub; Sherburn has a good selection of shops and four more schools, and for everything else we can head into Leeds.” “My favourite room is the main living room, but the real hub of our home is the open-plan kitchen, dining and living space,” says Hayden. “Everything goes on in there on a day-to-day basis and it’s a fantastic room to entertain in.” “What will I miss? All of it,” says Hayden. “It’s been a very happy home for the past seven years.”* * 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.


Step inside Top Barn

Fine & Country takes great pleasure in bringing to the market Top Barn, an impressive six bedroom detached property extending to approximately 3,000sqft and set within approximately an acre of mature, landscaped grounds and gardens with picturesque views over open countryside. Located in the beautiful and rural location of South Milford, Top Barn remains within easy reach of local facilities in the village with the A64 and A1/M on hand providing excellent access to major commercial centres of Leeds and York. The local train station is in close proximity which provides commuting further afield. Country living is the key to this property. This rural location provides peace and tranquillity and is ideal for walkers and keen naturalists. Approached via a secure gravelled driveway this substantial property really is a hidden gem and features an abundance of charm which welcomes the visitor inside.The accommodation is well balanced throughout with a generous reception hall having a striking arched glass entrance door, a galleried landing, attractive wooden flooring, staircase leading to first floor accommodation with exposed brick walls and access to the main principal downstairs rooms.The conveniently located guest WC comprises a contemporary wall mounted W.C and sink unit. Double doors open up into a fabulous, spacious, light and airy living room boasting three tall arched windows and French patio doors leading out onto a raised decking area enjoying wonderful views. A central feature fire place with a stone hearth and feature timber beam above incorporates a lovely open fire and is a real focal point of the room. The family room is a flexible room which could alternatively be used as a study and has French patio doors leading out to the aforementioned decking area, attractive hardwood flooring and a central feature fire place. The modern kitchen has extensive units fitted at base level with solid wood work surfaces incorporating a one and a half

ceramic sink bowl unit with side drainer, a stylish Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher and space for an ‘American’ style fridge freezer. A central island unit has additional storage space with a breakfast bar seating area. There’s a useful pantry cupboard, windows to front and side elevation and continued hardwood flooring. Open access from the kitchen leads into a wonderful room flooded with natural light and designed for flexible family living/dining and entertaining. French patio doors lead out onto the decked terrace with a further glazed door leading to an additional and separate secure garden area with views over open countryside. Stairs from the dining area lead down to a games/ cinema room giving an extra option of space for entertaining or for children and has a recently installed patio door with floor to ceiling windows to rear elevation giving access to the rear garden. Separate from the kitchen is a great size utility room which has cherry wood storage units fitted at floor and wall height with granite worktop work surfaces having a single sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing/tumble dryer and window to rear elevation overlooking the rear garden. To the first floor the master bedroom has a fabulous full length feature window with two further windows overlooking the rear garden and is serviced by its own en-suite bathroom comprising a three piece white suite with a separate walk-in shower cubicle. Bedroom two is a great size double bedroom and benefits from its own en-suite bathroom having a three piece white suite. Three further double bedrooms are complimented by a stunning house bathroom comprising a contemporary three piece suite with a stand-alone Jacuzzi bath that enjoys far reaching views over open countryside and a separate walk-in shower cubicle attractive tiled flooring. Bedroom six is a single bedroom and is currently used as a walk-in dressing room with extensive storage space and hanging rails.


Step outside Top Barn

Top Barn is approached through a gated entrance onto a sweeping gravelled driveway providing extensive parking for numerous vehicles in front of double detached garage having power and lighting installed. The magnificent landscaped gardens surrounding the property are a real selling feature with the rear being south facing and enjoying a great degree of privacy. Accessed from the main reception rooms the large decked patio area provides a great outdoor entertaining space and is ideal for alfresco dining. A fabulous water feature has running water cascading down to a delightful wild life pond area with further decking making this a lovely relaxing seating area. The lower level garden is a great size and is predominantly laid to lawn with hedge boundaries and leads round to a further gravelled area. South Milford is a popular village enjoying a variety of amenities including a local shop, garage, Gastro pub and Primary School.The neighbouring village of Sherburn in Elmet has a wider range of facilities including supermarkets, banks, shops and schools for both primary and secondary. The Centre of Leeds is approximately 12 miles away as is Wetherby and Selby. The A1(M) and M62 are easily accessible which connect to major cities and the railway stations at South Milford and Sherburn are of great benefit with direct lines to York and Leeds.


Agents Notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright Š 2019 Fine & Country Ltd. Manning Stainton Limited, Leigh House, 28-32 St Pauls Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2JT Company No. 03787696 Printed 25.02.2019


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