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Residential News | Thu 16 Aug 2018
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A beautiful barn conversion designed around giving the very best views of the iconic Sutton Bank, in the North York Moores National Park, is for sale for the first time in 14 years.
The Old Barn, on York Road, was converted into a four bedroom home by respected local builder Mark McCalmont in 2003, and its current owners carried out further development work to create a garage, gym, cinema room and day room. The day room was designed to incorporate large bi-folding doors that frame a fantastic view of Sutton Bank and the surrounding countryside.
Mike Polkinghorn, who has lived at The Old Barn with his family since it was converted said: “The views from the living day room, which is just off the breakfast kitchen, give our home a real ‘wow’ factor. We have spent many hours enjoying that light-filled space over the years. Now our children have left home we plan to downsize, as the home is perfect for family life.”
The Old Barn has a stunning breakfast kitchen with oak units and granite surfaces, utility room, spacious hall with stone flagged floor, a living day room with tiled floor and outstanding views, a dining room with French doors to a terrace, a flexible study with wooden flooring, an impressive sitting room with a wood burning stove and fourth bedroom all on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite, and a house bathroom. 
Mike adds: “One of the biggest assets of our home is its location. It’s not overlooked and ideal for anyone wanting to explore the surrounding countryside. I’m a keen mountain biker and it’s the prefect base for cycling. The land that we have would also really appeal to a family with horses or ponies. The paddock is 1.6 acres and where we currently have a gazebo could easily be changed into stables.”
Outside there is a sweeping driveway, large detached garage building, formal gardens, some with fruit trees and a gazebo, as well as three delightful terraces. Andrew Skelton, from our Thirsk office said: “The Old Barn has high vaulted ceilings and plenty of character-filled features including oak beams but with all the modern fixtures and fittings expected in a family home. It’s a lovely property with plenty of versatile space and a great location. Close to the popular market town of Thirsk and within easy access of the City of York, The Old Barn enjoys the superb surrounding open countryside, yet is still convenient for commuting. It also has a pub and both primary and secondary schools just a short drive away.”
The Old Barn is on the market for £635,000.

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