Thornthwaite, Harrogate, HG3
'Keldwick', an enchanting, four bedroom, period barn conversion steeped in history and nestled within the rolling hills of the picturesque Yorkshire countryside.
This award winning and substantial, four bedroom barn conversion, designed by renowned Skipton architect James Wales and winner of the 1975 Civic Trust award, offers flexible and spacious living accommodation throughout. This spectacular barn boasts its own orchard, attractive gardens, paddock, garaging with additional outbuildings and private driveway. The charm and warmth of this unique property has to be viewed to fully appreciate the character that it has to offer.
The property briefly comprises of a generously proportioned open plan breakfast kitchen, with walk in access to the former dairy which is currently used as a separate larder/cold room. Generous sun room with wide sweeping views across the paddocks and hills beyond. The impressive, vaulted sitting room offers an entertaining space which the current owners use to entertain with double storey arch window and snug with feature fireplace. There is an additional reception room which is currently being used as a home office and further downstairs cloaks room with w/c.
The full gallery landing links the master suite, with en-suite shower room to the further three bedrooms and house bathroom. Each bedroom features fitted wardrobes and an additional bank of built in storage can be found on the landing.
One of the properties crowning glories, is the two manual pipe organ featuring 998 pipes which has been installed in one of the attics of which is visible from the vaulted ceiling as you look up from the sitting room below. The current owners have used this space as a music venue entertaining many guests and holding concerts over the years.
Externally, the property benefits from stunning 360 degree views from every aspect. The private driveway has ample parking for two/three cars and a further double garage with attached traditional stone built stable and former tack room. Another quirk of this simply beautiful home, is the 200 year old Jacobs ladder in the garage which is used to access the mezzanine level offering extra storage.
The properties vast garden is outlined by the dry-stone wall boundary and the orchard offers a pleasant variety of fruit trees.
The property enjoys a secluded yet accessible location which is surrounded by stunning countryside and is most private. Thornthwaite is a rural hamlet which is within easy reach of local village amenities and the A59; locally there are public houses, parish churches and primary schools at Summerbridge, Dacre Braithwaite and Darley plus the attractive dales town of Pateley Bridge with more extensive amenities including shops, services and schooling for all ages along with leisure facilities. The nearby spa town of Harrogate offers an excellent range of amenities and further schooling, plus the market towns of Otley and Skipton. Situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Thornthwaite has open countryside on the doorstep plus there are natural attractions nearby including Bramham Rocks, Fountains Abbey and How Stean Gorge in upper Nidderdale. For the commuter the A59 provides links to the region's key business centres and motorway networks.
From Harrogate take the A59 Skipton Road as far as the Menwith Hill crossroads and turn right onto the B6451, signposted Pateley Bridge. Continue past Menwith Hill and before reaching Darley Main Street take the left hand turning at the crossroads, onto Low Lane. Follow the road for approximately 1.9 miles until you reach My Love Lane where the property can be found immediately opposite.