This property has now been taken off the market (as of 26 November 2019).
4 Bed Detached House, Skelton Lane, YO32
A Contemporary Barn Conversion For Nature Loving Families
A unique four double bedroom barn conversion adjacent to fields and a woodland nature reserve, The Stables is a gem.
This property lies only 5 miles from the city walls of York and yet, tucked away down a private road, feels like it is lost in nature. In a small hamlet with 8 family homes, forming a small and friendly community, there are countryside public footpaths to follow, quiet country lanes for safe cycling and a small fishing pond, all within a stone's throw.
The Stables was originally converted into a home 30 years ago however it has recently been upgraded to a high specification and has been custom designed with attention to detail and good taste, but also with an eye for practicalities - with built in wardrobes, floor to ceiling book shelves, a highly functional kitchen (with integrated washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer and plenty of cupboard space). In every room there are floor to ceiling, wide format windows, flooding the house with light and benefiting from the rising and setting sun, tracing its layout and providing sunshine on both sides of the house and its three sections of garden (totalling 1/3 of an acre) throughout the day.
The entrance of the house faces a large patch of grass, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, where the owner has placed a fire pit and tree stump seating. A perfect place for grilling marshmallows. There is parking on gravel for 4 cars. The entrance hall is wide and has practical inbuilt storage space for shoes and coats. On this side of the house there are two beautifully designed bedrooms, with handmade built in cupboards, both with mezzanine sleeping areas, and space beneath for seating, study space, or even additional beds. These two rooms share a bathroom with a walk in shower, that doubles up as a guest wc. A third smaller room currently serves as a home office, is light filled and has built in wardrobes. This entire area is a recent garage conversion and has underfloor heating.
An archway leads to the living room with a high pitched ceiling and beams with a really spacious yet cosy feel to it. Expansive windows overlooking the gardens makes it a beautiful setting to watch the seasons unfold, and there is a log burner for cosy winter evenings. The living room opens into a large kitchen with fully integrated (Bosch) appliances and an island, around which much of family life centres. Again, large expansive windows make this room light filled and provide easy access to the gardens on both sides of the house.
A corridor from the kitchen leads to the second sleeping area of the house. There is a luxurious family bathroom with free standing bathtub and a large walk in shower. The water tank lives here and makes a handy airing cupboard. The master bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower and wc. One wall is exposed brick and the high ceilings and beams enhance the space. Further down the corridor is an additional double bedroom also with an exposed brick wall and a high pitched ceiling. Both bedrooms have large format windows looking over hedging and ensuring privacy (and lots of birdsong in the mornings).
The garden to the left of the house has a charming seating area, surrounded by shrubs, a gravel path to the kitchen door and planted beds with an array of beautiful perennials such as rose bushes, peonies, ferns and herbs. The owners have placed a planter here for growing vegetables and large flower pots fill the area.
The garden to the right of the house is adjacent to the woodland nature reserve and has a large shallow pond sometimes visited by herons or deer in the early morning. The garden is low maintenance with gravel and shrubs and a blast of daffodils in spring time.
If you are a family looking for a place where your children can run freely around in nature, yet lies within a ten minute drive from York (5 minutes to Rawcliffe Park and Ride), this house is ideal. The Stables is for a discerning tenant who will enjoy the high specification features of a unique living space.
Sorry but dogs are not accepted at this property.
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