Happy ever af­ter at a ru­ral home to fall in love with

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Brawby House, Brawby. Price: £550,000. Con­tact: Blenkin and Co tel: 01904 671672, www.blenk­i­nandco.com LOVE is in the air at this lux­u­ri­ous river­side home near Mal­ton.

The six-bed­room prop­erty is also the base for a match­mak­ing ser­vice, whose suc­cess has re­sulted in a num­ber of wed­dings.

Les­ley Brewer runs The In­tro­duc­tion Com­pany, which in­ter­views sin­gle­tons and pairs them with ap­pro­pri­ate part­ners.

“I started it five years ago af­ter look­ing for some­thing new and chal­leng­ing to do. Some­one pointed out that match­mak­ing was my forte and I started the ser­vice.

“It’s very dis­creet. Peo­ple come here and I ask them about them- selves and then I sit and think who on my data­base would best suit them.

“I’ve had about 150 suc­cess­ful introductions and a few wed­dings, in­clud­ing a cou­ple this month. It’s a won­der­ful job be­cause it makes peo­ple happy.”

The ser­vice is run from a large of­fice in the south-fac­ing house that was built six years ago by Les­ley’s hus­band Geoff, a lo­cal builder. “He’s built five houses for him­self in the vil­lage so far. It’s get­ting to be a bit a joke,” says Les­ley.

“We de­signed this house to­gether ex­actly to suit our

The house also has a liv­ing room, kitchen with large din­ing area, snug, study, main of­fice/play­room, util­ity room and cloak­room.

Up­stairs there is a mas­ter bed­room suite with en-suite shower room, two fur­ther bed­rooms, a guest bed­room suite with en-suite shower room, bed­rooms five and six and a cloak­room.

The house also has an indoor swim­ming pool com­plex with chang­ing room/cloak­room and plant room.

This opens south to the rear gar­den, which leads down to the River Seven and has far reach­ing coun­try­side views.

Al­though it is ev­ery­thing they wanted, Les­ley and Geoff re­alise that it is too big for them.

“The fact is we don’t need a six bed­room house. Al­though we love it, it is much bet­ter suited to a fam­ily,” says Les­ley.

“We’re plan­ning to move to some­thing smaller.”

PER­FECT MATCH: Brawby House at Brawby, North York­shire has six-bed­rooms and far-reach­ing coun­try­side views.

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