Rooms with a view transformed in a no-expense-spared makeover
B&B. “The previous owners had done some work, but the house still had some brown swirly carpets and a big car park at the rear,” says Scott.
“But we loved the location and saw it as a blank canvas.”
The Barracloughs have spent the past 13 years giving the 3,500 sq ft house a complete, noexpense spared makeover.
They started with the entrance hall, where 1970s parquet flooring was replaced with limestone. The roof and the heating system have been replaced and the top floor transformed into a study and a master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room.
Every room in the house was decorated and, in some cases, redecorated until the perfect colour was found. “The hallway has been painted three times since we’ve been here,” says Scott. “It started out yellow, then pale blue and now it’s a bold dark blue.”
The couple, both lawyers, have spared no expense on the renovation and the results are stunning.
The kitchen was designed and fitted by Summerbridge-based Clarity Arts and the bespoke company also fitted the en-suite bathroom and built-in furniture in the sitting room.
The property now boasts a reception hall, dining room, drawing room and breakfast kitchen on the ground floor, while on the lower ground floor
It has the most wonderful views from the top of the house, we put the sitting room on the first floor.
there is a boot room, store room and utility room.
On the first floor there is a sitting room with views across the gardens, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while on the second floor there is a study/bedroom four, the master bedroom suite and dressing room/bedroom five.
Outside, there is a rear garden with decking and patios.
“Changing the house to our taste has been a long process but we are very happy with what we have done and we’re selling now before it gets to a point here everything needs re-doing,” says Scott.
The Barracloughs are selling to move to York for family reasons.
“We will miss this house. It has the most wonderful views from the top of the house, which is why we decided to put the sitting room on the first floor and to have blinds rather than curtains so that the view wouldn’t be obscured,” says Scott.