The chance to cre­ate an even big­ger house in the coun­try.

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale

gar­den and the po­ten­tial and that was it. The de­ci­sion was made,” says Dee.

“We lived in it for two years be­fore we de­cided ex­actly what we wanted to do and that was very help­ful as there were no rash de­ci­sions. Then we moved out for sev­eral months while we had ev­ery­thing done.”

“It was an ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause al­though we had done work to our pre­vi­ous house, we hadn’t done any­thing on this scale.”

“Ev­ery­thing” in­cluded a re­wire, re­dec­o­rat­ing, new kitchens and bath­rooms and re­plac­ing pvc win­dows frames with wooden ones.

The ex­ten­sion is sin­gle storey, al­though the Jone­ses could have had more square footage by build­ing two storeys they de­cided they wanted “wow” fac­tor in­stead.

“We wanted an area with height, space and light and that’s why we didn’t go for two storeys. It has a kitchen, din­ing area and ad­join­ing fam­ily room with French doors out onto the gar­den.”

The prop­erty, which has re­tained its orig­i­nal Ge­or­gian fea­tures in­clud­ing slid­ing sash win­dows and oak beams, also comes with de­tailed plan­ning per­mis­sion to ex­tend fur­ther.

Har­ro­gate Coun­cil has given per­mis­sion for an ex­ten­sion to the ground floor from the ex­ist­ing draw­ing room, which would cre­ate 1,000 sq ft of ad­di­tional ac­com­mo­da­tion. It is some­thing Dee and Nick fought hard for with­out re­al­is­ing they would soon be sell­ing. They are mov­ing away, as Nick’s work is tak­ing him out of the area.

The house has a re­cep­tion hall, draw­ing room, fam­ily room, snug, be­spoke liv­ing kitchen, util­ity room and cloak­room. On the first floor, there is a mas­ter bed­room with en-suite, three more bed­rooms and a house bath­room.

The prop­erty boasts land­scaped gar­dens with ter­rac­ing, garag­ing, sta­bling/out­build­ings and elec­tric gates, though Dee’s favourite ad­di­tion is the out­door pizza oven. “It’s been fan­tas­tic for en­ter­tain­ing. In fact, the whole house has been great for that and we’ll be very sad to leave,” she says. “We’ve had great fun here with fam­ily and friends and it’s a lovely place to es­cape to and find so­lace. You’re out in the coun­try­side, but it’s still only a 15-minute drive to Har­ro­gate.”

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