Bigger on the inside – a home with hidden depths
with bespoke units and an exposed stone wall with inset wood burning stove. There is also a utility room, sitting room, dining room, study, cloakroom and a master bedroom with en-suite.
On the lower ground floor, the cellars are now a workshop, games room and wood store.
On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, the property has a a 36ft canal frontage with mooring and fishing rights. To the rear, there is a garden and parking for four cars. After 17 years, the couple are selling to downsize and go travelling. “We’re having a grown-up gap year,” says John.
“We will miss the house because we’ve loved living here. It’s a wonderful, hidden away spot down a private road just five miles from Leeds city centre, but it’s too big for just the two of us so we’re selling it to fund a lifetime of adventure.”
The Malthouse, in Newlay, a hamlet near Horsforth, Leeds, is a Tardis of a home with stunning canalside views.