Farmhouse is ideal family home
and holds some of their happiest memories, including their daughter’s wedding reception, which was held in marquees in the garden.
Over the years, the couple have extended into the outbuildings to create a gym, steam room and games room and a garden loo that has been autographed by all it visitors.
The Bracks are selling to downsize and have a grownup gap year or two now their children have moved out.
Holly House has an entrance hall, sitting room with original inglenook and open fire, dining room, cloakroom, study, kitchen and laundry, gym, steam room and games room. Upstairs, there is a principal bedroom with shower room, three more first floor bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor, there is a bedroom and attic room.
It has a host of period features including beams and fireplaces plus Yorkshire light windows with vertical glazing bars.
Outside, there are formal gardens, an orchard with a well and an ancient mulberry, a tennis court, grass paddocks and garaging. The house is set in eight acres.
Anne says: “It’s a wonderful family home and very peaceful. The house sits in the middle of its land so every room has a view. Transport links are also good, especially the bus service into York. The last bus back from York is five past midnight, which is great if you want a night out in the city.”
CHARM: The property is full of period features.