Aca­demic’s oa­sis of calm in one of York­shire’s most beau­ti­ful val­leys

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE - Sharon Dale

Tuns in 1983. The for­mer inn, which nes­tles in the ham­let of Low Mill, has been well-used by the cou­ple and their friends and fam­ily over the years.

“We spent all our hol­i­days here and the chil­dren loved the free­dom of play­ing out here,” says Mi­randa.

“There are lots of lovely walks in all di­rec­tions straight from the door and the views are amaz­ing. Many of the rooms have win­dows on sev­eral sides.”

The house has been up­dated over the years with the help of lo­cal builders and crafts­men and an at­tached barn has been con­verted into a stu­dio space.

“The stu­dio is a great place where you can go and re­lax. We used to en­joy play­ing the York­shire ver­sion of Mo­nop­oly there and my hus­band has writ­ten some of his pa­pers there too,” says Mi­randa, who is sell­ing with a heavy heart.

“The chil­dren are grown up and the house is no longer used as of­ten and so we have de­cided to sell. It is a wrench af­ter all these years as we have got to know peo­ple in the dale and we have at­tended the agri­cul­tural show there each year.”

Once an 18th cen­tury inn, the Grade II listed prop­erty is in a pretty and se­cluded lo­ca­tion and it has a host of pe­riod fea­tures, in­clud­ing fire­places and ex­posed beams in the down­stairs re­cep­tion rooms.

The house has an en­trance hall, din­ing room, sit­ting room, kitchen and util­ity room plus the at­tached stu­dio room. There is also a base­ment, which is per­fect as a wine cel­lar and stor­age.

Up­stairs, there are four bed­rooms and two bath­rooms. Out­side, there is a large gar­den plus a store.

Farndale is one of the most beau­ti­ful val­leys in the North York Moors Na­tional Park and is fa­mous for its an­nual dis­play of wild daf­fodils along­side the River Dove.

The scenery is breath­tak­ing and can be seen from the many foot­paths in and around the dale.

There are two small ham­lets, at Low Mill and at Church Houses. The lat­ter is home to the Fev­er­sham Arms and vis­i­tors also en­joy the Daffy Caffy at High Mill end. The area is also renowned for Farndale agri­cul­tural show, held ev­ery Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

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