Dine out in style in all weathers

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale St He­len’s Grange, New­ton Kyme, near Tad­caster. Price: £1.1m. Contact: Beadnall Co­p­ley, tel: 01937 580850, www.bead­nall­cop­ley.co.uk

IT’S hard to be­lieve that the mag­nif­i­cent gar­dens at this Ge­or­gian prop­erty were lit­tle more than lawns and pad­docks 13 years ago.

Own­ers Brid­get and Gerry Towns are keen gar­den­ers and it shows.

They have cre­ated for­mal ar­eas, pa­tios, herba­ceous bor­ders, a pond, an or­chard, veg­etable gar­den and even an out­door din­ing room.

“All it had when we bought it was two trees, an ap­ple and a weep­ing birch, but it was ideal be­cause it gave us a blank can­vas,” says Brid­get.

The cou­ple have also mod­ernised the house re­plac­ing the win­dows and heat­ing sys­tem. They fit­ted new bath­rooms, mod­i­fied the coun­try-style kitchen and added a cinema room and wine cel­lar.

The prop­erty, which was built in 1800, has a re­cep­tion hall, draw­ing room with Jo­tul mul­ti­fuel room stove, a din­ing room, sit­ting room, cinema room, break­fast kitchen with Aga, util­ity room, cloak­room and shower room.

On the first floor, there are five bed­rooms, a study and two bath­rooms. On the sec­ond floor, there is a sixth bed­room and a games room.

Out­side, is a garage, shed, wine store and an ex­ten­sive park­ing area. The out­door din­ing area, which mea­sures 18ft 7ins x 9ft 6ins, boasts a flagged floor and over­looks the or­chard.The grounds stretch to one acre.

“We cre­ated the out­door room with cedar wood about three years ago be­cause we love to eat out­side. It’s also lovely to sit there with a morn­ing cof­fee. We have a large din­ing ta­ble, old church pews for fur­ni­ture and an old chan­de­lier,” says Brid­get.

She and Gerry are sell­ing to buy a prop­erty in Har­ro­gate now that their chil­dren have grown-up.

“It has been the most won­der­ful fam­ily house and we have re­ally en­joyed cre­at­ing the gar­den,” she says. “But it is too big for just the two of us and I feel it re­ally needs an­other fam­ily.”

FAM­ILY HOME: The house is Ge­or­gian and has six bed­rooms.

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