Barn that suits both tra­di­tional and mod­ern tastes

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

a sit­ting room with ex­posed roof trusses

On the first floor, there is a gal­leried land­ing, master bed­room with en-suite shower room, three fur­ther bed­rooms and a fam­ily bath­room with fit­tings by Fired Earth.

Out­side, there is a drive­way and turn­ing area lead­ing to a large garage. The garden features lawns en­closed by stone walling with stun­ning southerly views. A pa­tio ad­joins the break­fast room and there is a fur­ther pa­tio lead­ing up to the front en­trance and ad­join­ing the draw­ing room. T

The prop­erty also comes with a sep­a­rate pad­dock ex­tend­ing to 0.56 Ha (1.25AC).

Max­ine and Paul are sell­ing to down­size.

“It’s too big for the two of us, which is why we are sell­ing, but we will miss the house. It is a fan­tas­tic lo­ca­tion. Although it is very handy for the A1, it is very ru­ral with beau­ti­ful views.

“Hopefully, the way we have con­verted it will suit peo­ple with mod­ern tastes and those whose tastes are more tra­di­tional. You can fur­nish it in ei­ther style.”

East Ar­rathorne is a small ham­let be­tween Rich­mond, Bedale and Ley­burn. A SHIFT in favour of rent­ing prop­erty rather than buy­ing looks set to con­tinue into 2013 and be­yond, pre­dicts Do­rian Gon­salves, CEO of Belvoir Let­tings.

“We pre­dict that the pri­vate ren­tal sec­tor is likely to re­main a pop­u­lar choice for 2013, with de­mand for ren­tal prop­erty un­likely to slow and new­ly­formed house­holds con­tin­u­ing to choose it as op­posed to buy­ing.”

The Belvoir ren­tal in­dex shows that av­er­age rents in Novem­ber 2012 were £682 per month.

“When we look at ren­tal fig­ures on a re­gional ba­sis we can see that only Lon­don, South East and South West rents have im­proved over the last five years. Most re­gional rents are still re­cov­er­ing from falls ex­pe­ri­enced in 2008,” says Do­rian. MORE than six in 10 house­holds in the UK are at risk of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing, says B&Q.

A sur­vey of 2,000 home own­ers high­lighted the lack of a ba­sic car­bon monox­ide alarm in hun­dreds of thou­sands of prop­er­ties, with less than four in ten hav­ing one.

The deadly gas, which can be pro­duced by faulty ovens, is colour­less, odour­less and taste­less.

Mean­while, 80 per cent of the na­tion’s homes have at least one work­ing smoke alarm

B&Q hard­ware lead buyer Laura Ni­chol­son said: “Peo­ple of­ten only think about the dan­ger of fire in the home, whereas the risk of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing is far more dan­ger­ous due to the fact that there are no warn­ing signs.”

Builder Paul Dixon and his wife Max­ine have cre­ated a stun­ning barn con­ver­sion.


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