Barn that suits both traditional and modern tastes
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.