Ge­or­gian house with plenty of room to work, rest and play

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale The Sta­bles, Bos­ton Spa Price: £885,000 Con­tact: Hunters, tel: 01937 588228 or Carter Jonas, tel: 01423 523423

IT’S easy to see why Karen and Ju­lian Slade were se­duced by this Ge­or­gian prop­erty in the heart of one of York­shire’s most de­sir­able vil­lages.

The former farm­house and con­verted sta­bles are in a prime po­si­tion and come with more than 4,000 sq ft of liv­ing space.

“We moved from the South East and were amazed at how much space there was in this house and we loved the lo­ca­tion. It is on a cul-de-sac, which is very quiet and peace­ful, but it’s only 50 yards from the main street with its shops, pub and Post Of­fice,” says Karen.

She and Ju­lian bought the prop­erty eight years ago and have since re-wired, mod­ernised the bath­rooms and re­dec­o­rated.

The house has an en­trance porch, re­cep­tion hall, cloak­room, sit­ting room, fam­ily room, break­fast kitchen, din­ing room, util­ity room and a games room fit­ted out as a gym. On the first floor, there is a land­ing, prin­ci­pal bed­room with a dress­ing room and an en suite bath­room, four fur­ther bed­rooms and a house bath­room.

In the west wing, there is a large play­room and a home of­fice/ study with stor­age ar­eas on the ground floor. This means there is a great op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a self-con­tained an­nexe or a home­based busi­ness.

Out­side, there is a grav­elled court­yard to the front which pro­vides ex­ten­sive park­ing and leads to the in­te­gral dou­ble garage. There are south-fac­ing walled gar­dens to the front and side of the house. Th­ese are lawned and pro­vide a safe play area for chil­dren.

Karen and Ju­lian are sell­ing to re­lo­cate closer to Ju­lian’s job in the Rib­ble Val­ley

“We’ll really miss the house and the vil­lage. It’s a great place to live and it’s really friendly with lots go­ing on,” says Karen, who is leav­ing an im­pres­sive legacy be­hind. She founded the Bos­ton Spa Women’s In­sti­tute, which has thrived and now has 100 mem­bers. “I’ll def­i­nitely miss the WI. It’s a great or­gan­i­sa­tion and a really good way of mak­ing new friends,” she says.

A spokesman for Hunters says; “The Sta­bles is an in­ter­est­ing de­tached prop­erty, orig­i­nally con­structed in the mid 1800’s and which has been ex­tended and al­tered over the years. It pro­vides ex­tremely spa­cious fam­ily ac­com­mo­da­tion with flex­i­bil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity.”

Bos­ton Spa is a pretty vil­lage close to Wetherby and the A1(M) and is sought-af­ter thanks to be­ing within easy trav­el­ling dis­tance of Har­ro­gate, Leeds, Tad­caster and York. It is also close to the banks of River Wharfe and is sur­rounded by open coun­try­side. The route of The White Rose Way, a long dis­tance walk from Leeds to Scar­bor­ough, passes through the vil­lage, which has a se­lec­tion of shops and cafes, two ten­nis clubs, schools, a cricket club, pubs and a church.

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