Clas­sic Ge­or­gian farm­house in ru­ral set­ting but with A1 links

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale

Hill Farm, Tunstall, near Rich­mond. Price: £585,000 Con­tact: Ge­orge F. White, Bedale, tel: 01677 425301, www.george­fwhite.co.uk THE clas­sic Ge­or­gian good looks, the view and the lo­ca­tion tempted Ruth and Steve Davies to tackle their first ren­o­va­tion project.

“We had pre­vi­ously lived in newly-built houses and I’d al­ways wanted an older prop­erty. This was per­fect. We views are spec­tac­u­lar. You can see right across to the North York Moors.

“We looked at a lot of other prop­er­ties but there was no con­test,” says Ruth, who rel­ished the chal­lenge of modernising the four-bed­room, for­mer farm­house.

The first job was to knock down the di­vid­ing wall be­tween the sit­ting room and kitchen to cre­ate one big liv­ing space.

They also cre­ated an en-suite bath­room up­stairs, put in a new house bath­room, re-plas­tered and re­placed ceil­ings, re­fur­bished the roof and dec­o­rated.

“It was a big job but we had a re­ally good set of work­men, which helped,” says Ruth.

The house has light, well­pro­por­tioned rooms with many pe­riod fea­tures in­clud­ing pan­elling, solid pan­elled doors, high ceil­ings with cor­nic­ing, deep skirt­ing boards and a 1930s kitchen range. To com­ple­ment this, there are new, dou­ble glazed sash win­dows.

The prop­erty has an en­trance hall, din­ing room, liv­ing room, kitchen with wood­burn­ing stove, util­ity room and cloak­room.

On the first floor, there is a a mas­ter bed­room with en-suite, three large bed­rooms and a house bath­room. Out­side, there are three out­build­ings, a newly-built dou­ble garage and a court­yard.

The gar­den runs to the side and front of the house and there is a gate to the two-acre pad­dock, which slopes down gen­tly to a small stream.

Ruth and Steve, who bought the house two years ago, are sell­ing re­luc­tantly due to a job re­lo­ca­tion.

“Steve has a new job cov­er­ing Lancashire and North Wales, which is why we are sell­ing.

“It’s sad be­cause this is such a lovely house,” says Ruth.

A spokesman for Ge­orge F. White says: “Hill Farm is the ar­che­typal stone built Ge­or­gian gen­tle­man’s farm­house.

“It has been painstak­ingly re­stored.

“From top to bot­tom the prop­erty has en­joyed a com­plete re­fit to bring it into the 21st Cen­tury.”

Tunstall is a pop­u­lar vil­lage nes­tled be­tween lower Wens­ley­dale and lower Swaledale set amongst rolling coun­try­side.

The vil­lage supports a pub­lic house (the Bay Horse), a vil­lage hall and a church.

Yet de­spite its ru­ral lo­ca­tion, the A1 Cat­t­er­ick junc­tion is just a five- minute drive away from Hill Farm.

The his­toric mar­ket towns of Rich­mond, Bedale, and Ley­burn can also be reached in less than 15 min­utes

The highly ac­claimed Rich­mond eques­trian cen­tre is just a mile away of­fer­ing full or part liv­ery.

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