A superb country house, situated centrally within approximately 16 acres, at the head of a private driveway.
Barton House is one of the most sought after properties within this area and dates back to the Georgian era. This superb country house is approximately four miles from Harrogate town centre, yet offers a rare degree of privacy as well as exceptional views over the surrounding grounds and countryside. The house showcases oak doors, exposed beams and benefits from new hardwood windows throughout that floods the rooms with plenty of natural daylight. Barton house is approached from Hollins Lane through stone piers that leads down a tarmac driveway, flanked by an avenue of limes. The driveway takes you to the front door of the house and into the private gardens with a large parking area and triple garage.
The reception hall is entered through the entrance vestibule, with a snug to the right that boasts oak flooring, an open fireplace with stone surround and display cupboards situated either side. New double French doors lead onto a charming side terrace with idyllic views over the front gardens. Also off the hall is a downstairs cloakroom and a well-proportioned drawing room with an open gas fire and a large bay window, complete with window seats, from which the spectacular countryside views can be appreciated. Double sliding doors open up into a bright and airy dining room that leads onto a westerly terrace and formal gardens. The family kitchen is the heart of the home with fully fitted bespoke worktops and surrounds, an L-shaped island with matching granite surfaces band a cast-iron Aga oven and separate ceramic hob. A curved oak bench sits to one side which creates the perfect breakfast area for a family.
Beyond the kitchen lies a pantry and wine store with a secondary door to the outside beside a rear hall. Two steps lead up into the utility room with space for appliances such as a washer/ dryer, freezers and additional storage. The main staircase leads up to a beautifully light and airy landing to the first floor where there is the main guest bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There are also two further bedrooms and a family bathroom as well as the master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, with a bay window and Juliette balcony overlooking Nidderdale. Accessed from the rear hall is a separate staircase which leads past the entrance to the integral garage and a further guest bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Situated off the half landing is a second bedroom and study area that continues onto a superb games room or sitting room. Comprising of wooden floors and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a further fireplace enhanced by the view from the window overlooking open countryside.
Agents note: The vendor of this property is an employee of (or a relative of an employee of or an associate of an employee of) Strutt & Parker.
The gardens to the south, where various mature tree specimens lie and a large level lawn provides a superb play area for children. At the head of the lawn is a dog enclosure with a kennel and fenced run. There is also a terrace for outside entertaining, which is positioned immediately above the wine cellar. There are three garages with up and over doors on the southern side of the house and a separate door into a useful workshop separated into two areas. The land surrounding Barton House adds significantly to the unique nature of the property. The land is laid mainly to grass and effectively surrounds the property, one field deep, on all sides. The land is well fenced on three sides with a dry stone wall along West Lane on the eastern boundary.