AN EXTREMELY CHARMING BARN CONVERSION WITH SUPERB GARDENS IN A SECLUDED POSITION JUST A STONE S THROW FROM THE MARKET PLACE
Tontine Barn lies only a short distance away from the centre of Kirkbymoorside yet lies within completely enclosed private grounds. It therefore occupies a good central position in this most charming of market towns yet with the benefit of seclusion and almost complete privacy with such an unusual combination of attributes being only too rarely found anywhere.
Situated approximately equidistant between the renowned Georgian market towns of Helmsley and Pickering, Kirkbymoorside is well situated for access to the amenities offered by these centres. The town itself has the usual facilities of churches, public houses, a post office, GP surgery, chemist and a variety of other shops and retail outlets. The main A64 Leeds Scarborough trunk road may be joined at Malton (15 miles) and York is approximately 26 miles away to the south. The North York Moors National Park and Dalby Forest offer many miles of hill walking and outstanding scenery to enjoy. Attractions in the area include leisure facilities at Scarborough, the North York Moors Steam Railway based at Pickering, Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton le Hole, Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey and the walled city of York with its superb Minster.
Constructed of attractive rubble stone elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone first floor window cills and timber lintels throughout, Tontine Barn is a superb example of a high quality conversion of a traditional barn built in the vernacular style and now presents impeccably appointed flexible living accommodation whilst at the same time retaining the period feel and charm of the original property. By way of example, with the exception of the Utility Room, the entire ground floor has the benefit of underfloor central heating. An Entrance Lobby opens to a fine Staircase Hall with an Oak staircase leading to the first floor and from where access is gained to a most superb Dining Kitchen complete with recessed ceiling lights, extensive worksurfaces with painted cupboards and drawers beneath and incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for dishwasher, BOSCH double oven and 4-ring hob. There is a most useful understairs cupboard and adjacent, double doors open to a large Utility Area where there is a sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, worksurface and wall cupboards. The Sitting Room boasts two substantial beams and other ceiling timbers and there is a timber fireplace with stone hearth and basket grate whilst one entire elevation is given over to a central display recess flanked by built in shelving and cupboards. Opposite, French doors with side lights open to the south west facing sun terrace. The Garden Room which is off the Sitting Room is similarly south west facing with French doors. To the opposite end of the house is a comfortable Family/Dining Room which leads to a useful Studio/Study complete with an original cast iron range by Carters of Kirkbymoorside. Immediately adjoining is a Utility Room with terracotta floor and outside door adjacent to a personnel gate into Green Dragon Yard.
To the first floor is a Landing incorporating a most attractive Seating/Reading area and there are a number of exposed structural timbers adding still further to the ambience of this fine residence. The principal bedroom has two ceiling beams and a particular feature is the large principally glazed dormer window to the front elevation from where there is a wonderful aspect over the grounds. Adjoining is an ensuite Bathroom complete with bath, WC, two individual washbasins with wall mirror over, bidet, shower, medicine cupboard and heated towel rail. There is also access to a good sized Dressing Room complete with hanging rail and shelving. There are two further bedrooms, one with an ensuite Shower Room whilst adjacent is the House Bathroom.
Externally, the gardens are a true delight and do indeed form the most perfect setting for this fine individual property. An electrically operated gate opens to a gravelled turning circle arranged around a substantial raised central bed containing a variety of heathers and a plethora of plants and shrubs to include Roses, Juniper, Acer, Tamarisk, Box, Golden Elder and Clematis. Immediately adjacent and adjoining the southern boundary is a substantial traditional stone and pantile range providing garaging for two cars together with a Log and Coal Store with coal bunker and a separate store room with loft above. Adjacent is a high stone wall to the front of which are a variety of fruit bushes and from where a door leads through to the inner garden which is entirely enclosed and completely private. It may also be approached via the French doors in the Garden Room which open to a stone flagged south facing sun terrace forming a most wonderful summer seating and al fresco dining area. The garden is principally laid down to a lawn and bounded on all sides by beds containing a wide variety of established trees including Plum, Pear and Apple, plants and shrubs which have been designed so as to provide a riot of colour at different times of the year.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.