Thornfield Farm

Burton Leonard, Harrogate
Guide Price £950,000

An immaculately presented period property set in beautiful gardens and grounds situated in an idyllic position on the edge of the sought after village of Burton Leonard.

Thornfield Farm is delightful country retreat set in glorious gardens and grounds. The present owners have undertaken a sympathetic programme of restoration, remodelling and improvement, all carried out to the highest specification by local craftsmen and now provides extremely stylish and comfortable accommodation.

The property enjoys a mainly southerly aspect overlooking beautiful gardens and grounds towards open countryside. Great attention to detail is evident throughout the property which showcases fine period features both on the exterior elevations and throughout the living accommodation.

The principal living accommodation is set out over two floors incorporating stylish and tastefully decorated reception rooms accessed off the welcoming reception hall with original oak flooring. The impressive living kitchen with limestone flooring and handcrafted units is a fantastic place to entertain, having been recently transformed to incorporate a lovely sitting area with french doors opening to a sheltered terrace, ideal for al fresco dining. The kitchen has been fitted with a extensive range of bespoke soft grey painted fitted furniture with granite worktops, integrated appliances and an oil fired Aga.

A particular highlight of this charming home is the stunning drawing room with open pitched ceiling and exposed roof trusses, feature brick fireplace, with oak mantle, log burner and fitted bookcases. The full width windows and french doors to the gardens flood this wonderful room with natural light. Further accommodation to the ground floor is the elegant formal dining room with original oak flooring, exposed oak beams and fitted book cases, study with bespoke fitted furniture, a fully fitted utility room and a cloakroom. The staircase rises from the main reception hall to the light and spacious landing, running the length of the house, giving access to the bedroom accommodation including: a master bedroom with fitted furniture and en suite shower, three further bedrooms and house bathroom.

The bedroom accommodation has been cleverly supplemented by the conversion of a former outbuilding. This creates a perfect self-contained bedroom suite, ideal for visiting friends and relatives.

Greatly enhanced by the current owners, the gardens, predominantly south and west facing, are meticulously presented and beautifully landscaped to provide a truly stunning setting. Comprising fine lawns bounded by natural hedging, established specimen trees, shrub and flower borders, extensive York stone terraces and ornamental pond. An enchanting courtyard garden provides a feast for the senses with a profusion of colourful planting, highly scented climbing roses, gravelled pathways and clipped topiary hedging. A further walled garden with York stone terrace and circular planting bed offers further opportunities to enjoy the magnificent views.

Thornfield Farm is approached via a tree lined, gated drive to the generous, gravelled parking area, orchard and detached double garage. A fence and rail paddock, extending to approx. 1.5 acres (0.60 hectares) complete the grounds.

The property is situated on the edge of the picturesque and sought after village of Burton Leonard, located between the cosmopolitan spa town of Harrogate and the thriving cathedral city of Ripon. The village itself offers a good range of facilities including a general store with post office, two public houses, a church, primary school and recreational facilities. The countryside surrounding the village offers a wonderful selection of walks and rides along a network of footpaths, bridleways and byways.

There is an excellent community spirit in the village with a number of organised events taking place throughout the year. More extensive amenities can be found in nearby Ripon or Harrogate which provide an outstanding range of specialist shops, restaurants, wine bars and excellent recreational facilities. Harrogate is a thriving tourist destination with many visitor attractions.

There are excellent primary and secondary schools within close proximity in the state and private sector including, catchment for the renowned Ripon Grammar School. The A1(M) is approximately 5 miles distant giving access to the national motorway network and the commercial centres of Leeds and York are conveniently located within daily commuting distance.

The railway station at Harrogate offers regular access to Leeds and York and direct services to London Kings Cross. Leeds Bradford Airport is also within easy access.

Mileages: A1(M) 5 miles, Boroughbridge 6 miles, Ripon 7 miles, Harrogate 9 miles, York 21 miles, Leeds 23 miles. All mileages are approximate.


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