The Old Farmhouse

Tunstall, Richmond
Guide Price £795,000

A delightful period farmhouse set in stunning gardens and grounds on the edge of the picturesque village of Tunstall.

The Old Farmhouse is believed to date back to the Georgian period with later Victorian additions. During the ownership of the current vendors, the property has been subject to a programme of renovation and remodeling and now offers spacious and comfortable accommodation over two floors. The internal accommodation is entered via the welcoming reception hall leading to the principal ground floor accommodation to include a lovely farmhouse kitchen with Aga and fitted furniture created and installed by Chapel Kitchens. This inviting family space enjoys stunning views over the gardens, grounds and countryside beyond. A recently created double height drawing room with Chinese slate flooring and french doors leads to the rear terrace and gardens. There is also a cosy sitting room with log burner and stripped pine flooring, ground floor bedroom suite with wet room, ideally suited for a dependant relative and large utility room/boot room with cloakroom.

To the first floor is the master bedroom with fitted furniture and en suite together with four further double bedrooms and family bathroom.

The gardens and grounds are a particular highlight and have been cleverly divided into distinct areas to include sweeping lawns with established flower and shrub beds, a productive kitchen garden with raised beds, a soft fruit cage, greenhouse and potting sheds. The natural lake is surrounded by manicured pathways and established herbaceous and shrub borders. An attractive stone wall and Yew hedge separate the two areas. A glorious environment, in which to enjoy fishing, birds and natural wildlife.

The gardens and grounds have been created entirely by the current owners to encourage sustainability and wildlife. The natural lake is a constant area of interest with various species of birds visiting and living here. Every year widgeon come in winter and stay till March and crop the lawn. A pair of Greylag geese visit each year to nest on the island and rear their young. Occasional visitors include shelducks, little grebes, coots, snipe and swans. There are resident flocks of mallard and moorhens.

The property is accessed via a quiet country lane leading to a private drive with ample parking and a purpose built agricultural building to include two garages/workshops, two excellent loose boxes and adjacent post and rail paddock land, ideal for equestrian purposes, measuring approximately 2.6 acres (1.05 hectares). Throughout the grounds are further useful garden structures and stores including a pavillion with verandah overlooking the lake. There is also a Portakabin situated at the north end of the house, currently used as an office.


The tranquil and picturesque village of Tunstall is situated between lower Wensleydale and lower Swaledale. The village enjoys a thriving public house, village hall and church. The market towns of Bedale, Leyburn and historic market town of Richmond, all offer a wide range of amenities surrounded by stunning landscapes. The area is reputed for its tourism, scenic walks and country pursuits and Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is excellent access to the recently upgraded A1(M) motorway network, and A66 at Scotch Corner, ideal for commuting to the main regional centres of Leeds, York, Harrogate, Darlington and Newcastle. East Coast Mainline rail services can be found at Northallerton and Darlington.

Mileages: A1(M) 3 miles, Richmond 5 miles, Bedale 9 miles, Northallerton 14 miles, Darlington 16 miles, (all mileages are approximate).

Directions: Postcode for The Old Farmhouse - DL10 7RF - From the A1(M) Junction 52 – take the Cattrick Central junction and follow the A1636, continue through the village of Colburn, continue over the mini roundabout pass the white shops. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Horne Road. Continue for approximately 150 yards and Silver Hill, the entrance gate (Metcalfe and Sons with a green tractor), is on your right hand side. Continue up the lane and keep left and you will see the entrance to The Old Farmhouse.


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