Briar House

Pickhill, Thirsk
Guide Price £595,000

A stylish and immaculately presented village house set in beautifully landscaped south facing gardens.

Briar House is a substantial family home dating back in part to the 18th century. Significantly extended and subject to a comprehensive programme of restoration and remodeling now presents an outstanding, spacious home, seamlessly blending characterful period features with stylish contemporary design. With the use of high quality materials throughout, the current owners have gone to great lengths to provide beautiful living space offering an excellent degree of flexibility of use. The principal rooms enjoy generous proportions and flow beautifully, being an ideal family space or for entertaining.
The internal accommodation is entered through a handcrafted oak framed porch to the welcoming reception hall with full length bespoke fitted storage, from which the principal reception rooms flow, including an elegant, double aspect drawing room with stone fire surround and log burner. There is a further comfortable sitting room with log burner, a fabulous games room, fully fitted boot room/utility room and shower room.

One of the many highlights of this lovely home is the expansive breakfast kitchen with underfloor heating, featuring a full range of handcrafted fitted furniture with oak linings, central island, granite work surfaces, a range of integrated appliances and ‘Rangemaster” cooker. This wonderful open plan space links directly to the delightful dining area and garden room with triple windows overlooking the courtyard, a pretty gothic arched door leads to the dedicated dining terrace with undercover barbeque.

To the first floor is the lovely master bedroom suite, with free-standing bath and inset television, guest bedroom with fitted furniture, three further bedrooms and house bathroom.

The property is accessed from a gravelled parking area with space for multiple vehicles.

The principal gardens lie to the rear of Briar House and are a real delight, enjoying beautifully landscaped private gardens incorporating a wonderful stone paved and cobbled sun terrace surrounded by curved stone walling sloping upwards to terraced lawned gardens with established flower and shrub borders, dining and barbeque terrace, all bounded by mellow stone and cobbled walls, mature trees and planting, enjoying a great level of seclusion and privacy.

The picturesque and conveniently located village of Pickhill enjoys a range of facilities including a Church of England primary school, children’s playground, village green, church and the recently re-opend The Nags Head Cantonese restaurant, public house and Bed and Breakfast. The area also provides easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors with many National Trust attractions including Studley Royal Deer Park and Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site.

There are excellent road networks for the commuter with easy access via the A6055, A19, A1 (M) to the market towns of Thirsk, Masham, Northallerton and Bedale and the cathedral city of Ripon together with the larger commercial centres of Leeds, Teeside, York and Harrogate.

Mainline rail connections can be found at Thirsk, Northallerton and York with direct access to London Kings Cross. Leeds Bradford Airport is also within easy access.

Mileages: Bedale 7 miles, Thirsk 8 miles, Masham 10 miles, Ripon 10 miles, Northallerton 13 miles, Harrogate 21 miles. (All mileages are approximate.)


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