Detached period cottage in beautiful surroundings with 23 acres of land

Springfield House occupies an idyllic and private countryside setting on the edge of the ever popular village of Bishop Monkton.

Internally, the house offers characterful and versatile living accommodation which briefly comprises of a reception hall with stairs to the first floor landing, drawing room with distant views and wood burning stove, breakfast room with adjoining fitted kitchen (both with electric under floor heating), boot room with door to the rear gardens, utility, separate WC with wash basin, useful office/further reception room and a study at ground floor level.

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The first floor offers a master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and a house bathroom. Both the en-suite and house bathroom benefit from electric under floor heating. This upper floor enjoys panoramic views across open countryside.

There is real potential for an incoming purchaser to further develop the property to create a substantial and spectacular country home in a stunning rural location, subject to gaining any necessary planning permissions required.

The property is set amidst rolling open countryside with no immediate neighbours. A particularly private and unassuming approach from the village leads to the sweeping driveway of Springfield House with a generous courtyard parking area in front of a timber triple garage block with useful storage room above. In addition there are a row of traditional brick and stone outbuildings which consist of two stables, an open fronted barn/hay store and an adjoining workshop with power and light. Attractive lawned garden areas to both the front and rear of the property.

Springfield House enjoys a rural yet highly convenient location on the fringe of Bishop Monkton which is highly regarded as an ideal English village with a picturesque stream at its heart. There are a selection of amenities within the village itself, including a church, two public houses and a village hall, as well as a top performing local primary school and in catchment area for Ripon senior schools. For the commuter, the village is well placed for both local and national road routes, including the A61 and the A1(M), whilst for public transport, local bus routes pass through the village and rail links are accessible from the stations at Harrogate, Northallerton and York.

Address: Mains Lane, Bishop Monkton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Guide price: £1,250,000

Agent: Knight Frank 01423 535377