A charming and substantial character family home, together with a self contained annexe, inviting gardens and a double garage
Bridgefoot House is a handsome and immaculate period family house set alongside Thornton Beck, the house is understood to date from 1657 built by Lady Lumley for the local schoolmaster. This substantial eight bedroom family home has an abundance of history with an excellent integrated annexe, detached double garage and delightful walled garden all set within the quaint and popular village of Thornton le dale.
The current owners have made a significant number of improvements including adding a stylish contemporary kitchen, bath and shower rooms, new fireplaces and fitting conservation specification double glazed windows and doors throughout, a new central heating and boiler as well as introducing natural mains gas to the house. The owners have restored a decorative chimney, the tiled entrance hallway and the original shutters. The house has been fully re-wired, re-plumbed, the lofts have been insulated and new oak doors and an oak staircase have been added.
The end result is an exquisite family home providing for every aspect of modern family living, the accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends to about 4,715 square feet incorporating a comfortable blend of traditional character with the highest quality of modern fitting and finishes.
The ground floor has three reception rooms, one of which is used as an office with en suite shower room, fitted cupboards and original shutters. The sitting room has a dual aspect with a log burner, original shutters and French doors to the garden. The spacious drawing also enjoys dual aspect with original shutters, cornicing and a new bespoke stone fireplace with log burner and leads through to the kitchen.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been extended and created with a stunning bespoke kitchen by The Handmade Kitchen Company at Pickering with a range of modern units, integrated appliances including wine cooler, electric Aga with induction hob and a large kitchen island finished with a granite worktops. Adjacent to the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and a downstairs w.c.
The self-contained annexe has been fully renovated by the owners, with a new kitchen and integrated appliances, a utility area as well as a new contemporary shower room, the annexe benefits from its own front door and can also be accessed from inside the main house, and the owners have planning permission approved for holiday lets.
There are two staircases to the first floor, one at the entrance hall and a newly installed oak staircase, to the rear. On the first floor there are eight bedrooms in all, all benefiting from en suite shower rooms. Of particular note is the large principal bedroom with contemporary en suite shower room and free standing roll top bath is centered in the room looking out towards the garden. The guest bedroom with en suite is an equally impressive spacious room with a dual aspect and a bay window with seating, ideal for watching the world go by.
The detached garage to the east of the house has had the loft boarded out by the owners and to one side a covered seating and entertaining area has been created, ideal for a summers evening. To the east of the garaging is a delightful seating area within the secret garden with roses climbing up the walls and a doorway leads through to the walk way along Thornton Beck. The south facing garden has been landscaped and an abundance of new bedding flowers and shrubs have been added to enhance the space along with the mature trees and shaped lawn meandering along the driveway.
The house is approached off Brook Lane though double wrought iron gates on to the paved driveway leading to the double garage. Further parking is available on the west side of the house next to the front door.
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This is such a special property with a wonderful history, the owners have been sympathetic with their renovations to the house and grounds.Ed StoyleProperty agent