Walden Head, West Burton, Leyburn


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A fine home set in six acres in a stunning and idyllic location which can either be used as one large home or separated into two, making it a great lifestyle opportunity.

Kentuckey House

Kentuckey House is set in a simply stunning location, nestled at the head of a valley surrounded by dramatic landscape in all directions and offering a truly tranquil and idyllic place to live. The property has around 6 acres of land which includes; woodland planted by the owners, with hundreds of trees of native species, along with paddock land suitable for grazing, and a good range of outbuildings. The property has been thoughtfully created from a barn and outbuildings into a superb home with an exceptionally high standard of build quality. The accommodation is well planned with a good flow to it, and can either be used as one large home, or easily separated into two in a variety of ways, making a good option for those looking for a lifestyle opportunity with a potential holiday let, or the potential to work from home. The attention to detail continues in the range of outbuildings with a detached stone double garage, large stone barn plus an attached garage and hardstanding that has been allowed to mature with grass to keep the setting as natural as possible. All of this is only 12.5 miles from Leyburn.


The main entrance hall has one of the staircases leading to the first floor and also provides access to the living room, dining room, utility/WC, dining kitchen and the inner hall to the second kitchen. The living room is a large dual aspect room with barn style windows overlooking the terrace, gardens and paddock land beyond. There is an oil fired stove set on a stone hearth. From here French doors open to the dining room, a feature of this room is a display window separating the dining room from the inner hall which was painted by Desire Hope of Masham, a renowned glass artist. The dining kitchen has a lovely aspect down the valley and is fitted with an extensive range of wall and floor cupboard units incorporating an induction hob, double electric oven and an inset single drainer sink unit. There is plenty of space for a dining table and chairs in the centre of this room and from here there is access to the study/snug, which is adjacent to the kitchen, and utility/WC.

The inner hall leads through to the second kitchen which has wall and floor cupboard units and an Aga, this provides cooking facilities and feeds one radiator. From here, there is access to a reception hall in the older part of the building which provides access to the second staircase and the sitting room. This room has an inglenook fire surround with a large stove which runs the ground floor radiators. From here there is access to an attached garage/workshop and also French Doors opening to a large garden room, which has sliding doors to the terrace.

There is a staircase, in each entrance hall, leading to the first floor landing. The master bedroom suite is a large, bright room with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. On this landing area there is access to a guest en-suite bedroom. A separate landing provide access to another four bedrooms plus a house bathroom/WC.

Gardens and Land

The property sits in beautiful gardens with lawns and pedestrian pathways around the front of the building. The rear gardens have a south-easterly aspect with a stone terrace running the full width of the building which leads on to lawns with well stocked flower bed borders, this is framed by a well constructed dry stone wall adjacent to this are the paddocks with a couple of pedestrian gates. There is vehicular access to both sides of the property, one side with hard standing providing access to the single attached garage/workshop and the other providing access to the utility/WC, entrance to the house, the double garage and barn. The parking area has hard standing which has been cleverly concealed and grassed over and is suitable for parking motorhome/caravan and several vehicles. There are two parcels of woodland which have been planted by the owners including around 600 trees, all native species, including Downey Birch, Gelder Rose, Rowan, Sisel Oak, Bird Cherry, Dog Rose to name a few. We are also advised that there are around 5000 daffodils and 1000 bluebells in the top field which are resplendent in the spring. The paddock land is divided into two and currently used for grazing.


There is a detached oversized double garage with power, water and electricity. In addition there is a large barn which measures 6.77m x 10.16m with wooden doors. Both are of breeze block construction, and dressed externally with stone to match the house.

Services and Other Information

The property is served by oil fired central heating and has an oil tank capacity of 3500 litres.

The water supply is private and drainage is to a septic tank and a Klargester.

There is a Honda ride-on mower which the owner intends to leave at the property.

We are advised by the vendor that there is a reliable internet with a satellite dish and modem/router which will remain at the property.

Wayleaves Easements and Rights of Way

Kentuckey House is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way, whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.


To reach the property proceed to West Burton, from the green, take the sign post to Walden Head, at the Y-junction, take the right exit and follow this road for around four miles, please note the road is largely single carriageway and undulates.


By arrangement with the agents GSC Grays 01969 600120

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Richmondshire District Council. Tel: 01748 829100.

The property is banded F.

Particulars and Photographs

Particulars written: August 2020

Photographs taken: August 2020

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