IT'S no surprise, given the many delights of properties like 3 Carkin Grange, that barn conversion remain popular with buyers looking for characterful homes which combine the best of mod cons with period features.

Converted from a former grain store, this spacious and well-presented home offers accommodation over three floors, plus a stunning setting in a prestigious courtyard development of three properties close to the sought-after village of Melsonby and with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

At the heart of the home is an impressive and extremely spacious open-plan kitchen/living/dining room which, alongside an oak-floored entrance hall with cloakroom, makes up the first floor.

Divided into three separate areas, this open-plan room – which is perfect for entertaining - comprises a quality Smallbone kitchen with wood units, granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar style island incorporating a Miele four ring induction hob with extractor hood above; a dining area with ample space for a large table and chairs, and a living room with multi-fuel stove. This space boasts a high vaulted beamed ceiling and numerous sash windows offering beautiful views. There is also a pantry and utility room leading off the kitchen.

A staircase from the main entrance hall leads down to the ground floor hall which provides access to a linen cupboard and the bedroom accommodation. This is made up of the spacious master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi bath; a spacious bedroom with dual aspect sash windows and an en-suite shower room, plus two further bedrooms with arched double glazed windows which include doors to the garden. These rooms share a Jack and Jill shower room.

The second floor – also accessed from the main entrance hall – is home to a spacious living room/study with a multi-fuel stove and vaulted beamed ceiling.

The landscaped gardens are laid mainly to lawn but include a pond beside a flagged patio barbecue area with a timber summerhouse. There is also a gravelled parking area and a detached stone-built four car garage with storage space above.

3 Carkin Grange is on the market at a guide price of £725,000.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact GSC Grays on 01833 637000.