If you had to choose three words to describe Berkeley Grange you can bet that stunning, opulent and luxurious wouldn't be missed off many people's lists, so it might come as somewhat of a surprise to discover that not too long ago it was a collection of period stone barns previously serving a neighbouring farm.

Whilst little of the original structure remains, the buildings – believed to date from the mid-19th century – were taken down stone by stone and re-constructed and extended using mix of matching sandstone under a new roof of reclaimed York stone.

The bulk of the conversion was completed in 2022. What it created is a simply sensational home which offers the perfect mix of traditional and modern, rural yet decidedly urban chic, all wrapped up in beautiful design.

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Whilst maintaining a traditional appearance externally, internally Berkeley Grange embraces the best in modern design and technology, including high speed fibre broadband, Control 4 programmed Rako lighting and Sonus sound throughout, underfloor heating powered by a combination of ground source and air source heat pumps, air-conditioning in key rooms and anthracite anodised Crittall double glazing combined with hardwood double glazed picture windows which frame the magnificent views.

And so to the actual accommodation...

The property is entered via a generous double height entrance hall with natural limestone flooring and a bespoke solid oak staircase. In one direction lies a leisure suite comprising a dining area with glazed temperature controlled wine room, bar area featuring a bespoke display wall and vaulted original beamed ceiling, and a cinema room with a terraced ceiling and the best in modern projection and sound systems.

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In the opposite direction, via a Crittall glazed walkway overlooking the internal courtyard garden, is an inviting study, a sitting room and dining separated by a central feature fireplace and the bespoke Clive Christian kitchen which has been thoughtfully designed and is home to an extensive range of cupboards with contrasting granite and solid wood worktops, a range of quality Sub Zero appliances, a four-oven electric Wolf oven, separate gas hob, electric oven and Quooker instant boiling water tap.

The quality of finish is evident around every corner, with feature lighting matching the bespoke door, switch plates contrasting with natural stone and eye-catching Crittall windows which bathe every room in copious amounts of natural light.

Upstairs in the main barn are four stylish double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The master suite has the added bonus of a generous dressing room designed by Clive Christian.

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Complementing this is another wing, with a children's play room, separate utility and boot rooms – all finished to the same exacting standards – plus a gym with air-conditioning and a three bay garage with solid oak doors.

Above this is a self-contained two-bedroomed apartment perfect for guests, independent family members or a housekeeper.

Berkeley Grange is approached via electric timber gates at either end of the building which open to reveal a large parking and turning area in front of the main entrance. This continues around the front of the house to the garage block and another large parking area.

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The gardens extend to the north and west and have been thoughtfully landscaped to draw the eye from all angles. Laid mainly to lawn, they are home to a huge range of specimen trees, clipped box and yew trees and colourful planting, bordered by mature beech hedges.

There is also a beautifully designed inner courtyard garden to the south of the buildings with York Stone pathways cutting through raised beds filled with mature trees and shrubs leading to an outdoor kitchen with a spacious seating area which is the perfect place for sheltered al fresco dining and entertaining.

Berkeley Grange is located between the village of Kirkby Overblow and hamlet of Kearby, and is on the market for offers over £5m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call Savills' York office on 01904 617800.