For buyers who love the idea of multi-generational living, but have wondered how it might work in reality with everyone living together under one roof, this farmhouse could be the perfect solution. In every way.

Encompassing a wealth of superbly renovated accommodation, the farmhouse is without doubt a very special family home – but it is only one of three dwellings which make up the property. There's also a cottage and a converted barn, all set in gardens, grounds and land totalling four-and-a-half acres. So you could be close... but not too close for comfort.

The substantial stone-built period farmhouse comprises some 3800sq.ft of versatile accommodation has been beautifully renovated under the guidance of an architect whose brief was to emphasise flowing living space and natural light.

It is home to a porch, cloakroom, reception hall, formal sitting room and the large kitchen/dining room/family room on the ground floor.

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The heart of family life, this room encompasses a modern kitchen with recessed lighting, fitted units with timber and granite worktops, a Range cooker and a double Butler sink, place for a dining table and a relaxed seating area/family room with two sets of double doors – one of which opens onto a terrace and the garden beyond and the other into the light-filled garden room which also opens onto the terrace and gardens. Off the kitchen are a utility room and separate pantry.

Incorporated within the farmhouse and concealed behind partition walls is a two-storey annexe – with a separate entrance – which could easily be re-integrated into the original building if desired. It is home to a ground floor bedroom and two shower rooms, with a further bedroom above.

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At the rear, the farmhouse enjoys views over its own enclosed landscaped gardens which extend to about an acre and have a fine outlook across open countryside.

A raised York stone terrace connects the main reception rooms to this lovely garden with a flight of stone steps descending to a sweeping lawn with summer house. Beyond lies a pond spanned by a timber bridge and many specimen trees and colourful shrubs through which pathways meander, continuing to an arc of natural woodland at the far boundary.

Throughout are established areas for sitting out and enjoying views across the garden and beyond. In addition, there are four sheds and a nursery garden with raised beds and two poly tunnels.

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Throughout the farmhouse are fireplaces, engineered oak floors, fitted cabinetry, wooden louvre shutters and high spec fixtures and fittings in all of the bathrooms. An underfloor heating system has been fitted in the kitchen/dining/ family room and in all of the en-suite bathrooms.

The detached barn lies opposite the house. Its impressive interior is light and airy with double-height ceilings, floor-to-ceiling barn windows, vaulted ceilings with oak trusses and generous living spaces.

Briefly, its accommodation includes a professional commercial kitchen, dining area with French doors opening onto the courtyard garden and a further reception room, plus two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms on the ground floor, and a large bedroom/living room suite on the first floor with a magnificent vaulted ceiling and en-suite bathroom.

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Finally, there's the single-storey detached cottage made up of two self-contained suites which each have their own entrance, double bedroom, sitting room, shower room, private garden and parking space, plus there's a shared laundry/utility room. This could easily be returned to a single dwelling.

The substantial gardens and grounds – four-and-a-half acres in all – include a gravelled car park, dog run and timber stable block alongside nearly two acres of paddock land with a copse at the far boundary.

The property enjoys a stunning rural location in the Yorkshire Dales AONB, just seven miles from Harrogate, and is on the market at a guide price of £1.85m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Blenkin & Co's York office on 01904 671672.