IF YOU think of your equine friends as family members then Indian Farm, a beautiful converted farmhouse just outside the hamlet of Middleton-on-Leven, near Yarm, should have something to please the whole family.

The farmhouse itself offers over 3,100sqft of light, airy and versatile accommodation that combines character details with stylish interior design and a pleasing open-plan feel, making it ideally suited to modern lifestyles.

The hub of the home is without doubt a stunning kitchen/dining and sitting room with log burner, which is bathed in natural light courtesy of a large expanse of glazed sliding doors which provide a seamless connection to the newly-laid outdoor terrace perfect for al-fresco dining.

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Fitted with quality bespoke cabinetry and stone worksurfaces, the kitchen features integrated appliances including a dishwasher, coffee machine, induction hob and Smeg double oven. It is also home to a breakfast bar which creates a subtle divide to between the kitchen and an adjoining casual snug/seating area with a wood-burning stove. A separate formal sitting room offers a relaxed setting for downtime centred around a vintage stove.

Also on the ground floor are the entrance porch and hall, a cloakroom, utility room, further larger hall and cloakroom and a study, plus an office which could be used as a bedroom if required.

The spacious first floor landing gives access to a stylishly family bathroom and three bedrooms. These include the luxurious master bedroom with architectural design features that include a gable-end picture window affording far reaching views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.

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The master suite also benefits from an en-suite shower room and a dressing room.

Indian Farm sits in four acres of land – more than enough for your four-legged friends to enjoy.

The property is approached via a private lane leading to the stabling and extending on to an area of hardstanding for parking at the front of the house.

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Semi-circular paving with steps creates a feature at the entrance to the house, while post-and-rail fencing separates the immediate garden surrounding the property from the fenced paddocks beyond.

Much of the grounds are laid to lawn, interspersed with mature and specimen trees, whilst at the rear of the house is a raised decked platform perfect for outdoor dining and relaxation.

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Adjoining the house is a large garage and store with a brick-built outbuilding adjacent offering three separate units with versatile-use options. Plans are available for a substantial extension to both sides to create additional accommodation, but prospective purchasers are advised that they must make their own enquiries of the local planning authority – REF 22/01997/FUL.

A timber stable block comprises three stalls as well as a tack room and storage, with a fully fenced floodlit exercise manège alongside. There may also be an opportunity to purchase additional land adjoining the property.

Indian Farm sits just south of Middleton-on-Leven and enjoys wonderful views over the rolling countryside surrounding it.

It is just over a mile from Hutton Rudby and around five miles from Yarm.

Indian Farm is on the market at offers over £1.3m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Harrogate office of Strutt & Parker on 01423 594792.