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Bishop Thornton , Harrogate

Guide Price £1,400,000

6 Bedroom Detached House

Bank Top Farm is a beautifully situated, flexibly arranged family home that offers over 4300 sq ft of accommodation including a self-contained suite. Standing in over 3 acres of land, the property offers the benefit of total privacy with the security of near neighbours on a private lane, with breath-taking, far reaching Lower Nidderdale views. No chain involved.

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Under offer Bishop Thornton

With a modern eco-friendly interior, designed to make the most of the light and views, this stunning property is the ultimate entertaining home, standing in an elevated position that makes the most of panoramic countryside vista. The flexibility of the layout offers space for an extended family, whether young or older, or for those wanting their parents living with them.

With super-fast broadband and an energy efficient, ground source heat system, providing underfloor heating throughout, this well insulated charming home warrants an early inspection.

The property offers an amazing spacious reception hall with a galleried study area that has glorious views to the front and rear, and a guest cloak/wc. The main feature is the 41 ft long slate tiled, open plan living area which offers spacious seating options, with feature fireplace and multi burning stove. Included is a dining area with 2 sets of tri-fold doors leading to an expansive private patio, ideal for entertaining. A separate lounge offers a comfortable private room, tiled floor with a feature fireplace with a multi burning stove and stunning views.

A key feature of property is its expansive 38 ft long living kitchen with a high quality Siemens integrated appliances which include 2 ovens, steamer oven, microwave, 5 ring induction hob, double draw Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, instant boiling water tap, breakfast bar and morning area. There is a large boot room/utility that links to the integral double garage.

A self-contained suite at first floor has its own internal approach to a lounge/bedroom 5, double bedroom and luxury house shower room

In the main house the bedroom accommodation offers a growing family plenty of choice. There is a principle bedroom suite nearly 30 ft long with far reaching views to three sides and a luxury en suite shower room. There is a guest bedroom/2 with en-suite fully tiled bathroom with a shower over the bath. There are two further double bedrooms and a luxury house shower room.

Outside there is large, private parking with well-kept grounds that extend into lawned areas, ideal for extended families. At the front there is a rainwater harvesting well with pump, and several, large,

easily-managed, raised beds. The long distance views are truly amazing and the changing seasons and weather patterns are readily seen all year round. At the top boundary there is a summerhouse that makes a perfect place for relaxing.
The property offers potential to create further accommodation in the form of a dependent relative flat/area in the current integral double garage and extensive additional outbuilding/garage as required (subject to planning approval). Plans available upon request.

Within walking distance of Brimham Rocks, and Fountains Abbey, the house is situated near the boundary of the Nidderdale area of outstanding national beauty (AONB). The property is a 5 minute drive from Ripley and 15 minute drive into Harrogate or Ripon. There are village amenities at nearby Birstwith and Hampsthwaite, each of which has a pub, shop, Doctor’s surgery, cricket club, bus stop and Church. With close proximity to major motorway networks, the airport at Leeds/Bradford and mainline train stations at York and Leeds.



For more information or to arrange a viewing please call our Harrogate office on 01423 501 201 quoting reference HOP/8240 or email us.

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