Willow House Farm is an impressive stone farmhouse offering extensive family accommodation, extending to over 7,000 square feet. Restored and extended by the current owners, the attention to detail has been carefully considered and has been completed to the highest standard. Willow House Farm combines a contemporary layout with wonderful original character features throughout. The property is located in a peaceful rural setting with marvellous southerly far reaching views, yet is ideally placed for the sophisticated spa town of Harrogate.
The fabulous large breakfast kitchen features handmade oak cabinets as well as a 4 metre long centre island with a double sink and breakfast bar. The kitchen is well equipped with a Thermador Professional Range, two integrated extra wide Bosch ovens, steam oven, microwave, larder fridge freezer, as well as wine and drinks chillers and dishwasher. At the heart of the house, is this dining and living area with four sets of double doors opening on to the south facing garden, making this ideal for modern living and entertainment. Leading off the breakfast kitchen is a garden room with access to a ground floor WC and greenhouse. Beyond this is a playroom. Both rooms have double doors that open on to the lovely garden.
To the other side of the breakfast kitchen is a formal dining room with a multi-fuel stove. This room leads to the stunning sun room with vaulted oak ceiling and original Yorkshire stone flooring. Six sets of double doors open on to the garden and sheltered courtyard, flooding the room with natural light. Adjacent is the spectacular drawing room; this galleried space with a 31ft ceiling, features a large stone fireplace with a multi-fuel stove, exposed stone walls and oak beams. An impressive staircase leads to the galleried landing and first floor. The glass panelled oak barn doors lead out to the cobbled Yorkshire stone courtyard. The drawing room benefits from a surround sound system, a projector and a hidden 8 ft. Retractable screen making it a wonderful place to relax and watch TV. The study is accessed from the drawing room.
Beyond this is the leisure suite, featuring a Jacuzzi and gym with non-slip flooring and a steam room with integrated shower. A staircase leads to the first floor where there is a gallery overlooking the gym, a further study area and a large cinema room. This has the potential for a variety of uses, it would make an ideal teenage annexe or could be converted into a self-contained unit. Completing the ground floor is a utility room and the original vaulted cellar.
To the first floor are five double bedrooms, two of which have access on to their own shared balcony. The bedrooms are serviced by a house bathroom with a separate shower and house shower room. A further flight of stairs gives access to the second floor and a luxurious master bedroom suite. Three Velux balcony windows make the most of the stunning open countryside views. There is a large en-suite bathroom with walk-in waterfall shower and a freestanding bath, as well as a dressing room with fitted wardrobes.
Willow House Farm benefits from underfloor heating throughout, as well as a central vacuum system, oak double glazing and flooring and a state of the art security system.
EPC Rating E
Willow House Farm is situated just outside the peaceful village of Norwood, an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning views over the Washburn Valley. There are a wealth of walks right on the door step as well as being a short distance from Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs. The fashionable Spa town of Harrogate is a short drive away, approximately 5 miles and provides a wide range of shopping facilities, along with an excellent range of restaurants, café bars, theatre and cinema and extensive recreational facilities.
Harrogate has outstanding primary and secondary schools both state and private. The historic market towns of Otley and Ilkley are also close by and offer an alternative for everyday shopping, social and recreational facilities. The thriving financial centre of Leeds is approximately 17 miles and the historic city of York 27 miles, both in commuter distance. Transport links are most accessible with the train line running from Harrogate to the main stations at York and Leeds, connecting to London Kings Cross or further north to Newcastle and Edinburgh. The A1 motorway is 16 miles away which provides excellent access to the commercial centres of the North and links with the national motorway network and Leeds Bradford International airport only 12 miles.
The property is approached via electric gates giving access to a lawned garden, a lit parking area and a large double garage capable of holding three cars. Access to the property is via a covered walkway with motion sensor lighting which leads to a delightful south facing cobbled courtyard which is a fabulous sun trap and an ideal outside entertaining area.
Beyond this is a generous lawn surrounded by hedging and trees making it extremely private. To the rear of the property is a gravelled garden with steps leading to a further level lawn, garden shed and large greenhouse with full utilities. The gardens have been made secure, making it ideal for children and animals.