Crackhill Farm, Sicklinghall
A dream of escaping to the country led Phil Ineson to the pretty village of Sicklinghall. Although his search area was wide, the combination of facilities, excellent transport links and a project proved irresistible.
“I lived in Roundhay but wanted to live somewhere more rural and less busy,” says Phil. “Although I wanted to live in the country, my main stipulation was that I didn’t want to be in the middle of nowhere. Sicklinghall was perfect. It is beautiful, the people are really friendly and it has a great pub plus easy access to Wetherby, Leeds, York and Harrogate,” he says.
The farmhouse he bought there was in need of renovation and came with potential to convert the stables.
Over the last three years Phil has transformed the farmstead into a large and luxurious family home with an annexe No expense has been spared on the 7,573 sq. ft property, which includes a magnificent L-shaped living kitchen made by craftsmen from Clarity Arts.
“I spent a fortune on it thinking it would be a forever home and I am only selling because my circumstances have changed. When I bought it, the farmhouse had no heating although the stables did, which was strange. Everything needed doing from the roof to the electrics, plumbing and heating,” says Phil, who also employed Leeds-based interior designer Ben Huckerby to give the house a glamorous new look.
The property now has a reception hall with galleried landing and full-height windows overlooking the courtyard. The ground floor also includes a cloakroom, drawing room with marble fireplace and mirror-backed bar, a study, snug, garden room and double doors leading into the gardens. The living kitchen leads to a utility room with hand-built units, granite worktops and storage lockers.
On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with beamed and vaulted roof, fitted wardrobes, dressing room and en-suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms, each with an en-suite, and a first floor laundry room. The self-contained annexe has a living/dining kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom plus utility.
There is an attached double garage, a courtyard with parking, garden and an Astroturf tennis court. At the rear of the garden, there is an enclosed children’s play area.
Estate agent Andrew Beadnall, of Beadnall Copley, says: “This is a superbly located and highly individual period family home in the heart of this picturesque and exclusive village.”
For details contact: Beadnall Copley, tel: 01937 580850, www.beadnallcopley.co.uk