Toft Farmhouse, West Lilling
This charming period property comes with a south-facing walled garden and a detached studio/annexe.
Owner Helen Chew bought it 17 years ago after yearning for a more rural home. “I spotted Toft Farmhouse advertised in the window of one of the city centre estate agents in Leeds, where I was working. I loved the house. It has a great feeling and is the sort of place that makes you feel relaxed as soon as you walk in,” she says.
Over the years, Helen, who has a flair for interior design, has remodelled the bedrooms, converted the old cart shed into an annexe and created a beautiful, south-facing walled garden. She is now selling to downsize.
The house has a drawing room, a sitting room, living kitchen with Aga, a rear hall/boot room, utility room and a cloakroom. The first floor has a galleried landing, a guest suite with double bedroom and en-suite shower room, a house bathroom, principal bedroom with en-suite, a bedroom with two windows overlooking the rear gardens, two further bedrooms and a separate shower room. The studio/annexe has an open-plan space with a wood-burning stove and a cloakroom. West Lilling is a mile from Sheriff Hutton.