Rural haven in valley close to the M1

Lakeside View, Silkstone
Lakeside View, Silkstone
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Lakeside View, Silkstone

Price: £1.65m

www.dacres.co.uk

Set in 16 acres, this home is a luxurious, rural haven yet it’s just a ten minute drive from junction 37 of the M1, between Barnsley and Sheffield. The location held great appeal to Philip and Samantha England who bought the house in 1990.

One of the bedrooms

One of the bedrooms

“It is a mile from the M1 and close to the village, yet it is in the countryside and feels secluded. The property also had scope for more outbuildings and stables, which enabled my husband to rest his racehorses when not in training,” says Mrs England.

The couple, who have modernised the house and re-landscaped the gardens, are also offering buyers the title “Lord and Lady of the Manor of Silkstone”. They bought it at auction and it comes with a coat of arms and a flag that is now planted in the garden.

The Englands are selling to downsize and plan to build a smaller house nearby. Lakeside Viewhas 4,000 sq. ft of space with a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory and snooker room, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, there is are gardens, a swimming pool, stable block that could be converted into an office, barn, ménage and paddocks.

Contact: Dacre, Son and Hartley, tel:01423 877200, www.dacres.co.uk

The dining room leads to the conservatory

The dining room leads to the conservatory

The house is perfect for those with equestrian interests

The house is perfect for those with equestrian interests