IT MAY sound somewhat clichéd, but Fox House really is the perfect home for buyers who want to live the rural idyll of being surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within easy reach of nearby towns and cities.

Situated on an exclusive development just outside the village of Hartforth, Fox House – a barn conversion – provides a wealth of spacious accommodation, but could be extended to suit the buyers, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Briefly, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall; cloakroom; dining room with double doors to the rear garden, exposed timber beams and a feature stone fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove; a sitting room with a feature fireplace with wood-burning stove plus doors to a raised timber terrace area; kitchen; utility room and a morning room/snug that could be knocked through to the kitchen to create a spacious kitchen/living room. This room has patio doors to the courtyard.

On the first floor landing is a balcony area overlooking the dining room. This leads to a family bathroom with free-standing roll top bath and three double bedrooms, including the master with an en-suite bathroom. All of the bedrooms have exposed timber beams.

Fox House is complemented by good-sized gardens comprising two courtyard areas, a front lawn with patio area and a small garden with pond. Its grounds also include a tennis court, two stonebuilt stables and approximately five acres of land which is split into three manageable fenced paddocks.

The triple garage has the potential to be used for further accommodation, subject to getting the necessary planning consents.

Fox House is on the market at offers in excess of £495,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Robin Jessop on 01677 425950.