Bark Mill Cottage, Pannal, near Harrogate, on sale for £2.3m

THOUGHT to date back to the early 1800s, Bark Mill Cottage has had to take in a long stream of new owners in its time – and has watched over some monumental changes both in the world around it and within its own walls.

Today it’s a stunning – and substantial – stone family home that offers over 4,000 square feet of living space over two floors, with character features such as exposed beams and original fireplaces perfectly comfortable alongside open spaces bathed in light and all the trappings of contemporary living.

Briefly, the ground floor accommodation has an entrance porch which opens into a spacious open-plan living and dining room with parquet flooring and an impressive fireplace at either end – one of which houses a wood-burning stove . A door from the dining room leads into an inner hall with a useful family shower room and provides access to a room which could be used as an office or bedroom. It is completed by a laundry/kitchenette.

Bark Mill Cottage – S&P

This side of the house could easily adapt to create a separate wing for a dependent parent wanting some privacy, or to be used as a guest suite.

Returning to the main part of the house, the lounge opens into a spacious luxury kitchen/breakfast room from which is a fitted utility room and a door to a rear hall with access to the garden.

The kitchen houses a range of contemporary wall and base units with quartz worktops and splashbacks, a range of integrated Miele appliances – including a combination oven/microwave and coffee machine – and a locker built-in wine/store. The breakfast room has a contemporary fireplace. Doors from the breakfast room lead to a 26 foot cinema room as well as a stunning orangery style garden room which opens, in turn, via two sets of French doors into the garden.

Bark Mill Cottage - S&P

Bark Mill Cottage – S&P

The first floor is accessible both by a staircase rising from the interior hall and by a hidden staircase from the living room. The upstairs accommodation includes a family bathroom and four bedrooms. These include one with an en-suite shower room and the large master suite which consists of a spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed A-beams, a dressing room and a modern en-suite bathroom with separate shower .

Bark Mill Cottage stands in approximately three acres of formal gardens and grounds which have been a labor of love for the current owners.

Cottage Bark Mill - S&P

Cottage Bark Mill – S&P

The house is set behind low stone walls and has a manicured front garden with areas of flat lawn bordered by box hedges.

A side driveway allows parking several vehicles and gives access to a detached triple garage.

The landscaped rear gardens have been specially designed to enjoy outdoor privacy in the company of family and friends.

There are several seating areas to enjoy and an open fire BBQ area with an electrically heated ten seater garden shed perfectly suited for entertaining and making the most of summer evenings and those a bit more fresh.

Bark Mill Cottage - S&P

Bark Mill Cottage – S&P

There is also a high quality fully remote controlled retractable sun shade to provide both shade when needed and lighting for evening use.

Perhaps the centerpiece of the gardens is a professionally appointed and fully air-conditioned gym/music room, making it the perfect place to while away a few hours.

Bark Mill Cottage is situated in a beautiful rural setting close to the popular village of Pannal, approximately two and a half miles from Harrogate. It’s on the market at an indicative price of £2.3million.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Harrogate office of Strutt & Parker on 01423 561274.