An easy sentiment flows throughout this exquisite country abode. Situated in the heart of picturesque Helmsley, this luxurious retreat is a wonderful base for a family escape or a gathering with close friends plus up to two canine companions. Stroll light-dappled woodland trails and admire the classical temple architecture of Duncombe Park (1 mile), then indulge in a blissful soak in the Japanese-style wooden Ofuro hot tub with a drink in hand.
Adorned with an array of sophisticated designer touches, this graceful property is a true hidden gem. Step inside to discover earthy sage and terracotta tones, bold patterned wallpaper and artfully styled social spaces. Slip off shoes and pad along the traditional parquet flooring into the kitchen/diner. Foodies will be in their element pottering in the bespoke farmhouse kitchen with gold fixtures and a stream of natural light from the large patio doors. Perch at the spacious island with a round of pre-dinner drinks or gather in the corner booth for a more formal affair.
After dinner, grab a dessert and bask in the wonderfully cosy atmosphere on the lounge with an original bay window and framed oil prints. Throw a log on the open fire and sink onto the plump upholstered seating. Escape to the Scandi-style cinema room to get competitive on the Nintendo Switch.
Ascend the staircase to scope out two tastefully appointed bedrooms. Slip into the sheets of the tranquil en-suite king-size with soft designer fabrics and scatter pillows. Nestled to the rear of the property is an elegant twin with tongue and groove wall panelling. Keen readers can while away afternoons curled on the window day bed with views across to Helmsley Castle.
Slide open the patio doors leading from the kitchen and enjoy a morning breakfast spread on the patio. Step along the Belgium clay-paved path to sweat it out in the Swedish outdoor sauna or enjoy a soak in the hot tub.