Situated in Healaugh in the heart of Swaledale, this idyllic lovingly converted barn boasts many original features such as exposed stonework and beams with stunning views over Harkerside. The location provides a relaxing countryside escape.
Healaugh is a delightful hamlet just I mile west from Reeth the capital of Swaledale. Reeth comprises of post office, shops, pubs, country house hotel, artisan bakery, weekly market and artisan craft shops. 10 miles to the east is the market town of Richmond with its castle waterfall and busy market square. The property is situated on the coast -coast walking route and the Tour de France route travelled through this lovely village. It is popular with Walkers Cyclists and folks who want to experience authentic Dales Village life. Stepping stones at Healaugh cross the river swale and there is a river beach along the pleasant riverside walk to Reeth. Walking Fishing Cycling are all available in the village. Further afield there is so much to discover.
On opening the gate to the property and seeing the spacious rose covered barn garden with magnificent views over Harkerside Moor you immediately have a sense of calm relaxation. A home from home. The barn is set in a beautiful garden with stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in every direction. You enter the barn into the hallway where coats shoes hiking boots etc may be stored. Also, this is where a heated coats cupboard is located should you be caught in a shower and need to dry wet coats. Onto the Gallery immediately over the double height Lounge you find the mezzanine area. It is a great chill out space ideal for reading or watching the dark night sky with its 3 windows 2 being very large roof windows. Comfy seats and a work table are located here should you want to catch up on your laptop. Down the stairs to the ground floor is the well-equipped Farrow and Ball painted kitchen with electric oven hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and stable door leading onto a Patio ideal for lazy alfresco breakfasts or pre dinner drinks. The Dining room adjoins the Kitchen, a pleasant room with a feature stone wall and window seat. The main Lounge is full of character with its inglenook fireplace complete with multi-fuel stove, exposed beamed ceiling TV/DVD player and comfy seating. The king size bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is an additional bathroom with bath for a lovely soak after long day of walking.
Outside there is a large terraced south facing private garden full of flowers roses and fruit trees. Here you can relax taking meals alfresco or sun bath. On lazy summer afternoons you can enjoy sunbathing on the comfortable sun beds on the top terrace. For cycling enthusiasts there is secure cycle storage. Free off-road parking is available.