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Through the Keyhole of this Charming Period Farmhouse in Yorkshire with a Wine Cellar

stone house with large gravel driveway
March 2023
Reading time 4 Minutes

With a wealth of bespoke character features, garaging for three cars, outbuildings with scope to extend, private enclosed gardens and its own private pub, this property's one not to be missed

Here we take a peek inside.

Laurel Farmhouse offers a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional character residence with origins believed to date back to 1675. The present owners have, during their tenure, commissioned craftsmen, joiners and stone masons to create bespoke features of great charm throughout the property which offers flexible living accommodation of over 2,500 sq ft. 

The property also benefits from garaging for three cars, a separate home office and uniquely its own private pub. This is not a commercial venture, nor does it have a license to be run as a public facility, however, it is a wonderful and unique asset to the property. 

Briefly, the accommodation includes a charming reception hall with bespoke turned oak staircase, galleried landing and window seat, off which is a guest cloakroom with WC. The principal reception room is a delightful well-proportioned sitting room with a wealth of exposed beams, feature stone walls, fireplace with multi-fuel stove and oak flooring. There is also access down to a wine cellar. 

The formal dining room again exudes character with exposed stone walls and ceiling beams, fireplace with cast iron stove and double French doors opening out into the private courtyard. The spacious open-plan family/living/dining kitchen has a comprehensive range of handmade units with marble preparation surfaces and matching island with butcher’s block and integrated split-level cooker. There is a feature four-oven Aga in tiled recess, limestone flooring, a wealth of exposed beams, dining area with vaulted ceiling and fitted seating. This leads through into the utility room. 

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At first floor level there is a wonderful principal bedroom with vaulted and beamed ceiling, exposed feature stone wall and bespoke carpentry together with an ensuite shower room and dressing room. The second guest bedroom also has a private ensuite shower room as does bedroom three. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a study and there is a house bathroom with freestanding bath as part of the period-style suite.

Outside, the property is approached through electric entrance gates into a large gravelled forecourt and turning area providing ample parking for numerous vehicles and in turn giving access to a single built on garage, detached open fronted and oak framed double garage, adjacent to which is an additional parking area with garden store. 

There are private lawned formal gardens to the front of the house with a wealth of mature trees and specimen shrubs. A wide covered archway which serves as a covered entertaining area for the pub/bar leads through into a lovely private and enclosed rear courtyard garden with stone-paved patios and pathways providing access to the bar. There is also a separate stone-built home office and gardeners’ WC. The archway, single garage and bar could provide additional ground floor accommodation to the property or form a self contained annexe if preferred (subject to approval).

Bramham itself is a popular village four miles south of Wetherby with its own village shop and post office, two public houses and a highly-regarded school. The village is also well placed for access to the A1 and the region’s motorway infrastructure and as a result within easy reach of Leeds, Harrogate and York.

Carter Jonas
Guide price: £1,250,000

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