As the high wooden gates of Barkston Towers part and one proceeds up the long walled driveway a striking home, castle like in appearance appears with it’s flag flying at full mast synonymous with some of the great English stately homes. This is not however the home any king or queen, just a significant private residence available for purchase in the charming village of Barkston Ash close to Tadcaster. The present owners have painstakingly restored this home to its former glory successfully retaining and repairing many of its original features and have complemented this with an array of high quality interior finishes and furnishings. An impressive reception hallway with galleried landing and central lantern leads to all the principal ground floor rooms with three large reception rooms all retaining the original fireplaces, billiard / entertainment room, conservatory and a recently fitted high quality family kitchen and utility room. On the first floor are four bedrooms with the master bedroom having a large ensuite bathroom, separate fitted dressing room and a further house bathroom and shower room. The second floor offers up to four further bedrooms with one currently being used as a sitting room and another an office with an additional bathroom. There is access from this level up to the tower and a castellated terrace with 360 degree panoramic views over the village and the surrounding area. The cellars of this home take the footprint of almost the entire ground floor. One of the larger rooms has been converted to provide a gym but the remainder offer excellent space for those wanting to extend the existing accommodation. Further to this the sale of Barkston Towers also includes a separate coach house which provides additional accommodation with potential for an apartment or home office. To the ground floor of the coach house is a large garage with car lift and numerous outside stores. In all the property sits in a generous plot extending to 1.25 acres with wonderfully kept lawns, a pleasant courtyard garden at the rear, a summer house and hard tennis court. Barkston Ash is a charming village to the south of Tadcaster which allows for convenient access onto the A64 and A1(M). The village has a primary school and two popular public houses.To the north of the village is the 18-hole Scarthingwell Golf course. Tadcaster has a wide range of day to day amenities as well as Tadcaster Grammar. The property is also well placed for access into Leeds and York which in turn have regular connections to London Kings Cross. There is also a railway station at nearby Church Fenton, about 1 mile away.
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