Spacious Victorian 4 bed artist's home in fantastic Harrogate location
House, urban with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 350 m2 (3765 sq.ft), WCs 3, car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 7
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Description of our house
Our home was originally a seven bedroom 4-storey Victorian villa overlooking the famous 200 acre Harrogate parkland (The Stray), the property has now been converted to a contemporary 4 bedroom artist's home, gallery and studio (See my Homepage http://www.tonybrummellsmith.co.uk The property offers spacious living areas including a large modern live-in kitchen with top quality Italian fittings, and casual seating area within modern oak and glass extension that opens onto the garden; downstairs cloakroom with WC and laundry room; a dining room with Yorkshire stone flagged floor and fireplace with contemporary dining table and chairs that can seat 8; family sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, TV, DVD, Freeview box and Bose stereo system; further spacious lounge with solid oak floor which can be used as a fourth double bedroom. There is a spacious hall and staircase with original features leading to 3 large first floor bedrooms - one with superking bed, one with kingsize bed, and one twin room. There are two bathrooms - one with bathtub and separate shower, one with separate shower. The whole of the second floor is Tony's working artist's studio, and the basement is his framing workshop. The third floor is used for storage. Outside there is parking for 3 cars to the front of the house; to the rear there is a large attractive paved courtyard area with dining furniture for 8; this leads onto a lawned area with mature garden. We often have our grandchildren to stay therefore we have lots of toys etc that we are more than happy to share.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, fax, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Terrace, parking, garden
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Harrogate is a highly sought after Yorkshire Spa town. Situated within the middle of England it provides great access to motorways north, south, east and west. Harrogate is very popular as a tourist destination providing a fantastic range of restaurants, bars and boutique shopping. From our house you can walk into the centre of town across the lovely Stray in 15 minutes. A visit to the town's historic Turkish Baths and Spa is a must! Harrogate is well known for a range of festivals and events including the Spring Flower Show, antiques fairs and the Great Yorkshire Show. The beautiful Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are on the doorstep affording great days walking and visiting local market towns and pubs. You can also enjoy a range of outdoor activities including riding, cycling, fishing and wildlife watching. The world heritage site of Fountains Abbey is only a 20 minute drive away along with a range of famous historic English houses and castles. The seaside towns of the east coast are only an hour's drive away. Harrogate also gives easy access to the historic city of York, and the metropolitan city of Leeds via a regular train service that also gives high speed links to London in 2hrs. Leeds-Bradford airport is 20 minutes away giving access to cheap flights to Europe including France, Italy and Spain.
Something about ourselves
Tony and I are in our sixties - Tony has been a professional artist for over 30 years - have a look at his website. We travel a lot in europe - especially Italy - which is the main source of inspiration for his paintings and love to travel further afield when we can. We hold annual Exhibitions in our house and love organizing these events and so are therefore very relaxed about having people to share our home and workplace.