Six-bedroom period home with cottage and land

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Two acres of grounds, set in unspoilt countryside, is the setting for this period farmhouse with annexed cottage, offered for sale at £1,225,000.

Belle Royd Farm, Thurlstone, Sheffield S36, is within easy reach of well-regarded local schools as well as shops and other amenities in the nearby market town of Penistone.

It offers scenic walks and easy access to the trans-Pennine trail and bridle paths as well as being close to the motorway network.

The five-bedroom house dates back to 1776 and boasts original features including exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces.

A timber door opens into a reception hall with cloakroom and wc. The sitting room has a bow window, exposed beams and feature stone fireplace.

There is a well-proportioned lounge, a separate dining room, a hobby room and a music room or snug with wood-burning stove.

The impressive breakfast kitchen features a walk-in bay window and inset French doors to a rear terrace.

A range of base units are fitted with granite worktops and breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and a stove with double oven.

A separate utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and fridge freezer.

Stairs rise to the first floor where a landing leads to six double bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a spacious office which could be converted into a master suite.

The annexed cottage – part of a recent extension – is accessed from the main hall and benefits from under-floor heating throughout.

It features a lounge and kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and freezer. Upstairs is a bathroom with wc and a double bedroom with Juliet balcony overlooking a courtyard.

Outside, the courtyard offers parking space and leads to a garage and stable. There is a terrace, lawn and enclosed garden with a paddock beyond.

Details: Fine & Country, Sheffield Office (0114) 404 0044