Telegraph & Argus Feature Property - April 27th


Stream Head, Thornton


Price: £550,000


Bentleys Estate Agents 01274 399064


“The spectacular views surrounding the property, locality and the size of the property were the factors which drew us to Stream Head. But above all it was the accessibility, as despite being a rural area it was just 10-15 minutes away from Thornton.”


Stream Head is a superb 5/6 bedroom detached Grade II listed period style property built in 1840, set in a rural position in ever popular Thornton.


When they bought this Grade II listed building 11 years ago it was in a very basic condition. “We have changed it according to our own needs.”


The list of works carried out by the current owners are extensive and include fitting double glazed windows, solid wooden front door and the window frames have been changed recently.


“Two years ago we built the extension of a family room with bi-folding doors on one of the walls opening onto the patio and garden.


“It’s perfect for outdoor garden parties and barbecues.


“The main bathroom was decorated about three to four years ago with all the modern features including a bathtub with Jacuzzi, walk in shower cubicle, toilet, sink and a bathroom cupboard.


“We have also built additional toilets to fit in with the needs of a big family including two en suites and an under the stairs toilet.”


Additional work includes leveling the parking space to make a spacious car park.


The property has a fantastic flow of indoor and outdoor living with private gardens and country side views making this a perfect family home. Internally to the ground floor the property briefly comprises entrance hallway, lounge, dining room, dining kitchen, family room with bi-folding doors leading to garden, downstairs w/c, utility room and store room. To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms with en-suite to master and house bathroom w/c with a further room and bathroom accessed of bedroom 3, this area could be utilised as a granny flat/teenager annex. Viewing of this beautiful house is an absolute must to fully appreciate the size and quality of accommodation on offer.


“Our favourite room for us has to be the kitchen. It has a huge space to accommodate the kitchen table where we spend most of our time, it’s the centre of the house and the most lived in room.”


The house is full of charming features such as two wood burning stoves – one in the lounge and the other in the new family room, there is original wood paneling in the hallway downstairs and tiles in the kitchen, also all the rooms upstairs have had new carpets laid in the last three to four years.


“The house has now been decorated to our style with the walls of the hallway and stairs having recently redecorated and painted as an old farmhouse the overall look is very classy.


“The outdoor space is spectacular. We have recently added a play area for the children and the garden is maintained by a professional gardener.”


There is a double garage with an electric up and over door, water point, power and light.


The property is on a septic tank and uses oil for the heating.


The property is accessed via Stream Head Road which gives access to just a small cluster of unique properties. Onto a private driveway where the double garage can be found and the main entrance gates. There is ample parking for several cars and various lawned, landscaped and paved seating areas.


“Our abiding memory of our time there will be having the kids and growing up as a family. We are certainly going to miss the space and privacy plus the countryside that surrounds us.”