A NORTH Yorkshire family home, steeped in history and offering rare panoramic views across the Wharfe Valley, is poised to have new owners for the first time in almost four decades.
Smithy House, nestling between Harrogate and Otley at Low Braythorne, near Leathley, is believed to be among the initial homes to be built in this rural hamlet, just a short walk from Almscliffe Crag.
Now the five-bedroom, stone-built property is being launched to market through the Harrogate office of Linley & Simpson, with an asking price seeking "offers over £925,000".
An open-to-view event is taking place between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday August 18, when the property is throwing open its doors to prospective buyers.
Linley & Simpson's Head of Residential Sales, Mark Christopher, said: "This is a property brimming with character and boasting a south-facing view over the Wharfe Valley for as far as the eye can see - it really is breath-taking.
"It sits in a prime position, basking in beautiful countryside with Almscliffe Crag on its doorstep, yet is only a short drive away from Harrogate, Leeds and Bradford.
"It is this location, wedded to the huge potential for its new owners to upgrade the property and put their own personalised design stamp on it, that really does set Smithy House apart.
"The property itself retains the charm of a former Smithy and, with huge potential for substantial enlarging or remodelling, offers its new owners the rare chance to create an outstanding home in tranquil countryside - ideal for family living and entertaining.
"Its extensive private gardens, fruit trees and separate paddock serve to add further appeal to a property that has not been on the market for more than 35 years."
Briefly, Smithy House comprises an entrance hall with solid wood oak door; a lounge with panoramic views of the Wharfe Valley and unspoilt countryside, plus a door leading to a large patio and cottage garden; farmhouse-style kitchen; dining room; study; TV room and cloakroom/utility room.
To the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite facilities and enjoying outstanding views from two picture windows; four further bedrooms and a house bathroom.
Set off a long and tree-lined driveway, the property also includes a separate paddock; stone-built stable; greenhouse; and a garage.
For more information about Smithy House, please click here or call Linley & Simpson's Harrogate office on 01423 540054.