WHILE the more suspicious of us may believe the word ‘characterful’ is a polite and PC way to describe a property that is neither attractive nor desirable, in the case of Briardene this is certainly not true.

This spacious family home combines a great location with wonderful outdoor space and a wealth of accommodation that positively oozes character and charm.

A grade II listed home, it comprises an entrance hall with flint floor; beautiful living room with a feature fireplace, exposed timber beams, oak flooring and French doors to the front garden; an inner hall; cloakroom with half bath and shower above; timber panelled dining room with feature fireplace and oak flooring; snug with French doors to the garden and a fireplace that’s home to a smokeless stove; utility room and contemporary country style kitchen with granite worktops.

Upstairs are two family bathrooms – both with corner baths – and five bedrooms.

Of these four are double bedrooms – two with feature fireplaces and two with fitted wardrobes – and the fifth is a single room currently used as a sewing room.

Briardene has an enclosed front garden, private parking to the side, a garage, stores, a former stable with tack room and feed store (now used as a gym), a garden room and store, barbecue area and attractive woodland garden with frontage to the Carr Stell stream, which forms its eastern boundary.

The property, situated in the hamlet of Skutterskelfe, just outside the village of Hutton Rudby, is on the market at a guide price of £500,000-£550,000.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Robin Jessop Ltd on 01677 425950 or 01969 622800.