SITUATED in the village of Thornton Rust, in the heart of Wensleydale, Nettle Cottage is a substantial, detached barn conversion which has been beautifully modernised to provide good sized and spacious accommodation on two floors.

The property is complemented by a detached annex, also beautifully refurbished throughout.

A wealth of original features have been retained in both properties, including exposed stone walling, stone flagged floors, exposed pitch pine floor boarding and timber beams.

There is ample parking for several vehicles and Superfast Broadband is also available in the village.

Enter Nettle Cottage into very well proportioned family room and kitchen, refurbished to a high standard, with stone flagged floor and exposed beams, feature stone fireplace and log-burning stove.

This leads to a dining hall with original stone flags, exposed beams, exposed stone wall and feature built-in wine rack. Twin doors lead to the principal living room with pitched pine floor, exposed beams and trusses and a feature fireplace with built-in stove.

A doorway leads to a ground-floor split-level double bedroom with pitched pine floor boarding and feature beam.

Above this is a secondary staircase which leads to a mezzanine office, linked by a suspended galleried landing to the main property.

The remaining room on the ground floor has a further double bedroom together with built in en-suite and fitted cupboard.

On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The bedrooms again have feature pitched pine floor boarding, beams and exposed stone detailing.

The detached annex provides deceptively spacious accommodation on two floors with a delightful kitchen/breakfast room with large stone-flagged flooring. There is a compact fitted en-suite steam room with shower.

The breakfast room leads to the living room with turned staircase which leads to the first-floor bedroom with feature beams, vaulted ceiling and exposed pitched pine floor boarding.

The gardens include a large timber decked area to the rear with superb views, particularly during the autumn and winter months and a good degree of seclusion during the summer.

To the front is a cottage garden with parking for a number of vehicles.

Viewing is through agent Robin Jessop ( 01969 622800) with offers invited over £495,000.