MOUNT Pleasant Farm offers buyers not only the chance to own a beautiful period home with equestrian facilities in a stunning setting, but the opportunity to take their life down a completely different path.

Owned by the vendors for some 25 years, the property has been greatly improved and developed by them during this time, including the creation of what is today a highly successful luxury Bed & Breakfast and holiday cottage business.

The main farmhouse dates back to 1850 and incorporates period features including sash windows, beamed ceilings and oak doors throughout.

Briefly, its accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall (currently used as a lounge/snug) with a feature open fireplace, a home office or library, cloakroom, formal dining room with views onto a private garden, a sitting room, family dining room with exposed beams, a large and impressive lounge which has an exposed brick and oak mantle fireplace housing a log burning stove and inset bookcases, a sizeable conservatory which allows natural light to flood into the rear of the house and has double doors into the private rear garden, a well-planned bespoke kitchen with solid oak units topped with black granite work surfaces, an LPG/electric AGA and a double Belfast sink, a rear hall/boot room with stone flagged floor, a walk-in pantry and a utility room with oak cupboards.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms, each with an en-suite shower room, to the left of the hall and, leading from the separate inner hall a further three double bedrooms, two of which benefit from en-suites.

The main farmhouse has a charming landscaped rear garden accessed from the conservatory and utility room. Mainly laid to lawn, it is home to paved seating areas, a large feature pond, beautiful summerhouse and mature planted beds with established trees and hedging providing a high degree of privacy.

A lengthy private driveway adjacent to a fenced paddock leads to a large turning and parking area to the rear of the house, beyond which is a gated yard with access to the substantial outbuildings, one of which houses the 100kw biomass boiler and

14 ton hopper.

There are also three stables and additional parking for a number of vehicles.

The property also includes six cottages, adjacent to the main farmhouse, all with allocated parking.

They are currently operated as a successful self-catering and bed and breakfast business, but have real potential for further growth.

Mount Pleasant Farm sits in over 45 acres of land, mainly pasture but including some woodland, which offers far-reaching views over the beautiful rolling countryside, in Whashton, on the outskirts of Richmond.

The property is on the market at a guide price of £1.75m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Harrogate office of Knight Frank on 01423 530088.