BELIEVED to date back to the 1600s, Lollybogs is a traditional longhouse that, in today's incarnation, is anything but. Traditional, that is.

Behind the Yorkshire stone wall and under the stone flag roof is a property which may retain much of its original character – including wooden beams, solid oak flooring and stone mullion windows with stone sills – but these sit alongside a whole host of contemporary bespoke features including a Mark Wilkinson kitchen, argon-filled double glazing and a stunning orangery which make it a cut above.

Briefly, the accommodation comprises a ground floor entrance hall; spacious and elegant drawing room with a magnificent stone fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel burner, dual aspect views of the garden and French doors which open onto a terrace; the dining room which is home to a bespoke bar cabinet and opens, through double doors with a feature stone surround, onto the front garden; a pantry/utility room/boot room; a study with bespoke Clarity Art fitted desks, bookcases and shelves; a sitting/family room; guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom; two cloakrooms and the kitchen – home to a cream oil-fired AGA – which is open to the stunning orangery with solid oak trusses and beams, a slate roof and traditional grated central heating.

Off the upstairs landing, which is home to both a mahogany built-in cupboard and a linen cupboard, are the spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room; guest bedroom with en-suite shower room; two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.

For those who need – or want – even more space to roam, there is the Coach House which offers flexible additional ancillary accommodation or an income stream via holiday lets, with huge potential for further development subject to obtaining the necessary permissions.

This comprises a large open-plan kitchenette and living room with exposed stonework and a vaulted ceiling, a shower room and a large studio with built-in cupboards. There is also a workshop which could provide additional living space.

Lollybogs is set within 5.54 acres, which include private landscaped gardens enclosed by traditional dry-stone walls; electronically-fenced level pasture land with a field shelter and water troughs which are ideal for equestrian use; a wood with wild ferns and flowers, a stream, natural bogs and a historic Drovers bridge; garages with space for around ten cars plus workshops and storage; a large steel-framed timber barn suitable for a variety of uses, numerous other outbuildings and a block of three stables and feed/tack room.

The gardens – laid mainly to lawn – include York flag terraces positioned to capture the sun throughout the day and offer magnificent views across Nidderdale, a stone fountain, ha-ha, pergolas, exterior lights with cast iron lanterns, a vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse.

Lollybogs, which is situated in High Birstwith, just eight miles from Harrogate, is on the market at £1.675m. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Harrogate office of Strutt & Parker on 01423 561274.