CRIMPLE Head House may be a country house – and a magnificent one at that – but it certainly doesn't fit the vision most people will imagine when faced with that description.

For rather than lashings of floral wallpaper, wood panelling and a homely, cosy and relaxed ambience, Crimple Head House is the epitome of sophisticated style with both fabulous countryside views and the convenience of being less than four miles from the buzz of Harrogate town centre.

A beautifully appointed family home, Crimple Head House has been designed to celebrate and take advantage of its setting and orientation, with glass walls and large glazed doors that lead to the rear south-facing terrace.

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Inside is more than 5,000sq.ft of ultra-modern living space, with contemporary fittings and décor throughout.

Briefly, this starts at the grand main reception hall with a tiled floor that benefits from underfloor heating which continues throughout most of the ground floor. This leads to a triple aspect sitting room with central fireplace and a feature ceiling and a a well-proportioned formal dining area that is accessed through double doors and has a couple of steps up to a homely snug area with sliding glass doors that open to the terrace and gardens beyond. Off the reception hall is also a cloakroom.

The heart of the home is without doubt the substantial L-shaped open-plan kitchen, breakfast area and family room, which is flooded with natural light thanks to skylights and a magnificent triple aspect with four sets of sliding glass doors that connect the space to the outside.

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The kitchen itself has been designed by Townhouse and comprises sleek modern units including a central island with a breakfast bar and integrated appliances, including a triple oven.

Off the kitchen a secondary hall leads to the useful utility room, boot room and home office.

In the secondary hall is a staircase which leads upstairs to a spacious games/cinema room which, thanks to the inclusion of a bar and seating area, would make the perfect space for entertaining.

Adjoining this room is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a shower room.

This space has the potential to be a self-contained annex or guest suite.

The main first floor area has a galleried landing with seating area that leads to a further four double bedrooms – two with en-suite bathrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe and the luxurious triple aspect master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a dressing room.

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The house is set in extensive gardens and grounds that encompass approximately 15.62 acres in all and include several fenced fields and paddocks.

Within the grounds is a tennis court and a range of outbuilding that includes a stable block with store rooms and a home studio.

The house is accessed through security gates and a gravel driveway which leads to a double garage and provides ample parking.

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The gardens to the rear include a large area of paved terracing perfect for al fresco dining, as well as a generous expanse of lawn and meadow beyond.

Crimple Head House is situated in Shawfield Head, Beckwithshaw, under four miles from Harrogate and near RHS Harlow Carr gardens. It is on the market at Guide Price £3.875m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Strutt & Parker's Harrogate office on 01423 561274.