The Barn, Upper Hoyle Ing
A reassuringly rural retreat awaits a mere ten minutes from the village of Thornton on the outskirts of Bradford. Remote yet not isolated, The Barn, Upper Hoyle Ing, is wrapped up in half an acre of land brimming with the potential for development, subject to planning.
Respectfully renovated over a six-year period, built up from its ancient barn timbers to include fourteen versatile rooms over two floors, including three bathrooms, a cinema room and gym, The Barn is a flexible home filled with character, ready to adapt to your needs.
Ample parking is available at The Barn, with additional parking in the field, handy for when entertaining family and friends.
Make your way into the tiled porch with exposed stone walls, formerly the milking parlour, prior to The Barn’s contemporary reinvention. Pull off your coat and shoes and continue directly ahead, through a glazed solid wood door leading to the home office.
Its large footprint and set of seven fitted bookcases give the studious feel of a library, in this warm and welcoming room, dressed in wooden flooring and with a fitted corner desk. Spacious enough for a large sofa, which also serves as a fold out bed, this room doubles as a guest bedroom. Admire the angled walls, within which an electric fire set within a wooden surround adds cosy cheer on winter days. Spotlights above ensure a comfortable work (and reading) space. Open a door to reveal a secret storage room containing two boilers, serving the upstairs and downstairs; The Barn is a home suffused with storage space.
Returning to the entrance hall, turn left from the front door, and left again, where the tiled flooring continues through into the capacious country kitchen. The heart of the home, a large dining table fits comfortably in the centre, perfect for children to gather and complete homework as dinner is prepared on the granite worktops. Beams extend above, adding warmth and character, whilst views over the countryside are framed in the windows above the sink. Solid wood cabinetry provides a plethora of storage, whilst the rustic feel Countrychef eight-burner cooker infuses the room with toasty cheer. With ample space for a dishwasher and large fridge-freezer, there is further storage for laundry and linens in the neighbouring utility room alongside plumbing for a washer and dryer and additional fridge-freezer. Hang your coats in this practically tiled room.
Feast your eyes
Across the way, stone steps original to the barn lead up into the dining room, a grandly-sized room with the rustic ambience of a medieval feasting hall courtesy of its length, fireplace, wood panelling and exposed stone wall. The ultimate entertaining space for family and friends, with room for a 30-seater dining table, this dining room also accommodates a full-size snooker table, television and settee. A sociable space, savour lengthy gatherings as a family, where the children can drift to the sofa and play games, watch a movie or play snooker as the grown-ups enjoy after dinner drinks at the table. In summertime, spill out into the garden through glazed French doors.
Take the door from the dining room through to the lounge, another spacious room, with wooden floors and French doors creating an easy flow between both entertaining rooms and the outdoor decking. An electric log-burner effect stove is housed within an impressive stone inglenook.
Coming out of the lounge, cross the hallway to discover an accessible ground floor bedroom with a Velux and traditional window. Spacious, bright and with a vaulted ceiling sprinkled with spotlighting, a wall of mirrored floor to ceiling wardrobes provides plenty of storage. Also featuring an attractive chimney breast and fireplace, this room could easily serve as a snug lounge or second study. A second entrance is located along a short hallway next to this bedroom, offering the potential for business use with separate access or accessible living for a relative with mobility requirements.
Conveniently positioned next door is a bathroom, tiled throughout and featuring a rolltop, claw foot bath with showerhead attachment, separate shower, wash basin, bidet and WC.
Rest and unwind
Returning along the hallway note the inset low-level mood lighting and bespoke latched doors. Make your way back into the lounge and up the stairs to a spacious landing where the light from the bespoke chandelier reflects in the antique look mirrors, amplifying the width of the staircase.
Turning right along the exposed stone wall landing, arrive at the first of the four double bedrooms on the first floor. Dressed in blush pink and white, the slope of the roofline adds a cosiness to this large double bedroom, with views out over the countryside.
Count the stars
At the end of the landing, privately tucked away is the master bedroom, where light pours in through Velux windows in the high vaulted ceiling. Drift off to sleep counting the night stars.
OWNER QUOTE: “In winter, I wake up knowing if its snowed outside!”
A wall of solid oak, freestanding wardrobes and drawers provide an abundance of storage along one wall, with exposed stone featured in another. Freshen up in the ensuite, featuring electric shower, wash basin and WC.
Refresh and revive
Returning across the landing, pass beneath a feature archway, where the main bathroom awaits on the left. Spacious and bright, this tiled bathroom is brimming with light. Sink into a bath and soak away your cares, there is also a handy showerhead attachment, or start the day with a spritz beneath the electric shower in the separate cubicle. A WC and wash basin are also to hand.
Continue along the landing, where a third bedroom on the left soaks up stunning countryside vistas through a wall of windows. Carpeted and cosy, there is space for a double bed and a wall of wardrobes.
At the end of the landing, arrive at a versatile room currently used as a gym, before stepping down into the stunning cinema room. Exposed beams and low windows create an intimate feel to this real feature room. The perfect place to hunker down for movie night…what could be better?
Fitted with Sky fibre broadband, additional boosters provide sound connectivity due to this home’s thick walls (excellent for soundproofing spaces and retaining warmth in the winter and coolness in summer).
The Barn is also fitted with security lights externally. Fully alarmed, the system is on separate systems up and downstairs. In addition to carbon monoxide detectors, emergency lighting on the stairs ensures safe and easy access out.
Garden and grounds
Step outside and explore the 0.5 acres of garden and grounds surrounding The Barn. Two sets of double doors provide instant access out from the lounge and dining room to the patio and decking, perfect for alfresco dining. Rolling lawns are planted with a selection of fruit and ornamental trees including apples, plums and pears.
Sit out ‘til late in the evening in the summer months and soak up the sunset as it melts over the distant horizon.
Two sheds are handy for stashing gardening essentials like the ride on mower and other furniture.
A water treatment plant installed in November 2020 at the cost of £12,000 means no septic tank is required. A water supply is also available at both the front and rear of the home, with a waterproof electrical socket to the rear handy for plugging in lighting, patio heaters and other appliances.
Land stretches out, offering the potential to develop additional buildings and annexes, subject to permissions.
In the neighbourhood
Step out onto the public footpath that is easily accessed alongside the home and discover the network of country walks to be enjoyed in the locale. A home rich in historical and literary connections, The Barn is only five minutes from the birthplace of the famous Bronte sisters, in nearby Thornton.
OWNER QUOTE: “There are so many walks to enjoy, it’s also nice just to walk in the garden and enjoy the view.”
Families are perfectly placed, less than a mile from Thornton Primary School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. A wide selection of primary and secondary schools can be found within easy reach in nearby Thornton, Allerton and Clayton and beyond.
Thornton is only five minutes away by car and is brimming with amenities including a chemist, church, pubs, restaurants, Morrisons supermarket, petrol station and more.
Commuters are perfectly placed for road and rail links, with nearby train and bus stations within a 10-15 minutes’ drive.
A home with great local connections whilst retaining all the refuge and relaxation of rurality, The Barn is a home lovingly renovated and modernised whilst retaining its characterful features. A legacy family home to be cherished for generations, book your viewing for The Barn, today.
OWNER QUOTE: “I’m sure whoever buys this home will love and enjoy it.”
Fully double glazed
Gas central heating throughout
Drainage to water treatment plant installed November 2020
Bradford City Council
Council tax band F
EPC rating C