Dreaming of the rural life? Why now might be the time to escape to the country

PUBLISHED: 09:47 23 July 2020

The Enholmes Farm development is a stunning conversion of Grade II listed farm buildings. Picture: Samuel Goodwin

The Enholmes Farm development is a stunning conversion of Grade II listed farm buildings. Picture: Samuel Goodwin

Samuel Goodwin

A modern barn conversion packed with period features and surrounded by picturesque countryside. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?

Living areas have original features including restored beams and brick feature walls. Picture: Samuel GoodwinLiving areas have original features including restored beams and brick feature walls. Picture: Samuel Goodwin

We speak to Graham Ward, site developer of Enholmes Farm in Patrington, about the benefits of rural living and how his new build barn conversions offer the ideal balance of countryside charm and contemporary comfort.

Q: Is now the right time to move to the countryside?

The spacious kitchens come with modern fitted appliances. Picture: Samuel GoodwinThe spacious kitchens come with modern fitted appliances. Picture: Samuel Goodwin

With lockdown forcing us to spend more time at home, we’ve all had time to think about what our ideal living situation is. For many people living in towns or cities, or those who have growing families, the idea of extra space, ample greenery, fresh air and lower property prices seems more appealing than ever after the pressures of the pandemic.

Q: Are older properties a good investment?

Many of the properties feature original agricultural machinery. Picture: Samuel GoodwinMany of the properties feature original agricultural machinery. Picture: Samuel Goodwin

When you buy an older property, you’re buying a piece of history packed with rustic charm and unique architectural features. However, many buyers can be put off by the idea of renovations and the maintenance required to make the property suitable for modern living. But that’s not always the case.

Our new build barn conversions at the Grade II listed Enholmes Farm have been restored to the highest standard with stunning original features and contemporary fixtures and fittings, so you get the best of both worlds.

Q: What properties do you have for sale?

Family bathrooms are modern and spacious. Picture: Samuel GoodwinFamily bathrooms are modern and spacious. Picture: Samuel Goodwin

The newly completed properties at Enholmes Farm range from two-bedroom cottages to four-bedroom family homes with parking spaces for two cars. The interiors have been styled in keeping with the history of the property with period features including rustic beams, agricultural machinery and brick feature walls.

The homes offer plenty of room for families with spacious living areas, modern fitted kitchens and master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Some of the properties have cottage-style front gardens and extra land and pony paddocks are available to buy.

In addition to the properties for sale, we are currently developing our five-bedroom detached flagship farmhouse which will soon be completed and offered for sale.

Q: What about the location?

One of the main benefits of countryside living – apart from the outdoor space – is the chance to be part of a community. Enholmes Farm is located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Patrington, near Yorkshire’s east coast. The village has a historic market square, a local parish Grade I listed church and a host of amenities including a general store, pharmacy, petrol station, cafes, pubs and a primary school within walking distance from the properties.

There are plenty of scenic walking trails and beaches to explore along the coastline, with bus links to the city of Hull taking just half an hour.

Q: How can I find out more?

Enholmes Farm has a selection of luxury two-to-four-bed new build homes for sale, starting at £159, 500. All properties exchanged before the end of the year will benefit from a £5,000 discount, with part exchange available.

To find out more and to book a viewing, call 07836 551227 or email info@enholmesfarm.co.uk. Online viewing videos are also available on the website enholmesfarm.co.uk.

You can also contact Goodwin Fox on 01964 611281 or Beercocks on 01482 891234 to enquire about the properties.

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