WALKING up to the house it is clear this is a property which has undergone a beautiful and tasteful renovation. Not only that, but 3 Castle Howard Drive, in Malton, is set in a highly sought after-area of the town and offers views over the open countryside.

The front of the house, on the market with Boulton and Cooper Stephensons for £449,500, has ample parking space and an open-fronted solid oak entrance porch.

The sitting room features a cast-iron log burner on a stone hearth with an oak timber surrounding and mantle.

The dining room has sliding doors leading on to the patio area for al fresco dining. The room is ideal for entertaining and could easily fit a sizeable dining table in or alternatively, it would also be the perfect space as an office or other working area as it offers views out on to the peaceful and private garden.

The kitchen offers further dining space and has been fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with oak work top surfaces. There is plumbing for a washing machine, dryer, fridge and freezer. There is also a downstairs toilet.

Heading upstairs, the master bedroom offers fantastic views out on to the back garden and open countryside beyond. This room also has an ensuite shower room.

The second bedroom also has an ensuite shower room with under-floor heating. The third and fourth bedrooms are of a similar size. The main bathroom has a white suite with a shower over the bath and under-floor heating.

Even though the house offers stunning rural views, it is only a short walk from the town centre.

Viewing is strictly by appointment only and can be organised by phoning 01653 692151.

However, there will be an open viewing at the house on Saturday, from 10am to noon.