Derwent House, East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13

Guide Price £945,000

A particularly handsome Grade II Listed Georgian house with an annexed guest cottage. Standing in the centre of its own mature grounds extending to around 2.5 acres, skirting the banks of the River Derwent, situated on the edge of this well served village with open views.

  • Freehold
  • 6 Beds
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • 1 Acre


Accommodation comprises entrance vestibule, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen breakfast, snug, study, utility, WC, pantry, shower room, cellar.Master bedroom with en suite shower room, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, four further bedrooms, house bathroom.

Annexe/Guest Cottage - entrance hall, kitchen/diner, utility, cloakroom, sitting room, bedroom, shower room.Extensive grounds, triple bay car port, workshop with gardener's WC, timber green house. In all approximately 2.5 acres.

Derwent House is a particularly fine Georgian property with later additions forming a versatile family home of considerable character, surrounded by beautiful mature and well planted grounds. Built from attractive dressed sandstone, with finely milled Ashlar dressings under a quality slate roof,

this classically proportioned house is a fabulous example of Georgian vernacular architecture with its four square design and typically generous

16 pane sash windows framed by stone sills and quoined surrounds. The house has also received a sizeable addition to the rear, designed by

acclaimed architects Francis Johnson & Partners, forming a generous two storey guest annexe or independent holiday cottage.

With just over 4,000sq ft of living accommodation, including a self contained 2 bedroomed annex, the house is large but not too large, featuring rooms of near perfect proportion blessed by

copious amounts of natural light and numerous views of the gardens and neighbouring countryside. The property has been recently refurbished, making sure to preserve period features wherever possible whilst inserting modern fittings where necessary. Overall, this is an elegant but comfortable family home with delightful gardens in a quiet corner of this pretty village at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors.

The house is approached via a stone pillared entrance, along a block paved driveway which draws up to a parking and turning area, adjacent

to a separate three bay car port with adjoining workshop and timber framed greenhouse. The gardens lie to the south east and west of the house, retained by a high stone wall with numerous mature trees on either side. Directly in front of the house is a formal garden bound by a curving beech hedge with circular lawn and decorative stone and clipped hedge centre. A gravel pathway leads around and onto a rose covered pergola with integral seating area surrounded by extensive lawns which extend to the east, interspersed by several fruit trees and sizeable flower beds creating numerous points of interest.

The grounds also include a stretch of riverbank on the early stages of the River Derwent, accessed via a gate in the stone wall, providing the

owners with fishing rights and a fabulous vantage point from which to enjoy the additional wildlife it attracts.

Situated on the edge of the village at the end of a no-through road, Derwent House is privately set and enjoys particularly rural views to the

east and benefits from easy access via a nearby footpath to the recently refurbished village shop, post office and petrol station. Other facilities

include a primary school, library, two public houses, a farm shop and nearby garden centre. Twinned with West Ayton, East Ayton lies 5 miles

west of Scarborough on the A170 leading onto Pickering, Helmsley and beyond. The villages are the perfect base from which to explore the

neighbouring Forge Valley and North Yorkshire Moors National Park as well as the nearby Heritage Coastline.


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