A recently refurbished period farmhouse with a self-contained annexe, garaging and generous gardens, enjoying impressive views across the Howardian Hills, within reaching distance of the A64 for travel further afield.
Entrance hall, living room, study/snug, kitchen/dining room, sitting area, utility/boot room, master bedroom suite, guest bedroom with en suite, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, store/laundry room
Games room/gym, laundry room, boiler room
Gardens extending to around 1 acre, garaging with adjoining store
Whilst the 19th century farmhouse at Gravel Pit Farm retains much of its original handsome façade, little inside has been left untouched; the current owners having recently remodelled and refurbished the entire property to provide an exceptional family home. Part of this project involved the addition of this substantial extension and the incorporation of an adjoining outbuilding which now provides useful annexed self-contained accommodation. The project also involved the excavation and conversion of the cellars creating a generous games room and gym as well as a large laundry room.
Overall, the property extends to an impressive 4,200sq ft but every room has been designed to suit modern family living – the kitchen being one of the real highlights; a room for all occasions with a quality fitted kitchen and dining area to one side and a sitting area with large picture windows and doors, opening onto a decked terrace providing exceptional views across open countryside towards the Howardian Hills. In addition, there is well-proportioned living room with a large sash window overlooking the front garden and a versatile study/snug completing the ground floor. On the first and second floors there are a total of 5 good size double bedrooms, all with contrasting views of the gardens and surrounding countryside, and 3 stylish bathrooms (2 en suite).
The house stands at the end of a long tree-lined driveway which forks into a gravel entrance, arriving at a large parking and turning area with a 2 bay timber car port and store to one side. There is a formal walled garden to the front of the house overshadowed by a mature copper beech and lawned gardens extending around to the side of the house, bordered by a small orchard and paddock, amounting to around an acre in all. To the south are a series of fenced paddocks with a central channel, enabling vehicular access. As a whole, the land extends to approximately 5 acres, although the individual paddocks are available to purchase in part or as a whole by separate negotiation.
Whilst the property enjoys particularly picturesque and undeveloped rural surroundings, it remains within walking distance of the villages of Thornton le Clay and Foston where there is an excellent gastro pub, The White Swan, a primary school and a 12th century church. The surrounding villages, many of them once part of the nearby Castle Howard Estate, offer a further range of shops and good pubs, as well as a number of notable schools, including Terrington Primary and Ampleforth College.