Sandy Lane, Stockton on the Forest, York, North Yorkshire YO32

Guide Price £1,850,000

A significant Victorian former rectory in around 5.5 acres, together with a stunning 2 bedroom converted coach house, substantial garage block and office. Ideally situated in a popular village just 4 miles from York.

  • Freehold
  • 6 Beds
  • House
  • Land
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Land
  • 5.5 Acres

Description

The accommodation comprises:-

The Old Rectory - entrance portico, reception

hall, cloakroom, sitting room, drawing room,

dining room, breakfast kitchen, pantry, laundry,

butler’s pantry, family room, master bedroom

suite with dressing room and bathroom,

5 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms

The Coach House - reception hall, sitting room,

snug, breakfast kitchen, utility room, master

bedroom with en suite shower room, second

bedroom and bathroom

Detached garage block with large room/office

above, plentiful parking, well-timbered formal

gardens and paddock land

In all some 5.5 acres

Family houses of the calibre of The Old Rectory

rarely come onto the open market; the last sale

was concluded privately some 6 years ago. During

this time, the current owners have completed the

restoration and improvement of the Rectory which

was started by the previous owners of 12 years.

The Old Rectory itself is a striking Grade II Listed family house which has been cleverly extended to provide a free-flowing floor plan more in-keeping with modern family life, and a real sense of inside outside living. A fine family home it is large without being rambling with 4 sizeable reception rooms, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms over 3 floors.

In addition to the works completed in the main house, the former coach house has been converted with a high degree of skill and expertise.

The result being a very smart and substantial 2

bedroom property and an impressive home in its

own right.

The detached Coach House is ideally positioned

alongside, yet apart from the main house, and

provides beautifully appointed accommodation

in excess of 1,300 square feet. The property

has been very cleverly designed and finished

to a superb standard enjoying delightful open

views from a generous stone terrace and area

of private landscaped garden. The Coach House

works equally well as an independent and very

comfortable 2 bedroom home, or as ancillary

accommodation to the main house just across

the courtyard. It also provides potential for a

secondary rental income if desired.

Outside as in, the property continues to impress, and has the feel of a small country estate yet benefits from access to a superb road network and all the city has to offer on its doorstep.

The house stands almost in the centre

of its land, with a fringe of mature hardwoods

providing shelter and seclusion. There is a railed

grass paddock to either side of the drive and a

sizeable front garden laid largely to lawn with

an impressive beech tree. To the south and west

of the house there are further gardens with a

glazed summer house at the end of a walkway

of stone sets and a large York Stone terrace ideal

for al-fresco entertaining. Mature trees fringe this

part of the garden. A gate in the

fence leads through to the rear paddock which

is on the North West side of the house and here

again mature hardwoods of great age provide a

sylvan setting with snowdrops and daffodils in

abundance. The boundary is denoted by a stately

almost Italianesque row of individual Cypresses and another stand of mixed hardwoods and shrubs

complete the circuit. In all, some 5.5 acres.