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.
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
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.