An unspoilt Grade II Listed period house with a fabulous garden, garaging and a number of useful outbuildings, situated on one of Easingwold’s finest roads.
Accommodation comprises entrance vestibule, reception hall, cloak/bootroom, WC, breakfast kitchen, larder, utility, dining room, sitting room, rear entrance hall, master bedroom, 4 further bedrooms, house bathroom, shower room, separate WC, loft storerooms
Double garage, external stores, greenhouse, private parking, large rear garden (with gated access onto Back Lane)
The oldest part of Wendover dates from 1811 and was originally part of a neighbouring property which shares the same attractive architecture and mirrors many of the striking period features which earn it the Grade II Listed status. The building was later sub-divided and significantly extended a number of times, forming the substantial and rather handsome townhouse which stands today, in an elevated position overlooking the rooftops of the market town and beyond.
Set back from the road, across a wide tree-lined verge, the property is approached via a wide gates driveway to the side leading to a parking and turning area in front of the double garage. The more handsome façade is revealed to the rear and access to the house can be gained via a side entrance between a series of outbuildings and a large timber greenhouse. Inside, the house provides flexible and well balanced accommodation over 3 floors, the living spaces all enjoying copious amounts of natural light thanks to the larger than average timber sash windows. The oldest part of the house, the west wing, showcases some very individual period features, including a distinctive multi-paned rear door with arched fanlight, a beautiful Minton tiled floor and a ogee feature window on the first floor landing. There are 4 generous double bedrooms, served by a sizeable family bathroom and shower room with a further bedroom on the second floor with an adjoining store room, providing space for an additional bathroom if desired. To either side, are 2 large eaves storage spaces; 1 with access to what is believed to be a former priest hole.
One of the highlights of the property is its impressive, mature rear garden which has been cultivated and maintained by the current owner for more than 50 years. A large central lawn dotted with fruit trees gradually sloping downhill to a mature hedged rear boundary with a gate opening onto Back Lane. On either side there are colourful layered beds with sculpted shrubs behind providing a great deal of privacy. The garden is perhaps best enjoyed from the elevated south facing terrace which flank the rear of the house and provides extended views across the rooftops of Easingwold; a thriving market town offering a fabulous range of shops and services, including several supermarkets, a doctors’ surgery, a chemist, primary and secondary schools, sports clubs and a regular bus service to York.