Highfield, Station Road, Ampleforth, York

Offers In Excess Of £1,000,000

7 bedroom detached house

Landmark much loved family house with glorious views and significant outbuildings in the popular attractive village of Ampleforth.

This much loved village house was designed and constructed by the very family who have remained the owners and occupiers for 44 years. Built on rising ground with glorious uninterrupted views across the Ampleforth valley, Highfield enjoys a dominant position alongside the church and facing south across its own gardens to the rooftops and hills beyond. The village is rightly popular having numerous amenities and being located at the southern end of the National Park with good access to Helmsley and Thirsk.

Reception staircase hall, cloakroom wc, sitting room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room, rear hall, utility room

Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, reception room/bedroom 7, house bathroom

Garage, car port, log store, 2 greenhouses, shed

Detached buildings: workshop, store, office, wc

In all some 0.75 acres

  • Detached house of more than 3100 sq ft
  • In the same ownership since its construction in 1977
  • Landmark house in the village on an elevated site with views
  • Stands in ¾ acre
  • Potential to create an annexe on the first floor
  • Fabulous south facing views from the principal rooms
  • Potential to extend into the second floor
  • Significant outbuildings of more than 2800 sq ft
  • Popular North Yorkshire village with many amenities
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The reception hall has a glorious Hollywood-style cantilevered staircase with polished handrail and shallow treads that ascends to a galleried area on the first floor. Double doors open on to a 28ft sitting room with ornate cornicing and a generous fireplace with working open fire. Three floor to ceiling windows on the south and western elevations and a sliding door on to the garden terrace provide a series of wonderful vistas across the garden and beyond. A formal dining room connects to the kitchen breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a wide range of units and includes granite worktops, an island, range and space for a family sized table. Discreetly in the corner is a lift to the bedroom above. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room, rear hall/boot room and access to the single garage.

The first floor is a versatile space, currently with seven bedrooms. There is a rear wing behind double doors that could potentially become a useful self-contained annexe. Many of the bedrooms enjoy superb views across the Ampleforth Valley and four of them have fitted wardrobes. There is a boarded attic with good head height offers scope for extending into the second floor


Wrought iron gates on Station Road open to a sweeping tarmac drive that ascends gently to the garage and carport at the rear of the house where it terminates in front of the large outbuilding. The garden is predominantly lawned with a rockery, topiarised hedging and shrubs, an herbaceous border, well established boundary hedge and trees that provide shelter, screening and colour, including two fine oak trees. This is a large and surprisingly private front garden that faces south and enjoys plentiful sunshine. An elevated paved terrace with ornate railings spans the front elevation providing ample space for sitting out and enjoying the views. Broad stone steps ascend to the front door.


The detached building at the rear of the house is predominantly a workshop extending to nearly 60ft in length. Within the workshop is an office and separate cloakroom/wc, and alongside is a large store. In front is hardstanding which meets the main drive.


Ampleforth enjoys busy community life and is well served with a choice of pubs, doctors’ surgery, shop, churches and a bus service. It is home to the eponymous co-educational public school, and also has Church of England and Catholic primary schools. The thriving market town of Helmsley is close by and the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park lies over the road. Within half an hour is Thirsk railway station with its mainline East Coast/Transpennine service and the City of York lies some forty minutes’ drive to the south.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: F

Services and Systems: Mains water, electricity and water. Gas central heating.

Fixtures & fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Directions: From the east-west main street through Ampleforth head south on Station Road opposite the village shop. Immediately past Old Station Road on your left you will see the broad driveway of Highfield.

Local authority: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666

Planning Authority: North York Moors National Park

Photographs, particulars and showreel: November 2021

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