Vale House, 1 St. Oswalds Close, Oswaldkirk

Offers In Excess Of £650,000

6 bedroom detached house

A substantial, detached house set within a popular Howardian Hills village in 0.35 of an acre

Entrance stairway hall, study, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom wc, sitting room, conservatory

Principal bedroom suite with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom suite with bathroom, 4 further double bedrooms, house bathroom.

Attached double garage, pool house with pool, gardens

In all some 0.35 acres

Vale House is a detached, modern house with an outdoor pool and double garage, all within generous, wrap-around gardens. The land rises gently behind to a bank of trees with open views to the front. This discreet, elevated plot sits at the edge of the village within strolling distance of local amenities. The house has ideal family-sized accommodation that includes an annexed room above the garage which would make an ideal office, games room or spare bedroom.

  • Detached village house within a generous plot
  • Versatile accommodation of almost 2,500 sq ft
  • Great for entertaining, inside and out
  • Outdoor swimming pool with pool house
  • Property with further scope and potential for updating
  • Freehold with vacant possession, no onward chain
  • Sought after Howardian Hills village
  • Convenient for Helmsley and 30+ minutes’ drive to York
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Further Details

The large kitchen/dining room offers plenty of space to entertain with double doors opening into the sitting room as well as full-height, sliding patio doors that lead to the decked patio area at the edge of the pool. The kitchen itself is handmade by Treske of Thirsk; it includes a kitchen island unit, granite worktops, a slate tiled floor and separate utility room. The 24 ft sitting room enjoys natural light from full-height doors onto the decking area and from the conservatory with its south westerly orientation. On the first floor are five bedrooms and an annexe which is a double aspect and would work well as a games room or sixth bedroom. There are three modern bathrooms and of the five bedrooms, three have fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 has a Juliet balcony with west facing views across the garden.


Vale House is located at the end of a small development on St Oswald’s Close. It sits in a third of an acre, screened from neighbours with well-established hedges, trees, shrubs, raised beds and expanses of lawn. An outdoor, heated swimming pool takes centre stage, protected by a clipped box hedge on one side and framed by lavender on the other. There is stone paving and a newly-refurbished area of decking alongside the swimming pool and pool house. The pool house is constructed of brick and timber with a pantile roof; it is south-facing and could be converted into a summer house or even a detached home office.


Oswaldkirk lies between the North York Moors National Park to the north and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south. Within the village is the Malt Shovel public house, a thriving village hall and Grade II* listed church. Further amenities are found in neighbouring Ampleforth including a shop, two public houses, a primary school, doctors’ practice and Ampleforth College. A range of facilities are also available at the nearby market town of Helmsley. Thirsk Railway Station runs a Grand Central service directly to London Kings Cross in about two hours as well as a TransPennine Express service to York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. The A1M gives access to the north and south with international airports at Leeds and Manchester. Excellent schooling in the surrounding area includes local primary and secondary schools along with prep school Terrington School and top independent schools in York.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: D

Services & Systems: Oil central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.

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

Local Authority: Ryedale District Council

Directions: Heading east from Ampleforth onto Main Street Oswaldkirk, take the right hand turn onto Manor View and follow it around onto St Oswald’s Close. Vale House is on the far right hand side.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: September and October 2022

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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