Woodhouse Farm, Daffy Lane, Crayke, York

Guide Price £1,295,000

5 bedroom detached house

Period country house in almost two acres with superb views of Crayke castle.

Entrance and staircase hall, cloakroom wc, 4 reception rooms, music room, office, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Double garage, 2 stores, gardens and grounds, paddock

In all 1.94 acres

Freehold for sale

Woodhouse Farm is a detached family house that enjoys a fine location just outside the village of Crayke. A former farmhouse dating in part from 1847 and probably older, it has been extended on the eastern elevation by the current owners and updated to create a superbly comfortable home fit for modern family life. Complete with gardens, grounds, a paddock and superb views of the picturesque hilltop village of Crayke with its eponymous castle, Woodhouse Farm makes the most of its private, rural setting.

  • Detached house with versatile accommodation of more than 3500 sq ft
  • Period country house – not Listed – with a wealth of period/character features
  • Traditional double glazed sash windows
  • Practical family house with ample storage options
  • Good sized rooms on both floors
  • Two access drives, a double garage and ample parking
  • Wonderful views to hilltop Crayke Castle and south across the Vale of York
  • Private setting in a small hamlet outside the village
  • Superb rural setting yet convenient for access to York and the A19
  • 15 minute stroll across green pastures to the Durham Ox in Crayke Woodhouse Farm has an abundance of period and character features throughout in
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Woodhouse Farm has an abundance of period and character features throughout including many exposed beams, quarry tiles, exposed brickwork and fireplaces. The family kitchen/breakfast room is at the heart of the home and connects to the dining room; it is a superb family space with a mezzanine gallery bringing in natural light from the skylights above, oak floorboards, a wood burning stove and space for a large dining table. The kitchen itself has an electric Range cooker with gas hob, granite worktops and a kitchen island breakfast bar with integrated microwave. The elegantly proportioned family room faces south and has a wonderful open fireplace with ornate cast iron grate. A cosy sitting room also gives fine views across the garden, and alongside is a music room and connecting office/store room. The study has a floor to ceiling fitted bookcase, and we have been advised that broadband speeds to the property are good with fibre cable to the drive. Upstairs are five generous sized bedrooms with good ceiling heights, three ensuite bathrooms and large family bathroom


The first drive leads to the attached double garage with electric up and over door and a parking/turning area. A large area of lawned garden bounded by a field ditch gives way to the dog-proofed paddock and two timber stores, secured by post and rail fencing. Abutting the house is a private terrace sheltered by a low wall and raised flower bed planted with colourful shrubs. These gardens and grounds that lie to the north east of the property enjoy unbroken views to the hilltop village of Crayke. The second long tarmacadamed drive sweeps towards the front elevation with a parking/turning area, and a long timber pergola adorned with rose and clematis that leads towards the south facing terrace and front entrance to the house. Either side of the drive are generous areas of lawn with an herbaceous border and apple orchard at the far boundary. This garden is enclosed by mature hedging and screened from the single track country lane.


Woodhouse Farm lies a mile outside the village of Crayke which has an outstanding primary school, an award-winning gastro public house, The Durham Ox, a sports & social club and cricket field. The Georgian market town of Easingwold lies some five minutes’ drive away, providing an extensive range of independent shops and amenities as well as rapid access to the A19 and York to the south. A selection of independent schooling lies within easy reach including St Peter’s and Bootham Schools in York.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: D

Services: Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private 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.

Local authority: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977

Directions: From Crayke Lane, take the turning into Daffy Lane and drive for ¾ mile. In front of you is Woodhouse Farm.

Photographs and particulars: May 2022

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