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Church Farm House, Crambe, York

Offers In Excess Of £900,000

4 bedroom detached house

Outstanding thatched house with garaging and beautiful landscaped gardens within an idyllic village setting located between York and Malton.

This quintessential English cottage dates from the 1500s and is one of only a handful in the area with a thatched roof. A modern side and rear extension with pantile roof has transformed the property, uniting past and present, and creating an impressive, double height, contemporary space that connects to the gardens as well as providing additional, practical living space. From the kitchen and canopied terrace there is a picture postcard view of unremitting loveliness across the lawn to the Grade I Listed Norman church. Tucked away in a rural hamlet above the River Derwent, convenient for both York and Malton, Church Farm House enjoys a lovely location in the Howardian Hills, just a short stroll from The Stone Trough Inn and romantic riverside ruins at Kirkham.

Entrance and staircase hall, sitting room, study, kitchen breakfast room, family room/dining room, utility room, cloakroom wc, rear entrance/boot room.

Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms

Double garage, log store, potting shed, summer house, terraces, gardens

  • Detached village house
  • Versatile accommodation of nearly 2300 sq ft
  • Vernacular cruck-framed building dates from the 1500s
  • Not listed
  • Sympathetically remodelled and fully updated with high spec fixtures & fittings
  • Thatched roof circa 2020, pantile roof 2007
  • Ground floor bedroom suite
  • Charming gardens, beautifully landscaped and planted
  • Idyllic village setting next to the church, in the Howardian Hills
  • 15 minutes’ drive to York
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Beautifully presented throughout, the kitchen breakfast room has a slate floor from Porcelanosa that continues throughout the modern extension. The bespoke, handmade kitchen with breakfast bar includes granite worktops, a 5-oven electric Aga, wine fridge and pantry cupboard. Alongside is the back kitchen/utility/laundry room that houses a double oven with integrated microwave and separate hob. Connected to the kitchen, the triple aspect family room is some 30ft in length, double height and vaulted with exposed timbers and full length bifold doors opening on to the wide, sheltered stone terrace and garden. The whole space, inside and out, is ideal for entertaining. There is an integrated sound system as well as Superfast fibre optic broadband to the property.

This historic part of the property has abundant character with reclaimed cottage doors, deep sills, beams, fireplaces and double glazed Yorkshire sliding slash windows. Here are two reception rooms: the elegantly proportioned sitting room with painted beams and a broad south facing window; the smaller study also with beams and a south facing window (its en suite shower providing an option for it to become a fourth/guest/ground floor bedroom).

The principal bedroom suite enjoys morning sun and faces south over the cottage garden. It has a large bespoke dressing room and en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms are served by a house bathroom with tongue & groove panelling.


The house is discreetly set back from the village road. From the garden gate a path crosses the cottage garden with its beds of lavender to the front door. At the rear of the house behind high timber gates and mature hedging is the gravel driveway with ample parking. Here is the double garage with pantile roof and store, and a pergola with a terraced seating area. Stone steps descend gently past a timber shed and terrace used for barbeques, through an ornate metal arch laden with climbing rose to the principal garden at the side of the house. Largely laid to lawn and bound by mature clipped hedging there are mature trees, scattered shrubs, herbaceous borders and a wildlife pond. The summer house and terrace provide an ideal spot for al fresco dining along with other paved areas positioned to catch the sun as it moves across the beautifully manicured gardens. There is an outside tap and artfully placed exterior lighting.


Crambe is a rural hamlet set with an historic eleventh century church. Despite its rural setting the village lies close to the A64 which gives rapid access to the lovely market town of Malton – known as ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’ – as well as York with its mainline railway station, Leeds and further afield. The neighbouring village of Kirkham with its monastic ruin has a public house and is easily accessible via a footpath. Monks Cross and Vangarde Shopping Park can be reached in 15 minutes by car, and the coast in 45 minutes.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC: E rating

Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired 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: Head into Crambe and turn right into the main street opposite the village church. You will find Church Farm House immediately on your right hand side. To access the drive take the lane at the far western side of the property.

Local authority: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666. AONB

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