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Keepers Cottage, Harome, York

Offers In The Region Of £550,000

4 bedroom house

Attractive cottage with a lovely garden and annexe in the heart of one of North Yorkshire’s finest villages

Keepers Cottage is an appealing village house enjoying a good position within this immensely popular village. It has a lovely rear garden and separate annexe providing home office space and/or additional bedroom accommodation for guests. The whole is fitted to a high specification with ample character; there are exposed beams, wooden louvre shutters, wood burning stoves and an ornate fireplace with a cast iron arch insert in the sitting room. To the rear is a lovely rear garden which can be accessed through two sets of French doors as well as externally. With no onward purchase, this property is ready to go.

The kitchen dining room is a large 20ft room with oak floorboards, contemporary, hand-made fitted units, a double ceramic sink, oil-fired Aga and space to accommodate a family sized dining table; French doors open onto the garden. The garden room has a wood burning stove and also connects to the rear garden through French doors. At the front of the house the sitting room has exposed beams, stripped floorboards and a magnificent fireplace with an open fire housing a cast iron grate; its large window faces southwest on to the village street. On the first floor the three bedrooms are all doubles and both bathrooms have contemporary fittings.

Entrance and staircase hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen dining room, utility room, cloakroom wc, principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, house bathroom

Annexe, 2 stores, summer house

Garden, off street parking

  • Semi-detached, period, stone cottage with lovely rear garden
  • Accommodation totally nearly 1500 sq ft
  • High spec fittings, good ceiling heights, ample storage options
  • Separate annexe providing home office and bedroom accommodation for guests
  • Off street parking
  • No onward purchase
  • Outstanding village includes two highly regarded country hotels offering fine dining
  • Close to Helmsley, one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful market towns
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At the front of the house is a gravelled area that accommodates off street parking for at least two cars. A garden gate opens to the rear garden which is enclosed and sheltered on the southeasterly boundary by a traditional stone outbuilding semi-detached at its rear to the neighbour. A high timber fence lines the northern and rear boundaries. The lawn extends from the house and is scattered with mature trees including a silver birch as well as established shrubs and borders stocked with colourful perennials. A gravel path links the house to the annexe and two garden stores, the larger of which has a power supply.

The annexe lies within a part converted, stone outbuilding separate from the house, situated in the rear garden. It has an attractive space with a wood-burning stove and separate shower room/wc, and is part double height with a fixed ladder to a mezzanine sleeping area. French doors open onto the garden.


Harome is one of the best loved of Ryedale’s traditional villages with its wide main street with green verges, thatched cottages, duck pond and parish church. It is set at the foot of the Moors adjacent to the market town of Helmsley and bounded by glorious countryside including the rivers Riccal and Rye. Unusually for a small village, it is home to two country hotels/fine dining establishments, the 14th century The Star Inn with its Michelin star and the award-winning Pheasant Hotel. Helmsley offers a range of superb local facilities as does the market town of Malton, known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, which has biannual Food Lovers Festivals and a railway station connecting to the coast, and York with mainline services to Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester Airport. There are excellent state and private schools within easy reach of Harome and the City of York lies some 45 minutes’ drive to the south.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: E

Services & Systems: All mains services. 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

Local Authority: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666

Directions: Keepers Cottage lies between The Star Inn and The Pheasant, on the opposite side of the road from the former.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: July 2022

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