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White Cottage, Main Street, Alne

Offers In Excess Of £675,000

4 bedroom house

Charming Georgian village house with landscaped gardens and fine outbuildings.

This detached eighteenth century house has been extended and renovated in recent years to create a delightful home with a pleasing flow to the rooms and skillfully planted landscaped gardens front and back. The living roof above the kitchen extension provides year long interest, enhancing the view from the first floor. Sitting in the heart of this perennially popular village, tucked back from the village road, White Cottage is a much loved home with some exceptional features.

This property has been both extended and renovated and was entirely rewired, replumbed and damp proofed some twelve years ago. It has some attractive features including bespoke oak ledged and braced interior cottage doors with cast iron latches, an original exposed beam in the study/snug, engineered oak flooring across much of the ground floor, a fireplace housing a wood burning stove in the 26ft sitting room and double glazed windows throughout. The superb, bright and light kitchen/dining/living room lies at the heart of the house; it has a slate floor, large lantern window and bifold doors that open on to the sunny garden terrace. The well-designed modern kitchen includes a breakfast bar, granite worktops, integrated appliances, electric Aga and utility room alongside. On the ground floor is a useful electric shower with wc. On the first floor is a large house bathroom with contemporary, high specification fixtures and fittings, and on the second floor is a further bedroom suite providing a wonderful, versatile space.

  • Georgian house in the heart of the village
  • Well planned accommodation of nearly 2000 sq ft arranged over three floors
  • Dated 1790 and not listed
  • Practical space with ample storage options
  • Attractive, low maintenance rear garden
  • Three traditional outbuildings
  • Off street parking with electric car chargin point
  • Superb Conservation village with many amenities
  • Highly convenient location between York and Harrogate offering rapid access to the motorway network and rail networks
  • No onward chain
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A five-bar gate gives access to the gravel drive which sweeps in front of the house and provides parking for up to four cars. The house is set well back from the road behind a mature hedge and the garden with a winding gravel path has been abundantly planted with white flowers. A side access leads to the rear garden which faces south and is a private space and sheltered sun trap, bounded by mellow brick walls. Perennials provide a colourful summer and autumn display, interspersed with gravel and paved areas. An elevated pond with a water feature sits against the workshop wall. The three outbuildings are contemporaneous with the house, have power and light, and provide substantial, very useful storage and workshop space.


Alne is one of the most sought-after villages in this corner of North Yorkshire, lying west of the A19, close to Easingwold and north of York. Harrogate, Leeds, the A1 and the national motorway network are all easily accessible via Aldwark Bridge. The village has a church, village hall, pub, bus service and recreation ground with sports field as well as a primary school. The 4 star Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel which has a swimming pool and gym can be found in the adjacent village, and the award winning village stores and post office are in the neighbourng village of Tollerton. The local market town of Easingwold has a secondary school and excellent amenities, and private schools Cundall Manor and Queen Ethelburga's College are both within eight miles.


Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

EPC rating: E

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 01609 779977. Conservation Area.

Directions: Coming from the A19, head into Alne and drive along Main Street. The property lies on the left hand side just before the left hand turning signposted Aldwark Bridge/York and opposite Mitchell Lane.

Photographs and particulars: August 2022

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