Manor House Farm, The Green, Huggate, York
Guide Price £995,000
5 bedroom detached house
Period house with cottage and outbuildings enjoying a prime spot on the village green within this picturesque Wolds village.
Huggate is the highest village in the Yorkshire Wolds and Manor Farm House is a fine period house enjoying a prominent position in the heart of the village facing the broad village green. Rich in architectural history, this is a substantial property arranged over three floors with beautifully proportioned rooms. The mature gardens are very private, surrounding the property and offering further possibilities for landscaping.
This is a house that has been extended over its long history, with character added at every stage. Period features are abundant and include exposed timber-frame walls, ceiling beams, fireplaces, stripped pine doors, flagstones, original cupboard doors and traditional sash windows. A programme of renovation was carried out in 2015/16 replacing the roof and repointing the front elevation; the interiors were decorated throughout and a new kitchen, utility room and bathrooms were fitted. In 2021 the loft was converted into a superb second floor bedroom suite.
The kitchen breakfast room has an oil-fired Aga, integrated oven with induction hob, Quartz work surfaces, Rangemaster ceramic double sink, ample space for a family-sized table and access to a very useful pantry cellar. Alongside the kitchen is the family room with its west facing window and wood burning stove. Two formal reception rooms sit either side of the central staircase hall, both with wood burning stoves. The rear hall has a mezzanine balcony and exposed timber-frame walls that are double height and believed to date from the end of the Tudor period. On the first floor are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en suite to the principal bedroom. On the second floor the recently converted bedroom suite has light from a west facing window and a superb shower room.
- Detached, double fronted, period house on the village green
- Dating in part from the late 16th or early 17th centuries, Grade II listed
- Family house with versatile accommodation of more than 4100 sq ft
- Sitting in a large, private plot of just over half an acre
- Separate, traditional cottage
- Versatile range of outbuildings and carport
- Highly accessible East Riding village
- Between York and Beverley, convenient for Pocklington
Manor Farm House faces the village green behind high mature hedging. An access road across the green meets a 5-bar gate behind which lies the gravelled drive that sweeps around the front and side of the house to the outbuildings and rear entrance to the house. The gardens are predominantly west facing and laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. There is a large section of lawn that lies in between the cottage, carport and the paved terrace that abuts the house, and a further section on the far western boundary that is accessed via stone steps and makes a perfect children’s corner and barbecue area.
Manor House Farm was formerly a dairy farm until the mid-1980s and it has retained many of its substantial, brick-built agricultural barns (attached to the neighbouring property). They have power and light but are now in need of renovation. Groom’s Cottage is a traditional period cottage that has previously been run as a holiday let. In 2017/18 it was renovated and refurbished, and part repurposed as a catering facility as well as a home office. The cottage is detached and has a separate oil supply.
Huggate is a thriving East Riding village of some renown. It is home to the Wolds Inn public house, Walnut Cottage Tea Room, Plum Tree Studio/Gallery, one of the deepest wells in England and a Grade I listed church with Norman elements and a 14-century spire. The village itself is the highest in the Wolds with some glorious views and an abundance of local country walks including the Minster Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way. A bus service from the village green runs to and from the primary school at Warter, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and, some fifteen minutes by car is the thriving market town of Pocklington with its highly regarded state and independent schools - Woldgate School (also with a local school bus service provided) and Pocklington School.
EPC Rating: Exempt - Grade II listed
Services & Systems: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil central heating. The Aga heats the water and the boiler system tops it up on demand. If the Aga is turned off the boiler takes over.
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: East Riding of Yorkshire 01482 393939 www.eastriding.gov.uk
Directions: Approaching the village from the south/Pocklington head into the village turning left at the cross roads onto Stocks Hill, with the village green on your right. Take the tree-lined access lane directly across the green to Manor House Farm that stands overlooking the green behind a high hedge and gate.
Photographs, particulars: August 2022
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