23 The Mount, Malton
Offers In Excess Of £750,000
5 bedroom house
Victorian villa with garden and garage within the finest residential street in the market town of Malton.
This handsome Victorian villa dates from the early 1860s and retains most of the architectural features of that aspirational period. A cherished family home for some fifty years it has been lovingly maintained in recent years although is now in need of some updating. Very much designed as a family property, it sits in a generous plot within the most sought-after street in Malton just a short stroll from the market square.
Entrance vestibule, staircase hall, cloakroom/wc, double reception room, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen breakfast room, back kitchen/utility room, cellar
4 bedrooms, bathroom, separate wc, 2 second floor living rooms
3 outbuildings/stores, double garage, drive, summer house, 3 greenhouses
- Substantial and versatile family house of over 3500 sq ft
- Double-fronted and semi-detached with its own drive and garage
- Not listed and in a Conservation area
- Mature gardens on three sides
- Superb views of the Yorkshire Wolds from the upper floors
- Short stroll to a wide range of local amenities in the town
- 10 minutes’ walk to the railway station with regular service to York
- Ready for occupation with no onward chain
No. 23 The Mount is attached on the northern elevation, surrounded by gardens predominantly to the south and east with space to the west. This handsome, stone house faces the rooftops of Malton below with its traditional market square; the Yorkshire Wolds are visible beyond. Most of the original features have been retained including two front bays, sash windows, wooden shutters, panelling, fireplaces on two floors, cornicing and ceiling rose, original fitted cupboards, traditional panelled doors with brass fittings, architraves, and the mid-nineteenth century staircase with polished handrail and elegant spindles. We have been advised that the original oak flooring is concealed beneath the carpet in the hall and there is quarry tiling in the kitchens/utility.
Being double-fronted the house has a central hallway and landing above with well-proportioned rooms either side, a characteristic layout of a Victorian suburban villa that gives scope for development at the rear without compromising the integrity of the original accommodation. The front facing reception rooms have generous bay windows with views across the garden. Stone steps lead down to the cellar which itself has a good ceiling height and south facing light from the window; currently used for wine storage, this room could be converted into a cinema room or gym. The time-honoured kitchen connects to the back kitchen/utility room with a rear door to the yard outside. A more recent addition to the property is a conservatory orientated to enjoy south and west facing sunshine.
The first floor landing has a seating area or study with an elevated view, and the four bedrooms are all elegantly proportioned with high ceilings and fine outlooks either east or west. On the second floor, the two adjacent rooms have ceilings that rise into the roof space with eaves storage alongside and some additional void space leading up to its boundary with No. 25. A dormer window provides outstanding views across Malton rooftops to the hills of Yorkshire Wolds.
A drive on the southern boundary of the property leads in a straight line to the detached double garage with power. The gardens surround three sides of the property, predominantly on the south and east; they are abundantly planted with a wide variety of shrubs and trees, well-stocked herbaceous borders and winding paths. There are three greenhouses, a summerhouse and pond with water feature. Connected to the northern boundary of the house and extending to the rear boundary wall are three outbuildings.
The picturesque Georgian market town of Malton has a national reputation as Yorkshire’s Food Capital with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants, artisan food producers and brewers, food market and Food Lovers Festival. Local amenities include a community hospital, doctors’ surgery, tennis courts, swimming pool, gyms, cinema and a good state school just around the corner. York’s top independent schools also lie within easy reach via the A64 that bypasses the town and provides excellent road links east and west. Malton Railway Station is ten minutes’ stroll from The Mount offering direct links to the coast, to mainline York and on to Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester Airport. This easily accessible corner of North Yorkshire has it all: the historic city of York, the North York Moors, Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Wolds and Heritage Coast are all on the doorstep.
Services: All mains services. Gas central heating. Programmable electric radiators.
EPC Rating: E
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666. Conservation Area
Viewings: by appointment only
Directions: From A64/York drive north along the Mount passing Mount Road on your right and you will find No. 23 towards the end on your left hand side.