The Old Brewery, Main Street, Helperby, York
Offers In Excess Of £1,750,000
6 bedroom detached house
Georgian village house with glorious gardens, detached cottage and traditional barn.
The Old Brewery is a particularly fine Georgian house with glorious gardens, a cottage, lovely old barn and tennis court. The house has been meticulously renovated with due deference to the character of the original and more recently it has been updated with the creation of a superb kitchen/dining/family room with French doors opening south west onto the garden. This is surely one of the finest village properties on the North Yorkshire market.
Entrance and staircase halls, cloakroom wc, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast/living room, study, utility rooms, extensive cellars
Principal bedroom with bathroom, guest suite with bathroom and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, family shower room
Gardens, cottage, barn, garage, tennis court
In all some 1.3 acres
- Substantial, detached Georgian village house
- Abundant period features but not listed
- Versatile accommodation totalling some 4500 sq ft
- Detached cottage, barns and double garage
- Extensive walled gardens with tennis court
- Village midway between Easingwold and Boroughbridge
- Convenient for the A1 and the motorway network
This fine old Georgian house retains some ornate plasterwork, numerous 16-pane sash windows with their original shutters, period fireplaces, panelled doors and high ceilings. At the heart of the house is a fine cantilevered staircase, wide with shallow treads, and a magnificent, arched Georgian window on the half landing.
The current owners have created a large, triple aspect, family kitchen/breakfast/living room with engineered oak flooring, traditional sash windows and French doors that open south west onto the terrace with the garden extending beyond. The bespoke ‘Aberford Interiors’ handmade kitchen has a breakfast bar, integrated appliances, a Quooker tap, column radiators, ample room for a family-sized dining table and a sitting area. In addition, at the front of the house there is a formal dining room and a drawing room, both beautifully proportioned, and a separate snug behind. Extensive cellars provide significant storage options, and useful utility rooms are grouped at the rear of the house. The first floor has good ceiling heights and there are six bedrooms and three bathrooms all with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The principal bedroom suite has wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes.
At the front of the house is a deep cobbled area under a fine horse chestnut where ample off-street parking is provided. There are timber gates to both sides and a gravelled drive sweeps around to the back of the house where there is a turning and parking area; it continues to the barn and garaging. Beyond is the tennis court, kitchen garden with box hedging, and orchard. The main south west facing garden has a large terrace beyond which lies extensive walls, deep herbaceous borders, topiarised shrubs and spring bulbs as well as a number of specimen trees including a fine magnolia. The whole is enclosed with a mellow wall and mature hedging.
The detached, single storey cottage is fully self-contained and has electric panelled heating radiators. The substantial brick barn totals 940 sq ft, is part storage and part traditional stalls with cobbled floors.
Boroughbridge 5 miles, Easingwold 6 miles, York 16 miles, A1 5 miles, Leeds 33 miles
Helperby is a thriving and very pretty village bounded by the River Swale, situated north of York and almost midway between the market towns of Easingwold and Boroughbridge. The village has a cricket and football ground, village hall, butchers, mobile post office, and doctors’ surgery. There is an Academy school rated ‘Outstanding’ in Easingwold, and Cundall Manor is a few minutes’ drive away.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil central heating. Zoned heating.
Fixtures and 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 www.hambleton.gov.uk
Directions The house is in the centre of the village, found adjacent to the village notice board.