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Eagle House, Skerne, Driffield

Price Guide £650,000

4 bedroom house

An outstanding, beautifully presented Georgian house, with an attractive enclosed garden, convenient for Beverley and the East Coast.

This delightful period house sits in the heart of a rural East Riding village in a relatively undiscovered corner of Yorkshire a short drive from Beverley, a market town with its own Minster and racecourse regarded by the Yorkshire Post as the ‘hottest spot’ in the county. The property itself has had an interesting history: dating from 1822, it was one of only eleven licensed English village inns not to have a conventional bar or serving hatch. Converted, remodelled and beautifully renovated some eight years ago, Eagle House is now a family house, enclosed and private with a lovely garden. Within its early nineteenth century exterior is a high end, stylish, modern home with interiors that sympathetically reflect the juxtaposition between old and new.

Entrance vestibule, staircase hall, cloakroom wc, boot room, 2 reception rooms, study, kitchen dining room, utility room, cloakroom wc. Principal bedroom suite with bathroom, guest bedroom suite with bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, Jack & Jill bathroom

Garage, garden, summerhouse

  • Detached, village house with garage and gardens
  • Dates from the Georgian era and Grade II listed
  • Versatile accommodation of nearly 2400 sq ft
  • Stylishly decorated and beautifully appointed
  • High specification fixtures and fittings throughout
  • Landscaped gardens designed for enjoyment and entertaining
  • Village location with a range of excellent local facilities nearby
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Eagle House dates from the early nineteenth century with deep bay windows added some one hundred years later and linked to provide a porch to the central front door. The property has been comprehensively renovated and updated throughout with two new bathrooms fitted in 2020 and a boot room in 2022. There are many fine features including engineered oak floorboards, cottage doors with traditional latches, high quality timber sash windows, two south facing bays, vaulted ceilings, timber window shutters, bespoke fireplaces holding traditional wood burning stoves, contemporary light switches and sockets. The whole property is offered in excellent decorative order.

The lovely L-shaped kitchen dining room enjoys ample natural light with its high ceilings and Velux windows, exposed roof trusses, oak floorboards and floor to ceiling glazing with French doors that open to the garden terrace. The kitchen itself is bespoke and of a traditional but contemporary design with granite worktops, integrated appliances, an enamel double sink and larder unit. The adjacent understairs utility/laundry room was formerly the ‘servery’ of the pub where the beer was stored.

The ground floor accommodation is extensive and provides versatile living space with three reception rooms (including a fitted study) and an integrated garage. The drawing room is triple aspect and opens directly on to the garden terrace with a fully glazed door positioned in front of a traditional ledged & braced door.

The bedroom accommodation is segmented and reached via two separate staircases, providing the option to create an entirely self-contained suite/annexe with its own staircase. All of the bedrooms have good ceiling heights and TV points with fitted wardrobes in bedroom 2. The principal bedroom is beautifully proportioned with a south facing window and a superb en suite bathroom with a shower and freestanding bath, wall of fitted wardrobes, and a pair of sash windows overlooking the garden.


Secure, high steel-framed gates open to a gravelled drive providing parking for two cars, and a turfed area leading to a raised garden and a single integral garage. Alongside the garage, a gate leads to a utility corner housing the oil tank and bins. A large, paved terrace sits within this private and sheltered courtyard area creating an ideal spot for al fresco dining. The raised area of garden with yew tree standing sentinel is laid to lawn and framed by a clipped box hedge and accessed via shallow stone steps. On the western boundary a number of climbing hydrangea (Hydreangea Petiolaris) are trained against the timber fence and a well established laurel hedge lines the northern boundary. The timber summerhouse with power and light faces west across its own patio. The whole rear garden is enclosed by fencing and fully secure.


Driffield 2 miles, Beverley 12 miles, Yorkshire coast 12 miles, Pocklington 18 miles, Hull 20 miles, M62 25 miles, York 32 miles

Skerne is an attractive Yorkshire Wolds village with a Grade I listed Norman church. It is located a mile from the river Hull/Driffield Canal on the Holderness Plain, just south of the market town of Driffield - fondly known as the ‘Capital of the Wolds’ - and only twenty minutes’ drive from Beverley. The village lies some two miles north of the historic village of Hutton Cranswick with its many facilities including a pub, Grade II* listed primary school, playpark, village green, fish & chip shop, church and railway station on the Northern Coast line (services to Hull and Scarborough). The Michelin starred Pipe & Glass lies within easy reach and close by is Skerne Wetlands Nature Reserve, the UK’s most northerly chalk stream and a nationally important habitat. There is a railway station at nearby Nafferton and also Driffield.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: Listed Grade II

Services and Systems: Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating. Private drainage.

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

Directions: Heading south on the Driffield Road enter the village, turn right and then second left on to Main Street. Eagle House can be found some one hundred yards down on the left hand side.

Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire Council 01482 393939

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