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Lynfield, Kexby, York

Offers In Excess Of £850,000

5 bedroom detached house

Beautifully refurbished country house near York with stunning family kitchen/dining/living area set in substantial gardens and grounds of 1.7 acres with outbuildings, tree house, formal terrace, orchard and vegetable garden.

Staircase hall and inner hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/dining/family room, pantry, cloakroom wc, utility room, boot room, principal bedroom suite with dressing area and bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, family bathroom

Garage block/workshop, store, potting shed, dog run, hen house, summerhouse, greenhouse, tree house

Gardens and grounds, orchard

In all some 1.7 acres

Lynfield is a remarkable family property near York with no near neighbours and private gardens of nearly 1.7 acres. Unassuming at the front it takes visitors completely by surprise at the rear with extensive grounds extending to three sides. Renovated and beautifully refurbished the house is now more than 2800 sq ft and has versatile accommodation with beautiful interiors evoking a Nordic aesthetic. Its showpiece is a stunning family sized kitchen/dining/living room that connects to the sunny terrace. Stylish, practical and ideal for outdoor-loving children and dogs, this is a one-off lifestyle property.

  • Detached period house of 2834 sq ft
  • Contemporary styling with some period features
  • High spec fixtures and fittings
  • Ideal southerly orientation
  • Well established gardens of nearly 1.7 acres
  • Versatile outbuildings
  • Tree house and zip wire in the garden
  • 15 minutes’ drive to York
  • Rapid access to the A1M and conurbations of Yorkshire and beyond
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Because the house was remodelled and extended some three years ago the entire property has enjoyed the benefits of renovation: a new roof was added, an electric consumer unit and new gas boiler were fitted, and the kitchen and two of the bathrooms recently installed. The windows are all double glazed with secondary glazing to the front bedrooms, and many of the kitchen windows are handmade of hardwood timber.

The kitchen dining room has a generous ceiling height and is ideal for family living; it comfortably accommodates a three-metre dining room table and has a separate seating area. There is a contemporary wood-burning stove with soapstone surround, Porcelanosa ceramic flooring in a herringbone wood design, a floor to ceiling window facing west across the garden and al fresco dining in the courtyard terrace accessed via the boot room with bespoke cabinetry. The kitchen itself is of a modern, sleek design and the units are seamless with no handles. There are quartz worktops, a breakfast bar, a Rangemaster Nexus cooker and Neff appliances including a wine cooler, fridge and dishwasher. A large, separate pantry with ceiling hooks and cooling stone serves as a back kitchen.

The sitting room with its contemporary wood burning stove was formerly the adjoining stable block, now integrated, and retains much of the character of the original building; there are cottage and stable doors with iron latches, exposed beams at double ceiling height, stable hooks and bars, alcoves and painted brickwork. Two additional reception rooms provide versatile living space; both have bay windows and the snug has a wood burning stove.

The light-filled principal bedroom suite is double aspect, orientated south and west, with a wardrobe/dressing area and bathroom with walk-in shower. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom; bedroom 2 has a wall of fitted cupboards and wardrobes with sliding doors designed to accommodate a media unit. The fifth bedroom, currently used as a home office, is a useful room that would make an ideal dressing room or nursery. There is a boarded loft with power and light.


Secure double gates open to a gravel drive that leads to the rear of the house where there is an ample parking area. It passes a timber double garage block/workshop with a pair of double doors, power and electrics; attached is a store, potting shed and dog run. The mature gardens and grounds lie to the south, east and west of the house; they are mainly laid to lawn and abundantly planted with specimen trees and shrubs, have a living willow dome and are lined by daffodils and crocuses on the southern boundary. The more formal section of the garden is enjoyed from the kitchen and has a pergola draped with wisteria. Immediately to the rear of the house and connected to the kitchen is an al fresco courtyard terrace, framed and styled to create a Mediterranean vibe with an olive tree girdled with lavender and a pergola festooned with White Japanese Wisteria, all illuminated by uplighted spots. For children, there is a substantial tree house, a zip wire and extended areas of lawn ideal for sporting activities. A chicken coop with run is located in the north western corner along with a variety of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees as well as raspberry canes and a vegetable patch. The garden neighbours fields to three sides and attracts wildlife such as deer, woodpeckers and a tawny owl. The whole is enclosed by hedging and fencing, discreet mesh ensures it is fully dog proof and the property is well screened from the road.


Kexby enjoys a rural setting just east of the historic city of York, encircled by open countryside. The nearby villages of Dunnington, Wilberfoss and Stamford Bridge provide a range of local shops and services including post office, convenience store, primary schools, dining pubs and coffee shops along with sports facilities, including a gym and hot yoga studio at Dunnington. York schools, both private and state (Archbishop Holgate Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ 2021), are within easy reach as is Pocklington School. Being on the A1079, Lynfield is highly convenient for rapid access to the York ringroad, A64, A1M, Leeds and beyond and is also convenient for Beverley and Hull.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: to come

Services & Systems: Gas central heating, mains water, 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

Local authority: City of York 01904 551550

Directions: From York take the 1079 and head through Kexby. Just outside the village and some 200 metres beyond the bridge over the river Derwent, you will see Lynfield on the right hand side with its drive alongside a layby.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: February and March 2022

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