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1 Derwent Court, Howsham, York

Guide Price £475,000

4 bedroom house

Substantial house within a notable eighteenth century property located within a wooded stretch of the Derwent Valley in between Malton and York. No onward chain

Entrance and staircase hall, 2 reception rooms, study, kitchen breakfast room, cloakroom, principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms (1 with en suite bathroom), house bathroom, loft

Open fronted double garage, garden store, private garden

Use of communal grounds, tennis court and gymnasium

For Sale Freehold

This superb conversion is one of nine bespoke dwellings within a Grade II listed stable block which dates from the mid 18th century and was designed by John Carr, probably the leading architect in England at the time. Formerly the stable block for Howsham Hall, which it neighbours, this house has fine rural views and lies within the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The largest property in the development, 1 Derwent Court has its own garden, a double garage and use of communal grounds including an all-weather tennis court and gymnasium.

  • Versatile accommodation of more than 2210 sq ft arranged over two floors
  • Period property with exposed beams and ceiling trusses
  • Private garden and double garage, shared use of tennis court and gym
  • Fine walks on its doorstep along the river Derwent and to Howsham Woods
  • 20 minutes’ drive to the city of York
  • No onward chain, vacant possession
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The entrance and staircase hall has an entry phone system with door to the communal courtyard. At the heart of the property is the 20 ft kitchen breakfast room with its limestone tiled floor and under floor heating; it has a handmade oak kitchen by Chapel Kitchens of Nun Monkton, granite work surfaces, double Belfast sink, oil fired Alpha range cooker, pull out larder and island unit. The flooring continues into the dining room/snug with its contemporary Dru gas fire and French doors to the private garden with open fields beyond. The sitting room has a contemporary Faber gas fire, exposed ceiling timbers and French doors that open to the courtyard. The galleried landing has exposed ceiling trusses as does the principal bedroom which faces west over adjoining farmland; its en suite bathroom is tiled in travertine. The house bathroom has Villeroy & Boch fittings. There are two further bedrooms and a first floor study/single bedroom 4.


The property is accessed via electronically operated gates which give access to a shared open fronted garage block with gravel parking and turning area. 1 Derwent Court has two allocated parking spaces. A store/shed lies to the rear of the garage. The private space lies to the front and side of the property. A wrought iron gate with a beech boundary hedge opens to a stone flagged pathway leading to the front door with lawned garden to either side. The garden leads round to the side elevation with a paved terrace looking out over adjoining farmland. The property has use of a communal all-weather tennis court, barbeque area and gymnasium.


The hamlet of Howsham lies invitingly at the foot of the Howardian Hills to the north west and the Wolds to the east. Access is easy to the major centres; the A64 is a short distance away with the City of York easily accessible and both Vangarde Shopping Centre and Monks Cross comfortably reached within little more than fifteen minutes’ drive. The railway station at Malton connects to mainline York with its regular service to London Kings Cross. Malton, known as Yorkshire’s food capital, is a thriving market town with a range of excellent local facilities including a range of shops, schools, cinema, leisure centre and cottage hospital.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: Exempt – listed Grade II

Services & Systems: Mains water and electricity, LPG Gas, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. The airing cupboard in bedroom 2 houses the Flowmaster unvented hot water cylinder.

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: Ryedale District Council

Directions: From the A64 follow the signs to Howsham and on entering the village continue down the hill to the bottom of the village and the entrance to Derwent Court will be found on your right hand side.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: May 2022

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