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The Gables, Skirpenbeck, York

Guide Price £925,000

5 bedroom house

An exceptional family house that has a garage block with annexe, generous gardens, summer house and uninterrupted views towards the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. Skirpenbeck is a rural village outside Stamford Bridge, convenient for York and Leeds.

The Gables is a substantial family house constructed in 2004 of heritage bricks under a slate roof. It has a southerly orientation and an appealing layout with high ceilings and glazed doors that allow natural light to circulate the house. The option of duplex accommodation is provided by a self-contained annexe within the detached garage block. The house sits well in its generous plot alongside open fields and with far-reaching views to the Yorkshire Wolds.

Entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast/living room, utility room, 3 further reception rooms, principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and sauna, 3 further bedrooms, house bathroom

Double garage with annexe

Summer house, gazebo, shed, greenhouse, summerhouse, gardens

  • Bespoke detached modern house in appealing rural setting
  • Versatile family accommodation of more than 2600 sq ft plus annexe
  • Southerly orientation overlooking landscaped gardens at the rear
  • Ample storage options ideal for family living
  • Appealing features include sliding sash windows throughout, deep bay window in the sitting room, engineered floorboards, glazed doors and high ceilings
  • Two large bedroom suites with southerly views, and three further bedrooms
  • Annexe provides options for self-contained accommodation, office or gym
  • Open country on two sides with glorious views
  • Rural edge-of-village location with little passing traffic
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At the heart of the house is the impressive 24 ft kitchen breakfast room with French doors that open on to the veranda of wrought iron with part-glazed roof. Here is the large south-facing paved terrace that spans the rear elevation and offers the perfect opportunity for sitting out/al fresco dining. Framed by a border of perennials and sculptural plants it is a superb, sheltered space that provides glimpses of the garden beyond.

The contemporary kitchen has a central island with breakfast bar and is fitted with Neff appliances including an LPG gas cooker and steam oven as well as a double Butler sink. Alongside is a large utility room with fitted units and a boiling water tap. Double glazed doors open to the dining room, a well-proportioned and versatile space.

The 21 ft sitting room has an open fireplace with real fire and bay window overlooking the garden. At the front of the house, the family room with its useful corner gas stove makes a perfect snug.

Facing south, the principal bedroom suite has bespoke fitted wardrobes and a picture window enjoying views across the garden to Garrowby Hill, the highest point on the Yorkshire Wolds. Similar views are enjoyed from the guest bedroom suite which also has fitted wardrobes and the benefit of a superb bathroom with both steam shower and separate sauna.

The substantial annexe within the garage block has a kitchen and shower room on the ground floor, and staircase rising to the large first floor room with Velux windows and storage in the eaves.


A shared driveway gives access to The Gables and one other property. The Gables is set back from the village lane behind a high mature hedge and a number of specimen trees. Electric wrought iron gates open to a large landscaped front garden with a blocked paving driveway providing an ample area for parking and turning. The detached garage block has two separate electric up and over doors and a side entrance giving access to the annexe. Behind and alongside the garage are raised beds, a vegetable patch, greenhouse, shed and utility area housing the LPG tank and oil tank.

The property enjoys great privacy, has security lights and two side gates separating the front and rear gardens. At the rear the south facing garden is largely laid to lawn encircled by a well-stocked herbaceous border that includes apple and pear trees amongst its colourful array of shrubs and perennials. There is a gazebo on the western boundary, and a stepping-stone path extends the length of the garden to the summer house with power, light and TV aerial. The whole is securely fenced making it ideal for pets and young children.


Skirpenbeck is a traditional Yorkshire farming village with a listed church; it sits at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds just east of Stamford Bridge, off the A166. Nearby Stamford Bridge provides a range of excellent village facilities including a convenience store, bakery, primary school, community pool, sports club, two public houses, a hairdresser and a café/bistro. There is a bus service to Pocklington School and to York from Stamford Bridge, and the A64/York ring road can be reached in 15 minutes’ by car providing rapid access to Leeds, the A1M and beyond.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating:

Services and systems: Mains water and electricity, private drainage (shared septic tank with one neighbour). Oil central heating, LPG gas cooker.

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: From Stamford Bridge turn left into Skirpenbeck (signed) and then right at the village junction. The Gables is the last house in the village on the right hand side.

Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire 01482 393939

Photographs, particulars and showreel: August 2021

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