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Old Vicarage, Newton On Ouse, York

Offers In Excess Of £950,000

6 bedroom house

Georgian village house enjoying an idyllic setting within substantial riverside gardens.
BEST & FINAL BIDS INVITED BY 12 NOON ON 21ST DECEMBER.

Old Vicarage sits in the heart of the village adjacent to All Saints Church with its magnificent spire. It has a large walled garden at the front, and its extensive rear garden is stepped in a series of rooms down to the riverbank with a glorious view across the river Ouse to the countryside beyond. The property enjoys a prime position on Cherry Tree Avenue, a broad village street shaded with an avenue of trees. This superb family property is coming on to the open market for the first time in its history, the sole owner having bought it from the Church in 1966.

Entrance and staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, garden room, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, pantry, store, cellar. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate wc

Garage, outbuilding, open store, coal store, gardeners’ wc, gardens, riverside grounds

In all some 2 acres

  • Former vicarage dating from the Georgian era
  • Versatile accommodation totalling more than 3300 sq ft
  • Range of traditional outbuildings
  • Two acres of gardens and grounds
  • Elevated above the Ouse with river frontage
  • In need of renovation and with the benefit of not being listed
  • Sought-after village with amenities
  • Convenient for the City of York
  • BEST & FINAL BIDS INVITED BY 12 NOON ON 21ST DECEMBER.
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Old Vicarage’s origins are Georgian with later Victorian additions. However, after 56 years under the same ownership, the entire property would now benefit from a comprehensive programme of renovation. A host of remarkable period features have been retained in the former kitchen, now the utility, including the pantry, bread oven and clothes washer. Also in situ throughout the house are sash windows and stained glass, working shutters, wooden panelling, fireplaces, panelled doors, the original staircase with a polished handrail and a quarry tile floor. The house is attached to a lofty brick boundary wall adjacent to All Saints Church and its generous gardens wrap around three sides. There are some fine windows that face west across the rear garden and down to the banks of the river Ouse.

Outside

The walled gardens are extensive with a substantial area of front lawn scattered with magnificent beech trees. Attached to the house and the boundary wall is an enclosed courtyard with a gardeners’ loo, coal store and tradesman entrance to the house. A long drive on the northern boundary leads to a range of outbuildings that once formed part of the Victorian stable block belonging to Beningbrough Hall. Attached at the rear they include a garage, stable and open store. Behind the house is a broad sweep of lawn with an old orchard and some well-established shrubs that collectively descend to the banks of the river Ouse via a series of terraces connected by stone steps. The long river frontage extends to some 108 metres.

Environs

Newton-on-Ouse is a greatly cherished village north of York. Beningbrough Hall, its grounds and farmshop are on the doorstop, and there are wonderful riverside walks nearby. In the village are two public houses, a garage and parish hall; in the nearby villages of Shipton and Tollerton are a primary school, post office, village shop and bus service. The City of York with its wide range of amenities lies within easy reach, with St Peter’s and Bootham schools en route to the city centre.

General

EPC Rating: E

Services & Systems: All mains services. Gas 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

Local Authority: Hambleton District www.hambleton.gov.uk 01609 779977

Directions: When entering the village from the A19 continue past the village green along Cherry Tree Avenue. The property can be found on the right hand side adjacent to the church.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: November 2022

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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