Leckby House, Flaxton, York
Offers Over £1,750,000
5 bedroom detached house
Luxury country house with annexe standing in more than an acre, close to York.
This is a superbly realised development of a former period farmhouse and its domestic outbuildings. Now an outstanding country house with a paddock and mature gardens, Leckby House enjoys all the advantages of a state-of-the-art home with the built-in character that accompanies a property with a rural heritage. It enjoys an idyllic setting surrounded by open countryside although is only a short drive from York city centre.
Entrance and staircase hall, cloakroom/wc, 3 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast living room, utility/boot room, office, 3 bedroom suites, bedroom 4, house bathroom
Self-contained annexe: kitchen dining living room, bedroom, bathroom
Double car port, outside bar
Landscaped gardens with mature shrubs and trees, pond, paddock
In all some 1.2 acres
- Superbly renovated and extended country house
- Versatile internal accommodation of nearly 4000 sq ft
- Good ceiling heights on both floors
- Self-contained annexe with independent entrance
- High spec and high tech throughout
- South facing orientation at the rear and glorious outlook over open countryside
- Generous terraces and gardens
- Rapid access to the City of York, close to the Howardian Hills
Leckby House abounds with high end features including solid oak doors, an oak cantilevered staircase, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, ceramic floor tiles, column radiators on the first floor, a high specification kitchen and five equally high specification bathrooms. Furthermore, it is powered by green technology having a ground source heating system along with zoned, thermostatic heating and fibre-optic broadband. Built-in character includes distinguished ceiling beams, vaulted ceilings with roof trusses, exposed brickwork, timbered walls and heritage bathroom fittings including a high flush ceramic cistern.
The superb kitchen/family room runs east west and has a double-height ceiling into the roof space. Two pairs of bifold doors open onto the south facing terrace and glorious views extend over the gardens and natural pond to the open countryside beyond. The kitchen itself is solid wood and painted with an island unit with breakfast bar, wine fridge and induction hob with downdraft extractor. It also includes ceramic worktops, double butler sink, integrated appliances such as a coffee machine, separate full-height fridge and freezer, two ovens and a microwave oven, a walk-in pantry and adjacent utility/boot room. A sliding door gives access to the dining room, a characterful room with exposed brickwork, roof trusses on display and wall-to-wall glazing. The 23 ft drawing room has an electric cast-iron stove and French doors that open south onto the rear garden terrace. Alongside is the office with garden views as well as the snug with French doors connecting west to the sheltered terrace and barbeque area. On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite with its corner dressing room and generous en suite bathroom. There are two further bedroom suites (one on the ground floor with French doors opening onto the rear) and a fourth bedroom on the first floor served by a house bathroom with shower and freestanding bath tub. The bathrooms all have high quality Heritage or Burlington fittings.
On the ground floor and western wing of the house is a self-contained annexe, served by its own front entrance but also usefully connected to the principal house. Its kitchen/living room is glazed on its southern elevation, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, with bifold doors opening directly onto the terrace. Behind lies the double bedroom and separate shower room.
A long, shared drive from York Lane follows the line of the paddock and meets the timber 5-bar gates (with provision for electric power) that open to Leckby House. The private gravelled drive sweeps in front of the house and double car port (with EV point) where there is ample space for parking and turning. It is flanked by an ornamental Laburnum with its pendulum yellow blooms and a venerable apple tree on the front lawn alongside a traditional covered well. The drive continues on the western boundary to the outside bar (with power and light) at the rear. Generous upper and lower paved terraces wrap around the rear elevation of the house flanked by colourful raised beds. Beyond lie expanses of clipped lawn and grass pastures that include a number of scattered trees and a wildlife pond with a jetty/decking area. The whole is bounded by a post and rail fence.
Flaxton ½ mile, Strensall 3 miles, York 9 miles, Malton 11 miles
The property is ideally situated just nine miles north of the city of York. It stands in rural seclusion – with only one neighbour - off a country lane that connects the thriving village of Flaxton with its heathland nature reserve to Strensall and York just beyond. It is highly convenient for access to the A64 (two miles) connecting to the A1M (25 miles) and the many amenities of the historic city of York including the railway station connecting to London Kings Cross in 2 hours 50 minutes and the independent schools. Flaxton itself, little more than half a mile to the north, has wide grassy verges, a church, village hall, two public houses and a children’s nursery.
EPC Rating: pending
Services & Systems: Ground source heat pump. Electric central heating. Water underfloor heating system to the ground floor. Mains water. Private drainage. Underground power supply.
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 Council www.ryedale.gov.uk
Directions: Heading from the A64 into Flaxton turn left in the middle of the village, signposted Strensall/York, and head south along York Lane for 0.7 miles. The drive to the property can be seen on the left hand side identified by a house sign.