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Greatwood Cottage, Grimston, Tadcaster

Offers In Excess Of £1,500,000

6 bedroom house

Appealing family house and outbuildings in a private woodland setting convenient for York, Leeds and major road links.

Accessed by a long private drive, Greatwood Cottage is nestled within secluded woodland. The house is substantial, well-appointed, offers versatile accommodation and is ideal for family living; it comes with a range of outbuildings and sits within approximately an acre of open gardens and grounds. Located midway between York and Leeds, it offers easy access to major road networks.

Entrance hall, kitchen breakfast room, dining room, living room, games room, garden room/glass lounge, cellar, cloakroom wc

Principal bedroom with en suite and dressing area, 4 further bedrooms (3 en suites), house bathroom

Guest bedroom suite with shower room, breakfast balcony and roof terrace

Gardens, triple garage, double garage/workshop, garden office, 3 garden stores

All in approx 1 acre

  • Detached, period house and outbuildings
  • An acre of gardens and grounds amidst private woodland
  • House and outbuildings totalling more than 6000 sq ft
  • Property designed for family living and entertaining
  • Ample storage options including a cellar
  • Triple garage block with home office above
  • Potential to use specific areas commercially
  • Ideal for multi-generational living
  • Private and secluded setting
  • Midway between York and Leeds, convenient for motorway and rail networks
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Greatwood Cottage is an appealing country house with many bespoke, high specification fixtures and fittings. It has traditional oak floors and doors, exposed beams and handcrafted oak staircases. The kitchen breakfast room connects to the south facing patio, has a stone floor and features a traditional 5-door AGA, bespoke freestanding units including a large central island, and granite worktops; adjoining the kitchen is the utility room. There is a connecting dining room with garden access, a triple aspect living room with exposed beams and a log burning stove housed in a stone fireplace. A remarkable feature of the house is the garden room with its full height glazing that frames the garden with twin bifold doors extending on two sides, bringing the indoor space to the outdoor patio. The patio is elevated with wrought-iron railings and woodland views from all aspects.

The principal bedroom suite is concealed behind a secret wardrobe, has a dressing area and en suite bathroom with twin basins. The house bathroom has Travertine tiled walls and floors and a twin seated jacuzzi bath. There are a further four bedrooms all doubles with fitted wardrobes; in addition, accessed via a staircase from the games room, is a superb guest suite with its own roof terrace with outdoor shower and woodland views. From a galleried landing, the guest suite overlooks a large multi-functional room that could be utilised as a games room if desired.


The south facing garden and grounds are predominantly laid to lawn with some mature borders; they gently descend southwards and are surrounded on all sides by deciduous woodland. At the back of the property is an elevated south facing Yorkshire stone patio with a central flight of stone steps that meets the expanse of lawn.


Greatwood Cottage comes with over 1750 sq ft of outbuildings. The detached triple garage block has extensive space above and offers potential for conversion to a dwelling/annexe or offices, as it is fully serviced. There is a further double garage/workshop in the lower garden. The property provides ample parking for numerous cars, a range of outbuildings/stores and a garden office/gym with power and light and a south facing patio.


Tadcaster 1.2 miles, York 12 miles, Leeds 15 miles

The property lies within easy reach of the market town of Tadcaster and its grammar school. The villages of Saxton, Sutton and Towton are close by, all with village pubs and other local amenities. Greatwood Cottage has good transport links to York, Leeds and beyond, north and south, via the A1(M1). The City of York with its mainline railway station and superb independent schooling lies some twenty minutes’ drive away.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: D

Services & Systems: Mains electricity and 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: North Yorkshire council

Directions: Heading on the A162 road from Tadcaster to Towton, pass the grand turning to Grimston Park on your left and you will see a private drive flanked by two stone pillars on the right hand side, amidst woodland.

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