Exceptionally charming property overlooking the village green, in one of the region’s best villages. This is a versatile property that would work equally well as one larger house or a smaller house with attached cottage, as currently arranged. Corner House has a garage and beautiful walled garden on the southern side.
Principal house: entrance hall, utility/boot room, staircase hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, wc/shower, 3 bedrooms, study/bedroom 4, house bathroom
Attached cottage: open plan kitchen/living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom
Walled garden, courtyard, stable, store, 2 kennels, driveway, garage
Corner House and Cottage, Marton cum Grafton, North Yorkshire YO51 9QJ
Corner House enjoys a prominent position in the centre of Marton cum Grafton overlooking the village green. Its elevation gives the plot a high degree of privacy to the rear and generates a fine outlook to the front. A quintessential village house, it was first constructed in the early nineteenth century and substantially extended in the 1840s; its interiors are evocative of this period. Alongside the principal house, the attractive brick and cobbled outbuildings have been converted into a cottage. The cottage is currently arranged as entirely separate accommodation but could be encompassed into the main body of the house. This is a property that offers much scope.
• 2131 sq combined in a good sized plot within the heart of the village
• Superb south facing orientation at the rear
• Principal house circa 1810 and Grade II listed with some fine architectural features
• Both reception rooms overlook the village green: the sitting room has a wrought iron fireplace and raised ornate grate; the dining room is currently used as an office.
• Contemporary Magnet Kitchen installed 2017
• Delightful sunny seating bay in the utility room, pantry cupboard in utility room
• Useful ground floor shower room and family bathroom with a Villeroy and Boch suite
• Attached, self-contained cottage with its own entrance. In the past, the vendors have successfully operated holiday lets and, more recently, a long term let.
• Glorious, sunny walled garden
• Short stroll to village stores and superb village pub
• Marton cum Grafton is one of the most sought-after villages in North Yorkshire
• Commutable distance from the region’s commercial centres notably Leeds, York and Harrogate
The house is set behind a low boundary wall and formal garden of clipped box hedging. A 5-bar gate on Grafton Lane gives access to the driveway and open garage, turning area and parking for numerous vehicles. A further timber gate provides a secondary access to the main entrance at the rear. Two traditional brick & wrought iron dog kennels, a store and former stable sit within the sunny courtyard in front of the cottage. The garden itself lies to the rear; it is walled, private, sheltered, south facing and enjoys a fine outlook. Well stocked herbaceous borders and raised beds frame the large area of lawn; there is an espalier apple tree screen, a potager garden, sculpted topiary and a wildflower bed along with a gravelled seating area and traditional timber & brick greenhouse.
Boroughbridge 4 miles, Harrogate 9 miles, York 14 miles, Leeds 18 miles, A1(M) 3 miles. (Distances approximate)
Marton cum Grafton lies west of York and mid-way between York and Harrogate, convenient for the shops and schools in both those major centres and a short distance too from the private schooling options of Queen Ethelburga’s, Cundall Manor, Queen Mary’s, St Peter’s, Bootham and The Mount. There is a daily bus service to Ripon and York.
This bustling and thriving village enjoys a strong community spirit and excellent amenities, including a well-regarded pub, ‘Outstanding’ primary school, church, superb independent village shop and post office, cricket club, community tennis courts, sports field and children's play area. The railway stations of Hammerton and Cattal are a short drive away, and a variety of services and amenities, including a supermarket, can be found in the nearby market town Boroughbridge.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Principal house: oil central heating. Cottage: LPG gas central heating.
Fixtures and 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.
Harrogate Borough Council 01423 500600
Directions: The house faces the village green on the corner of Thorny Hill Lane and Grafton Lane.
Photographs and particulars: January 2019 and Summer 2018
NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.