Handsome early Victorian house in a discreet residential corner of York adjoining the wide open spaces of Knavesmire and York Racecourse.
Entrance and staircase hall, 4 reception rooms, study, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom/wc, cellar
6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite)
2 stores, drive and parking, walled garden
Stud Farm, Middlethorpe, York, YO23 2QB
Stud Farm is a distinguished York house once owned by Sir Francis Terry, the British confectionery maker. It has been sympathetically extended and restored in recent years by the current owners and is now offered as a luxurious family house with no onward chain. Located in a peaceful corner of the city bordering the Racecourse, the leafy hamlet of Middlethorpe is a former estate village that retains its timeless appeal.
• Detached house with 3880 sq ft of accommodation arranged over three floors (plus cellar)
• Period features include well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings, deep skirting, cornicing, ceiling rose, decorative fireplaces, staircase with polished handrail, floorboards, decorative tiled flooring, panelling and a magnificent Victorian range
• High end finish: hardwood double glazed windows throughout, zoned electric underfloor heating in the conservatory and dining room, traditional cast iron radiators, Peter Thompson of York oak flooring, Gazco remote controlled gas stove in the drawing room, high spec kitchen and bathroom fittings
• Large kitchen breakfast room with bespoke units, ceramic Belfast sink, limestone flagged flooring, granite worktops, gas-fired 3-oven Aga (with Intelligent Management System) and an original, re-conditioned cast-iron range. The utility room has a larder cupboard.
• Vale Garden House designed and manufactured the bespoke, oak-framed conservatory and dining room – both rooms have French doors that face west on to the walled garden
• Ample options for storage including a large tanked cellar, and fitted cupboards and wardrobes throughout the property
• Master en suite with bathroom furniture from Fired Earth and superb family bathroom with fixtures and fittings from The Cast Iron Bath Company, Samuel Heath and Lefroy-Brookes
• Top floor rooms ideal for a teenager
• Fibre Broadband 900 (FTTP900) is available to the premises
• Ten minutes’ drive of York Railway Station
A broad gravelled drive sweeps past the front of the house and flanks the western elevation, meeting the secure, wrought-iron gate and store. There is ample parking for up to five cars. A mature Magnolia and Wisteria embrace the front elevation and to the rear is a Clematis armandii and Climbing Hydrangea. The walled, west facing, rear garden is secure and well screened with a high boundary Yew and Red Robin hedge. There is a York Stone terrace, pergola with clematis and climbing rose, well-stocked herbaceous borders, productive raised beds, a large garden store and an oak-framed store designed to hold bins and bikes. Specimen trees including Himalayan Birch, Tibetan Cherry and Sweet Gum (Liquidamber).
Bishopthorpe 1 miles, York 2.5 miles, Leeds 27 miles, A64 3 miles. (Distances approximate)
Middlethorpe is a peaceful hamlet adjacent to York Knavesmire that comprises a handful of fine properties and the historic Middlethorpe Hall, now a country house hotel. The Knavesmire is a popular recreation space for dog-walkers as well as being home of Parkrun and York Racecourse. A range of local amenities, including a primary school, can be found at the nearby village of Bishopthorpe, with York College at its perimeter. Heading towards York is ‘Bishy Road with its thriving cafes, restaurants and independent shops. The A64 ring road gives rapid access to the A1(M) and beyond.
Services: All mains services, gas central heating.
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.
Local authority: City of York council 01904 551500. Conservation Area.
Directions: Turn off Bishopthorpe into Middlethorpe drive, head past the hotel to the far end of the hamlet. Stud Farm is on the far left hand side.
Photographs and particulars: March 2020
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