Anchor House, 18 Staithe Street, Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire YO8 6LS
Howden/M62 7 miles, Selby 8 miles, Market Weighton 11 miles, Pocklington 13 miles, York 14 miles, Hull 28 miles, Leeds 33 miles.
An exceptional house on the banks of the river Derwent, with specialist flood defences
Entrance hall, wc, sitting room, wine cellar, study, boiler room, boot room, kitchen breakfast room, dining room/garden room, utility room with laundry cupboard, gym, 3 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, boarded loft
Annexe: two bedrooms, bathroom
Garage block, car port, gardens, terrace
Anchor House is a glorious riverside property with an idyllic setting in the lee of a Grade I listed village church. This late eighteenth century house was almost entirely rebuilt in 2006 under the guidance of the engineer owner with a view to creating a luxurious home able to withstand the whims of the river Derwent. In every way, the strategy to combat flooding has been a resounding success with technology at the heart of the solution; no insurance claims have been made on the six occasions the river level has risen since the flood defences were instated in 2006. Anchor House itself is beautifully appointed and the character of its eighteenth century origins sympathetically recreated through the installation of roof trusses and beams, all authentic and some sourced from France.
• Detached village house circa 1750 with outbuildings
• Riverside property with bespoke flood defences
• Versatile accommodation including a house and a garage annexe
• High tech and high spec - quality fixtures, fittings, and materials
• High speed broadband
• Glorious views up, down and across the river as far as the eye can see
• Wholly private setting, not overlooked
• Fishing rights
• Excellent road and rail links, 10 minutes’ drive to the M62
Technology includes a C-Bus lighting system, Sonos sound system with ceiling speakers in four rooms, laundry chute from the principal bedroom, post chute into the study, retractable television in the sitting room, and a purpose-built secure wine cellar with steel spiral staircase.
Additional technology serving the property includes a rainwater collection system with underground storage tank, an underground LPG tank, a Klargester Biodisc sewage treatment plant, solar water heating system, hydraulic lifting deck, boat launching crane (concealed in shed) and two automatic water pumps for the flood defence system.
Evident throughout the property are high quality materials including bespoke engineered, double glazed, hardwood sash windows, oak skirtings, solid oak doors, column radiators and cast iron guttering. There is underfloor heating on both floors.
The superb, bespoke country kitchen includes granite worktops, a 4-oven 13 amp Aga, Qooker hot water tap, rotating carousel corner storage cupboard, window seat and connecting garden room with panoramic views. Adjoining is a large utility room and separate laundry/store.
There is a large American Vermont thermostatic wood burning stove and a television concealed in the ceiling found in the sitting room
The gym is a versatile space with underfloor heating and double French doors opening on to a barbeque terrace; it would also make a good workshop or office.
On the first floor the star of the show is the principal bedroom suite with high ceilings and oak trusses, fitted wardrobes, a dressing room and a luxurious bathroom with a large 12-pane window giving outstanding views across open countryside.
Secure remote control timber gates within a high wall open to the flagged drive. Here is the detached garage block and a further car port, with ample space for parking multiple vehicles. Metal gates with a rubber seal act as flood defences and together with the reinforced brick walls and a sump containing the water pumps they secure the terrace form flooding. Beyond lies a verdant area of lawn elevated above the river Derwent with a glorious weeping willow tree and stone steps descending to the river. Here is the large timber decking with gazebo that together can be raised four feet using hydraulic engineering. The adjacent timber shed discreetly hides the hydraulic equipment. From the garden, views can be enjoyed along the river and across to the ings, rich with wildlife.
Detached oak-framed garage with two open bays, and a secure store. Each bay is three metres wide and one has a 20 amp EV charging point. A secure oak door and internal staircase gives independent access to the first floor annexe comprising two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Timber shed with hydraulic opening roof housing the hydraulic lifting deck controls and boat launching crane
Bubwith is a quintessential English village with a famous listed bridge of three limestone arches. Although rural the village is convenient for multiple towns and cities, the M62, and the national motorway network. It offers a range of local amenities including a doctors’ surgery, primary school, mini supermarket, delicatessen with off-license, independent butcher, The White Swan public house, and a sports & leisure centre with playing fields. The popular Bubwith Rail Trail footpath links to Market Weighton, and The Oaks golf club/spa is located in the neighbouring village. Mainline railway stations can be found at Howden and York with regular services to London Kings Cross, Leeds, York and Hull.
Services and systems: mains water and electricity, LPG gas, private drainage. Solar water heating system.
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: East Riding of Yorkshire
Directions: head over Derwent bridge and turn first right into Staithe Street. Drive to the end and you will see Anchor House at the bottom next to the church.
Photographs, particulars and show reel: April 2021
NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.