Superb family house with detached annexe and large garden in sought after North Yorkshire village.
Pickering 3 miles, Malton 9 miles, Scarborough 14 miles, Helmsley 15 miles, York 27 miles.
Entrance and staircase hall, kitchen/family room, utility room, cloakroom wc, snug, sitting room/home cinema
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), part boarded loft
Double garage, ample off street parking, office/annexe, landscaped gardens, summerhouse, shed
Rectory House, Rectory Lane, Thornton le Dale, North Yorkshire YO18 7QG
Rectory House is a superb family property standing in an elevated position with a fine outlook towards All Saints Church and rising woodland beyond. This appealing modern house was constructed circa 1997 within an unusually generous plot and has a southerly orientation to the rear with bi-fold doors connecting the kitchen/family room to the extensive rear gardens. Extended and remodelled in 2013 by the current owners it is a high spec, high tech property designed for modern family life and has the added benefit of a custom-built office/annexe.
• Detached family house of nearly 2000 sq ft with an additional office/annexe
• Energy efficient with low running costs
• Immaculately decorated throughout, summer 2021
• Elevated position, open outlook, fine views
• Newly built detached office/annexe with high speed internet
• Large and very private garden
• Peaceful corner of the village with multiple facilities in easy reach
• Perfectly located for access to Dalby Forest, the North York Moors, coast and Malton with its railway station connecting to mainline services at York
• No onward purchase
The contemporary, fitted kitchen, designed by The Handmade Kitchen Company, has an island with breakfast bar, Butler sink, integrated appliances and multiple bespoke units. There are five velux windows and bifold doors that extend across the greater part of the room giving access to the decking area, bringing the outside in and creating an ideal area for al fresco dining. The room itself is generously proportioned, extending the width of the house, providing ample room for a dining table and living area. The sitting room has a woodburning stove and doubles up as a media room, set up with a projector and in-wall speakers with surround sound. A further reception room at the front of the house provides additional, versatile living space.
Upstairs are four double bedrooms and a stylish house bathroom with heated towel rail, freestanding bath, enclosed shower, tiled floor and underfloor heating. The principal bedroom and en suite shower room both face south over the gardens.
This is a high tech house with a voice activation system installed throughout all rooms as well as smart lighting.The fixtures and fittings are high specification, and include solid oak floors, underfloor heating (kitchen/family room and main bathroom), and recently fitted aluminium windows with picture windows on the first floor.
The house is set well back from the village lane behind a low stone wall. A paved driveway gently rises to the garage block and office/annexe at the rear of the house. Here is ample room for parking and turning. A flight of stone steps ascends to an enclosed landscaped rear garden, protected by wrought iron railings on the near side and featuring a series of ponds with a water feature (pumps and filtering system not activated). The garden is some sixty metres in length, predominantly laid to lawn with a central gravel path flagged by clipped box hedging that sweeps around a stand of mature shrubs. There is a pergola adorned with climbers and various patios situated to enjoy all day sunshine. The whole is very private, being bounded by a mature yew hedge with open pastures to the rear.
The detached garage block has two garage doors, power and light. Attached to the rear of the garage is a purpose built office of timber construction, accessed via an internal staircase. The office has a kitchenette, woodburning stove and shower room, with French doors that open south on to the garden terrace with barbeque area. Although currently used as an office, it would serve equally well as a self-contained annexe. At the far boundary is a summer house with power and light and decking area, and a secure timber storage shed.
Thornton le Dale with its iconic tumbling beck lies on the southern fringe of the North York Moors alongside Dalby Forest. It is one of the most picturesque villages in North Yorkshire with a range of superb amenities including pubs, primary school, bakery/farmshop, chemist, independent shops, cafès and restaurants. A footpath connects Rectory House to the thriving heart of the village. Local sports amenities include gym, cricket, football, squash and a bowling green. There are high performing state and private schools in the area, and nearby Pickering provides all the attractions of an established market town. Good access to York, Leeds and the motorway network is via the A64, some seven miles away. From Malton Railway Station there are connections to London/Scotland from the mainline service at York. West along the A170 is the A1. A local bus service connects to Scarborough, Whitby, York, Leeds, Tadcaster and Sutton Bank.
Services: Mains gas, water and electricity. Gas fired 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: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666
EPC: house D rating, annexe (to come)
Viewing: Strictly by appointment
Directions: From the centre of Thornton le Dale take the village road east (A170). Turn right on Dogkennel Road and you will see Rectory Lane on your left. Rectory House is situated some fifty yards up on the right hand side.
Photographs and particulars: September/October 2021
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