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The Old Rectory, Oswaldkirk, York Guide Price £3,250,000

Sold STC
  • The Old Rectory
  • Entrance Hall
  • Entrance Hall & Staircase
  • Kitchen & Orangery
  • Orangery
  • Orangery
  • Staff Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Master Ensuite
  • Master Ensuite
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom & Ensuite
  • Bedroom
  • Attic Bedroom
  • Gym
  • The Bothy
  • Cellar
  • Back Yard & Garages
  • Garden & Terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden & View
  • Garden
  • Gateway
  • Front Elevation
  • Gate

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Beautifully renovated Grade II Listed house with far reaching views, bothy, garaging, outbuildings, landscaped gardens and land.

Helmsley 4 miles, Thirsk 15 miles, York 19 miles, A1(M) 21 miles, Harrogate 38 miles, Leeds 43 miles. (Distance approximate)

Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study (with en suite WC), kitchen/breakfast room with orangery, utility room, secondary kitchen, WC, cellars
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, 2 guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
4 further bedrooms, family bathroom, family shower room
Entertaining building (The Bothy) presently with large open plan seating and dining area with bar, kitchen and two WCs
Potential to convert into a cottage
Extensive garaging, stores, outbuildings
Landscaped gardens with paved terracing, lawned gardens, grass field

In all about 11.45 acres
(Lot 2 - Further land available extending to around 16.85 acres)

Originally believed to date from the 1600s, The Old Rectory has an impressive Georgian wing dating from the early 19th century. Whilst having many modern features including a Lutron lighting system, the house retains the period features of a classic Grade II Listed house. The flexible accommodation offers both excellent family and entertaining space and has recently been renovated and restored to an exceptional standard.

Impressive reception hall with its double height ceiling and galleried landing
Principal rooms have high ceilings and are well proportioned
Sitting room has a large bay window overlooking the terrace and views beyond
Dining room comfortably seats 12 people
Extensive kitchen/breakfast room has a Smallbone kitchen, central island and large open orangery with French doors out to the terrace. A door leads from the kitchen to the utility room, also fitted with Smallbone units and on to the secondary kitchen with fully fitted units and appliances.
The extensive cellars, ideal for storage, house the boiler room
On the first floor the master bedroom suite occupies one entire side of the principal part of the house enjoying views across the valley. It comprises a dressing room with fitted hanging shelf cupboards, master bedroom and a master bathroom suite with a bath and shower.

The Bothy
Positioned beyond the garden the outstanding Bothy/games room provides great entertaining space including an open plan eating and dining area with bar at one end and a kitchen at the other end separated by his and her WCs. The number of former stable doorways now replaced with windows, makes this a particularly light room. The building has potential to be converted into a cottage. There is a large barn adjacent to the Bothy which is currently used as storage but could accommodate 4 loose boxes for horses.

Gardens and grounds
The lawned gardens stretch away from the house to the south and down to the owned land beyond. Directly accessible from the house is the new York stone flagged terrace with a large seating area ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining, overlooking the gardens and the fantastic views beyond. The lawns, also bordered by perennial flower beds, have a mixture of mature trees and a Ha-Ha. Steps and paths connect the different areas of the garden. The Old Rectory is accessed by an ‘in and out’ drive from the village lane to the front of the house and a separate gate leads to the garaging and large parking area to the side and below the property. Below the triple garage is a large workshop with a WC. To the rear of the workshop there is a dog kennel with an enclosed run.

The land
Beyond the barn there is a field that extends to around 9 acres.

Lot 2
A further block of land comprising 3 fields extends to around 16.85 acres and is available by separate negotiation.

Proposed driveway
Planning permission has been granted for a new driveway across the adjoining land (Lot 2) and over the field to the south of The Old Rectory creating a beautiful tree lined approach sweeping around from the lane, to the south east of the house.

Helmsley 4 miles, Ampleforth 2 miles, Easingwold 10 miles, Malton 13 miles, Thirsk 15 miles, York 19 miles, A1(M) 21 miles, Harrogate 38 miles, Leeds 43 miles. (Distance and time approximate)
The Old Rectory is an exceptional country house set on the edge of Oswaldkirk with far reaching views over the Coxwold – Gilling Gap towards the Howardian Hills. The property is positioned between the North York Moors National Park to the north and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south. There is a village pub within Oswaldkirk along with a village store in neighbouring Ampleforth which also has two public houses, a primary school and the renowned Ampleforth College. Further local shopping facilities are available at Helmsley with the market towns of Easingwold and Malton within a short distance. The A1 M gives access to the north and south with international airports at Leeds and Manchester. Excellent schooling in the surrounding area includes local primary and secondary schools along with prep schools at St Martin’s Ampleforth and Terrington School; co-educational, private schooling in York with St Peter’s and Bootham with the neighbouring Ampleforth College and Queen Margaret’s at Escrick for girls.

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. The Bothy has private drainage and an LPG gas supply.

Fixtures and Fittings
All those items regarded as tenant’s fixtures and fittings, together with the fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

Local Authority
Ryedale District Council. Tel: 01653 600666

Planning permission has been granted for a new driveway leading from the B1363 to be completed by September 2018. Ryedale District Council, application number – 154/00975/FUL.

Directions (YO62 5XT)
From York take the B1363 proceeding up towards Wigginton continuing through Stillington past Brandsby and on to Oswaldkirk. Once in the village turn left as the road starts to climb steeply up Oswaldkirk Bank. Continue for around 200 m and The Old Rectory will be found on the left hand side, just after the church.

All viewings must be made strictly by appointment only through the vendors’ joint agents.

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Name Location Type Distance
York YO62 5XT
County: North Yorkshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 01813

Blenkin & Co, the straight-talking agent

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