Wonderful, eco-friendly house in a Castle Howard estate village.
Entrance and staircase hall, sitting room, study, inner hall, sun room, kitchen and dining room, utility room, shower room, rear entrance and hall, games room
Principal bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, house bathrooms, shower room
Garage, stores, greenhouse, gardens to front and rear
Beck House, Railway Street, Slingsby, York, North Yorkshire YO62 4AN
Built some six years ago, this remarkable house has been skilfully designed to meet the needs of an enlightened and discerning family. There is a showpiece, vaulted, kitchen dining room which connects to the garden via a sun room, a large games room and further reception rooms for retreating to. The combination of its qualities makes for a rare find: a modern house, beautifully designed but with heaps of personality and a garden entirely in keeping with its size and stature.
• Stone built, detached house with pantile roof
• 3693 sq ft arranged over 3 floors
• 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms
• Energy efficient and environmentally friendly with ground source heat pump. The ground source uses electricity provided by photovoltaic panels, therefore the energy costs are zero for heating and hot water
• The house also benefits from a heat recovery ventilation system
• High spec throughout with large, well proportioned reception rooms and bedrooms
• Magnificent 34 ft kitchen dining room
• The games room is adjoining a shower room and could make a downstairs bedroom
• Sun room facing south and west over the beautifully landscaped terrace
• Detached stone garage with pantile roof
Set well back from the village road the house overlooks a beck and open pastures. There is a sweeping gravel drive bordered with shrubs and perennials that continues to the rear of the property where it meets a paved parking and turning area adjoining the garage A large, landscaped, south facing terrace of stone flags frames the rear of the house, linking to the principal rooms. Beyond the terrace a flagged path leads to an enclosed area screened by trellises wherein lies two sheds, a large greenhouse and door to the garage. The path continues to the main garden, comprising an expanse of lawn, pergola walkway, herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden and an orchard, all enclosed within a high laurel hedge.
York 15 miles, Malton 6 miles. (Distances approximate)
The village of Slingsby has excellent amenities including a much loved pub and restaurant – The Grapes, primary school, church, chapel, village hall and a bus service. It lies to the north of York easily accessed from the A64 York to Malton trunk road which bypasses York on the way to the A1, Leeds and West Yorkshire. Only ten minutes’ drive away is Malton, ‘Yorkshire’s food capital’, which provides all the services you would expect of a thriving market town with its many amenities, schooling, retail outlets and independent shops. Slingsby lies in the Howardian Hills, known for some of the prettiest countryside at the edge of the Vale of York. Castle Howard is only a short distance away, and the Wolds and coast lie to the east. By train from York, London can be reached in a best time of under two hours.
Services: Mains water and drainage.
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
Directions: Beck House lies at the far northern end of the village on the right hand side heading north from the B1257 Malton to Helmsley Road.
Photographs & Particulars: February 2018
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