Delightful detached period cottage with garaging, outstanding gardens and glorious views.
Entrance hall, staircase hall, drawing room, sitting room/study, cloakroom wc, kitchen dining room, larder, back kitchen/utility room, rear entrance hall
Master bedroom suite with dressing room and shower room, 2 further bedrooms, house bathroom
Ample parking, double garage, workshop with window and power, summer house, insulated garden shed, gardens
In all some 2/3 acre
The Cottage, Oulston, York YO61 3RA
This charming stone-built cottage has been extended in recent years to form a well designed village house of almost 2000 sq ft. The oldest part dates from 1820, with a large drawing room, entrance and staircase hall added some fifty years ago and a kitchen/dining room in 2000. All work has been carried out with great sensitivity and skill, with no expense spared. The Cottage has perfectly proportioned rooms and well planned accommodation orientated to enjoy the exquisitely beautiful gardens that lie behind.
• Detached village house with 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
• Wonderful features including exposed beams and ceiling trusses, bay windows, fireplaces, and a privately commissioned piece of stained glass
• Multiple Yorkshire sash windows of considerable size, many refurbished and some new and double glazed – all are entirely in keeping with the age and provenance of the property
• This property is not Listed
• The solar panels on the garage roof operate under the Feed-In Tariff Scheme (at the early high rate) introduced by the Government in 2008
• Superb kitchen dining room in a double height space facing the gardens on three sides - there is a large bay window and French doors open south on to the terrace. Fired Earth floor tiles continue from here into the hall and the fitted kitchen has granite worktops and an oil-fired Aga with Coxwold Pottery tiles behind. Adjacent is a very useful back kitchen/utility room
• The sitting room/study has fitted cupboards and a bow window facing west to fill the room with afternoon sunshine
• Three large sash windows overlook the gardens and fill the 21ft drawing room with natural light. There is also an attractive, cast iron working fireplace
• The master bedroom suite lies on the newer, southern wing of the house and enjoys views of the gardens and open countryside beyond
• The gardens have been open under the ‘Gardens National Garden Scheme’ and their splendour remains entirely undiminished
• Uninterrupted rural views can be enjoyed from the house and garden
Timber gates open on to a private, gravelled drive leading to a large garage of above-average height, with south facing solar panels on the roof. The workshop, formerly an artist’s studio, is attached at the rear. To the northern far boundary of the property lies a very pretty side garden, well screened from the road, and exquisitely designed and planted with snowdrops, spring bulbs, hellibores and other mature perennials.
The gardens lie predominantly to the east, behind the house, and enjoy a high degree of privacy from neighbours with glorious open rural views to the rear. They are designed as a series of rooms, each divided with clipped Yew hedging or stone steps and topiary – and the more formal gardens lie nearer the house. Here can be found an Amdega summer house with a roof of cedar shingles, multiple sunny corners for contemplaton and conversation, a pergola and gravel pathways framed by Yew hedging. Behind a small timber gate lies a large area of lawn peppered with special varieties of trees including Mount Fuji Cherry and a mature orchard with Bramley and Yorkshire Cockpit, an old Yorkshire variety of cooking apple. Here an insulated and glazed National Trust shed with power and light provides a warm, all-season ‘room’ for enjoying the garden and views beyond. In the far eastern corner of the property is an abundant wildlife pond with a decking and seating area alongside. Beyond the garden boundary are uninterrupted views of the gently rolling hills. Tucked away on the the northern edge of the property lies the productive market garden with greenhouse, overlooked by the workshop.
York 15 miles, Easingwold 4 miles, Hovingham 8 miles, Thirsk 11 miles, Helmsley 11 miles. (Distances approximate)
The house stands in the heart of Oulston, a former Estate village (Newburgh Estate) within the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This small, rural village has a thriving community and village hall, with further facilities all within easy reach in Easingwold, Thirsk, Helmsley, Malton and York. The primary school at Ampleforth and the independent school, Ampleforth College, are easily accessible, as are Easingwold and Ryedale Schools (the latter rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2012).
Services: All mains services, LPG Gas.
Fixtures & fittings: Items mentioned in these particulars are included. Other items may be separately available
Local authority: Hambleton District 01609 779977
Directions: The Cottage lies towards the end of the village leading to Coxwold. It can be found on the right hand side opposite the traditional red telephone box.
Photographs and particulars: September 2018
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