Charming cottage with garage and lovely gardens located in a highly desirable village north of York.
Entrance and staircase hall, drawing room, garden room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room, utility room with downstairs wc, cloakroom wc, inner hall with back stairs, bedroom, bathroom
Landing, 3 further bedrooms
Store, coal shed, double garage with first floor loft space, front garden, walled rear garden
The Old Stores, Low Street, Husthwaite, York YO61 4QA
With a depth of character that befits its age and the changes it has undergone over the centuries, this delightful cottage now awaits the next chapter in its history. It is understood that the property’s origins date from some time in the seventeenth century with additions made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and an extension to the southern elevation added in the 1950s. As indicated by the name, the house became the local village shop until its transformation into a single, detached house some forty years ago. The Old Stores sits contentedly in its generous plot, right in the heart of the village, with a large front garden ascending gently from the village street and a glorious walled garden to the rear.
• 1725 sq ft of living space arranged over two floors
• Potential to extend the house and convert the garage
• Period features include open fireplaces, exposed beams, internal doors, tiled flooring, Yorkshire sliding slash windows, internal stone walls, cast iron guttering
• Hall with alcove that once held the old kitchen range, and open plan staircase
• Country kitchen breakfast room with oil-fired Aga, fitted units, utility room adjacent
• Separate dining room
• Cosy drawing room with fitted bookshelves and open fireplace
• Glazed garden room with French doors, facing south
• Southern orientation and wonderful cottage gardens
• The village is in a Designated Conservation Area, adjacent to the North York Moors National Park
The large front garden is beautifully landscaped, set behind a low brick wall with a Portuguese Laurel tree standing sentinel and stone steps gently rising to the front door. The drive is on the western boundary; it ascends gradually to the gravelled area behind the house, behind a timber gate. Here is the brick-built garage, originally an old carthouse, that was effectively rebuilt some thirty five years ago and adapted to make a double garage/workshop. It has a tiled roof, windows facing south and external steps to a boarded loft.
The glorious rear garden is almost completely private, walled to all sides. A gravel path runs along the contours of the lawn with abundantly planted borders and beds around the perimeter; here is a Bramley apple tree and weeping pear, and a raised stone-flagged terrace at the far end. Discreetly set behind set the timber arch is the working part of the garden with a compost heap and refuse bin area.
York 17 miles, Easingwold 3½ miles, A1 12 miles, Leeds 40 miles, Durham Tees Valley 33 miles, Leeds Bradford 40 miles. (Distances approximate)
Husthwaite is a prosperous village with a primary school, excellent pub, pretty village green, twelfth century church, village hall and thriving community. It has an enviable location: the Georgian market town of Easingwold is a few minutes’ drive away; the City of York lies to the south, the A1 to the west, Leeds Bradford and Durham Tees valley are in easy reach for international flights, and the the East Coast mainline runs at Thirsk and York. There are good state school and private options within easy reach, and excellent gourmet dining pubs including the Michelin starred Black Swan in Oldstead just four miles away.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage
Fixtures and fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and machinery are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Local Authority: Hambleton District 01609 779977
Directions: From the A19, The Old Stores lies on the right hand side just beyond the Plum & Partridge.