Handsome Georgian house located between Northallerton and Thirsk, overlooking its gardens, grounds and paddock.
Entrance vestibule, staircase hall, drawing room, kitchen dining room, utility room, garden room, family room, cloakroom wc
Principal bedroom, house bathroom, 3 further bedrooms (2 sharing an en suite bathroom), study, loft
Gardens, grounds, outbuildings, stables, paddock
In all some 3.5 acres
Thornton Lodge, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SP
Built in the early nineteenth century and extended in the early twentieth this elegant village house has long been divided into two parts; by far the greater part being Thornton Lodge which in every way feels like a detached house in its own right. The house enjoys the intended advantages of its original Georgian conception, with a private carriage drive, grand double door, principal turning staircase and handsome southern elevation overlooking private gardens and grounds. Thornton Lodge, without doubt, offers an exceptional opportunity to create a much-loved family home.
• Attached village house with gardens, grounds, paddock, stables and barn
• 3460sq ft of elegant living accommodation arranged over two floors
• The principal living rooms and bedrooms face south over the gardens and grounds
• Period features: working fireplaces, original doors, elegant room proportions, high ceilings and beautiful windows (some original sliding sash)
• Superb 22 ft drawing room with a multi-fuel stove and south-west outlook
• The large kitchen dining room has contemporary fitted units made of maple, granite worktops, a kitchen island and a door to the garden terrace - utility room conveniently lies across the hall, giving rear access
• Glazed garden room with slate floor and underfloor heating, elevated and with a southerly orientation and elevated position above the sweep of lawn beyond
• Versatile family room with multi-fuel stove
• Grand oak staircase rising from the spacious hall up to a study facing west across the grounds
• Superb principal bedroom and wonderful views from the first floor
• Outstanding mature gardens and grounds of great variety
A carriage drive leads from the village street to the front of the house and garage with up-and-over doors. The gardens, grounds and land wrap around three sides of the property: the east, west and south. Alongside the garden room is an elevated stone terrace that provides a sunny and sheltered corner with far-reaching views over the gardens and beyond. Stone steps lead down to gracious expanses of lawn, gravel paths and flower beds, and the whole is scattered with magnificent trees, mostly oaks, as well as an orchard, kitchen garden with raised beds, and a wooded area on the northern boundary. There are two loose boxes and a tack room – the paddock lies on the southern boundary – as well as a barn, two greenhouses, a polytunnel and a growing tunnel. On the eastern side of the house is a functional back yard holding the refuse bins and oil tank. There is a right of way to the village street from the rear access.
Northallerton 3 miles, Thirsk 6 miles, Ripon 19 miles, York 30 miles. (Distances approximate)
Thornton le Beans is an attractive rural village with a pub, village tennis court and playing field, village hall – formerly the village school – an Anglican chapel and graveyard where the travel writer Bill Bryson famously stated that he wanted to be buried. It lies in gently rolling countryside just a mile from the main Northallerton-Thirsk road offering rapid access to the A19 and A1M. Excellent local amenities - including world famous Bettys Tea Room and a mainline railway station with direct trains to York and London - are available in the nearby market town of Northallerton, only three miles away.
Services: All mains services, oil central heating.
Fixtures & fittings: Items mentioned in these particulars are included. Other items such as furniture and garden equipment are separately available.
Local authority: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977
Directions: From Thirsk, take the A168 to Northallerton, turning right to Thornton le Beans. Drive through the village and the property can be found on the right hand side upon the brow of a hill, as denoted by a For Sale board.
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