Remarkable Regency house and coach house in a good sized plot, with lovely gardens adjacent to the village church. Riccall is a large village rich in amenities, nine miles south of York.
Entrance and staircase halls, 2 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, pantry, utility room, study, wc
4 bedrooms, house bathroom, wc
Garage, outbuildings, gardens
In all some 1/3 acre
The Red House, 41 Main Street, Riccall, York YO19 6PZ
The Red House is a Grade II listed building in the heart of the old village, constructed in the 1840s to an exacting standard and mentioned by Pevsner in his ‘Buildings of England’. This is a most distinguished property, formerly the gentleman doctor’s house with his consulting room and patient’s entrance still in evidence, and a back staircase for servants. The whole sits well in its large, mature gardens next to the village church, a building mentioned in the Domesday Book. The current owner has been in residence for more than thirty years, and this glorious family house is now ready for the next chapter in its illustrious history.
• Historic, detached village house with a coach house and lovely gardens
• Pastoral village setting next to the parish church and opposite the village green
• Exceptional external architectural features dating from the period of construction: ornamental cast-iron columns supporting a decorative cast-iron balcony, fine Welsh slate roof, Doric doorcase with decorative fanlight, magnificent sash windows
• Exceptional internal architectural features: floor to ceiling 16-pane and 12-pane sash windows many with integral sliding shutters, Yorkshire sliding sash windows, highly elaborate plaster mouldings, cantilevered staircase with decorative wrought iron balustrade and ornate newel post, original hardwood panelled doors some with arched transom windows
• Formal reception rooms and bedrooms of elegant Regency proportions, all with high ceilings and many with fireplaces
• The traditional farmhouse kitchen breakfast room has exposed beams, fitted cupboards and a Two-Oven Aga with central heating boiler and clothesmaid above. There is a useful pantry adjoining and utility room/back kitchen with rear access.
• Charming study, previously the doctor’s consulting room
• Delightful and well screened gardens overlooking the pretty church
The fine detached coach house acts as a sizeable garage, with access from Silver Street, and a coal/wood store. Outside steps lead to the first floor, where there are windows overlooking the house, two rooms currently used for storage, power and light. Although no planning has been sought by the current owners, this building could make a fine studio flat or holiday cottage, subject to the necessary consents.
Gardens and grounds
The coach house and drive are accessed from Silver Street, next to the church, providing off street parking for two cars. A garden gate opens from Main Street to a path that leads to the handsome front door on the eastern elevation. The house sits detached in its own plot with the gardens predominantly wrapped around three sides. Part walled with mature hedging, the gardens and grounds are very well screened from the road with a variety of established trees and perennials including a Weeping Willow, Magnolia, Japonica and climbing Clematis. Interesting corners and viewpoints abound; there are deep borders, sculpted beds, paths and a sunny south-facing terrace. The kitchen garden lies at the western corner, and has an orchard (five apple trees – Bramley and Cox, amongst other time-honoured varieties), abundant fruit bushes and an established compost heap.
York 9 miles. Selby 4 miles. M62 11 miles (distances approximate)
Riccall lies some nine miles to the south of York, west of the A19 and within easy reach of the A64/A1 and M62, providing rapid access to the motorway network to Leeds and the commercial centres of West Yorkshire. This large and attractive village boasts many amenities including a village primary school, doctors surgery, two pubs, restaurants, village store, post office, tennis club, regular bus service to York and Selby and the Regen Centre, an award winning community and events facility. The Selby-York branch of the Trans Pennine cycle path passes through the village, running along the old railway line to York, and just outside is Skipwith Common Nature Reserve.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating.
Fixtures & fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as furniture, curtains, light fittings, the antique kitchen cupboard, stand alone appliances, bathroom cupboards, garden ornaments, etc, are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Local authority: Selby District 01757 705101
Directions: The property sits on the corner of Main Street and Silver Street, next to St Mary’s church.
Photographs and particulars: April 2019
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