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The Old Forge, Pockley

Guide Price £750,000

Charming single-storey house with outstanding gardens, located just outside Helmsley


This picture postcard house is built of stone with a part thatched, part pantile roof.  The older part of The Old Forge is likely to date from the eighteenth century or earlier given its cruck-framed structure. Its substantial extension was added more than fifty years ago and, being built of stone and adorned with well-established flowering climbers, feels entirely integrated.  Ideal for those looking to downsize, The Old Forge has rooms of generous proportions including a triple aspect sitting room and a bedroom wing with a magnificent principal bedroom suite. Landscaped gardens wrap around the house and are bounded with high hedging that provide both shelter and privacy.  On the north east boundary are the double garage and renovated stone outbuilding.

This beautiful period cottage retains some fine, exposed ceiling beams and attractive, arched doorways with timber doors and traditional ironwork.  The property has high specification kitchen and bathrooms and is fitted with bespoke, double-glazed windows. Flush ceiling speakers provide surround sound.


The front entrance sits within an attractive stone porch that opens onto the dining hall.  Alongside, the 23 ft sitting room is full of character with a Calor-gas living flame stove and a large window offering south west views along an avenue of flowering cherry trees. The kitchen breakfast room which provides ample space to accommodate a dining table has attractive contemporary fitted units, an electric Aga and integrated appliances including a Bosch combi microwave; it is open to a useful utility/boot room with rear access. The all-year garden room is triple aspect and has wide French doors that open south west on to the sunny garden terrace. From the kitchen breakfast room, double doors open on to the inner landing (one step rising to the bedroom wing) which serves both bedrooms and the house bathroom. At the far end of the house, the magnificent principal bedroom suite is a light-filled room with a dressing area, multiple fitted wardrobes and a concealed shower room. The second bedroom is also a double and has a pair of fitted wardrobes.  The house bathroom is large with contemporary fixtures and fittings that include underfloor heating, a Japanese toilet and a walk-in shower with a wall-mounted seat.

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