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8 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Vicarage, Warthill, York YO19 5XW

Sold STC £795,000

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A once in a generation opportunity to renovate an 8 bedroom family home in a perfect location set in 5 acres.

Entrance and staircase hall, drawing room with conservatory, study, dining room, WC, cold room with coal hole, kitchen with Aga, scullery with back staircase and rear entrance
3 double bedrooms (1 en suite), 2 single bedrooms, house bathroom, WC
On the 3rd floor are 3 bedrooms, 2 attic rooms, access to loft
Numerous outbuildings including original stabling with mangers, coal and wood stores, 2 garages, first floor groom’s accommodation, small stone piggery
Drive, gardens, woodland, field of 3.5 acres

In all some 5 acres

The Old Vicarage in Warthill is a classic, mellow brick Victorian house with a steep slated roof that dates from 1864, as the cast rainwater goods bear witness. Enjoying an idyllic edge-of-village location, perfectly concealed from the public gaze, The Old Vicarage sits within its own land and faces south over mature gardens. This handsome house has not been on the market for over 50 years and is now in need of complete renovation. Formerly a much loved family home, it is a project in waiting.

• A large 8 bedroom house of 4621 sq ft arranged over 3 floors
• Doors, fireplaces, skirtings, cornices, windows, shutters, butler’s bells and mullions are original
• Well-proportioned rooms and 10’6” ceilings to the ground floor
• Fireplaces to almost every room and all first floor bedrooms (some concealed)
• Sitting room with double doors leading to a conservatory added in the 1980s
• Large lower ground pantry/cold room/wine cellar/coal hole
• Superb outbuildings of same architectural style as the main house being constructed of mellow brick with slate roofs
• The main house enjoys a south facing orientation overlooking the rear garden
• Views over open farmland on all sides

From the village pub and duck pond, a green lane leads to the gates of The Old Vicarage, a distance of some half a mile. Set within a 6ft brick wall, the gates open to a drive and turning area at the front of the house, continuing around to the eastern elevation to the garaging and outbuildings. These extensive buildings, contemporary with the house, include coach house with groom’s accommodation, stable block with four stalls, loose box, workshop and double garage.

The curtilage is broadly a rectangular shape extending to 1.5 acres, partly walled and fenced, with the principal garden lying to the south and overlooked by the main reception rooms, kitchen and bedrooms.  A gravel garden path divides the kitchen garden area from the more formal lawned area.  At the far southern boundary lies the woodland. Impressive, fully mature trees line the entrance and boundaries of the garden, with traditional Yew, sequoia (redwood – a Victorian vicarage favourite), weeping Ash , a magnificent Copper Beech, oaks, limes, sycamore, horse chestnut and rowan.

York city centre 6 miles, A64 ring road 4 miles, Leeds 30 miles. (Distances approximate)

The village of Warthill lies to the north east of York easily approached from both the A64 and A166.  There is a church, pub and state primary school.  A footpath passes the northern boundary of the property, snaking its way to Gate Helmsley. Monks Cross and Vangarde Shopping Park on the northern ring road lie within five miles, and the A64 carries traffic swiftly to the A1, Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Services:  Mains water and electricity are connected.  Oil-fired central heating, oil-fired Aga, private drainage.

Local Authority: City of York 01904 551550. Council Tax Band G (£2699.50 to March 2017)

From York on the A64 turn right for Warthilll and Stockton on the Forest.  Drive into the village and turn left at The Agar Arms and duck pond.  Continue slowly along the unsigned green lane for 0.4 miles, and The Old Vicarage can be found at the end on the right hand side. Warthill is also reached via Holtby on the A166.

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