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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Main Street, Colton, North Yorkshire

Guide Price £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Huge plot with attractive front and rear gardens
  • South facing rear garden
  • Potential to extend*
  • Semi-rural sought after village
  • Main Street location
  • Village farm shop Holme Farm
  • Good transport links
  • Sweeping drive
  • Period features
  • Tadcaster Grammar Catchment area

Full description


Occupying a prominent Main Street position within the highly regarded and well placed village of Colton, we are delighted to present Pump Cottage. Offering accommodation of significant character this period residence enjoys a peaceful position within landscaped grounds. A viewing is encouraged to further appreciate the charm, character and history accumulated over many years, which make Pump Cottage the beautifully individual home it is today.

Situated in the highly sought after village of Colton which enjoys open views, a welcoming community, an award winning public house and falls within the catchment area of Tadcaster Grammar School. This stunning Yorkshire village, just 8 miles from the historic City of York, enjoys a semi-rural location with easy access onto the A64 and major road networks beyond.

Cosy, period charm is clearly apparent as you enter the ground floor accommodation. Stairs lead up the first floor as the entrance opens into a welcoming snug. Golden parquet flooring and the remnants of a chimney breast, tie in perfectly with the beamed ceiling. Dual aspect windows provide views of the attractive grounds. A wrought iron meat hook wedged within one of the ceiling beams offers a reminiscent nod to times gone by.

The linear design of the home connects each reception room by a long, naturally light corridor which boasts exposed beams and windows overlooking the rear garden.
Once believed to be the kitchen, the second reception room is now a well-placed formal dining room. Timber bi-fold doors allow the room to be opened fully to the hallway, an ideal layout for entertaining. The golden parquet flooring continues into the dining room adding period character alongside deep skirting boards, exposed ceiling beams and a built in display cabinet.

Another transformation from its original use, the sitting room has been expertly designed in keeping with the period of the property. An exposed brick, inglenook fireplace incorporating wood burning stove contests dual aspect views of the grounds as a focal point. Sliding patio doors allow a particularly attractive view across the rear garden. Exposed beams, deep skirting boards and pine window sills continue the cottage appeal. Its hard to believe this stunning sitting room was once believed to be the piggery! Off the snug, the hallway passes a handy under stairs cupboard and leads to the breakfast kitchen.

The main focal point of the kitchen is a cream AGA positioned within an exposed brick chimney breast. Perfect for the busy family home, the kitchen is also equipped with a Smeg electric fan assisted oven and grill and a AEG electric hob. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall units with contrasting granite worktops, display shelving and a TV shelf. Space is also provided for a dishwasher and fridge. Dual aspect windows provide attractive views particularly to the front elevation where the old village phone box, now used as a library, can be seen over the garden hedge. Tiled splash backs and unit lighting complete the breakfast kitchen.

A modern, composite, external door opens into the rear entrance of the home. From here, the inner hall/utility room provides storage in the form of fitted units with work preparation areas over. Space is provided for a washing machine. Off the utility room is a ground floor WC with wash hand basin and frosted glazed side window. Tiling to the floor is perfect for this high traffic area of the home.

A recent inclusion to the property, this versatile room has been given a new lease of life from its original status as an outhouse. Character is kept in the form of an exposed brick wall, beam and high window to the rear. There is also a double glazed window to the front. The recently serviced, oil fired central heating boiler is located here. Space is also provided for a freezer and tumble dryer.

Mirroring the Ground floor accommodation a naturally light landing runs the length of the property. Two double glazed windows to the rear aspect provide views of the rear garden. Deep skirting boards and oak beams above doorways add further character.

Each of the four, double bedrooms are accessed from the landing and are situated to the front of the property. The master bedroom features dual aspect windows with beams above and pine window sills. Built in sliding wardrobes provide hanging space and shelving.

The en-suite has been refurbished by the current owner. Fitted with a three piece shower room suite to include, a sink set on a vanity unit with mirror and wall lights above, a low level WC and a walk in, corner shower cubicle with aqua boarding. Part tiled walls and flooring complete the en-suite.

The three remaining bedrooms are all double rooms. Each individual in their features but continuing the cottage allure to include a period cast iron fireplace, stripped pine doors and built in storage space.

Also refurbished by the current owner, the house bathroom features a fusion of modern and traditional style. The three piece bathroom suite includes, a circular, modern sink with mixer tap upon a glass and timber unit with matching display shelves, a bath with a shower over and a low level WC. A built in cupboard with double doors provides storage and houses the hot water tank. Two frosted glazed windows with beams above allow natural light to flood into the room, whilst retaining privacy. Part tiled walls and flooring and a radiator complete the bathroom.

Rarely do we encounter such exquisite grounds as these. This delightful village residence boasts well maintained, lawned gardens to the front running alongside a gravel drive. Strategically planted trees and mature shrubs including a silver birch, blossom and lilac to the front of the property allow for a private frontage to the main street. Yet, with the front garden being of a good size, foliage doesn't restrict natural light into the property. The driveway continues alongside the property, to a brick built detached garage with pantile roof. The garage is fitted with power and light.

The south facing rear garden has been lovingly landscaped and boasts well stocked flower beds. There is a huge variety of trees and shrubs including Acers, Rowan and Variegated Holly. A decorative, circular patio area has been laid within the lawn, ideal for summer lunches, or winter fire pits. The garden also features a summerhouse, two sheds and a greenhouse. The oil tank is tucked neatly away from view to the side of the property. Further character incorporated into the rear garden includes a rose arch entwined with honeysuckle. An orchard area towards the bottom of the garden has an apple and a pear tree. The rural scene of farm buildings, and open fields in the distance, give an additional feeling of space as well as a delightful outlook.

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24 October 2016


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