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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Chapel Street, Cattal, York, YO26

Guide Price £645,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A delightful Grade II listed three bedroom detached period home, along with a valuable one bedroom guest annexe and just under half an acre of superb landscaped gardens, quietly situated on the outskirts of this conveniently positioned North Yorkshire village.

With mid-eighteenth century origins Horbutt House is a charming double fronted Grade II listed family home which reveals sympathetically renovated accommodation with many original features, superb landscaped gardens and an extensive range of useful outbuildings including a cleverly converted self-contained one bedroom guest annexe.

The property which is also known as Horbatt House originally accommodated the village Methodist chapel prior to the construction of the Victorian chapel in 1871. The property has many original period features and in particular a fine 18th century staircase and the name Horbutt may well have originally derived from the nearby Aubert Ings, a local site of special scientific interest.

Since their original purchase some eighteen years ago, our clients have carried out a tasteful programme of improvements at all times keenly maintaining the integrity of the property which now features impressive slate flooring with underfloor heating to the central reception areas, oil fired heating and restored original sash windows.

A central reception hall serves a dining room and an elegant sitting room which benefits from an attractive period fireplace, whilst a full depth farmhouse style kitchen is the perfect place for relaxation and entertaining with direct access to front garden areas through an arched door. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a study, guest cloakroom and a spacious orangery which is the perfect link between house and garden. On the first floor, three true double bedrooms are served by a house bathroom.

Those purchasers with children of teenage/student age or regular visitors will appreciate the versatility that is provided by the self-contained cottage/annexe which provides a ground floor sitting room/dining kitchen, as well as a double bedroom and en-suite shower room on the first floor. This forms part of a substantial outbuilding also accommodating two large workshops, one of which provides excellent garaging space.

The quintessentially English gardens amount in total to 0.45 acres and comprise a sensible balance of lawns, ornamental borders and seating areas with an excellent provision of visitor car parking, an ornamental water feature and a sturdily constructed dog run.

Horbutt House is situated towards the very end of Chapel Street overlooking to the south open countryside with extensive rural walks to be enjoyed. The convenience for the busy commuter cannot be faulted with road access via the A59, A1/M1 link road to the major commercial centres of Yorkshire and the North East and a local railway station which serves York, Leeds and then London/Edinburgh further beyond.

Daily shopping requirements can be satisfied in the local market towns of Wetherby and Knaresborough and there is secondary education at King James School and Queen Ethelburga's.

Proceeding into the village of Cattal from the A59 at the Whixley crossroads, bear left at the heart of the village onto Chapel Street and proceed to the very end where Horbutt House will be found on the left hand side just before the Old Chapel.


Approached via a stable door having multi-paned windows to the front and side elevations, a vaulted ceiling, Indian slate flooring. Built-in pine cabinet with space for washer/dryer, exposed brickwork to walls and door opening to:

Central Reception Hall: 
With part Indian slate flooring, steps to inner hall areas, concealed radiator, understairs cupboard.

Double Bedroom Two: 
Having delightful southerly rural aspects from multi-paned window, double radiator, twin two door wardrobes with hanging rails, shelving and top cupboards, period fireplace with cast iron interior.

Double Bedroom Three: 
Again with delightful open country views from a multi-paned window, period cast iron fireplace, double radiator.

House Bathroom: 
Fully tiled to two walls of the surround of a low panelled bath with shower, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, heated towel rail and radiator.



Sitting Room/Kitchen: 
To the ground floor, having hardwood effect flooring, Dimplex electric heater, provision for wall mounted television, range of fitted work surfaces, base cabinets and drawers, inset sink unit, two ring ceramic hob, microwave and space for refrigerator. Staircase to first floor.

Bedroom Four: 
Having vaulted ceiling, built-in cupboard.

En-Suite Shower Room: 
Having a full depth shower enclosure, low level WC, fitted vanity unit with base cabinets, wall mounted electric towel rail.

These raised lawns then lead via a gate and ornamental pergola to further fully enclosed lawn/paddock area/orchard with fruit trees, screening hedgerows and fencing and a high quality dog run/kennels behind which is a greenhouse and garden storage area.

Agents Note: 
Interested parties are informed that the owners of Mulberry Cottage have the benefit of a right of way across the driveway.

Drawing Room: 
Having ornamental fire surround with period cast iron fireplace and basket grate, range of base cabinets to either side of chimney breast recess. Exposed beams, double radiator, sash window with delightful aspect over front garden areas, dado rail.

Separate Dining Room: 
Having exposed beam, delightful aspect across the front garden areas, concealed radiator, dado rail.

Cleverly designed with a fitted work station, range of base cabinets, fitted bookshelves, multi-paned window overlooking courtyard, concealed radiator.

Guest Cloakroom: 
Having low level WC, hand wash basin and extractor fan.

Family Breakfast Kitchen: 
A full depth room, having Indian slate flooring, granite work surfaces with matching upstands and hand painted bespoke cabinets with an extensive range of base cupboards and drawers. Inset one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer positioned beneath a multi-paned window, space and plumbing for dishwashing machine, oil fired Aga with two hotplates, two ovens and also providing domestic heating, ceramic tiling to chimney breast recess. Further island unit again with granite work surface, further range of fitted cabinets and housing for American style fridge/freezer, exposed beams to ceiling, multi-paned arched door to gardens.


From which there is access to the roof void.

Double Bedroom One: 
A full depth room with delightful southerly aspects from a multi-paned window to the south and also across rear garden areas to the north. Built-in four door wardrobe with hanging rails, shelves and top cupboards, further two door wardrobe, double radiator, exposed beams.

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