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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodbridge 26 Priest Lane Ripon HG4 1LS

Under Offer £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Situated in a large principally walled garden of 0.388 acres (0.157 has) situated in an idyllic position/conservation area close to the historic Ford and foot bridge, adjoining the picturesque River

Full description

A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a Georgian, six bedroom detached, family home requiring full refurbishment and updating situated in a large principally walled garden of 0.388 acres (0.157 has) situated in an idyllic position/conservation area close to the historic Ford and foot bridge, adjoining the picturesque River Skell.
The property has been in the ownership of the same family for two generations and now offers scope for private buyers to purchase the property and re-furbish this impressive six bedroom Georgian, house into a wonderful family home.

“Woodbridge” also offers scope to extend the current accommodation which briefly comprises: Reception Hall, Dining Room, through Lounge, Kitchen, Cloakroom/WC, Kitchen/Scullery, four double Bedrooms, house Bathroom and second Cloakroom/WC on the first floor and two double, Bedrooms on the second floor.
Period and character features include wooden floor, fireplaces, some picture and dado rails, the original period, internal doors, attractive, some plaster cornicing, return staircase with square spindles etc. Further advantages include re-roofing in 1976 by H W Baines builders, part solid fuel fired heating, gardens/grounds extending to 0.388 acres (0.157 has), outhouses, two vehicular entrances, two pedestrian entrances through high boundary walls, off street parking and car port. NB: Please refer to attached plan.

Ripon is one of England’s smallest cities and is recognised for it’s majestic Cathedral, central Market Square with Obelisk and has a mix of period and modern architecture. Shopping centres mainly around the Market Square, Fishergate, North Street and Westgate. The main market is held on Thursdays, with the town Bellman ringing his bell at 11 a.m. announcing the official start to trading. Every night at 9 p.m. the Hornblower blows his horn to “set the watch” which is an excellent tourist attraction. A variety of other services and recreational amenities can be found including, banks, building societies, Doctors, Dentists, Ripon Spa Baths, Leisure Centre, Racecourse etc. along with excellent schools, notably Ripon Grammar. Now by-passed, Ripon is ideally placed for commuting to the major business centres of West Yorkshire and Teesside and the acclaimed A1/M1 link road makes travelling further afield more accessible.


Reception Hall: Via half glazed, panelled entrance door. Dado rail. Plaster cornice. Coat hooks. Attractive, return staircase with square, open spindles. Period, cast iron radiator.

Cloakroom/WC: Window to the rear. Two piece suite comprising wash hand basin and WC.

Lounge: Double aspect room with windows to the front and rear elevations. Central feature fireplace with wooden surround and currently housing log-effect gas fire. Picture rail Plaster cornice. Three wall light points. Two, period cast iron radiators.

Dining Room: Window to the front elevation. Central feature fireplace with timber surround now housing “Parkray” style fire. Built in double, crockery cupboard to chimney recess. Beamed ceiling. Wooden “Delft” rack.

Kitchen: Window to the rear elevation. Brick fireplace housing four range gas fire. Picture rail. Range of wooden doored units are fitted at floor height with laminate work surfaces and stainless steel sink.

Utility Room/former Scullery: Windows to the front and rear elevations. Wooden base units with stainless steel sink and second White, Butler’s sink. Door to the outside.


Half Landing: Window to the rear elevation.

Bedroom 1: Window to the front elevation overlooking the picturesque River Skell. Central feature fireplace. Built in shelved cupboard to chimney recess. White, wash hand basin on metal stand.

Bedroom 2: Window to the front and side elevations, the former enjoying a lovely outlook over the footbridge and the River Skell. Picture rail. Central feature fireplace. White, vanitory wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3: Windows to front and side elevations. Central feature fireplace with built in cupboard to chimney recess. White, pedestal wash hand basin. Picture rail. Radiator.

Bedroom 4: Window overlooking the rear garden. Central feature fireplace. Built in cupboard to chimney recess with bookshelves over. White, wall mounted wash hand basin.

House Bathroom: Window to the front elevation. Three piece White suite comprising wash hand basin, cast iron bath and shower cubicle.

Second Cloakroom/WC: Window to the rear. Two piece White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.


Bedroom 5: Window to the side elevation. Beamed ceiling. Built in cupboard providing useful storage. Planked floor boards
Bedroom 6: Window to the side elevation. Beamed ceiling. Planked floorboards.


Gardens/Grounds: The property is enclosed within south facing gardens/grounds adjoining the picturesque River Skell and extending to 0.388 acres (0.157 has.) Please refer to attached plan. Mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees.

Car Port/Off Street Parking: Open timber Car Port/Caravan Space. Two vehicular access gates and two pedestrian doors through the boundary walls.
Outbuilding 1: 7’ x 8’3”. Stone “keeping” slab. Small window to the rear. Wall shelves. Electric light.
Outbuilding 2: Store. 4’6” x 4’.
Outbuilding 3/WC: 7’6” x 5’ High flush WC.
Outbuilding 4: Coal/fuel store. 5’ x 4’.
Car Port: Timber Car port/caravan space.


Directions: From Ripon centre proceed down Allhallowgate. At the traffic lights go straight ahead into Priest Lane and proceed again to the bottom where “Woodbridge” is located, the last property on the left hand side as indicated by the Vinden Estates For Sale board. Alternatively if approaching from the Boroughbridge Road proceed into Firs Avenue/leading to Fisher Green, cross over the Ford and “Woodbridge” is the first property on the right hand side.


Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Vinden Estates on 01765 606885.

Please note

1. The property offers scope for residential development in the future, if planning permission is granted it is subject to a covenant, whereby the vendors get a 25% share of the “uplift” in value at the time
2. The purchaser will be required to provide information regarding the source of funding as part of the Offer handling procedure.

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Added on Rightmove:
07 November 2016


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