4 bedroom house for saleWest End, Ampleforth, York
- Handsome Period House
- Sought after village on the edge of the National Park
- Close to the renowned public school of Ampleforth College
- Many original features
A HANDSOME PERIOD HOUSE IN THE VERY HEART OF A MUCH SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE ON THE EDGE OF THE NATIONAL PARK
Ampleforth itself is a renowned village lying on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. It has the benefit of two public houses, a shop and post office, tea room and both Church of England and Catholic churches and is also home to the renowned public school of Ampleforth College (now fully co-educational) where there is a highly regarded sports centre offering a wide range of facilities to the general public. Close by is Gilling Castle home to St Martins, its junior school.
Ampleforth lies just 6 miles away from the renowned Georgian market town of Helmsley where the River Rye descends from the North York Moors in a southerly direction and which is rightly regarded as the true jewel in the crown of this beautiful part of the countryside. The town has a full range of local facilities to include churches, public houses, shops, banks, a post office and a wide variety of retail outlets.
Believed to date from the 18th century Manor House is constructed of attractive stone elevations under a slate roof with dressed stone window sills and lintels and originally a working farm, the layout and design are typical of the rural vernacular architecture of the time. It lies within the Conservation Area and occupies a good central position adjoining a small lane leading to St. Hildas Church. Internally, many original period features remain to include panelled doors and sash windows with architraves and panelled reveals to many elevations. Over the years the accommodation has been sympathetically and scrupulously updated to provide extensive modern living accommodation of quite some quality and style and provides the discerning purchaser with a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine period house with well appointed accommodation in the very heart of this much sought after village. Of particular note is the fine Drawing Room which extends across the full depth of the house and boasts both picture and dado rails, a fine fireplace with pine mantelshelf and surrounds with marble slips and hearth flanked by display recesses whilst similarly arranged to the front elevation is the Dining Room with a period fireplace and a dentilled eaves cornice. The Kitchen has been recently installed and comprises a laminate floor, double bowl single drainer ceramic sink with mixer tap, recessed ceiling lights, extensive worksurfaces with Shaker style cupboards and drawers beneath and matching wall cupboards above, fan assisted double oven, four ring electric hob with extractor hood over, plumbing for dishwasher and integrated refrigerator. Adjacent, a Rear Porch with separate WC opens to the garden. A Galleried Landing is approached via a single flight of stairs with turned hardwood handrail and leads to a Master Bedroom with built in wardrobe and ensuite Bathroom whilst completing the picture are 3 further Bedrooms, House Bathroom and separate WC. The property is approached through high boarded double gates which ensure a deal of privacy and open to a tarmacadam driveway leading past a small lawn to a turning and parking area adjoining an attached Double Garage with electric-up-and over door, plumbing for washing machine and an oil fired boiler. The lawn is bounded by a high clipped Cypress hedge and adjoining the rear porch is a small flagged terrace forming a most pleasant sheltered summer seating area al fresco dining area. The front garden is enclosed by stone perimeter walls whilst the front boundary is marked by a dwarf stone wall surmounted by wrought iron railings. There are a variety of plants and shrubs to include Rose, Cotoneaster, Camelia,and variegated Holly whilst the front elevation is adorned by a prolific rambling rose.
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