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The Firs, Thornton le Clay, York








1,864 sq ft

173 sq m

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Key features

  • Detached bungalow in a superb plot of more than eight acres
  • House of more than 1800 sq ft plus outbuildings
  • Energy efficient bungalow with solar and PV panels
  • Equestrian – stables, hay barn/fold yard, feed room, paddocks
  • Significant development potential
  • Edge of village location
  • No immediate neighbour and open country views


Superb equestrian smallholding property package with development potential

The Firs was first constructed in the early 1980s and latterly extended by the current owners in 2009. The property is located at the far southern edge of the village and its outbuildings, gardens and land surround the house on all sides providing glorious open views across the paddocks and beyond to open countryside. For many decades The Firs has been run as a ring-fenced equestrian property. The single storey bungalow offers scope for further development, subject to the necessary consents.

Hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, boot room, wc, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Barn, 4 stables, feed room
Double garage, drive, gardens, paddocks
In all, approximately 8½ acres

Additional Information - The kitchen breakfast room has multiple fitted units, integrated appliances and ample room for a breakfast table. Adjacent are the utility and boot rooms providing front and rear access, as well as a cloakroom/wc. The drawing room has an inset log burner flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a fine outlook over the garden; sliding doors open to the conservatory. Double glazed doors open to the dining room with Karndean flooring. There are four ground floor bedrooms, three of which have fitted wardrobes and/or cupboards, and all are served by two bathrooms. The principal bedroom has south facing windows and sliding doors onto the patio, providing views to the garden and paddocks beyond.There is a large, partly boarded and accessible loft space providing additional storage.

Outside - The tarmacadamed drive pulls in front of the double garage providing a generous turning and parking area in front of a well-established beech hedge. The drive continues through a farm gate and past a mixed hedge to the barn doors. The garden surrounds the house on three sides. To the front, behind ornate double gates and also accessed through an arch adorned with a colourful climber, is a sheltered and private courtyard. This area is designed for sitting out and enjoying the south-facing sunshine. Sweeping around in a westerly direction is the rear garden, which is enclosed and rabbit-proofed, predominantly laid to lawn with a circular patio, raised beds, mature shrubs and a scattering of trees including silver birch.

The drained paddocks gently slope upwards behind the house with their main point of access being via the tarmac drive and stable block. They are currently divided into three major paddocks and two smaller paddocks, all with a water supply. The whole is enclosed by a combination of sheep fencing and post and rail fencing with horserail fencing at the far boundary. All can be electrified. A bridleway follows the eastern boundary and a farm gate provides separate access to the paddocks.

Outbuildings - The double garage has sliding doors, power and light. It is attached to a single stable (currently used for storage) and a feed room. Three stables, all with rear windows facing south and two with fitted rubber matting and one with loose matting connect to the barn. The barn/fold yard has double height doors, is weather-proof and is sufficiently large to add more stabling inside if required.

Environs - York 9 miles, Malton 8 miles, Easingwold 12 miles

The village of Thornton le Clay straddles the Vale of York and the Howardian Hills, close to Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum and within striking distance of the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire coast to the east. The historic city of York, with its superb independent schools and the railway station offering a mainline service to London Kings Cross in under two hours, is very accessible. Vanguard and Monks Cross retail outlets are a mere 15-minute drive away, the A64 connects to Leeds, the A1(M) and the national motorway network, and the A19 lies a mile beyond Easingwold.

General - Tenure: Freehold
EPC Rating: D
Services & Systems: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. LPG central heating. PV and solar panels.
Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment
Local Authority: North Yorkshire Council
Money Laundering Regulations: Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers are required to produce identification documents in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations. Your co-operation with this is appreciated and will assist with the smooth progression of the sale.
Directions: The Firs can be found on the right hand side, on a bend in the road where Low Street meets Moor Lane at the southern end of the village.

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Band: D
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