- A 4 bedroom Georgian farmhouse and detached 3 bedroom cottage with lovely gardens, a large wildlife pond, fenced paddock and outbuildings.
- Georgian house of more than 2300 sq ft and cottage set in nearly two acres
- High quality fixtures and fittings throughout the house and cottage
- House overlooks its own land with fine views and south/west facing orientation
- Detached cottage of nearly 1500 sq ft ideal as a high end holiday let or guest accommodation
- Rural location only five minutes’ drive to Easingwold
- Easy access to York for schooling
4 bedroom Georgian farmhouse and detached 3 bedroom cottage, both beautifully appointed - with lovely gardens, a large wildlife pond, fenced paddock and outbuildings.
Principal house includes kitchen breakfast room, 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Cottage includes: kitchen breakfast room, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private and courtyard garden
Laundry/utility, log store, potting shed/store, garage, dog kennel
Gardens and grounds, small orchard, paddock
In all some 1.7 acres
This handsome, double fronted Georgian house has been extended, restored and renovated under the guiding hand of the current owners who, during their eighteen year tenure, have also added a purpose-built holiday cottage to the freehold. The entire property has been painstakingly maintained over the years and decorated as recently as 2021 both inside and out. The gardens and grounds are impressive, sit largely on the south and west of the property, are mature and well wooded with a superb wildlife pond and paddock. This is a very appealing property that enjoys a private, rural setting and presents many options to the incoming buyer.
The house presents many period features including reclaimed/original doors and cupboards, renovated fireplaces from Old Flames in Easingwold, a fine staircase with polished handrail and a traditional newel post, and a refurbished antique cast iron kitchen range repurposed as an open fire. There are engineered oak floorboards, underfloor heating in the extension, a log burning stove in the dining room and an open fire in the sitting room.
The kitchen/breakfast/family room is a superb living space that spans the width of the house with access at one end to the useful courtyard/outbuildings and at the other to the south facing gardens enjoyed from the bay window. The kitchen was handmade by Scawton Joinery; there are granite worktops, a Butler sink and a Sandyford cooking range that runs the central heating and hotwater systems. The outbuildings include a large utility/laundry room with fitted oak units.
Additional living rooms include a formal dining room and large sitting room with a south facing bay. The garden room enjoys the perfect orientation with an outlook across the garden to the large wildlife pond fringed with foliage. It is designed with a high vaulted ceiling and French doors that open directly on to the sunny, west facing terrace. The first floor layout flows well and all double bedrooms enjoy ample natural light. The principal bedroom suite has fitted wardrobes and overlooks the gardens and pond, and there are three other bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes.
Gardens, Grounds, Cottage
A five bar metal gates open to a private gravel drive that gives access to both the house and cottage. It sweeps through the iron gates of the principal house to the paved driveway and courtyard area in front of the garage. The mature gardens lie principally to the south and the west; they are sheltered and private, predominantly lawned with many mature trees and shrubs. Within the western corner is a large and well established pond, and on the southern boundary of the property is a beautifully maintained and fenced paddock bounded by trees and screened from the country road.
The Cottage is a detached house in its own right, with high specification fixtures and fittings. It has its own drive, private parking, courtyard garden and electric meter box. The kitchen was handmade by Scawton joinery, there is a Range cooker, granite work surfaces and a Butler sink. Oak flooring has been fitted throughout the sitting room, there is a wood burning stove and delightful views over the pond.
Oakleigh sits just outside the village of Alne which has become one of the most popular villages north of York. Its numerous facilities include an ‘Outstanding’ primary school, village hall, pub/restaurant, church, bus service to both York and Easingwold, cricket club and superb recreation ground with new sports pitches, floodlit tennis and even a skateboard park. The adjacent village, Aldwark, boasts the 4 star Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel which has a swimming pool and gym open to the public. Easingwold, the local market town, has a secondary school and excellent amenities. There is a choice of excellent private schools nearby and the schools in York are within easy reach.
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
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
Directions: From York/A19 take the left hand turning signposted Alne and turn right at the junction just over the railway bridge. Head some 500 metres along the road back over the railway line and you will see Oakleigh on your left hand side.
Local authority: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977