AN INTRIGUING AND SPACIOUS ARCHITECT DESIGNED HOUSE IN A QUIET POSITION ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THIS MUCH SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE
Bagshot House lies in a quiet position at the very end of Back Lane which, as the name suggests, lies on the southern edge of the village where it enjoys a good southerly aspect and from where there is a wonderful vista over the Ampleforth Valley from the upper floors. Constructed of attractive brick elevations under a pantile roof with a string course at first floor level and brick on end window sills and lintels, Bagshot House is an extremely attractive contemporary property built to an individual design with particular features including panelled doors, double glazed windows and extremely extensive accommodation all arranged so as to provide maximum flexibility of use thereby making the property eminently suitable to a wide variety of potential purchasers. The layout and design of the property are most individual and were chosen so as to take full advantage of the property’s position and of particular note is the first floor Sitting Room which is of elegant proportions and makes for a most light and spacious principal reception room of great character and ideal for entertaining on all scales. There is also a fine Dining Kitchen which has extensive polished granite worksurfaces with wooden base cupboards and drawers beneath and matching wall cupboards above. Adjoining is a convenient and spacious Dining Area from where French doors lead to a rear terrace with steps up to the garden.
Plans have been prepared for the conversion (subject to obtaining necessary consents) of the integral Double Garage to a "Granny Annexe" comprising a Lounge/Dining Room, Double Bedroom and Bathroom. Floor plans and elevations are attached.
Ampleforth itself is a renowned village lying on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. There are many attractions in the area within easy reach of the property to include the North York Moors Steam Railway based at Pickering, mansion houses such as Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall and ecclesiastical ruins to include Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey. The area has a rich history as shown by the castles not only at Helmsley but also at Pickering and Scarborough and in addition, the city of York with its city walls and superb Minster lies within easy reach about 22 miles away to the south. Ampleforth itself has the benefit of two highly regarded public houses 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 members of 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 towards the Vale of Pickering 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. Of particular interest is the nearby mansion house of Duncombe Park at the heart of its estate and whose parkland adjoins the town centre.