A WELL SITUATED DETACHED HOUSE IN NEED OF SOME UPGRADING IN A QUIET POSITION ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THIS MUCH SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE
Bye Lanes 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 floor.
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.
Constructed of rendered elevations under a pantile roof, Bye Lanes is a well positioned detached family house situated on the north side of Back Lane in the centre of the attractive and much sought after village of Ampleforth. The property lies in a slightly elevated position and the principal reception room and Dining Room have a good south facing aspect. The property is in need of a certain amount of upgrading, but already has the benefit of UPVC double glazed window units to the Sitting Room, three of the bedrooms and the Inner Landing and now offers the discerning purchaser the opportunity to create a most comfortable residence of quite some quality and style. The principal reception room extends across the full depth of the original body of the house and features a stone fireplace with matching hearth housing a solid fuel stove. The Entrance Hall, Study, Kitchen and Dining Room have laminate floors with the latter having the benefit of heat resistant worksurfaces, cupboards and drawers beneath, matching wall cupboards above, single drainer stainless steel sink unit and Montpellier oven and hob with extractor hood over. A peninsular unit separates this from the Dining Room from where there are French doors to a pleasant lawned front garden which has a good south facing aspect and extensive views over the Ampleforth Valley to the hills beyond.
The property is approached from Back Lane via a five bar gate adjacent to which the boundary is marked by a curved brick wall and a hedge of Lonicera, Beech and Laurel to the side of which is the front garden. Immediately to the rear of the house is a gravelled path and at a higher level is the main garden which is principally laid down to a small lawn enclosed by timber fencing and interspersed with various trees, plants and shrubs to include Beech, Variegated Holly and a Cherry. There are also Cotoneaster, Yew, Sorbus, Buddleia and Berberis and a useful timber built Garden Store. Adjacent to the back door is a timber built tool shed.
Approaching Ampleforth from the south and shortly before joining the Main Street, turn right into St Hildas Walk. Carry straight on into Back Lane and almost immediately after the school on the right, Bye Lanes is clearly visible on the left hand side.