A DELIGHTFUL STONE BUILT PERIOD PROPERTY OFFERING FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THIS RENOWNED VILLAGE
Ampleforth is a renowned village lying on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park and has the benefit of two public houses, a shop and post office, tea room and both Church of England and Catholic churches and primary schools. It 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.
Believed to date from the 18th Century, Ivy House was formerly two separate dwellings which accounts for the elongated front elevation and generous accommodation which it is submitted, could enable part to be used for self-contained lettings if required. A stone flagged Entrance Hall extends across the full depth of the original property and off which may be approached the Morning/Family Room with period fireplace, recessed Pine cupboards and stairs to the first floor. A tiled Inner Lobby leads to the Utility Room and to the Kitchen where there are extensive timber worksurfaces with painted cupboards and drawers beneath, a deep ceramic sink with mixer tap and adjoining wooden drainer, electric cooker point and characterful exposed painted stone elevation. Steps leads up to a most unusual galleried Reading Area complete with a range of built in book shelves. There are two further reception rooms arranged to the front elevation being firstly the Dining Room with ceiling timbers, recessed crockery cupboard and sash window to the front elevation with window seat beneath. This links with a well proportioned Sitting Room with similar ceiling timbers, sash window and wood burning stove with adjacent display recess. The principal bedroom lies above the Morning Room and is approached directly via a secondary staircase leading to a small ancillary Landing off which is also a Shower Room. From an inner Staircase Hall, stairs lead up to the principal Landing which gives access to two further bedrooms and a well equipped contemporary bathroom with boarding below dado level, Limestone floor, rolltop bath with antique style hand held shower unit, low level flush WC and vanity unit comprising washbasin set in Limestone surround with contemporary style mixer tap.
Externally, the garden is extensive and is a true delight and forms the most perfect setting for the property. A flight of steps leads up past terraced beds to a flagged terrace with a Summer House making for an ideal summer seating and al fresco dining area. Further steps lead up past beds containing a variety of plants and shrubs to include Twisted Hazel, Ceanothus, Hebe, Honeysuckle and Viburnum whilst immediately adjacent is a stone built workshop and garden store. Beyond a nearby arbour and rustic trelliswork surmounted by a prolific Rose is an inner garden where there is a greenhouse and an Apple tree. Beyond is a further compartment laid down to a small lawn with a large Cherry adjoining the rear boundary and to one side of which a path winds towards a further area of garden with a number of fruit trees bearing witness to its origins as an orchard. There is also a large fruit cage containing various fruit canes and a glass fronted summerhouse overlooked by a number of mature Sycamore.
Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.