AN ATTRACTIVE GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN TOWN HOUSE IN A FIRST RATE POSITION ADJACENT TO THE CHURCH ON THE EDGE OF THE SQUARE IN THIS POPULAR MARKET TOWN
Church View occupies an enviable position facing the Church on the very edge of the Market Square in the heart of the renowned Georgian market town of Helmsley, itself located on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park where the River Rye descends from the North York Moors in a southerly direction towards the Vale of Pickering. It is rightly regarded as the true jewel in the crown of this beautiful part of the countryside. The area has a rich history as shown by castles not only in 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 25 miles away to the south. Helmsley itself has a full range of local facilities to include churches, public houses, shops, a bank, a post office and a wide variety of retail outlets. Of particular interest is the nearby Mansion House of Duncombe Park which lies at the heart of its eponymous Estate and whose parkland adjoins the town centre. Of equal note is the proximity of the well known co-educational public school of Ampleforth College which lies approximately 4 miles away to the south where there is a well regarded Sports Centre offering a variety of facilities to the general public. About 3 miles away in nearby Beadlam is the Ryedale Secondary School.
Believed to date from the end of the 18th Century, Church View is constructed of attractive limestone elevations under a slate roof with dressed stone window sills and lintels, coped gables, brick chimney stack and a stone sill band at first floor level to the handsome front elevation. The accommodation is principally arranged over three floors which has been made possible by the imaginative conversion of the roof space which is devoted to a large open plan twin bedroom featuring a number of exposed structural timbers making for a fine room of great character. Of equal note is a most charming first floor Sitting Room which offers a quite superb view of the Church which lies directly opposite and displays typical period features to include a 16-pane sash window with panelled reveals, dado rail, period fireplace with tiled hearth and a moulded plasterwork cornice. The principal bedroom lies at second floor level and has the benefit of a window seat facing the Church and an ensuite Shower Room whilst the remaining bedrooms enjoy a choice of no less than 2 separate Bathrooms. The Kitchen is arranged to the rear elevation of the ground floor where there is a sash window with pine shutters and window seat. There is a wooden floor and an extensive range of worksurfaces with stainless steel sink and mixer tap with cupboards and drawers beneath and plumbing for a dishwasher. Adjacent, a flight of steps leads down to a good sized cellar.