A WELL APPOINTED AND SYMPATHETICALLY MODERNISED PERIOD HOUSE WITH DETACHED GUEST ANNEXE IN THE HEART OF THIS POPULAR NATIONAL PARK VILLAGE
Spring Cottage occupies a central position in the heart of the renowned National Park village of Lastingham which has a well deserved reputation as being one of the most picturesque in the National Park. It nestles in a wooded valley on the edge of the Moors from where there are excellent walks and bridleways and in the village itself is a renowned historic Church, public house and a hotel.
Spring Cottage is believed to date from around the middle of the 18th Century and is constructed of attractive mellow stone elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone window sills and lintels. The property has been sympathetically modernised and now offers elegant, extensive and well appointed modern living accommodation whilst at the same time retaining many original period features to include ceiling timbers, Yorkshire sliding windows, working shutters and stone flagged floors. Of particular note is the good sized Drawing Room which extends across the full depth of the original house and which is of a scale and nature more redolent of a larger property and comes complete with ceiling timbers, twin Yorkshire sliding windows with working shutters and a stone fireplace with wood burning stove and from where multi-paned double doors open to the rear Garden Room where French doors open to the courtyard garden. Immediately adjacent is a well proportioned Dining Room leading to the impressive Breakfast Kitchen which forms a most pleasant living area with its stone flagged floor, plethora of exposed ceiling timbers, recessed ceiling lights, Rangemaster Kitchener electric range with double oven, 5 ring halogen hob and warmer with stainless steel extractor hood above. There is an extensive range of wood block worksurfaces with painted cupboards and drawers beneath, matching wall cupboards above and a deep Armitage Shanks ceramic sink with Perrin and Rowe mixer tap. To the first floor are four well appointed bedrooms and two well equipped bathrooms each with bath and shower over.
To the rear of the house is a completely enclosed courtyard with separate pedestrian access from a gravelled path. This area is partly stone flagged and has been imaginatively planted with various perennials whilst various arbours feature a variety of climbing plants and shrubs to include Holly and Cotoneaster. The whole forms a most delightful, private summer seating and al fresco dining area. To one side is a traditional stone and pantile range comprising two stores.
Perhaps the defining feature of the property is the detached architect designed Guest Annexe which has been cleverly created from a brick range to form most useful ancillary accommodation suitable for accommodating guests, staff or a dependent relative. The living space is stone flagged with carpeting over and has been cleverly divided internally into a Bed/Living Room with ensuite Shower Room featuring Travertine stone floor, recessed ceiling lights and recessed shower cubicle. Immediately adjacent is the Kitchen/Dining Area with bespoke handmade Oak worksurfaces with built in Baumatic 4ring ceramic hob with SMEG stainless steel extractor hood over, recessed Armitage Shanks ceramic sink and glass front china cupboard above. Completing the picture is a built in Oak seat and matching part Oak boarded wall adjoining.