AN EXTREMELY CHARMING PERIOD PROPERTY WITH ARCHITECT DESIGNED EXTENSION AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDENS IN THE HEART OF A POPULAR VILLAGE
Pear Tree Cottage lies in a Conservation Area in the heart of the popular village of Borrowby which has the benefit of a Church of England primary school and nursery, village hall, Methodist Church and public house. The village itself lies a short distance west of the main A19 York-Teesside trunk road thereby making for quick and easy access to the A1 Great North Road, the wider motorway network and the commercial centres of Teesside and the West Riding. Teesside Airport lies about 20 miles to the north. There are main line railway stations at York, Northallerton and Thirsk providing rail services to London (Kings Cross), Newcastle and Edinburgh as well as the Trans-Pennine route. There is a full range of local services in the popular Georgian market towns of Easingwold and Thirsk.
Dating originally from the early nineteenth century and Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historic importance, Pear Tree Cottage is constructed of attractive mellow coursed square stone elevations under a pantile roof with sash windows and stone coped gables and kneelers to the original section of the property. This was almost square in plan and of modest proportions but in the mid 1970s was significantly extended and reconfigured to an imaginative architect design so as to incorporate an attached traditional range within the accommodation and the majority of which is given over to a well proportioned Sitting Room which is perhaps the signature feature of this fine property. This principal reception room lies at a higher level and is open almost to the ridge and is of a scale and nature more redolent of a much larger property with particular features being an attractive stone chimney breast housing a multifuel stove and a principally glazed rear elevation which offers a most wonderful vista towards the gardens. Close by is the Dining Room featuring exposed beams and adjacent to which is the fitted Kitchen which comes complete with an electric Aga (with off-peak facility) and dedicated purified water supply tap.
Another defining feature of the property is the beautiful garden which lies directly to the rear of the property and to one side of which is a good sized Double Garage with electric door and also housing the central heating boiler. The garden, which has been tended organically for over 20 years, is well established and has been imaginatively landscaped and planted with a plethora of mature trees, plants and shrubs with a Summer House positioned so as to take full advantage of its good south facing aspect. Also featured are well stocked borders and various vegetable and fruit gardens together with a spring fed ornamental pond. The rear of the principal garden is defined by a high clipped Cypress hedge behind which is a completely enclosed private inner garden adjacent to which are two stone and pantile looseboxes with an adjacent rear access to a back lane and from where there are distant views of the Hambleton Hills.