A SUPERBLY APPOINTED PERIOD HOUSE OCCUPYING AN ENVIABLE POSITION IN THE CENTRE OF THIS PICTURESQUE WOLDS VILLAGE OFFERING LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AND EXCELLENT EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
As the name suggests Village Farm lies in the heart of the village, situated on its southern side, enjoying extensive views to the south and west over its own land and towards open countryside and woodland. Tibthorpe is located within the attractive rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and is approximately equidistant between the main commercial centres of York (24 miles) and Hull (21 miles) and the motorway network can be accessed via the M62 at Howden approximately 25 miles to the south. A comprehensive range of facilities is available in either Great Driffield, the Capital of the Wolds or Beverley.
Village Farm is a charming period property of Georgian origins with later Victorian additions and which has retained many period characteristics combined with ultra-modern facilities. It is constructed of mellow brick under slate and pantile roofs with dressed stone windowsills and lintels. Interior architectural features include sash windows, moulded cornices, central ceiling roses, period fireplaces, deep skirting boards, panelled doors and unusually, matching architraves around windows and doors to the principal reception rooms and bedrooms. In recent years the property has been extensively upgraded and now provides high quality and flexible living accommodation whilst at the same time retaining many attractive original features thus preserving the period feel of the house.
Of particular note is the spacious and bright Entrance Hall with its elegant sweeping Staircase rising to a Galleried Landing which provides a feeling of light and space to the centre of this most interesting and versatile property of great character and charm. To each side of the Hall and arranged to the front elevation are the two principal reception rooms of the Drawing Room and Dining Room each having moulded plasterwork cornices, central ceiling roses and pine fireplaces with black marble hearths and flanked by arched display recesses. To the rear of the house is a quite superb Dining Kitchen with stone slate floor, extensive designer units of Pipped Oak with polished granite worksurfaces, the matching island unit providing a useful breakfast bar. There is a three oven electric Aga cooker with Aims controls, a four ring Bosch hob and an integral combination oven. Fridge, dishwasher and double Belfast sink are integral to the units. The Dining Area has a Jotul log burner. Completing the ground floor is a comfortable Snug with a Jotul multi-fuel stove which opens on to a superb south and west facing Garden Room with underfloor heating and panoramic views of the garden.
The property is situated behind a high brick wall which affords total privacy to the formal garden to the front of the house which is laid out to lawn with Box hedging. The entrance to the property is by way of electrically operated double gates which open on to a gravelled driveway lined by Cherry trees. The driveway terminates at an inner gravelled parking and turning area to the side of the house. The timber clad American Barn lies to the side of this area and comprises four looseboxes (13ft x 13ft) and a Tack Room with an additional hardstanding area for machinery and covered car parking. To the rear of the barn is a Potting Shed and adjacent to this is a small vegetable garden. To the side of the barn and surrounded by Beech hedging on three sides is the former floodlit Menage which has been temporarily converted into a Wild Flower garden with a Hartley Botanic Greenhouse at its rear. The adjoining well drained pasture extends to approximately 1.75 acres and is accessed via a hardstanding to the rear of the barn.