AN EXTREMELY CHARMING LISTED HOUSE WITH ADJACENT SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE IN AN ELEVATED POSITION WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS TO THE HAMBLETON HILLS
The Hobbits is situated in an elevated position on the northern edge of Husthwaite, itself located in the attractive countryside where the Vale of York rises to meet the Hambleton Hills to the north and a short distance to the east is the Howardian Hills AONB. Other attractions in the area include the North York Moors National Park and mansion houses such as Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and Hovingham Hall and ecclesiastical ruins to include Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey. The village itself has a church, Methodist Chapel, village hall and Church of England primary school and just 4 miles to the south lies the renowned Georgian market town of Easingwold which is a thriving centre with an extensive range of local facilities to include a well-regarded comprehensive school. Of equal note, is the close proximity of Ampleforth College (now fully co-educational) and its junior school St Martins at Gilling Castle.
Listed Grade II The Hobbits is constructed of attractive brown sandstone elevations under a pantile roof with coped gables, shaped Kneelers and a number of Yorkshire sliding windows. The accommodation is quite superb and boasts a plethora of exposed beams and offers distinctive, high quality modern living accommodation of great charm and character. In times past an adjoining cottage has been amalgamated with the main house and comprises a quite superb Drawing Room with a galleried Study/Occasional Bedroom 5 above which adds greatly to the flexibility of use and general appeal of this fine property. The Sitting Room and Dining Room are heavily beamed and all principal bedrooms display exposed timbers whilst the Drawing Room has windows to both front and rear elevations and a large Inglenook fireplace housing a solid fuel stove. Arranged to the rear elevation is the Kitchen which comes complete with polished granite worksurfaces, slate floor and extensive wall and base cupboards.
To the rear of the house is a stone flagged Sun Terrace bounded by a dwarf stone wall and forming a most delightful summer seating and al fresco dining area. Beyond is a large stone sett turning and parking area and a good sized self-contained 2 bedroom Annexe with a large rear Conservatory complete with underfloor heated Limestone floor and from where there are extensive views towards the Hambleton Hills.
To the rear lies the garden which is principally laid down to grass interspersed with various fruit trees together with Acer, Sorbus and an espalier Pear. Adjacent to the rear boundary is a Nissen hut and rear compost area.
Beyond the garden, is a further enclosure extending to approximately 0.6 acres which enjoys road frontage to Elphin Lane and which is available by separate negotiation.