A PLEASANTLY SITUATED AND EXTREMELY WELL APPOINTED HOUSE IN THE CENTRE OF THIS HIGHLY REGARDED VILLAGE
Believed to date from the early 1960s and constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone window sills and lintels, Stonebow is an immaculately appointed house overlooking The Square, a small open area of stray set back from the main street and forming a most pleasant living environment in the heart of this most popular of villages.
Located in the very heart of the Howardian Hills (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Terrington was once almost entirely owned by the eponymous Castle Howard Estate. In common with other similar villages in the locality it is typified by attractive stone properties arranged to either side of a broad central thoroughfare and lies only a short distance away from the renowned mansion house on the eastern edge of the hills. The village itself has the benefit of a church, village shop, doctors’ surgery, primary school, village hall and the well regarded preparatory school Terrington Hall. To the north is the renowned co-educational public school of Ampleforth College where there is also a sports centre offering a wide variety of activities to the general public. Terrington is conveniently located being within easy striking distance of the main A64 York-Malton trunk road thereby making for easy access to all of the facilities offered by these two centres. There is a railway station in nearby Malton which connects to the main line station at York from where there is a regular service to London (King’s Cross) in as little as 1 hour 45mins.
Stonebow offers extensive, well appointed modern living accommodation of quite some quality and style. Of particular note is the splendid Breakfast Kitchen which features recessed ceiling lights, a stone tiled floor, extensive polished granite worksurfaces with extensive cupboards and drawers below and matching wall cupboards above, a 3 oven oil fired Aga set within a decorative tiled chimney breast and with inlaid timber overmantle. Adding still further to its flexibility of use is a generous Dining Area and a central island unit with matching polished granite surface and adjoining breakfast bar whilst immediately adjacent is separate single drainer double bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and also a void housing an American style refrigerator. Both the Kitchen and Sitting Room have the benefit of wide bay windows arranged to the front elevation from where there is a wonderful open vista over the front garden and across The Square towards the Church which forms a most charming backdrop. In recent years the property has been significantly and sympathetically extended to the rear to provide a spacious Family Room with a Morso wood burning stove whilst above is a good sized Master Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom. Other attractive features are limed Oak panelled doors throughout, UPVC double glazed windows to the ground and first floors, ceiling coving, concealed radiators and Oak boarded floors to the Hall, Inner Hall. Sitting Room and Family Room which add considerably to the style and appeal of the accommodation. A further valuable addition has been the conversion of the Attic to a fine fifth bedroom with Velux roof lights to either side and an adjacent Shower Room making an ideal self-contained suite for family or guests.
The front boundary of the property is formed by a dwarf stone perimeter wall surmounted by iron railings enclosing a small front lawn edged by well established borders. A stone footpath leads past the side of the house to a rear flagged terrace providing a most wondered sheltered summer seating and al fresco dining area. Adjacent, a flight of stone steps leads past a further raised stone seating area and up to the rear garden which lies at a higher level. It is edged on the house side by iron railings and the rear boundary is delineated by a Cypress hedge with Sorbus and Cedar whilst an adjoining well stocked bed contains various plants and shrubs to include Hazel and Rhododendron. There is also a timber garden shed. A nearby pedestrian gate gives access to a rear lane off which is a Single Garage with vehicular access gained from South Back Lane West.