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A SUPERBLY SITUATED PERIOD PROPERTY WITH STABLING AND LAND IN A SUPERB VALLEY SETTING ON THE EDGE OF A RENOWNED NATIONAL PARK VILLAGE
IN ALL ABOUT 6.51 ACRES
Believed to date originally from the first half of the 19th Century and subsequently extended in the mid 1960s, Sand Lane House is constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof and is situated on the northern edge of the picturesque village of Oldstead, itself located on the southern fringe of the North York Moors National Park and occupying a truly enviable valley setting in this beautiful part of the countryside. Despite its secluded nature, Oldstead is conveniently situated for a wide range of local facilities in the nearby Georgian market towns of Thirsk, Helmsley and Easingwold whilst York is just 21 miles away to the south. In Oldstead itself is the renowned Black Swan Michelin starred restaurant. The main A19 York-Teesside trunk road may be joined at Thirsk from where there is a good link to the A1 Great North Road which provides access to the wider motorway network. Nearby there are delightful walks in the National Park and at Byland Abbey. Of particular note is the fact that the well known co-educational public school of Ampleforth College and St Martins, its junior school at Gilling Castle, lie only a short distance away.
Originally a more modest Georgian house, Sand Lane House was imaginatively extended in the mid 1960s and now offers well planned and finely proportioned family accommodation with the arrangement of the rooms designed so as to take full advantage of its wonderful valley setting. From the attractive Entrance Hall a wide arch opens to the Dining Room from which is approached both a useful Study and a most impressive Garden Room from where there are panoramic views. Adjacent is a most charming Drawing Room from where French doors offer a wonderful open aspect over the garden and adjoining paddock to the wooded hillside beyond. The recently modernised Kitchen has the benefit of polished granite worksurfaces, twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap, timber floor, retractable larder cupboard and NEFF fan assisted oven and grill. Immediately adjoining is a most charming and convenient Morning Room most often used for informal dining. Completing the picture are a number of domestic offices to include a Scullery, Utility Room and rear Porch from where one approaches the yard.
The traditional outbuildings are extensive and bear witness to the propertys origins as a small farm and it is believed, at one time a small racing stable. The buildings border the western boundary of the property and originally, were principally given over to stabling but are now used for a multiplicity of uses to include a workshop/oil store, outside WC, 2 garages, log store and machinery store. An adjoining range provides further stabling and dog kennel with a run.
The grounds are quite superb and easily manageable comprising a level front lawn with an attractive circular stone flagged terrace bounded by a dwarf stone wall which forms a quite superb summer seating and al fresco dining area. To one side is a gravelled driveway leading from the main entrance where there is a 5-bar gate opening on to the eponymous Sand Lane which crosses the valley floor. Completing the picture is a small stream bordering the eastern boundary and adjoining which are a number of specimen trees to include Sycamore, Cherry, Willow, Rowan and Amelanchier whilst within the garden itself are Quince and Viburnum. Immediately to the south east is a small Holding Paddock of approximately 0.40 acre and adjacent to the front of the house and with its own separate vehicular access is an enclosed Vegetable Garden containing Cherry, Plum, fruit canes and raised beds. Almost directly opposite on the western side of the road is a wooded bank being well stocked with a mixture of broadleaved trees whilst a short distance away with road frontage to Sand Lane is a most useful grass field extending to about 4.34 acres thereby making the property eminently suitable for those wishing to keep a horse, pony or some other form of grazing livestock.
Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.