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A SUBSTANTIAL AND WONDERFULLY SITUATED VILLAGE HOUSE WITH EXTENSIVE RURAL VIEWS IN THIS RENOWNED NATIONAL PARK VILLAGE
Believed to date originally from the early nineteenth century, Scawling House is constructed of attractive stone elevations under a slate roof with dressed stone window sills and a first floor sill band and is situated at the northern end of the picturesque village of Oldstead, itself located on the southern fringe of the North York Moors National Park.
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 thence to the wider motorway network. Nearby 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, lies only a short distance away.
Scawling House has been sympathetically modernised and now offers excellent family accommodation featuring double glazed windows virtually throughout and high quality contemporary design Kitchen and Bathroom fittings whilst at the same time retaining the period feel of the original property with many Pine doors, architraves and the Pine staircase remaining in situ. Originally a more modest farmhouse, the property was significantly extended in the late 1990s by the addition of a substantial rear wing where there is a splendid first floor Drawing Room being open to the ridge with windows to three elevations and with a plethora of exposed structural timbers. Completing the picture is a large stone corner fireplace with a wood burning stove and adjacent to which French doors open to a roof terrace with wrought iron balustrade and from where there are wonderful views over the valley towards the hillside beyond. This room is a most wonderful principal reception room of elegant proportions and great character and ideal for entertaining on all scales.
To the ground floor is a comfortable Sitting Room with a period fireplace flanked by display cabinets and immediately adjacent is a spacious contemporary Dining Kitchen with recessed ceiling lights, ceramic tiled floor and Dining Area arranged to the front elevation with a wood burning stove and a glass fronted china cupboard. The Kitchen was built by renowned local craftsmen, Deansbury Kitchens of Northallerton and comprises a substantial Island Unit with polished granite worksurface with cupboards beneath, further worksurfaces with base cupboards and matching wall cupboards above, 2-oven oil fired Aga and adjacent Hotpoint fan assisted double oven. Adjoining is a tiled Inner Hall giving direct access to the remaining ground floor accommodation.
The driveway terminates at a parking area adjoining the Garage and adjacent is a good sized oil and log store. The garden is approached via a Honeysuckle clad arbour and is bounded by Beech hedging and a stone wall. It is principally lawned with a central specimen Chilean Pine and close by are a greenhouse and garden shed.
Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.