Guide price £1,200,000
- Triple Garage
- View EPC Rating
A MOST ATTRACTIVE AND IMPECCABLY WELL APPOINTED TRADITIONAL STYLE VILLAGE HOUSE OF GREAT CHARACTER AND CHARM TOGETHER WITH WONDERFUL SUBSTANTIAL ATTACHED LEISURE BARN
Ash Tree Farm lies in an elevated position on the western edge of the attractive and much sought after village of South Newbald, itself located on the edge of the attractive rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds just 5 miles south of Market Weighton and approximately 10 miles west of the renowned historic market town of Beverley where a comprehensive range of facilities is available. The associated nearby village of North Newbald has the local facilities of St Nicholas Church, a primary school and two public houses/restaurants. Communications to the property may be said to be good with both villages being conveniently located for access to both York and Hull whilst the motorway network may be joined at Junction 38 of the M62, approximately 5 miles to the south. There is a railway station at nearby Brough with direct services to Hull, York, Leeds and Manchester.
Believed to date from around 1989 and replacing an earlier farmhouse on the site, Ash Tree Farm is a perfect facsimile of a fine period property constructed in the vernacular style of attractive Newbald stone and brick elevations under a pantile roof with a number of interesting architectural features to include sash windows, brick-on-end lintels, dressed stone window cills, coped stone gables and kneelers and a modillioned brick eaves cornice. To the front of the house is a most impressive pedimented doorcase with a panelled front door flanked by engaged pilasters and with fanlight above. To all intents and purposes, Ash Tree Farm bears all the external hallmarks of a traditional period property yet comes complete with the undoubted benefit of comprising high quality modern living accommodation featuring an extremely high standard of fixtures and fittings throughout with the whole property forming a quite superb modern residence of considerable quality and style.
Of particular note is the spacious Entrance Hall from where a sweeping staircase leads to a Galleried Landing and which goes to make for a most light and spacious centre to the main body of the house. Close by is an Inner Hall with Cloakroom and immediately adjacent and enjoying frontage to the same elevation are a Sitting Room and a Snug whilst arranged to the western elevation is a fine Drawing Room with moulded plasterwork cornice and concealed radiators. With its sash windows to both the west and south elevations coupled with a most impressive period style fireplace and French doors to the garden, is a most light and spacious principal reception room of elegant proportions and great character, ideal for entertaining on all scales. Close by is the Dining Room with Pine boarded floor, imposing fireplace with wooden mantelshelf and surrounds and twin French doors to the Family/Sun Room.
Arranged to the southern side of the main house is a most impressive bespoke fitted Kitchen with stone floor, recessed ceiling lights, 2-oven Aga, Siemens double oven and deep ceramic sink flanked by a wooden worksurface and matching drainer. There is also a substantial Island Unit with large polished granite worksurface and an extensive range of store cupboards beneath. A wide arch opens to a wonderful Family/Sun Room with matching stone floor, raised central skylight and two fully glazed external elevations featuring bi-folding doors offering wonderful south and west facing aspects over the garden and which imaginative open plan style of accommodation forms one of the principal features of the property. Adjacent is a rear Reception Hall with stone flagged floor and exposed brick elevations from where are approached the domestic offices comprising a substantial Laundry Room with matching stone floor and good sized Cloakroom.
To the first floor is an extensive Master Bedroom suite comprising a large Double Bedroom with twin balconies, Dressing Room and superb contemporary ensuite Shower Room. Close by is a second Dressing Room and adjacent is an Office/Gym. A secondary staircase from the rear Reception Hall leads up to a wonderful spacious Gallery and an adjacent Shower Room associated with the use of the Leisure Barn. In the main house are a further 5 bedrooms, Bathroom and Shower Room.
A particular feature of the property is the most impressive and extremely substantial Leisure Barn constructed of matching brick elevations under a pantile roof being open to the ridge and with large exposed structural roof timbers supporting a vaulted Pine boarded ceiling, boarded floor and substantial exposed brick pillars. To one end is a massive stone chimney breast with a substantial inlaid wooden overmantel housing a large Inglenook fireplace. Two roof lights and a central cupola afford ample natural light whilst a principally glazed arched doorway to the western elevation provides a wonderful open aspect over the gardens. A substantial Gallery adds another attractive dimension to this wonderful facility.
The grounds lie principally behind a high stone wall surmounted by coping stones from where high boarded double gates open to a stone sett driveway and thence to a gravelled Inner Courtyard where there is a Garage Block of timber framed construction under a pantile roof with front overhang and comprising a triple Garage with three individual electric up-and-over doors. The principal garden lies to the south and west with vehicular access via a second gateway also with high boarded double gates which open to a gravelled parking and turning area adjacent to the lawn. The garden is effectively enclosed on two sides by respectively, the principal residence and the Leisure Barn and to the front of both is a wide stone flagged terrace making for a wonderful protected summer seating and al fresco dining area. To one side and at a lower level is a gravelled seating area bounded respectively by a dwarf stone wall surmounted by coping stones and a curved Pyracantha hedge and adjacent to which are a number of raised timber edged beds. A most individual feature of the grounds is a water cascade leading from a circular well bounded by concentric stone flags to a similar ornamental pond and thence to a shaped split level shaped Lily pond, all with matching stone flagged surrounds. Beyond is the main garden which is principally laid down to a lawn interspersed with Cherry trees and to one side is a substantial timber Chalet/Summer House with two garden stores close by.
Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.