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5 bedroom house for sale in Starfitts Lane, Kirkbymoorside, York, North Yorkshire, YO62

Guide price £1,100,000

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A QUITE SUPERBLY APPOINTED SOUTH FACING COUNTRY HOUSE WITH DETACHED COTTAGE, STABLING AND LAND IN AN ELEVATED POSITION SURROUNDED BY UNSPOILT FARMLAND

Believed to date from the end of the 19th century and constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone quoins and kneelers, stone chimney stacks, twin canted bays with stone mullions to the front elevation and dressed stone window surrounds and sills, Howkeld House is a most handsome period house situated in a quite superb elevated position surrounded by unspoilt farmland just over a mile away from the well regarded Georgian market town of Kirkbymoorside. Situated approximately equidistant between the renowned centres of Helmsley and Pickering, Kirkbymoorside is well situated for access to their extensive amenities offered whilst the town itself has the usual facilities of churches, public houses, a GP surgery, Chemist and a variety of other shops and retail outlets.

Formerly the agent’s house for the nearby Welburn Estate, over recent years Howkeld House has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of upgrading and improvement and now offers elegant modern living accommodation of quite some quality and style with particular features including double glazed windows virtually throughout, contemporary suites and a superb modern bespoke Kitchen. The house is situated on rising ground and is south facing so as to afford extensive views in all directions and the layout and design of the house have been designed so as to make the maximum possible use of its outstanding position. The internal features are redolent of many period properties belonging to that era to include many white painted ceiling timbers and of particular note is the imaginative use of fully glazed internal ground floor doors which effectively, visually link adjoining rooms resulting in a most light and spacious property which makes the fullest possible use of the available sunlight throughout the house at all times of the day. The front door opens to an Entrance Hall with a stone floor which opens to a spacious Reception/Staircase Hall with matching stone and from where an elegant staircase leads to the first floor Galleried Landing. Adjacent is a heavily beamed Dining Room with Oak floor and approached from both hallways is a most elegant and impressive well proportioned Drawing Room with Oak boarded floor and which extends across much of the front elevation and provides a most wonderful principal reception room of great character, ideal for entertaining on all scales. Adjoining is a wonderful Oak framed Conservatory with boarded floor and fully glazed south and west facing elevations with French doors leading to a corner of the garden bounded by a high stone wall forming a most pleasant summer seating and al fresco dining area. To the rear of the accommodation is an extremely high specification bespoke Dining Kitchen with porcelain floor, recessed ceiling lights, extensive range of polished granite worksurfaces with self-opening and closing cupboards and drawers beneath and incorporating a double bowl stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, NEFF 5-ring induction hob with contemporary extractor hood above with a full range of integrated appliances to include double refrigerator and freezer units, NEFF microwave oven, two separate conventional NEFF fan assisted ovens, twin illuminated display cabinets, Miele dishwasher and a central island unit with matching polished granite surface and store cupboards beneath.

To the first floor is a spacious principal bedroom with ensuite Bathroom including shower, 3 further bedrooms and a House Shower Room with a fifth bedroom currently being used as a Laundry Room with the benefit of plumbing for a washing machine and condenser dryer unit.

From Starfitts Lane, the house is approached between two substantial stone gateposts where timber double gates open to a large gravelled forecourt from where there is direct access not only to the house but also to the cottage, the garage block and the stable range. Chauffeur’s Cottage is a first rate conversion of a traditional outbuilding and comprises an Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, fitted Kitchen/Dining Room, two first floor bedrooms and a Bathroom with shower.

Adjacent is a substantial purpose built timber framed Stable Block with boarded elevations and front overhang, mains water supply and electric lighting. It comprises a foaling box, two further stables, a tack room and rear hay store. Adjacent is a timber built Double Garage and an adjoining tool shed and a store. To the eastern side of the homestead is a recently constructed All Weather Outdoor Manege (30m x 17m appx) bounded by timber and 3-rail fencing with under drainage and a silica sand and fibre base. Adjacent are specimen Lime and Sycamore.

To the front of the house is a rose bed which borders the garden which itself is entirely laid down to lawn and bounded on its southern side by a stone ha-ha surmounted by iron railings adjoining the railed paddock which lies at a lower level and makes the property eminently suited for those wishing to keep horse, pony or some other form of grazing livestock. To the eastern boundary are four Silver Birch, a Pine and a Cedar whilst to the south west corner are Copper Beech and two Oak providing shelter and welcome summer shade for stock.

A short distance away on the outskirts of nearby Harome is a further enclosure of pasture land extending to approximately 3 acres and containing three field shelters with mains water supply.

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