Guide price £850,000
A SUPERB LISTED FORMER WATER MILL ON THE EDGE OF UNSPOILT PARKLAND IN A BEAUTIFUL RURAL AREA
Howkeld Mill lies on the eastern edge of Welburn Park itself located about a mile from the well known market town of Kirkbymoorside which has the usual facilities of churches, public houses, a post office, GP surgery, chemist and a variety of other shops and retail outlets. The main A64 Leeds Scarborough trunk road may be joined at Malton and York is approximately 25 miles away. The North York Moors National Park and Dalby Forest offer many miles of hill walking and outstanding scenery to enjoy. Attractions in the area include leisure facilities at Scarborough, the North York Moors Steam Railway based at Pickering, the Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole, Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey and the walled city of York with its superb Minster.
Dating from around the early 19th century and listed Grade II, Howkeld Mill is a substantial three storey former water mill constructed originally of rubble stone elevations under a pantile roof whilst attached to its southern gable is a two storey addition of brick elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone quoins, window sills and lintels. The whole has been skilfully converted to form an extensive, well appointed and comfortable family house with such features as double glazed windows virtually throughout and underfloor heating to the ground floor Mill Room. At the same time, very many original features have been retained to include a plethora of original structural timbers throughout thereby maintaining the original period feel of the property. A tiled Entrance Hall is approached from a gravelled front courtyard and leads directly to the Dining Room which was previously the Mill Room where the original mill workings are still clearly visible. Immediately adjacent is a fine contemporary Shower Room and close by is a conveniently situated Sitting Room overlooking the courtyard. Completing the picture on the ground floor is a fine fitted Dining Kitchen comprising an extensive range of worksurfaces with Oak units and wall cupboards together with an electric Rangemaster stove with double oven and 5-ring hob with extractor hood above. A pine staircase leads to the first floor where the defining feature is a quite superb Drawing Room of elegant proportions and featuring a deep Inglenook fireplace with Valiant solid fuel stove all going to make for a most wonderful principal reception room of great character and ideal for entertaining on all scales. A short distance away is the Master Bedroom with a walk in Dressing Area and well appointed ensuite Bathroom with fully tiled walls, double width shower and spa type bath. The remaining bedrooms and House Bathroom lie on the second floor.
To the front of the house is a good sized gravelled courtyard to one side of which is a range of traditional buildings comprising a Barn with an electric roller door and providing garaging. Adjoining is a single storey range comprising a further Garage, Workshop and Garden Store. The principal garden lies to the rear and is bordered on its eastern side by the original mill race and stream. The garden is principally laid down to a lawn centred around a fine timber gazebo with adjoining stone flagged terrace which forms a most wonderful summer seating and al fresco dining area. To the south western corner of the property is an all weather tennis court.
Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.