Thwaites Cottage, Hovingham Lodge, Scackleton, York, North Yorkshire YO60 4NA | Offers in excess of £995,000


Thwaites Cottage enjoys a spectacular, private and secluded setting in the Howardian Hills with far reaching views and no near neighbours. Dating back to 1753 the house was originally the game keepers cottage owned by the Hovingham Estate and the current owners have extended and renovated throughout.

This beautiful home comprises; porch, entrance hall way, snug/living room, study, kitchen with oil fired Aga and walk in pantry, utility room, dining room and large inviting family room with breath taking views. Through the kitchen there is a rear hallway with a useful ground floor bedroom and recently installed bathroom with modern fittings.

Upstairs there are four further double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms plus a separate contemporary house bathroom. All bedrooms have magnificent views of the surrounding countryside while the rear two bedrooms benefit from access to the roof terrace.

The driveway has recently been commissioned to have a full renovation of gravel and provides ample parking in front and to the side. Beyond the parking there is a double garage with workshop area. The garage has power, wifi, lighting, plumbing and wc. Spacious gardens surround the property and have distinct areas including patio area, decking, a very productive kitchen garden containing mature fruit trees, vegetables beds, flower beds and large flat lawn area.

Scackleton is a rural village in a picturesque stretch of the Howardian Hills. It is well served by the neighbouring villages of Hovingham, Ampleforth and Terrington with their numerous amenities including public houses, stores and schools. The nearby market town of Malton has a fabulous range of shops, bars and leisure facilities, monthly food market, secondary school and railway station with regular services to the mainline station at York.

EPC RATING E

ENTRANCE PORCH

Door to front, windows to side and rear aspect, wooden window seat, tiled floor and exposed stone, smart metre oil tank reader.

ENTRANCE HALLWAY (3.69m x 2.32m)

Exposed beams, exposed stone wall, part oak and carpet flooring, step down to the dining room, radiator, power points, stairs to first floor landing with bespoke oak staircase from Norton Joinery.

LIVING ROOM (3.65m x 3.84m)

Window to front aspect, exposed beam, Inglenook fireplace with log burning stove and surrounding brick, stone shelving, lighting, store cupboard with shelving, radiator, TV point, power points.

FAMILY ROOM (4.77m x 8.52m)

Windows to the side and rear aspect, exposed beams, oak flooring, log burning stove with exposed stone wall and wall mount for TV, TV point, radiators, telephone point, power points, French doors which lead to the garden.

STUDY/RECEPTION ROOM (3.64m x 3.88m)

Window to the front aspect, exposed beams, built-in shelving, radiator, TV point, telephone point, power points.

DINING ROOM (3.51m x 4.15m)

Window to the side aspect, exposed beams, oak flooring, exposed stone walls, TV point, power points, radiators, French doors leading to kitchen.

KITCHEN (4.08m x 7.26m)

Window to side aspect, sandstone tile flooring, exposed stone walls, a range of wall and base units with a mix of granite and resin work surfaces, tiled splashback, undermount sink and drainer grooves, oil fuelled AGA, integrated dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, walk-in pantry cupboard with shelving, stable-style door to rear, TV point, power points.

UTILITY ROOM

Window and door to front aspect, 50kW Condensing oil fired boiler, tiled flooring, range of wall and base units, sink and tap.

REAR HALLWAY

Window to rear aspect, beamed ceiling, underfloor heating controller for shower area of bathroom, radiator, power points.

WET ROOM/BATHROOM

Window to front aspect, fully tiled walls, beamed ceiling, combination unit with low flush WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit, full tiled wet room style shower with electric power shower, low level panel enclosed bath with mixer taps, wall hung mirror unit with LED lighting, floor lighting, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, radiator, extractor fan.

BEDROOM FIVE (GROUND FLOOR) (4.20m x 5.06m)

Window to rear aspect, wooden flooring, radiator, power points, French doors leading to rear garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Window to the front aspect, exposed beams, wood flooring, airing cupboard with hot water tank, power points.

MASTER BEDROOM (4.50m x 4.30m)

Window to rear aspect, exposed beams, wooden flooring, bed lights, built-in wardrobes with sliding doors, radiator, TV point, power points, French doors leading onto balcony.

MASTER EN-SUITE

Fully tiled walls and flooring, combination unit with low flush WC, wall hung wash hand basin, wet room style shower with rain head shower, shaver point, extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO (3.84m x 3.76m)

French doors to the rear aspect leading to roof terrace, exposed beams, TV point, radiator, power points, built in wardrobes, eaves storage.

ROOF TERRACE (4.28m x 4.22m)

Wooden decking, glass bannister, beautiful far reaching countryside views.

BEDROOM THREE (4.09m x 4.37m)

Window to front aspect, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes, radiator, power points.

BEDROOM THREE EN-SUITE

Low flush WC, wash hand basin with pedestal, fully tiled corner shower with electric shower, tiled flooring, heated towel rail, shaver point, extractor fan.

BEDROOM FOUR (3.70 x 3.90)

Window to front aspect, power points, wardrobes, radiator, wood flooring.

HOUSE BATHROOM

Window to side aspect, part tiled walls, oak flooring, floor lighting, exposed beams, spot lights, low flush WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit and lighting, freestanding bath, corner shower, heated towel rail, extractor fan.

GARDENS

Spacious gardens surround the property have distinct areas including patio area, decking, and a very productive kitchen garden with greenhouse. The main part of the garden is part terraced with a large flat lawn and grass paths surrounding mature flower beds completely sheltered by damson, hawthorn and beech hedging. A selection of mature oak, birch, scots pine, hazel and willow trees hide rope swings and a tree house. Other garden trees including Mountain Ash, Robina, lilac, pear and apple.

DOUBLE GARAGE

Two sets of double doors on hinges, additional door, power points, lighting, WC, telephone and broadband router.

COUNCIL TAX BAND F

TENURE

Freehold.

SERVICES

Septic tank with soakaway in upper lawn area, Aga for cooking and hot water, oil fired heating with 1250l tank, satellite WIFI with Beeline.

DIRECTIONS

Turn into Scackleton village, follow the road through to the end and you will see a road to the right with a no through road symbol sign, take this right turning and continue down, you will notice houses on the right, continue past those and you will come to a track with a sign saying 'no through road', continue and Thwaites cottage is the first property on the corner, to your left, you won't miss it!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The house has an integrated fire detector/ alarm system powered from the mains electric. There are three heat detectors, one in the kitchen for the Aga, one in the living room and one in the sitting room for each of the two stoves. There are also two smoke detectors, one outside the downstairs bathroom and one on the upstairs landing ceiling.

Floorplan for Thwaites Cottage, Hovingham Lodge, Scackleton, York, North Yorkshire YO60 4NA
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