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A fascinating, partly thatched detached cottage offering exceptionally spacious accommodation of over 3,400ft2 with a huge amount of character, alongside south-facing gardens, ample parking, double car port & workshop within a picturesque Yorkshire Wolds village.
This fascinating detached property is completely unique in every way and is the result of a two-year labour of love by the present owner, transforming and extending the original Seventeenth Century cottage to a spacious and versatile village house with significant character.
Hill Foot Lodge is partly thatched and has been renovated and extended with such great skill and meticulous attention to detail that it is hard to believe that the majority of it is less than 20 years old. Quality materials have been utilised throughout the property, including an extensive use of English oak, sourced from the Castle Howard estate, beautiful stained-glass windows have been commissioned, along with a number of reclaimed fireplaces and a superb stone staircase.
The overall accommodation extends to over 3,400ft2 and its imaginative layout is highly appealing. To the ground floor there is a spacious entrance hall with guest cloakroom, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, and a large dining kitchen opening onto a garden room and large utility room. Each of the three principal reception rooms have working open fires, and the kitchen includes a double-sided stove onto the hall. Upstairs the current layout allows for a spectacular master bedroom suite with en-suite dressing room and bathroom, in addition to a snug/sitting area (which could be reconfigured to an additional bedroom, if required), two further double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and a house bathroom. A further staircase from the first-floor landing leads to an attic room, which has been used as a study or an occasional bedroom.
Considerable effort has been made to create the feel of ‘stepping back in time’ but despite its period aesthetic, the property is a practical home, packed with insulation and benefits from oil-fired central heating and double-glazed hardwood windows.
Externally, the grounds perfectly compliment the cottage and extend in a southerly direction to the rear, featuring lawn, shrub borders, rose beds, a variety of trees, various paved seating areas and a loggia. At the top of the garden is a timber workshop, which has power and light laid-on, and it should be quite straight forward to adapt this to a garage, should it be required. The main vehicle access is from the village street, through timber and wrought iron gates onto an attractively paved parking area, giving access to an attached double carport.
Thixendale is an especially picturesque village, nestled within a scenic valley within the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. The village benefits from a popular village pub, parish church, and despite its peaceful setting, is within a short drive of the nearby market town of Malton, where there are wide-ranging amenities (approximately 10 miles). It is also within easy striking distance of the market towns of Pocklington and Driffield, as well as the Minster City of York (10, 12 and 21 miles respectively). Hill Foot Lodge is positioned in the centre of the village, opposite the phone box.
Stone flagged floor to part. Staircase to the first floor. Two windows to the front. Radiator.
White low flush WC and wash basin. Stone flagged floor. Window to the side Radiator.
Open fire with polished metal surround and stone hearth. Stone flagged floor. Exposed beams. Half glazed door to outside and two windows to the side. Radiator.
Open fire with stone surround and hearth. Exposed beams. Television point. Windows to the side and rear. Two radiators.
Oak floor. Half glazed door to the rear.
Open fire with reclaimed metal insert, stone mantel and quarry tile hearth. Exposed beams. Oak floor. Windows to the front and rear, one with window seat.
Twin Belfast sinks. Electric range cooker with extractor hood above. Double-sided wood burning stove. Stripped floorboards. Windows to the front and side. Two radiators.
Glazed roof. Stripped floorboards. Half glazed door to the rear and two full-length windows. Radiator.
Belfast sink. Dishwasher point. Automatic washing machine point. Pantry cupboard and further store cupboard. Trianco oil-fired central heating boiler. Stripped floorboards. Half glazed door to outside. Window to the side. Radiator.
Stairs to the attic floor. Exposed beams. Windows to the front, side, and rear. Radiator.
Feature fireplace. Stripped floorboards. Exposed beams. Window to the side. Radiator.
Feature fireplace. Stripped floorboards. Exposed beams. Window to the side and Velux roof light to the rear. Radiator.
Fitted shelving, hanging rails and hooks. Exposed beams. Window to the side. Radiator.
White suite comprising free-standing roll top bath, walk-in shower cubicle, twin wash basins and low flush WC. Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Door opening onto a deck with steps leading down to the garden. Window to the side and two Velux roof lights to the rear. Radiator/towel rail.
Feature fireplace. Exposed beams. Fitted linen cupboard. Window to the side. Radiator.
White suite comprising shower cubicle, wash basin and low flush WC. Extractor fan. Stripped floorboards. Window to the rear. Radiator.
Reclaimed marble wash basin. Exposed beams. Windows to the front and side. Radiator.
White suite comprising bath, steam shower cubicle, wash basin and low flush WC. Extractor fan. Stripped floorboards. Window to the front. Radiator.
Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Windows to either side.
To the rear of the property there are attractively landscaped, south-facing gardens, featuring lawn, well-stocked shrub borders, various paved terraces, loggia and timber workshop with adjoining garden store. To one side, double gates open onto a block paved driveway with double car port.
Velux roof lights to the rear.
Electric light and power. Timber construction with a felt roof. A garden store adjoins to the side.