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Middleton Road, Pickering
The Lodge is an attractive late Victorian property with a design that honours a clean, straight forward aesthetic, built from Rastrick Yorkshire stone under a slate roof. The accommodation is elegantly proportioned and extremely versatile. The Lodge has been a family home and a hotel during its history and could be easily adapted to suit any number of uses. The property retains a number of attractive original details with moulded coving, deep skirtings and several fine period fireplaces and has been undergoing a scheme of improvements over the last few years. Works carried out include a new roof to the Orangery and a new roof to the annexe and renewed bathrooms fittings, but still offers a new purchaser the opportunity to put their own stamp on the property.
In total the main house provides 4,760 square feet of accommodation which briefly comprises the following; entrance vestibule and hallway, cloakroom, dual aspect sitting room with fireplace, music/television room with fireplace, snug, dining room, kitchen with adjoining rear hall and utility room. To the side of the dining room is a large orangery with a triple aspect and doors onto the garden. To the basement are three store rooms, where there is electric light, power and plumbing in place. A further utility and laundry can be found adjoining the annexe, with access from the outside.
There are up to seven bedrooms arranged over the top two floors. The three doubles to the First Floor are elegantly proportioned and the Master Bedroom has a recently refitted en-suite shower room. A large house bathroom serves the further two bedrooms. Up on the second floor are up to four further bedrooms; two with en-suite facilities and the remaining with adjoining rooms which have previously been en-suites and could easily be re-fitted and used again as such.
Adjoining the house is a self contained suite of rooms ideal to be used as an annexe. Arranged over two floors with kitchen to the ground floor and a large first floor bed and living room with adjoining bathroom. Within the grounds is a detached single storey building, originally the staff quarters. The bungalow provides one bedroom accommodation with living room, kitchen and bathroom. This building offers much scope to create a useful income stream or alternatively as additional accommodation.
The grounds are what truly set The Lodge apart, with the house standing in approximately 1.71 acres, making it one of two houses within the town, which combine this level of accommodation with commensurate grounds. Mature and well established, evidence of the original design stands out with lawned terraces, well stocked borders and several lovely beech trees. There is ample private parking and a detached garage.
Pickering, known as ‘The Gateway to the Moors’ is a charming market town with a wide range of amenities including primary and secondary schools, sports centre, restaurants, public houses and an array of retailers. The town also boasts a number of visitor attractions. The historic City of York is situated about 30 miles to the south and provides a wide range of services and amenities including a main line train service to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh in less than 2 hours.