Old Post Office, Whixley YO26

Old Post Office, Whixley YO26

4 Bedroom | Freehold

Guide price £695,000
Cattal 1.3 miles
Stone Gate 0 miles
Vine Farm Close 0.3 miles

SOLD - contracts successfully exchanged.

Old Post Office is located in the heart of this pretty and traditional village which is within the Golden Triangle and offers a range of everyday facilities including a general store, public house, village hall and church. For the commuter, there is easy access to the A59 and A1(M), which in turn provide excellent communications to the national motorway network. There are local railway stations in the nearby villages of Cattal and Kirk Hammerton which operate frequent services to York, Harrogate and Leeds. There are also bus services from the village to York and Ripon.

As its name implies, the property was formerly the village post office. It is situated within the village’s conservation area, is believed to have been originally built in 1840 and was extended to the rear in 1989 when the post office closed. The property has been in the same family ownership since 1989. It offers spacious 4 bedroom family accommodation which is now in need of some modernisation and refurbishment, with superb potential to create a lovely family house in an attractive village setting.

Outside, the property is approached off the village’s High Street via a gated entrance with a drive providing ample parking and leading in turn to the detached garage (measuring 17’3” x 10’3” (5.25m x 3.12m)). The gardens lie to both the front and side and are delightful. They are principally lawned with deep and well stocked borders, mature shrubs and a variety of fruit trees, providing a superb and secure playing area for children.

It should be noted that outline planning permission has been obtained to develop a 1½ storey property within the side garden (Decision notice – 18/04612/OUT). The sale of Old Post Office is to include this building plot but a clawback will be imposed meaning that if a property is developed within the side garden then the current owner will be entitled to benefit from a proportion of the uplift in the value of the land. Further information regarding the clawback is available on request.

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