Ampleforth, York YO62

Ampleforth, York YO62

4 Bedroom | Freehold | Swimming Pool

Offers over £600,000
The George Hotel 5 miles

An opportunity to build a substantial detached house in a particularly private rural postion, set in gardens and woodland extending to around 3 acres, with exceptional views beyond.

Beckside Cottage was originally 3 cottages built to serve some of the many railway workers who serviced the line between Thirsk and Malton. Opened in 1853, the line operated for just under 100 years but Ampleforth Station was never busy and passenger numbers declined significantly in the 1920's when a bus service to York was introduced. Sold into private ownership soon after the nearby station closed in 1950, the plot enjoys complete privacy, thanks in part to the woodland which has grown up along the former line.

The cottage remains in part today but planning permission has now been granted to build a significantly larger property of 4200 square feet in its place. Being within a conservation area, the house design is very much in keeping with the characterful period properties typically found in the vicinity, whilst being carefully planned to suit modern family living.

Briefly comprising: entrance lobby and hallway, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, living room/cinema, study. utility room, boot room, 2 WC/cloakrooms, master bedroom suite, 3 double en suite bedrooms, detached timber garaging for approx. 4 vehicles, gym, shower room and store room. Planning permission has also been approved for an outdoor swimming pool positioned on the terrace.

Approached via a long driveway (the former railway line) with high tree covered banks on either side and surrounded by gardens extending some distance to the west, a stunning stretch of countryside.

Whilst the plot enjoys a particularly peaceful rural setting in a picturesque valley, the village of Ampleforth is just over a mile to the north and provides numerous local facilities, including a shop with post office, two public houses, coffee shop, sports centre and doctors surgery, as well as the eponymous college.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking Garage
Additional attributes
Swimming Pool Garden Land/Paddock
Total Sq Ft
130,680 (12,140.6 Sq M) approx.
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