The Old School House, Birdforth, York (Ref9912912)
- Ref: 9912912
- Type: Detached House
- Availability: Sold STC
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 1
- Reception Rooms: 3
STYLE – Charming Old School House
HIGHLIGHTS –Completely Renovated and Refurbished – A SHOW STOPPER LIVING KITCHEN!
THREE WORDS – Simply Stunning Property!
A home with history, charm and character. The Old School House is beautiful and oozes charm, it is a blend of rustic and contemporary style. The current vendors have sympathetically converted, renovated and refurbished this impressive property creating a superb family home. Unique features make this home a one off; stunning arched windows bathe the front with natural light, vaulted sitting/dining room (with full planning consent to become an annexe, futher planning consent to extend) and breath-taking open views of the Howardian Hills to name but a few.
The accommodation is versatile, and the living kitchen is a real showstopper! Each room is beautifully decorated throughout complimented with stylish flooring, with attention to detail and all the finishing touches. The lucky buyer can move their furniture in and call it home.
Head through the exposed timber and brick framed porch through French doors into a vast entrance hall that is so spacious it could be a sitting/garden room.
This opens into a magnificent reception room with high vaulted beamed ceiling creating a sense of grandeur. The parquet style flooring and stone open fireplace would make a grand dining room. There is planning to make this space into an annex (plans can be obtained) or would be a perfect space for a home business.
There is an inner hallway with a large cloakroom, useful utility room and separate side entrance door.
The Show Stopper!
The living kitchen is undoubtedly the beating heart of this home; a superb sociable space perfect for entertaining and where the whole family can be together doing their own thing. Three impressive arched windows to the front make it wonderfully light and airy.
The kitchen has been thoughtfully designed taking centre stage. Tasteful coloured painted cupboards and pantry compliments the fresh composite work surface creating a contemporary vibe. There is plenty of space for a dining table and a comfy seating area in front of the cosy wood burning stove. We can imagine hosting parties and family gatherings. At Christmas it will look extra special! This leads to snug and into a home office which would also make a super playroom.
The lounge is neutrally decorated and ideal for snuggling on a squishy sofa watching a movie with
the family on a wintery night. The trifolding doors effortlessly connect onto the sun terrace with open views bringing the outside in.
There is a ground floor bedroom with space for a King size and additional bedroom furniture with ensuite shower room to side.
The turnaround staircase leads to the first-floor landing, the windows allow lots of natural light to flood in. There are three upper bedrooms, the main bedroom has an A frame beam adding to the character with door to a super storage room. A fully glazed door has wonderful open views and opens onto a flat roof, consented for a large terrace. This would make a wonderful Balcony!
The house bathroom has a luxurious feel, the free-standing bath with central Victorian shower attachment is perfectly placed below the window, ideal for relaxing with scented candles and a glass of fizz after a hectic day. The separate shower cubicle is perfect for the morning rush.
The Old School House enjoys a generous sized plot with panoramic open views of the Howardian Hills and The White Horse. The property is enclosed with wrought iron railings, a single driveway to the side has plenty of space for numerous cars & space for a detached garage (subject to planning consent).
To the front, spotlights above the three archway windows offer the wow factor on an evening.
The generous garden is lawned with fencing to two sides with oodles of space for children’s play equipment and for garden lovers it is a blank canvas to create your own outside horticultural haven. The paved terrace is ideal for alfresco dining, we can imagine having summer BBQs with friends and family while the children enjoy playing long into the evening.
Planning permission was granted in January 2019 providing consent that included a two story extension and conversion of the sitting/dining hall to create a one bedroom self-contained annexe. Works have been undertaken to enable the consent allowing additional work to be undertaken in the future. Further details can be obtained by Emsley Mavor.
LPG Gas. Newly fitted “Ideal” Boiler. New windows double glazed, (excluded one small side window). Upstairs new wood grained UPVC windows. New Package Treatment Plant – installed in 2019. Living Kitchen and entrance hall have underfloor heating with separate zoned control system. Damp Proof Course throughout ground floor.
From Easingwold join the A19 towards Thirsk. Enter Birdforth taking the first right, follow the no through road, The Old School House is the last property ion the right.
Local Life and Environs
Birdforth is a small hamlet located close to Sessay and Carlton Hustwaite with far reaching views of the Howardian Hills and The White Horse. Lying between the market towns of Easingwold and Thirsk where there are super independent shops, boutiques, supermarkets and leisure facilities. The local primary school is at Sessay, with independent schools nearby. Fantastic network links are a stone’s throw away making it ideal for commuters. Thirsk station is just 6 miles to the North and there are regular trains to Kings Cross.