Grove House

South Kilvington, Thirsk
Guide Price £795,000

Grove House occupies a prominent position in the centre of the picturesque and highly sought-after village of South Kilvington.
This historic Grade II listed village home is traditionally constructed with brick elevations and sash windows under a slate
tiled roof.

The property boasts generous and elegantly proportioned accommodation over four floors, measuring in excess of 4,000 sq.ft of
internal accommodation (including cellar). This handsome and substantial property has been a much-loved family home which has
passed through four generations over the last seventy years.

The opportunity to restore a home of this calibre, history and location is rare and offers a hugely rewarding task for new owners keen on refreshing or preserving a historical dwelling, with the exciting potential to enhance this sizeable property.

The internal accommodation is brimming with period features: period parquet floor to the central reception hall, panelled doors, picture rails, dado rails, high ceilings, period fireplaces, original turned staircase and
sash windows to name but a few.

The porticoed entrance gives a wonderful symmetry to the statuesque appearance of the property and leads to a generous reception hall from which the principal reception rooms flow, including a dual aspect,
elegantly proportioned drawing room with period fire surround and open fire, formal dining room with arched display niches and period fire surround.

Further accommodation to the ground floor is a comfortable snug with open fire. This family room is flooded with natural light and having direct access from french doors to the gardens and a useful utility room with original Victorian stove. The dual aspect breakfast kitchen boasts a range of modern base and wall units under rolled edge laminate work surfaces. There is also a large walk in pantry with fitted shelving, cloakroom and a rear entrance/boot room. The elegant turned staircase leads to a stunning split-level landing with feature window overlooking the gardens and gives access to the principal bedroom accommodation, including three elegantly proportioned double bedrooms, fourth bedroom/study, house bathroom and separate wc. The staircase continues to the second floor which comprises a spacious landing, three further generous double bedrooms and a separate dressing room/study.

The appeal of Grove House is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of a substantial two storey Coach House, which is currently utilised as garaging, workshops and coal store, with the original stable and tack room still in existence.

There is a staircase to the first floor which is currently used for additional storage. The Coach House could be converted for a variety of uses including separate living accommodation if so desired – subject to the necessary planning and listed building consents.

A particular feature of Grove House is the extensive gardens and grounds, the scale of which is immediately apparent on arrival through the imposing wrought iron gated entrance which gives access to a gravel drive and ample parking area for several vehicles.

A sheltered garden lies to the side of the property and is mainly laid to lawn bordered by a mix of brick walling and high natural hedging. The gardens are planted with a variety of established shrub and herbaceous borders interspersed with specimen trees and opens onto a productive orchard with a selection of mature fruit trees including apple, cherry and plum trees.

A beautiful Victorian walled garden sits in the middle of the plot, bounded by its high brick walls and planted with raised vegetable beds and cut flower borders offering a wonderful opportunity to provide abundant seasonal produce. A perfect space to occupy even the keenest of gardeners.

A further range of useful outbuildings are located to the rear of the walled garden and include a brick built stable, a small garage with double timber doors, a tool shed and a potting shed. To complete the grounds is a fenced and railed grass paddock with vehicular access – measuring approximately 2.5 acres. Mains water supply is provided.
Grove House is situated in the picturesque and popular village of South Kilvington, just one mile north of the bustling market town of Thirsk. The village itself offers a range of amenities including a Church of England primary school, popular public house and restaurant and the ancient St. Wilfrid’s Church.

Thirsk is the very essence of a rural market town with a cobbled market square and an excellent range of supermarkets, shops, public houses, cafe´s, twice weekly market and the charming Ritz cinema. Sporting and leisure activities are plentiful, including a cricket club, tennis club,
swimming pool, racecourse and golf course. There are three primary schools and a secondary school within the town and a wide range of independent schools including Queen Mary's, Cundall Manor, Ampleforth and Queen Ethelburga's in the surrounding area. Thirsk is situated in the heart of ‘Herriot Country’ between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks.

For the commuter there are excellent communication links via the A19, and A1(M) leading to the larger commercial centres of Leeds, Teesside, York and Harrogate, together with Durham and Tees Valley Airport and Leeds/Bradford Airport. National rail connections can be found at Thirsk station offering the Trans Pennine Express to York, Leeds and Manchester and the Grand Central Rail line with regular direct access to London King’s Cross.


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