Rainton, Thirsk
Guide Price £650,000

Situated in the heart of the picturesque and popular village of Rainton. Thornycroft is a delightful double fronted period cottage set behind brick and stone walling with decorative wrought iron gates and lawned front gardens. A gated private drive leads to extensive gardens and grounds.

The property is believed to date back to the 18th century with later additions and modifications carried out in the 1980’s and is traditionally constructed of a mix of stone, brick and render elevations with sash windows under a clay pantiled roof.

This family home has been lovingly restored and extended by the present owners and now enjoys immaculately presented accommodation full of charm and character sitting seamlessly alongside more contemporary design elements.

The internal accommodation is entered via a charming entrance hall leading to the principal reception rooms. A further entrance to the rear gives access to a utility room/boot room with fitted cloaks storage leading directly to the lovely farmhouse kitchen with a full range of painted shaker style fitted furniture, oak work surfaces, Belfast sink, electric range cooker, integrated appliances and limestone flooring.
The kitchen opens onto a delightful dining/seating area, with exposed feature stone wall and is dominated by a magnificent stone fire surround housing a log burner stove – a wonderful social space to enjoy with family and friends. An inner hallway leads to a comfortable sitting room with exposed oak beams and period fire surround with coal effect gas fire. A useful study and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.

The beautifully handcrafted staircase rises to the first-floor landing, which is flooded with natural light from a feature arch window and accesses the bedroom accommodation, comprising a lovely principal bedroom suite with a range of bespoke fitted furniture and en suite shower room.

A double guest bedroom with fitted furniture and a third bedroom are both served by a recently updated bathroom with white sanitary ware, fitted storage and contemporary fixtures and fittings.

Thornycroft is further enhanced by the creation of a charming self-contained, single storey annexe offering beautifully appointed accommodation. The property is accessed via the entrance porch with sandstone flooring leading to a light and airy sitting room, a fully fitted breakfast kitchen with a range of integrated appliances, double bedroom with fitted furniture and a shower room. Patio doors lead to a lovely courtyard garden.

The annexe currently generates an excellent income stream from holiday lets through ‘Airbnb’, but could also be utilised as additional accommodation for a dependant relative or incorporated back into the main dwelling if so desired.

The property is situated within the heart of the village and is approached via a private gated drive with parking for several vehicles.
A rare and wonderful feature of Thornycroft are the beautifully designed and manicured gardens and grounds, having been created and lovingly nurtured by the current owners.

The principal gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with winding pathways which leads through the beautiful herbaceous and flower borders interspersed with established shrubs and several seating areas to enjoy the peace and tranquility of these exquisite cottage gardens. The planting has been expertly designed to give structure, colour and scent throughout the seasons and are bounded by stone walls enjoying stunning open views over the surrounding countryside.

There is a productive fruit and vegetable plot and orchard together with a greenhouse and polytunnel providing all year round produce.
The gardens and grounds extend to approx. 0.6 acres and include an abundant selection of specimen trees, shrubs and perennials together with a recently landscaped courtyard garden.

Dotted around the gardens are numerous useful buildings including a triple timber garage and workshop, open bay car port, detached timber party barn (with high speed internet), adjoining produce and freezer store, potting shed and a summer house.

The gardens and grounds are known to many in the area and have been designed and planted by the current owner Martin Fish, a renowned gardening expert, published author, tv and radio presenter.
A professional horticulturist with over 40 years of practical gardening experience and wide range of knowledge in all things gardening, Martin has been a regular at many flower shows over the years giving talks and demonstrations, and was also show director of the Harrogate Flower Shows for five years. Martin writes for several gardening publications and broadcasts for BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC Radio York. He is also an RHS judge at Chelsea and all the major flower shows.

Martin sits on two RHS Committees, is a Garden Advisor for RHS Harlow Carr and chairs the Garden Committee for the Great Yorkshire Show. Martin is ably supported by his wife Jill, also a keen gardener, who loves to make the most of the abundant year-round produce from the vegetable garden and orchard. They have hosted many garden tours followed by delicious lunches and afternoon teas with homemade cakes and preserves.

Martin's love of gardening and Jill's love of cooking with fresh garden produce make for a perfect combination and they have recently collaborated and published their book ‘Gardening on the Menu’.

Rainton is a picturesque and sought-after village offering easy access to the A1 (M) and A19 making it ideal for commuting. It is situated about 6 miles north of Boroughbridge, 5 miles north-east of Ripon and 5 miles south-west of Thirsk.

This quintessential English village offers a vibrant and varied community ideally suited for family life and includes an active village hall, traditional village inn, recreation field, children’s park and successful cricket club. Annual events include the Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show in August, Children's Christmas Party and the Senior Citizens Annual Dinner.

Located in the Vale of Mowbray between the North Yorkshire Moors and Hambleton Hills to the East and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the West, Rainton enjoys an ideal location to explore the expansive surrounding countryside. There is a wealth of wonderful scenery and coastline as well as historic towns and cities, pretty villages and numerous National Trust and English Heritage houses and gardens to explore.

The area is well served by schools for children of all ages in both the public and private sectors, including Ripon Grammar, Cundall Manor and Queen Mary’s all within close proximity.

An extensive range of shops and facilities can be found at the nearby cathedral city of Ripon and the bustling market towns of Thirsk, Easingwold and Boroughbridge.

The nearby train stations at Thirsk and Northallerton have direct fast links to Edinburgh and London, King’s Cross.


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