The Old Post Office

Grewelthorpe, Ripon
Guide Price £460,000

Situated on the edge of the picturesque and sought-after village of Grewelthorpe, you will find the delightful Old Post Office.

This historic home dates back to the early 17c with later additions and is traditionally constructed with render elevations under a clay pantiled roof. The cottage has been sympathetically restored and extended by the present owner. This has resulted in the creation of characterful and comfortable accommodation laid out over two floors and boasting a wealth of period features throughout.

The internal accommodation is entered via an entrance hall which leads to the principal reception rooms, comprising a comfortable and spacious sitting room with exposed oak beams, timber flooring and feature log burning stove, this lovely space enjoys far reaching views over the adjacent countryside.

Accessed from the inner hall is a galley style kitchen with a range of fitted base and wall units, granite work surfaces, integrated electric oven and hob, belfast sink and timber flooring. Steps lead up to a useful utility room/boot room with plumbing for washing machine and direct access to the terrace and gardens via a stable door.

Further accommodation to the ground floor is a charming dining room with exposed oak beams, timber flooring and fitted window seat.

A large ground floor bathroom has been created during the ownership of the current vendors and has been fitted with white sanitary ware, ceramic tiled floor and large walk in shower.
Electric underfloor heating has been installed throughout the ground floor accommodation. Solar Panels provide additional heating and hot water. Timber double glazed windows have been installed throughout.


The unusually wide staircase rises to the first-floor accommodation, comprising a lovely, double aspect principal bedroom with exposed oak beam, extensive fitted storage and lovely views over the adjacent countryside to the front and gardens to the rear.
A double guest bedroom and further bedroom completes the internal accommodation.

Full planning permission has been granted to create a self-contained two storey dwelling within the existing barn. Further details of the planning application can be found on Harrogate Borough Council public access reference: 21/0028FUL.

The property is located on the edge of the picturesque and highly sought-after village of Grewelthorpe.

A particular feature of The Old Post Office is the sheltered partially walled garden. Mainly laid to lawn, with cobbled pathways leading to several stone flagged seating areas and terraces offer perfect spaces to enjoy outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining. Mature shrubs and specimen trees, established flower and herbaceous borders are predominantly bounded by attractive stone walling offering a high degree of tranquility and privacy. There is separate access to the barn/garaging and private off road parking.

The Old Post Office also offers an excellent opportunity to convert the existing two storey barn to create a substantial self-contained annexe, ideally suited for use as additional relatives accommodation or a holiday cottage.


Grewelthorpe is situated 3 miles South of Masham and 6 miles North of Ripon, within the ‘Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and within walking distance to the renowned visitor attraction ‘Hackfall Wood’ designated as a Grade I listed Garden in English Heritage's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. A truly magical place to explore its riverside paths, ancient woodland, Victorian follies and stunning waterfalls.

This unspoilt North Yorkshire village was historically associated with agriculture but is now made up predominantly of attractive mellow stone dwellings set behind wide grass verges, village green and at its centre, a flourishing inhabited duck pond.

The village offers a thriving and varied community including an active village hall hosting many educational courses, recreation clubs and is home to the “Hackfall’ Café. Further amenities within the village is a Church of England primary school and The Crown Inn, which serves as a central social hub for the village.

The Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Organisation hosts a number of events throughout the year which are well supported by the village. For those interested in country pursuits the general area provides excellent riding, fishing and rambling within the local countryside. Within close proximity you will discover many first-class visitor attractions in the beautiful surrounding countryside providing a perfect base to explore the magnificent expanse of North Yorkshire.

The nearby market town of Masham offers a wide selection of amenities and facilities including, two butchers, bakery, a grocer and green grocer, a delicatessen, a fine wine shop, newsagent, chemist, supermarket, petrol station and bustling twice weekly market. There is also a beautiful 9 hole parkland golf course, a successful cricket club, children’s’ recreation park, active Town Hall offering a wide range of activities and the nearby award winning Swinton estate boasting a fabulous hotel, country club and Spa. The area is well known for the quality of state and independent schooling for all ages including Masham C of E primary school, rated outstanding, Queen Mary’s, Cundall Manor, Aysgarth and is within the catchment for the highly regarded Ripon Grammar School and St Aidans C of E Harrogate.

The Spa town of Harrogate, historic city of York and cosmopolitan city of Leeds are all within daily commuting distance and the A1(M) national motorway network is easily accessible. There are mainline railway stations at Northallerton, Thirsk and Harrogate with direct rail services to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. Regular domestic and international flights are available from Leeds Bradford Airport.


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