Franks Lane, Whixley, York
Guide Price £700,000

A wonderful opportunity to acquire this substantial double fronted detached village home situated on the edge of the picturesque and highly sought-after conservation village of Whixley.

Glenthorne enjoys a wonderful setting behind beautifully manicured lawned front gardens. A private gravelled drive leads to a detached double garage and extensive gardens and grounds.

The property was constructed in 1977 and is traditionally built with brick elevations under a clay pantiled roof. The interior offers light and spacious accommodation laid out
over two floors. The internal accommodation has been very well maintained yet could be enhanced by some further modernisation. Alternatively, the property could be easily extended to create further living space, if so desired - subject to the necessary planning consents.

The ground floor accommodation is arranged around a spacious and welcoming hallway leading to the principal reception rooms.

Comprises a comfortable family room. A delightful sitting room with feature fire surround and inset open fire with double doors opening into the dining room/study with fitted bookcases. In turn leading to a lovely, glazed garden room with fabulous views over the gardens and grounds.

The breakfast kitchen has been fitted with a range of painted cabinetry with integrated electric hob, double oven, stainless steel sink and fitted wine rack. The rear entrance is via a storm porch and gives direct access to a utility room/boot room with cloakroom and additional store.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout.

The staircase rises to the first-floor galleried landing, which accesses the bedroom accommodation, comprising a lovely principal bedroom suite with a range of fitted furniture and en suite shower room. A double guest bedroom with fitted furniture and two further generous bedrooms are served by the house bathroom, fitted with white sanitary ware, chrome fittings and ceramic tiling.

A rare and wonderful feature of this family home are the beautifully designed and manicured gardens and grounds, having been created and lovingly nurtured by the current owner. The principal gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with pathways meandering through the beautiful herbaceous borders interspersed with established planting and several seating areas to enjoy the peace and tranquility of these delightful gardens.

The planting has been designed to give structure, colour and scent throughout the seasons and in particular springtime with a glorious show of wild orchids, clematis ,magnolias, camelias and azaleas. All are bounded by natural hedging giving a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The gardens also enjoy open views over the surrounding countryside.
Glenthorne is situated on the edge of the village and is approached via a private drive with off parking for several vehicles.

The gardens and grounds extend to approx. 0.4 acres.

Dotted around the gardens are numerous useful buildings including a detached double garage, timber stable and garden store. The house itself is adorned with a profusion of climbing plants, including, wisteria, hydrangea and pyracanthus.


For many years the village was famous for cherries which were originally cultivated by the friars from the Priory of Knaresborough, and in later times were sold in London at Covent Garden.

The Church of the Ascension has looked over Whixley for over 1,000 years. Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, the Church was burned and destroyed by marauding “Reivers” from the Scottish borders in the 13th & 14th centuries. The present church was rebuilt in the 14th century. Only the font and one window remain of the earlier Norman church building.
Today the best known establishment in Whixley is probably The Anchor, a friendly and homely pub serving good food and locally brewed beers.

The Village Hall, built in 1935 on the initiative of the W.I. is much used and is the home of Whixley Badminton Club. The Hall hosts, dances, parties, quiz nights, regular whist drives and bingo as well as the meetings of the Parish Council, W.I. Toddler Group and weekly lunches for Age Concern. It also stages the annual Whixley Pantomime.

As well as those mentioned above, Whixley has a thriving Cricket Club with two teams – ladies and juniors welcome. Bellringers and Choristers meet regularly at the church for practice.
Whixley Village Shop was originally opened as a community venture and is now run by Helen Tessyman who also runs the shop in nearby Marton cum Grafton. The shop itself is owned by the Parish Council. The shop stocks Voakes Pies, made in Whixley, and a wide range of groceries and supplies including fruit, vegetables, bread and milk, ice cream, and newspapers as well as a selection wines and beers and soft drinks. Daily newspapers can be ordered and collected from the shop. This quintessential English village offers a vibrant and varied community ideally suited for family life.

The ancient village of Whixley lies on Rudgate, the old Roman road along which the Roman ‘Hispania’ Legion would have marched to nearby Isurium (Aldborugh). A picturesque and sought-after conservation village offering easy access to the A1 (M) and A59 making it ideal for commuting. It is situated about 7 miles south of thriving town of Boroughbridge and 10 miles west of York.

The area is well served by schools for children of all ages both in the public and private sectors, notably St Olave’s, St Peter’s and Bootham in York. Queen Ethelburga’s is under 2 miles away.

The local train station of Cattal, is approximately 2 miles distant and Kirk Hammerton, approximately 3 miles offer frequent services to connect with the main line stations at Leeds, Harrogate and York.


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