Millgate Cottage

3 Millgate, Ripon
Guide Price £445,000

Millgate Cottage is an attached period cottage, dating back to the mid 18th century, traditionally constructed of mellow natural stone under a stone tiled roof.

The current owner has carried out a comprehensive yet sympathetic restoration of the cottage to include new electrics, heating, plumbing and double glazed windows. The cottage enjoys light and spacious beautifully presented accommodation arranged over three floors.
The property also benefits from extensive and beautifully landscaped tiered gardens and grounds with wonderful views over the adjacent cricket field, recreation grounds and surrounding countryside beyond.

This beautiful home is situated just off the market square in the heart of the picturesque and unspoilt market town of Masham.

The internal accommodation is entered via the charming sitting room with exposed oak beam, timber flooring and a log burning stove giving an immediate indication of the period features and stylish accommodation on offer. The ground floor layout has been cleverly and creatively designed to create tranquil living spaces which flow from the sitting room to the inner hall with fitted bookcases, useful study area and ground floor wc. To the rear of the property is a delightful breakfast kitchen.

At the heart of this lovely home is the spacious and light filled breakfast kitchen, which boasts an extensive range of recently installed, painted cabinets, double oven, stainless steel sink and stone flagged flooring.

There is ample space for a dining table. The kitchen enjoys direct access to a large dining terrace and landscaped gardens beyond.

The staircase leads to a first floor landing giving access to a generous principal bedroom with fitted storage and exposed oak beams. The luxuriously appointed family bathroom boasts a fitted bath with feature splashback tiling, large walk-in shower and modern white sanitary ware with chrome fittings.

The staircase continues to the second floor and houses two further double bedrooms.

The gardens and grounds are a wonderful feature of this lovely home and most unusual to this type of property being in such close proximity to the town centre.
Directly accessed from the kitchen is a wonderful stone flagged dining terrace bounded by natural stone walling.
The expansive tiered gardens have been expertly landscaped and beautifully designed and planted to provide colour and interest throughout the seasons. Defined seating and entertaining areas are dotted throughout the differing levels, culminating in a lawned area at the bottom of the garden with a lovely summer house to take in the surrounding views.
Mature specimen trees and fully stocked herbaceous and shrub borders make for a lovely secluded and relaxing haven.

Included within the sale of Millgate Cottage is an additional plot of land benefitting from separate access measuring approx. 0.2 acres.


The historic and picturesque market town of Masham has so much to offer, perched on the banks of the river Ure.

Located in the rolling countryside of Lower Wensleydale, it provides a perfect base to explore the magnificent expanse of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors.

Rivers, reservoirs and pastures, woodlands, ancient monuments and breathtaking moorland are right on the doorstep.

The friendly and active community is centred around the historic marketplace surrounded by beautiful Georgian architecture.

The town offers a wide selection of amenities and facilities including; butchers, bakers, two breweries, hairdressers, galleries, grocer and greengrocer, fine wine shop, newsagent, chemist, supermarket, petrol station and bustling twice weekly market.

The town also offers great cafes, hotels, restaurants and a thriving Church of England primary school, two churches, cricket club and recreation ground.

Masham is situated approx. 9 miles north of the Cathedral city of Ripon with a bustling weekly market, a wide variety of shops, services and supermarkets together with public houses and restaurants, plus a leisure centre, swimming pool, racecourse, golf club, sports clubs and the renowned Ripon Grammar School.

The glorious Swinton Park Estate is just over a mile away is and is a wonderful destination for a sumptuous afternoon tea or to take advantage of the country club and luxurious spa.
The towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Bedale are within easy reach and access to the A1 (M) is approximately 7 miles distant.

It is also conveniently located to Northallerton and Thirsk train stations, providing excellent access to the national rail network with direct links to London Kings Cross.


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