An exciting opportunity to acquire this magnificent Grade II listed Georgian Gem situated in the heart of the picturesque and sought-after village of Aldwark. Woodholme Farm is a substantial detached country house dating back to 1736 having been sympathetically restored and extended in recent years to create an outstanding family home ideally suited for modern day living. The property boasts an elegant façade and offers beautifully proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors extending to approx.
3,500 sq.ft. Both externally and internally the house enjoys considerable architectural merit and many features typical of fine buildings constructed at this time, all enhanced by stylish contemporary design.
The internal accommodation is entered via a classic Georgian entrance to the welcoming reception hall leading to the expansive ground floor living space including a comfortable sitting room with period cast iron fire surround and window seat, dining room with period cast iron fire surround, window seat and solid oak flooring leading directly to a bright modern kitchen with painted units, double butler sink, Aga and stone flooring. The inner hall takes you to a family room with feature log burning stove, utility room and cloakroom. One of the many highlights of this wonderful home is the spectacular drawing room measuring in excess of 32’ with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses, hand crafted stone fire surround with multi-fuel stove, stone flooring with underfloor heating, all flooded with natural light from the double height arched window and french doors which gives direct access to the expansive stone flagged terrace, gardens and grounds.
The staircase rises to the first floor accommodation featuring a principal bedroom suite with original exposed ceiling joists and timbers, dedicated dressing room and en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, study and beautifully appointed family bathroom with exposed ceiling joists and timbers, roll top bath and stone flooring. To the second floor is a striking and spacious guest bedroom with en suite shower room and a further double bedroom both featuring vaulted ceilings with exposed oak roof trusses.
The property enjoys a discrete position set behind brick walling and a high Yew Hedge with pedestrian gate leading to the immaculately manicured ornamental knot garden interspersed with gravel pathways. There is a further double gated vehicle access to a parking area with ample space for numerous vehicles, double timber framed car port and adjoining secure store. There are also useful brick-built stores attached to the property.
The principal gardens lie to the rear of the property and are truly outstanding having been professionally landscaped to create sweeping lawns and pathways punctuated by formal box hedging bounding glorious deep flower and herbaceous borders, specimen tress and mature shrubs giving colour and interest throughout the seasons. To the western boundary is an orchard containing fruiting apple, plum and pear trees. To the eastern boundary is a delightful enclosed lawned garden with summerhouse bounded by box hedging and wisteria arch together with a productive kitchen garden with raised beds. An expansive stone flagged terrace adjoins the rear of the property and is a perfect space for outdoor entertaining on a grand scale.
The picturesque and sought-after village of Aldwark enjoys a thriving community with a flourishing public house and restaurant, church and Aldwark Manor 18 hole Golf Club and Spa Hotel with swimming pool and gym all set within 120 acres of parkland.
This historic and popular village is situated amidst open countryside, yet close to the vibrant market towns of Easingwold, Thirsk, Boroughbridge, the cathedral city of Ripon and within 30 minutes of the spa town of Harrogate and 20 minutes of the historic city of York.
The excellent road networks including the A1(M) and A19 are a short distance away
The village enjoys direct access to the River Ure together with a network of stunning country walks and bridleways.
The area is well served by schools for children of all ages both in the public and private sectors including an outstanding primary at nearby Alne, junior and secondary schools at Easingwold and Boroughbridge. The renowned private schools of Queen Ethelburgas and Cundall Manor within close proximity.
Excellent national rail links can be found nearby at Thirsk Train Station and York giving regular direct access to London Kings Cross.