The Old Cottage

Brafferton, York
Guide Price £375,000

The Old Cottage is a delightful period village house set in sheltered south facing gardens situated in the picturesque and sought after village of Brafferton/Helperby.

The property dates back to the late 19th century and has been a much-loved home for many years. The present owners have undertaken a sympathetic programme of remodelling and improvements throughout using local craftsmen and now boasts beautifully presented and characterful accommodation retaining many period features including exposed timber floors and stripped pine doors.

To the ground floor is a modern and well designed breakfast kitchen with ample fitted units, Corian work surfaces, Belfast sink, breakfast bar, oil fired AGA and stone tiled flooring. Accessed from the kitchen is a useful utility room and cloakroom. The sitting room enjoys a feature fireplace with log burning stove, french oak flooring with direct access the charming dining room.

To the first floor are three double bedrooms and spacious house bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath and separate shower.

The property is accessed by a private drive leading to the attached garage and lawned front gardens. The walled garden to the rear is a particular highlight of this family home and has been lovingly planted and fully stocked with herbaceous plants and mature shrub borders providing colour and scent throughout the seasons. Steps lead from a slate seating area to raised lawns, housing a fabulous timber clad party barn with bi-fold doors onto a covered terrace – an ideal entertaining space.
There is a range of useful outbuildings providing excellent storage.
The south facing gardens enjoy a wonderful sunny and secluded aspect.


Brafferton/Helperby is an historic and sought after village, situated amidst open countryside, 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 the historic city of York.

The excellent road networks including the A1(M) and A19 are a short distance away. This community driven village offers a wide range of attractions and amenities for family life and includes a church, traditional village pub, award winning pub with restaurant and rooms, primary school, thriving village hall, village store and cafe, recreation ground and cricket club.

The village has direct access to the River Swale and a network of stunning country walks and bridleways.

The area is well served by schools for children of all ages both the public and private sectors including a Church of England, St Peter’s school within the village itself. Excellent national rail links can be found nearby at Thirsk Train Station giving regular direct access to London Kings Cross.


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