Property Summary


Asking Price £695,000

  • 5 Bedrooms

Borrowdale House

Carthorpe, Bedale, North Yorkshire

    Key Features

  • 5 double bedrooms
  • Annex accommodation suitable for a variety of uses.
  • Central village position
  • Detached period residence
  • Enclosed walled garden

An individual and spacious detached Grade II* Listed period residence with accommodation extending to over 4,000sqft boasting a wealth of period features with the additional benefit of an attached annexe with accommodation suitable for a variety of uses.

The generous accommodation is believed to date back to 1753 with the annexe dating back to 1810, is of red brick construction and has specific listings relating to the stunning double galleried landing, the fireplace in the drawing room and panelling to some of the windows. The property has the benefit of an oil fired central heating system and is approached via an entrance hall with decorative coving.

Doors lead through into the principle reception rooms and through into an inner lobby with exposed beams and trusses, cloaks cupboard and original meat hooks in the ceiling. The reception hall is open to the full height of the ceiling with arched display recess, fitted cupboards with shelving. The principal staircase rises from the reception hall to the double galleried landing. A second staircase with under stairs cupboard leads from the rear hallway and provides direct access to the master bedroom suite on the first floor. The reception hall and the lobby both have windows overlooking the rear and a door leading to the enclosed rear garden.

The drawing room is situated at the front of the property and has decorative architraves and a beamed ceiling, dado rail and a window overlooking the front garden. There is a multi-fuel burning stove set into a redbrick surround with oak lintel and stone hearth. The drawing room has an array of original oak trusses and beams with a multi-fuel burning stone set into a beautiful original stone fireplace surround and hearth. There are two fitted cupboards to either side of the fireplace and a window to the side. A door leads through into the rear reception hall.

The dining room is positioned at the front of the house and has a window overlooking the garden, there is an open fire set into a decorative oak surround with hearth with tiled insert. A door leads through into the breakfast kitchen. The breakfast kitchen is a large and spacious room with a range of fitted wall and base units in oak with a granite work top over. An island unit has an inset sink and a fitted Bosch dishwasher. A Smeg Range Master oven with 5 ring hob and double oven is inset into a feature alcove, half tiled splash back, space for fridge/freezer and a large fitted cupboard housing the central heating boiler. There is a useful pantry cupboard, terracotta tiled floor, panelling to half height, window to the rear and stable door leading through into the rear garden.

The utility room/shower room has been recently refitted and is accessed from the reception hallway, it is fully tiled with travertine tiles and fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, shower cubicle, wash hand basin set into a vanity unit with cupboards below which have plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. There is an additional storage cupboard and two Velux windows.

The snug/study is at the rear of the property and has two fitted cupboards and display shelving fitted into recesses and an original fireplace.

The first floor accommodation has a unique double galleried landing with an arched ceiling and three picture windows overlooking the rear garden. The master bedroom suite is open to the full height of the ceiling and has exposed roof trusses and beams. There are two windows to the side, a fitted cupboard and door leading to the second staircase which in turn leads through to the rear reception hall. A door leads through into the en-suite bathroom which again is open to the full height of the ceiling and has exposed roof trusses and beams. The bathroom is fitted with a white suite which comprises of two pedestal wash hand basins, circular Jacuzzi bath, corner shower cubicle and low level WC.

Bedroom two has an original fire place and windows to the front, bedroom three has an original fireplace and a window to the front and two fitted cupboards. Bedroom four has an original fireplace and window to the front. Bedroom five overlooks the side of the property and has a range of fitted wardrobes.

The house bathroom has been recently refitted with a white suite which comprises of a low level WC, free standing bath with power shower over, low level WC with fitted cupboard over, the room is fully tiled and has a window overlooking the rear garden.

The cottage is adjoined to the front elevation of the property and could provide accommodation for an elderly relative, teenage suite or for those who wish to work from home. The annexe is on a separate heating system to the main house. The accommodation is accessed via a door leading from the front garden into a breakfast kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base unit with a laminate work top over, inset stainless sink with tap and drainer, electric halogen hob and oven, there is a window to the front and a Yorkshire stone tiled floor. A door leads through into the sitting room with open fire with stone surround and cast iron grate, there is a window overlooking the front garden. The bedroom is to the front of the property and has triple windows to the front elevation, beamed ceiling and a door leading through into an en-suite shower room fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with electric shower.

The front garden is accessed form the road through a five bar gate into an enclosed garden with wrought iron fencing surrounds. There is ample off street parking provided by a gravelled driveway and stone steps lead through the lawned garden to the front door. There are established shrubs and trees and a magnificent Copper Beech tree.

The rear garden is completely enclosed and is approached via the private driveway to the left of the property. This driveway is owned by Borrowdale House and two other adjacent properties have a right of access over it. The garden has a large patio area which is a useful entertaining area. There is a series of outbuildings which include a coal store, bike store, covered BBQ area and a single garage leading through into a workshop both of which have light and power. The raised grassed lawn is access via steps leading up from the patio area through a trellised pergola. The garden is walled and has a wealth of feature trees and shrubs, it also has a garden shed and feature ornamental pond. Another external building has light, power and double French doors leading out onto the patio area, the current owners use this as a hot tub room.

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