Nestled in the valley, in the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, October Barn is a wonderful opportunity for the discerning purchaser looking for a property with a difference. The conversion has retained many original features and the current owners have ensured works carried out have stayed true to the original barn and its surroundings. This includes using oak from Ampleforth in the most recent part of the conversion and the use of handmade solid oak interior doors throughout. In brief, the well presented accommodation comprises; entrance hall, utility area, lounge/ diner, conservatory and bespoke kitchen. To the ground floor there are also three bedrooms, the spacious master having en suite facilities, and family bathroom. To the first floor are two further double bedrooms and shower room. Aside from the unique accommodation and the stunning setting, one of the main attractions to this property is The Hayloft, a one bedroom annexe attached to the property. Formally run as a successful holiday let, this could provide an excellent opportunity for additional income or simply suit a family looking for multi- generation living. October Barn stands in well presented gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn with a rear patio area which is perfect for soaking up the views of the surrounding countryside. To the front there is ample parking and access to the double garage. With a mix of solid fuel and electric heating and sealed unit double glazing staying true to the style of the property, October Barn enjoys that perfect mix of old and new.
From the Pocklington Office:- Turn right at the mini-roundabout and proceed onto George Street, taking the third right turn onto Garths End. At the roundabout take the first exit onto The Mile and proceed out of the town. Follow this road until the right hand turn signposted for Millington, take this. Take the immediate left hand turn, signposted Fridaythorpe, and continue on this road for several miles. At the T-Junction, turn right onto the A166, signposted Fridaythorpe. At the crossroads take the left hand turn, signposted Thixendale and continue on this lane. At the next junction turn right, signposted Thixendale, and the next left turn into the village. Continue down the main village road and the property can be found on the left hand side, identifiable by our For Sale Sign.
Thixendale is a picturesque village at the heart of the Wolds, found 3 miles North of the A166 York to Bridlington road from Fridaythorpe, 15 miles from Pocklington, 10 miles from Malton and 20 miles from York. (All mileages are approximate.) It is also within reach of the major road networks and is served by a bus on weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the summer months.
The village benefits from an award winning Public House, shop, Village Hall (which serves light refreshments on a Sunday), Bed & Breakfast and church. Thixendale is also home to the gallery of renowned Wildlife artist Robert Fuller where paintings, prints and greetings cards can be purchased and special events are held. The village is on the artistic map thanks to David Hockney, with the local area featuring in many of his paintings. Thixendale is also part of 'The Yorskhire Wolds Way National Trail, making it an ideal location for walkers and cyclists alike.
HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY
October Barn was lovingly converted by the current owners around nineteen years ago and the attention to detail and craftsmanship is obvious. Being one of the oldest buildings in the village, it is believed to have been constructed in part using stone from a local Manor House. Evidence of this can be seen in the elaborate stone lintels above the windows. The original beams were treated and brought back to life and the fire place in the lounge was created using stone from the Hayloft.
The original conversion made use of the main barn structure and comprised of a three bedroom main property and one bedroom annexe. An entrance hall, two further bedrooms and shower room were added onto and above the garage a few years later. The attention to detail continues with this second conversion with the restoration of original features, and the inclusion of solid oak from nearby Ampleforth.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Solid Oak front entrance door, recessed ceiling lights, under stairs cupboard, power points, stairs to first floor, stone flooring, courtesy door to garage, internal window to inner hall and windows to front and rear aspect.
Fitted base unit with stainless steel sink unit and drainer, tile splash back, plumbing for automatic washer, stone floor and solid oak rear entrance door with glazed inset.
LOUNGE/ DINER 3.41m (11' 2') x 2.48m (8' 2') L Shaped
At the heart of the original barn, with beamed ceiling, exposed brick walls, feature stone fireplace built using stone from the Hayloft with wood burning stove, power points, television point, telephone point, patio doors to side garden and window to rear aspect.
Dining area comprises beamed ceiling and exposed brick walls, power points and socket for wall mounted electrical heater if required.
Of timber construction and well positioned to enjoy views of the garden and the field beyond. Also comprises power points and French doors to rear garden.
KITCHEN 3.08m (10' 1') x 2.76m (9' 1')
With oak fitted wall and base units with lighted kick boards, part butchers block work top, stainless steel sink unit and drainer, halogen hob with extractor hood over, integral electric oven, plumbing for automatic washer or dishwasher. There are also original beams to the ceiling, exposed brick walls, stone floor, rear entrance door to side garden and window to side aspect.
With beamed ceiling, internal window to entrance hall, wall mounted electric heater and window to front aspect.
MASTER BEDROOM 5.00m (16' 5') x 3.77m (12' 4')
With beamed ceiling, double fitted wardrobe, cupboard housing hot water cylinder, wall mounted electric heater, power points, television point, telephone point and windows to front aspect, all with deep stone window sills.
White suite comprising; corner shower unit with power shower, hand basin and low level WC. Also comprises extractor fan and tile splash backs.
BEDROOM 2 4.27m (14' 0') x 2.51m (8' 3')
With wall mounted electric heater, power points and window to rear aspect.
BEDROOM 3 4.23m (13' 11') x 2.24m (7' 4')
With access to loft via hatch, double fitted wardrobe, wall mounted electric heater, power points and window to side aspect.
BATHROOM 2.73m (8' 11') x 1.26m (4' 2')
Buttermilk suite comprising; corner bath, pedestal hand basin and low level WC. With pine panelling to the walls creating a spa feel.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
With recessed ceiling lights, power points and a Velux window over the balustrade stair case.
BEDROOM 4 5.50m (18' 1') x 3.58m (11' 9')
With beamed ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, storage cupboards to eaves, electric heater with feature cover, power points, television point, solid oak flooring and Velux windows to rear aspect with beautiful views over the open fields.
Making clever use of the space available, the coloured suite comprises; shower unit with power shower, pedestal hand basin, low level push button WC and bidet. With beamed ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, wall mounted electric heater set back in eaves behind a feature screen and Velux window to rear aspect.
BEDROOM 5 11.69m (38' 4') x 3.66m (12' 0')
A fantastic, spacious room which would also be well suited as a playroom or teenager's den. In addition to the main bedroom space there are two further areas of the room (one currently used as a 'media den')sectioned off by original oak beams and trusses. Comprising; beams, recessed ceiling lights, storage into the eaves and fitted cupboards also into the eaves, wall mounted electric heater, power points, television point and Velux windows to side aspect.
The former Hayloft has been completely renovated alongside the main residence and creates a fantastic opportunity for extra income as a holiday let or multi- generation living.
LIVING AREA 4.97m (16' 4') x 2.89m (9' 6') Widest
The kitchen/ living space comprises; timber front entrance door, fitted base units, electric cooker point, extractor fan, wall mounted heater, power points, stairs to first floor and window to front aspect.
SHOWER ROOM 1.79m (5' 10') x 1.38m (4' 6')
White suite comprising; shower unit with power shower, pedestal hand basin, low level WC. Also has tile splash backs and extractor fan.
BEDROOM 4.68m (15' 4') x 2.92m (9' 7')
The stair case takes you straight into the double bedroom which comprises; beamed ceiling, single fitted wardrobe, wall mounted electric heater and power points. The former Hayloft door has been turned into a large window, positioned between the ground and first floor and allows for plenty of light as well as being a period feature.
The front of the property is gravelled for parking and is accessed by a timber 5 bar gate. Driveway leads to double garage and front door and there is access to the lawned side garden. There is also an outside tap. Mature hedging provides privacy for the property.
GARAGE 6.55m (21' 6') x 5.12m (16' 10')
Double garage with up and over doors, power and light, courtesy door to entrance hall and rear patio. Window to rear aspect.
REAR AND SIDE GARDEN
What gives this garden the real wow factor are the views it enjoys, with open aspect across the field and hillside. The rear garden is part lawned with mature plants, trees and shrubs including plum, cherry and apple trees. There is a part stone, part pebbled patio directly from the rear of the property, timber shed, coal bunker, chicken shed and run. A timber gate provides access to the front of the property to one side and to the other side the lawn continues to the side garden.
The side garden is lawned with mature plants, shrubs and hedging. Access to the Septic tank can be found here.
Rear elevation from the hill.