Love at first sight for the fam­ily who saw house be­hind the wall

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Lund House Lund, near Beverley Price: £1.5m.

ad­ja­cent sta­bling and coach house.

Although in the vil­lage, it sits in mag­nif­i­cent gar­dens and grounds of 7.4 acres and has to­tal pri­vacy and, ac­cord­ing to es­tate agent Adrian Har­ri­son, “the rar­ity of one of the best un­in­ter­rupted coun­try­side views in East York­shire, stretch­ing over the east­ern part of the Wolds to the coast.”

Its beauty led film mak­ers to use it as lo­ca­tion for the 1954 movie Lease of Life.

Mr Grant says: ”We’d al­ways won­dered what was be­hind the perime­ter wall and when we saw the house ad­ver­tised in the York­shire Post we felt we had to view it.

“It was love at first sight. The house is so el­e­gant and has a has a won­der­ful at­mos­phere and then, of course, there are the amaz­ing views. It is a very spe­cial prop­erty.”

The prop­erty was owned by Lady Cather­ine Phillips, aunt of

ACap­tain Mark Phillips, who had bought it from the Church 30 years be­fore.

It was in need of up­dat­ing when the Grant fam­ily moved in and they rewired, re­plumbed and mod­ernised while re­tain­ing the many pe­riod fea­tures in­clud­ing the plas­ter­work and fire­places..

The prop­erty has an en­trance hall with a pat­terned tiled floor while the half-turn stair­case is lit by an arched win­dow fac­ing south. The hall­way leads to a draw­ing room , which has a large bay with three deep sash win­dows pro­vid­ing east fac­ing views of the grounds. The sit­ting room has a sim­i­lar win­dow and there is a large din­ing room, study and din­ing kitchen with a be­spoke range of painted cabi­nets and Aga.

The ground floor also has a day room, util­ity room and a cloak­room. On the first floor, there is a mas­ter bed­room with dress­ing room and en-suite, plus four bed­rooms and a fam­ily bath­room.

Out­side, there are do­mes­tic out­build­ings, in­clud­ing a boiler house, two tank rooms, work­shop, boot room and coal house. There is also a coach house with a home of­fice plus garages, sta­ble, tack room and “hen house”, used for stor­age. The gar­dens in­clude a chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity area, or­chards, vegetable gar­den and se­cret sum­mer house.

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