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