Grand cottage offers space and luxury in a sought-after village
Laburnum Cottage, The Green, Green Hammerton, York. Price: £1.25m. Contact: Blenkin and Co., tel: 01904 671672, www.blenkinandco.com THE search for the perfect house was a long and disheartening process for John and Rebecca Glover, but the wait was well worthwhile.
They found exactly what they were looking for in Laburnum Cottage and within minutes of viewing they put in an offer for the property.
“We were moving from London back to Yorkshire and we wanted a house in a village that had good access and lots of facilities.
“We had been looking for six months and were beginning to think it didn’t exist until we found this. It is a beautiful house but the location makes it idyllic,” says John. “The village has everything you could need, including a GP surgery, and with a train station nearby, it is great for commuting to London.”
Cottage is something of a misnomer for the large country home that boasts six bedrooms and one and half acres of land.
The brick and cobble house overlooks the green in one of the most sought-after villages in North Yorkshire and has been skilfully extended over its 200 year history.
John and Rebecca, who have two children, bought the house 12 years ago and have added an Oakminster orangerie that creates extra living space.
They also created a porch and modernised the interior, while preserving the period features.
The recently revamped kitchen boasts bespoke, handmade units plus granite worktops and a limestone floor from Lapicida.
The property has an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, garden room, family room, snug, cloakroom and laundry. The recently revamped living kitchen boasts bespoke, handmade units plus granite worktops and a limestone floor from Lapicida. It also has an Aga.
The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom and there is a guest suite with en suite plus four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property also has a second sitting room/ cinema room. Outside, there is
It is a beautiful house but the location makes it idyllic. The village has everything.
a detached double garage block with playroom and office.
Estate agent Edward Hartshorne says the garage block offers potential for conversion and would make an excellent annexe.
The grounds also have a hay store, tack room, Goodricke stable block and formal gardens. The property comes with planning permission for a hard tennis court.
John and Rebecca are leaving to relocate closer to Hull, as Rebecca is about to take up a prestigious new post as head of Hull Collegiate School.
““We love the house and spent a lot on it thinking we would be here forever but we are leaving for the right reason,” says John.