Country home in a quintessential English village
West Hill, Ruston, near Pickering. Price: £545,000 Contact: Rounthwaite and Woodhead, tel: 01751 483007, www.rounthwaitewoodhead.com THIS farmstead nestles in a quiet spot between Pickering and Scarborough and it’s easy to see why Justin and Jude Terry fell in love with it.
The couple bought the country property 19 years ago and have since refurbished the house and converted the old barn into work space.
The barn has been used as an atelier when Justin made bespoke suits and is now home to daughter Lauren’s card and canvases business, www. laurenscows.com. It has potential for use as an annex, holiday cottage or office.
The original cottage is believed to date back to the 1700s, though its humble appearance was altered in 1849 to create the rather more grand Georgian-style frontage.
It has a charming kitchen with Aga, a large dining room that spans the full width of the house and a front entrance that gives access to a second reception room, rear lobby and ground floor wetroom. The property has two staircases; one from the kitchen that gives access to a bedroom on the Northern side of the house, and the central stairs that gives access to the upper floors.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a house bathroom on the first floor, plus two loft rooms on the second.
Outside, the house is approached via a gravelled drive and parking area that fronts a stone-built, open fronted garage and adjoining range of useful workshops and outbuildings. There is a well stocked, mature, part-walled, garden is at the front and side of the house.
Justin and Jude are selling so they can downsize to a new home in Northumberland.
“It’s a family house and it’s too big for two people so that’s why we are moving.
“We’ve loved living here. It’s a delightful, quintessential English village with farms, horse riding, and even a little stream with a bridge. It’s really lovely and very handy for the road and rail network,” says Justin, who adds:
“We’ve done a lot of work to the property but there is still some potential in the outbuildings.”
Ruston is a quiet, picturesque village just of the A170. Much of the land and buildings are owned by the Wykeham Estate. West Hill is one of the few freehold properties in Ruston and so its sale is a rarity.
West Hill, between Scarborough and Pickering, comes with a converted barn and a range of outbuildings.