Quin­tes­sen­tial cosy cot­tage for sale in sought-af­ter vil­lage of Wel­burn

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build­ing, which dates back to the 1700s.

The re­sult is a beau­ti­ful and com­fort­able home with rooms uni­fied by a re­lax­ing Far­row and Ball colour pal­ette.

“It’s very easy to over-do a cot­tage,” says Jane, who bought the house 18 months ago af­ter tar­get­ing the pretty vil­lage of Wel­burn.

It sits in the Howar­dian Hills Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty, be­tween Mal­ton and York, and is a sought-af­ter spot thanks to easy ac­cess to the

A64. It is also within walk­ing dis­tance of Castle Howard and is well-served by a pri­mary school, church, gas­tro pub and a vil­lage hall.

The prop­erty had been a hol­i­day cot­tage be­fore Jane bought it and she as­sumed that up­dat­ing it wouldn’t be a big job. In the end, she has done ev­ery­thing from the electrics and plumb­ing to in­stalling new win­dows and re­in­stat­ing win­dow seats, along with putting in a new bath­room and kitchen.

There are real fires in the din­ing and sit­ting rooms af­ter she in­stalled flues and stoves. She also cre­ated an open­ing from the kitchen to the din­ing room to make the space semi-open plan and more user-friendly. Both now sport York Hand­made ter­ra­cotta tiled floor­ing.

Her at­ten­tion to de­tail ex­tends to the new stair­case, which can be partly dis­man­tled to al­low large pieces of fur­ni­ture to be taken to the first floor.

Out­side, she has land­scaped with York stone, re­planted the gar­den and ren­o­vated the Vic­to­rian sum­mer house.

The cot­tage now has an en­trance vestibule, din­ing room, sit­ting room, kitchen, large gar­dens, a large garage, off-street park­ing and a work­shop with WC.

The work­shop could eas­ily be con­verted into a sep­a­rate liv­ing space or linked to ex­tend the main house, sub­ject to the nec­es­sary plan­ning con­sents.

Jane is now sell­ing to re­lo­cate but says: “I love the cot­tage and the lo­ca­tion, which is close to the coast and to York,” she says. “I have put my heart and soul into it but it is now time to move on.”

Con­tact Carter Jonas, tel: 01904 558200, www.carter­jonas. co.uk

COUN­TRY LIFE: The owner of this prop­erty near Castle Howard took time and ef­fort for a sub­tle but trans­for­ma­tional makeover. The orig­i­nal build­ing dates back to the 1700s and the prop­erty is in the Howar­dian Hills Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty be­tween Mal­ton and York.

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