Quintessential cosy cottage for sale in sought-after village of Welburn
The inside story
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.