Chance to cre­ate a modern grand de­sign in a Wolds walled gar­den

The in­side story

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY NEWS -

set within the me­tre-thick brick walls of the for­mer gar­dens. Ex­tend­ing to around 5,000 sq ft with an in­door swim­ming pool, it will be sur­rounded by lawns, trees and wa­ter fea­tures.

The idea for the new-build prop­erty came from Richard Ben­well, whose fam­ily have man­aged and owned the walled gar­den since 1945.

The land is cur­rently run as a com­mer­cial plant nurs­ery but due to Mr Ben­well’s im­mi­nent re­tire­ment it is to be closed and re­de­vel­oped with the con­struc­tion of the new house.`

Mr Ben­well says: “This re­ally is the end of an era for the walled gar­den at Kil­nwick Hall but it is also the start of an ex­cit­ing new one.

“My fam­ily have worked and lived here for more than seven decades but now that there is no one to take it on as a nurs­ery, we wanted to en­sure that it lives on in a new in­car­na­tion.”

He adds: “We are look­ing for the right sort of per­son to buy this won­der­fully de­signed modern house. It must be some­one who will love the walled gar­den and who will put their own mark on it with this fan­tas­tic new prop­erty.”

The Kil­nwick Gar­dens house will be con­structed by Rich­mond-based build­ing firm Ran­dall Or­chard, which spe­cialises in be­spoke prop­er­ties. Once agree­ment has been reached be­tween the buyer and the de­vel­oper on the fi­nal spec­i­fi­ca­tion, con­struc­tion is ex­pected to take about 12 months.

Toby Cock­croft, di­rec­tor of Croft Res­i­den­tial, which is marketing Kil­nwick Gar­dens, says: “The sub­lime blend of an­cient and ul­tra-modern, com­bined with its lo­ca­tion in what has to be one of York­shire’s finest hid­den gems – the York­shire Wolds – all add up to a re­ally su­perb modern fam­ily home.”

Also in­cluded in the price is an ex­ist­ing three-bed­roomed cot­tage with its own gar­dens and drive­way. It bears the Latin in­scrip­tion: “Rus amat, et ramo, feli­cia poma, fer­entes” above the door, which trans­lates as: “He loves the coun­try­side and the branches loaded with ripe ap­ples”.

www.CroftRes­i­den­ , tel: 01904 328222.

ONE-OFF: Plan­ners have given ap­proval for this glazed, sin­gle storey home in the walled gar­dens of Kil­nwick Hall, with a se­dum roof and brick, cedar and glass con­struc­tion. These com­puter-gen­er­ated images show what it will be like when built. An ex­ist­ing cot­tage is also part of the sale.

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