Dan­ish home in walled gar­den was built for pot­ter David Lloyd-Jones

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It is built in the idyl­lic walled gar­den of Ful­ford House. The grand prop­erty was bought by June’s fa­ther, leg­endary cinema owner Xavier Pren­der­gast, in 1947. He ran the Rialto, the iconic York cinema/con­cert venue and brought many stars to the city, in­clud­ing The Bea­tles. The Lloy­dJones and their four chil­dren lived with the Pren­der­gasts un­til the house, now the Pav­il­ion Ho­tel, was sold.

“They wanted to build their own home in the walled gar­den and got the idea for it af­ter see­ing sim­i­lar prop­er­ties just out­side Knares­bor­ough and Still­ingfleet. It was a fast and ef­fi­cient build and the house was very much ahead of its time,” says Emma.

The cou­ple were de­lighted with their Dan­ish eco-home, which was ready within weeks and re­mains en­ergy ef­fi­cient thanks to large amounts of in­su­la­tion and triple glazed win­dows. It is filled with nat­u­ral light and re­flects its own­ers’ artis­tic tal­ents and love of colour. June Lloyd-Jones had a paint­ing room on the first floor of the house, while David Lloyd-Jones had a stu­dio in the gar­den. He made pots that com­bined the tra­di­tional high­fir­ing tech­niques with de­signs that were made to be used. “If some­one said they were going to put his work in a cab­i­net, he would tell them ‘it must be used’,” says Emma.

Her fa­ther died six years af­ter mov­ing to the house and his wife passed away last year, hence the sale. The two-storey prop­erty has 2,600sq ft of space and sits in a third of an acre of walled gar­den.

There is an en­trance hall, din­ing room, sit­ting room, kitchen, utility room, of­fice, mas­ter bed­room with en suite, bed­room two and a shower room. On the first floor, there are two fur­ther bed­rooms, a large liv­ing space and a bal­cony with ve­ran­dah be­neath. There is a dou­ble car port and pedes­trian ac­cess through a tim­ber gate in the high brick wall.

Emma, who lives at the prop­erty, says: “My par­ents loved this place very much. Ev­ery time my mum came through the gate it gave her a thrill to see the house.”

Con­tact Blenkin and Co, tel: 01904 671672, www. blenk­i­nandco.com

FILLED WITH LIGHT: This Dan­ish house in Ful­ford, York, was home to the fa­mous pot­ter David Lloyd-Jones and has two enor­mous open-plan liv­ing spa­ces, a first-floor bal­cony and wrap­around gar­dens. Lloyd-Jones worked in a stu­dio in the gar­den, which cov­ers a third of an acre.

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