Yorkshire Post - Property
Georgian gem with mod cons in lively village
MOVING house to cater for our children’s wants and needs is one of the things we do for love, as
Kate Heuk knows.
She adores her gorgeous Georgian home in one of East Yorkshire’s most sought-after villages, but the for sale sign has gone up to facilitate a move to a property with a paddock for her daughter’s pony.
Kate has left her mark on the house by upgrading the boiler and replacing the oil tank, along with changes to the decor and says: “This has been a great place to live. It is a period house with historic features but it has mod cons, including a contemporary kitchen.”
She adds: “We have a dog and there are some lovely walks locally. The village is also really well served with shops and the beaches at Withernsea and Hornsea are close by.”
Southfield is a handsome, double fronted, Georgian house. It sits in an elevated position in the heart of Roos and has a modern extension that has extended the original house creating the 32 ft long, single storey, double height kitchen/ dining/living space connecting to the garden terrace.
The historic part of the Southfield has an entrance and staircase hall, three reception rooms, utility room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one en suite.
The property sits in a third of an acre and outside there are outbuildings, a three-car garage, a workshop, and gardens.
Blenkin and Co. says: “The house has many fine period features including multi-pane sash windows, stripped floorboards, quarry tiles, architraves, ornate cornicing, fireplaces and traditional fitted cupboards.
“The entire home has been restored and updated with underfloor heating to the new extension and bathrooms, column radiators, bespoke panelling and high specification fixtures and fittings throughout.”
Roos is a popular, rural village surrounded by wide open farmland, just two miles from the beach and half an hour from Spurn Point National Nature Reserve.
Its most famous resident was the author JRR Tolkien who lived there during the First World War when he was convalescing and on light duties after being felled by trench fever while serving in the army.
It is said that Tolkein’s newly pregnant wife Edith danced for her husband in what he called in later writings “a hemlock glade” that has been identified as Dent’s Garth wood in Roos.
It is thought that this inspired part of The Silmarillion, a book by Tolkein that features an elf-maiden Lúthien spotted in a sylvan glade by mortal Beren. They become lovers.
Dent’s Garth wraps around two sides of Roos’s 13th-century church, which has a yew avenue and the remains of a Norman watchtower
While still steeped in history, the village is very well served for modern day life and has a primary school, GP surgery, butcher and baker, beauty salon and village store. There is also a pub, the Roos Arms, and the parish church of All Saints.
There are more shops and facilities in the nearby seaside town of Withernsea, which is just two miles away.