Wishart Estate Agents are delighted to bring to the open market this two bedroom, period cottage located on the main street of the village of Colton. Located just 7 miles South West of York and 6 miles East of Tadcaster, this row of four cottages is believed to have been built around 1839, and originally belonged to Ye Olde Sun Inn Public House, opposite. The first two cottages were converted into one home, prior to the current vendors purchase in 1972. It is this home which we offer for sale today.
In brief, the internal accommodation features: lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sunroom, rear hall, ground floor shower room and to the first-floor there are two large bedrooms and a bathroom.
A driveway to the left of the property gives access and leads to a small lawned garden with a greenhouse, a large garage and a covered log store. A path which runs alongside a stone patio, decorative raised beds and mature shrubs, leads to steps and a cottage-style door. The inner hallway offers storage for coats and shoes and is flooded with light from sliding patio doors and a Velux window. This natural light is cleverly transported into other areas of the home via internal windows.
A ground floor shower room is fitted with a mains shower within a cubicle, a low-level WC, a pedestal hand basin and tiled flooring. A frosted window allows for natural light and ventilation.
Extended in the early 1970s from the original footprint, the kitchen/breakfast room has triple aspect windows and is fitted with a range of timber base units, including a larder cupboard which tones in with the panelled ceiling. Two stainless steel bowls and mixer tap sit upon white laminate worktops with white tiled splashbacks. Integral appliances include an electric oven and hob with extractor above, while space is provided for a freestanding washing machine, dishwasher and under counter fridge. The tiled flooring is ideal for this high-traffic area of the home, which also offers ample space for a full-size breakfast table and chairs. This room houses a floor standing, oil fired central heating boiler.
The layout then flows into the dining room. Oozing with character, this room has cottage windows to the front aspect, dark timber beams and space for a formal dining arrangement. A staircase provides access to the first-floor accommodation and has a useful cupboard for storage beneath.
Glazed double doors open into a generous lounge with two windows overlooking the main street. Adding to the character of the home, there is also a quaint, waist height window to the rear, beams to the ceiling and a wall light. This room benefits from a multi-fuel stove, a radiator and baseboard heating. Bi-fold timber doors open into a south facing sunroom with a brick feature wall, Yorkshire Stone flooring and an external door onto a raised terrace.
A spindled staircase leads to the first-floor landing. A small window provides wonderful views across the rear garden to the open fields beyond.
The master bedroom has generous proportions and offers ample space for a large bed, as well as wardrobes in the alcoves and additional bedroom furniture. Dual aspect windows allow for plenty of light. A chimney breast with what is believed to be an original cast iron fireplace, along with a slightly sloped ceiling, add to the charm.
Across the landing, bedroom two is also a generous double bedroom, flooded with light from windows to the front and rear aspects. Two sets of fitted wardrobes in the alcoves are fitted with louvre doors and offer plenty of storage.
The bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite, including a low-level WC, a wash hand basin and a bath. Partially tiled walls, an extractor fan and heated towel rail add the finishing touches. A window to the front elevation allows for light and ventilation.
Externally, the property offers ample off-street parking, a lawn and wonderful views across open countryside and the nearby farm. There is also a very large garage, a covered log store/workshop and a patio seating area, ideal for al fresco dining in the warmer months. As with most terraced properties, there is a right of access across the rear of the adjoining properties. The strip of land, to the left of the greenhouse and the right of the detached neighbouring property, running from the front to the rear boundary is not included in the sale of this cottage. This is currently marked with a string boundary for denotation on viewing, soon to be fence. We have supplied a guide image for your information, this shows the removed section of land in red. Please note, the land registry has not updated since the ownership change and therefore we do not have a confirmed plan.
Dating back to 1839, it is understood this row of terrace cottages once belonged to the now GII listed public house, Ye Olde Sun Inn which is directly opposite. The water stop tap still resides on the land of the public house. Now a thriving village pub and restaurant this building is the heart of this highly sought-after village.
Regular deliveries are made to the village from the local milk man and fish monger, while the nearest convenience stores are located just along the road at Bilbrough Top Garage or The Co-op in Copmanthorpe. There is also a bus service to and from the village.