Situated among just a few houses in the picturesque village of Acaster Selby, this rural idyll is as far off the beaten track as you can imagine with open countryside as far as the eye can see. Located between the popular villages of Acaster Malbis and Appleton Roebuck, the location offers the perfect combination of being away from the hustle and bustle, yet within easy reach of the major road networks and with access to York Train Station.
Set within a spacious plot with beautifully tended gardens, this modern home offers tasteful, spacious accommodation with the versatility to work for a range of different buyers. Boasting four reception rooms, four bedrooms and a kitchen with utility room, Draycotts ticks all the boxes for the executive, family home.
The property is approached via double, wrought iron gates that lead to a sweeping stone set driveway and double garage. The composite, part-glazed door with side panels leads into the spacious entrance hall. Decorated in white and grey with an eye-catching feature wall and high-quality, contrasting laminate flooring, the hallway sweeps around providing access to all of the ground floor accommodation and the staircase to the first floor.
A recently re-fitted ground floor WC is located from the hallway and fitted with a two-piece, white suite comprising, a low-level WC and hand wash basin set on a modern vanity unit. Finished off with new, stylish tiling, the room also features an opaque window to the front aspect.
The lounge runs the length of the property with dual aspect windows and the bay window to the front is fitted with a feature window seat. The main focal point is a cast iron, dual-fuel stove, set on a stone hearth within the chimney breast with oak mantle above. Decorated with neutral colours and plush carpet, this welcoming reception room is in turn-key condition and would make a fantastic entertaining space.
Double patio doors lead into the conservatory, which is laid with a tiled floor and offers a useful, additional reception space. Subject to planning, this area would be ideal for adaptation and/or extension. A further set of French doors lead out onto the patio and the conservatory enjoys wonderful views of the garden.
A dedicated, spacious home office can be found next to the kitchen and fitted with a large desk unit, suitable for at least two people to work from, and matching wall units above. The recently fitted laminate from the hall continues into this room and a window is situated to the front aspect, overlooking the driveway and gardens.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of putty-coloured, high-gloss floor and wall units, including some with frosted, glazed frontage. Full length larder cupboards offer further, essential storage and the central, large island provides additional storage alongside a social seating area next to the window. Integral appliances include the red Aga, set below an oak beam giving a real country-feel, an additional electric oven and hob and a dishwasher. Space is provided for an American-style fridge freezer. The stainless-steel sink unit and drainer is set within the timber-effect work surfaces and the contrasting tile splashbacks run across the full kitchen. A grey, stone-style, tiled floor continues from the kitchen into the utility room.
The utility room is fitted with a range of base units with timber-effect, contrasting work surfaces over and match those in the kitchen. The Belfast sink is set within a solid oak work top and beneath the window to the side elevation. Space is provided for an under-counter washing machine. A barn style upvc rear door gives access to the side of the property and another internal door gives pedestrian access into the garage.
From the kitchen, and with access to the lounge, the snug is a cosy and welcoming reception room, beautifully presented with a window and French doors to the rear.
The white spindled staircase leads to the first-floor landing and features an airing cupboard, ideal for linen storage and a hatch providing access to the loft space.
The master bedroom is beautifully decorated with an abundance of painted, built-in wardrobes, including display shelves and a dressing table. A window to the rear aspect offers spectacular open views and gives this master suite the real wow factor. The luxurious ensuite is fitted with a white, three-piece suite comprising, a walk-in shower with glass screen, a hand wash basin set on vanity unit with storage and a low-level WC. A heated towel rail is fitted to the tiled walls, which complement the tiled flooring and an opaque window opens to the front aspect.
Bedroom two is fitted with a bank of wardrobes and features wonderful open views to the rear. Bedroom three is a further good-sized double with ample space for a range of bedroom furniture and a window to the front aspect. Bedroom four is a generous single bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and dressing table. A window is situated to the front aspect.
The house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising, a jacuzzi bath with shower over, a pedestal hand wash basin and a low-level WC. As with the ensuite, the walls are fully tiled with sandstone tiling and a heated towel rail is fitted. An opaque window to the rear aspect adds light and ventilation.
Externally, the position of the property really makes use of the entire plot, set to the rear corner with views across the gardens and open fields. Mostly laid to lawn, the part-walled garden also features sheds, a miniature woodland area, chicken enclosure and vegetable patch. A large patio connects the garden to the house and ample parking is provided via the driveway, with access to the double garage. A septic tank is positioned discreetly within the lawned garden.
As one would expect, the garage benefits from light and power and is connected to the home via the utility room. The garage is very generous in size with two up-and-over doors and a window to the front elevation. A huge amount of storage space is available in the rafters. The current vendor has a small utility area alongside the oil fired, central heating boiler.
While Acaster Selby is a very small village, local amenities can be found just a short drive away in the larger, neighbouring villages of Copmanthorpe and Bishopthorpe. There is a selection of local nursery settings and primary schools among the local villages, including a bus to Appleton Roebuck Primary School. The property is also in the catchment area for the highly regarded Tadcaster Grammar School.