Marton in the Forest, Stillington, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 1NT | Property for sale | Savills
4,509 sq ft(418.90 sq m)
Guide price £1,895,000(€2,255,647)

Marton in the ForestStillington, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 1NT

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2024
  • Gardens and fenced grass paddocks
  • Barn with five loose boxes
  • Double carport
  • Easily accessible to York City centre

An impressive country residence encompassed by gardens and paddocks of about 22 acres

About this property

  • Situated in an enviable rural position surrounded by spectacular rolling countryside, Foulrice Farm is a traditional period farmhouse built in around 1850 incorporating a number of original outbuildings. The property sits on a plot of around 22 acres comprising of fenced paddocks and gardens, with garaging and outbuildings - this wonderful house is a rare find.

    With stunning period features throughout, the property has undergone a programme of sympathetic improvements and refurbishment in recent years, including the conversion of an adjoining barn to increase the living space and provide guest bedrooms. The resulting property now provides exceptional accommodation finished to a high standard.

    The layout works particularly well for family living, a large open plan kitchen-dining room being the heart of the home, two sets of French doors open to the courtyard creating a light, inviting space and an Aga makes a wonderful focal point to the room. The kitchen is particularly well appointed with fitted bespoke wooden units, a central island unit and large pantry cupboard. Just off from the kitchen sits a snug which has previously served the family well as a playroom, there is also a sizeable utility room with direct access to the garden.

    Continuing through the ground floor you will find a study and two large reception rooms; most notably the spacious sitting room which has a striking stone fireplace, high ceilings with exposed oak beams and dual aspect windows. A door leads to the guest annexe with two double bedrooms served by a bathroom, perfect for multi generation living, guests or staff.

    To the first floor are four additional double bedrooms and a house bathroom. The most impressive principal bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, a dressing room and en suite bathroom. Dual aspect windows provide fabulous far reaching aspects across the countryside beyond.

    A separate office with WC is accessed from the courtyard, ideal for home workers.

    The property is surrounded by well maintained lawned gardens, the rear garden has a beautiful wild flower meadow and thoughtfully planted boarders and mature trees. A large stone paved patio area with pergola create a wonderful place to entertain and beyond a small brick outbuilding, perfect for storing gardening equipment, is a kitchen garden and orchard/play area. The remaining land is divided into fenced grass paddocks, perfect for livestock and or horses. There is a barn with five loose boxes and a tack room which will suit any equestrian enthusiast or those looking for storage.

    Accessed by a sweeping driveway with electric gates, there is ample parking for several cars and a brick built double carport.

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I really love the tree lined approach, with the house standing at the end of a sweeping driveway and being some distance from its neighbours - properties like this don't come to the market often!

Ed StoyleProperty agent

Local information

  • There are plenty of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes from the village linking the adjoining villages and the Howardian Hills are under three miles away.
  • Stillington is a popular and well served village about eleven miles north of York, on the edge of the Howardian Hills. Local facilities include a community owned post office, two pubs, a primary school, doctors surgery, Indian restaurant and sport fields. There are regular bus services to both York and the nearby market town of Easingwold.
  • Easingwold is the nearest market town (about six and a half miles) and has good local amenities including a secondary school and supermarket. Thirsk (about 17.5 miles) has direct train services to London, some making the journey in as little as two hours fifteen minutes. York is about 13 miles to the south and has extensive facilities including its historic minster, train station and racecourse. Some train services from York make the journey to London in under two hours.
  • There are several local independent schools nearby including Ampleforth College, Terrington Prep School, Cundall Manor and Queen Ethelburga's College. There are further independent schools in York: The Mount, Bootham and St Peters.
  • There is the Michelin starred restaurants The Star at Harome (about 13 miles) and The Black Swan at Oldstead (about eight miles). York boasts excellent restaurants including the award winning The Star Inn the City by Andrew Pern and the Michelin-starred restaurant, Roots, by Tommy Banks. In addition, there is Skosh by Neil Bentinck which also boasts a Michelin-star, positioned on popular Micklegate alongside a number of independent shops, pubs, cafes and hairdressers. There are a number of supermarkets in and around the city, including a Waitrose at Foss Islands Road and a large Marks and Spencer at the Vanguard Shopping Park.
  • Please note all distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Hambleton District Council, Council Tax Band E
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E