Wonderful family home with mature garden.
69 Meadowfields Drive, built in 1939, is a spacious, and later extended, detached house which has the feel of the countryside. The house has a mature and extensive wedge-shaped garden that opens out to the River Foss creating a secluded and peaceful retreat bordered by mature trees, with over sixty metres of river frontage opening to a private nature reserve on the opposite bank. From the house there is an expansive view of gardens and fields, including a second wildlife sanctuary, created by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
Gardens surround the front and sides of the house comprising multiple flower beds laid out with perennials, large lawn, mature trees and shrubs, original 1930s limestone rockery and wildflower meadows. With nature reserves so close, wildlife abounds in the garden, including kingfishers, woodpeckers, sparrow hawks and even the occasional buzzard and roe deer. There is a large potting shed/greenhouse and a new attractive garden shed. The property's two drives provide plenty of off-road parking space and there is also a garage.
In 2014 the property was given a new roof and repointed. Not long beforehand it was fitted with solar panels and solar thermal and the house is very well insulated having triple glazing at the front, double at the rear, cavity wall insulation and a double insulated roof (deep fibre lagging and under slate foam insulation panelling).
The solid oak doors throughout the property came from the 1920s Spirit Building' of London's Natural History Museum following its demolition to make way for the Darwin Centre. Other period features from architectural salvage include solid oak parquet kitchen floor and maple entrance hall, an internal stained glass door, Art Nouveau metal balustrades from a London home set in a bespoke oak staircase built by local craftsmen, and a working Art Nouveau fireplace. A second Art Deco fireplace is the property's original and all the pine flooring has been stripped and varnished. The kitchen is solid sycamore with Kashmir granite work surfaces.
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The seasonal garden is truly wonderful with the nature reserve located close byTanya Coffey