A most attractive stone built lodge, located in one of Ripon's most desirable areas. Believed to date back to the mid 19th Century, the detached property sits in mature grounds extending to approximately half an acre. The property offers a very high level of privacy and a tranquil location, whilst also being conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the city centre.
A loft conversion carried out by the previous owners has much increased the living space available, whilst planning permission was also previously passed for the addition of a conservatory to the rear of the property, information available on request. Due to the substantial plot, there is also further scope to extend, subject to any necessary consents.
There are some lovely features, including wood flooring which flows through the majority of the downstairs accommodation, whilst exposed beams on the first floor enhance the character of this period home. The lodge feels very inviting and homely, the interior has been sympathetically updated and earthy tones have been used to compliment the outlook and woodland setting. The layout is also flexible, the downstairs bedroom could easily be used as a second reception room, should the new owners wish.
On the ground floor there is a lovely double aspect living room with wood burning stove, inner hallway with stairs rising to the first floor, kitchen/diner with tiled floor and some fitted appliances, good size downstairs bedroom and a cloakroom/WC, with space and plumbing for a washing machine. To the first floor there is a landing, two bedrooms (one with walk in storage) and the house bathroom, fitted with a white suite.
The former gatehouse is located on a very generous and established plot of approximately half an acre. Approached by a grand gated entrance with electric gates, a driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and the scope to house a caravan/campervan, whilst also offering turning space and giving access to a 23 foot deep garage with power and light. The grounds have walled, hedge and tree lined boundaries, offering a very high level of privacy. A lovely covered seating area has been created by the current owner, making a lovely entertaining space, with complete privacy.
It is unusual to find such a good size plot this close to the city centre and both the lodge and the grounds need to be viewed to be appreciated.