Cattal Road, Tockwith, York, YO26
This remarkable five bedroom detached country home provides a most flexible arrangement of contemporary accommodation amounting to in excess of 3500 sqft in just over four acres of landscaped grounds fronting the River Nidd with full riparian boating and fishing rights.
Oak Lodge is a spacious and cleverly designed contemporary home designed to enable optimum enjoyment of delightful garden aspects from all principal rooms. An internal inspection will reveal an innovative arrangement of accommodation with impressive reception rooms connected to the bedroom wing by a central open plan garden and family room.
The end result is a home ideal for family occupation and entertaining; appointed to a high standard throughout yet with the facility to ‘close down’ zones of the property when not in full use. The original architects have maximised light and garden aspects throughout Oak Lodge by using floor depth double glazed windows and the property also further benefits from oil fired heating.
The house is approached via a sweeping tree lined driveway and a central reception hall serves an impressive sitting room and adjoining dining room as well as a study, utility/laundry room and a double bedroom with the potential for the creation of en-suite facility. A stunning 39ft wide garden room/family room with beams and atrium style ceiling then opens directly into a high quality family breakfast kitchen upgraded with bespoke oak cabinets and granite work surfaces.
The bedroom wing comprises a cleverly designed master suite with double bedroom, its own dressing room and en-suite bathroom whilst a double guest bedroom has its own dressing room and en-suite shower room and finally two further double bedrooms are served by a spacious house bathroom with walk-in shower enclosure and a large jacuzzi/spa type bath.
The grounds amount in all to 4.222 acres (1.709 ha) with river frontage and riparian rights (boating and fishing) to the Nidd. This riverside setting ensures that the gardens abound with wildlife and the ardent gardening enthusiast will appreciate the extensive lawns, private rose garden and vegetable plot. From a recreation viewpoint the superb lawned areas will satisfy the demands of the most energetic of youngsters with the added benefit of private terraces adjacent to the garden room and a hedonistic hot tub (available by separate negotiation).
Oak Lodge enjoys a private rural setting to the south of the village of Cattal but with outstanding communication links by road and rail to major commercial centres. The local Cattal railway station serves Leeds and York then London and Edinburgh further afield. In addition to local primary schools there is a choice of secondary education at King James School Knaresborough and Tadcaster Grammar School (subject to place availability) and private schooling at Queen Ethelburga’s.
Having a panelled and double glazed door, double glazed windows to front, coved ceiling, wall light points, range of windows into garden room. A panelled door leads to a:
Stunning Sitting Room:
With front and rear garden aspects, a spectacular vaulted beamed ceiling, full height chimney breast with stone fireplace and hearth incorporating cast iron stove. Twin storage cabinets and display niches to chimney breast recesses. The rear double glazed windows overlook a private sun terrace. Television point. Twin doors lead to an:
Elegant Dining Room:
With front garden aspects from floor depth double glazed windows, range of wall light points, ornamental coving to ceiling.
From the hall a door gives access to a:
Family Room/Garden Room:
A stunning 39ft wide room comprising a seating area with full depth double glazed windows overlooking a central gravelled courtyard area. Exposed beams to ceiling, feature fire surround with limestone interior and hearth and cast iron solid fuel stove. This room then opens into the garden room with outstanding natural light afforded by an atrium style double glazed ceiling with recessed downlighters and further double glazed windows overlooking a rose garden and lawns beyond. There is a tiled floor, double radiators and this then opens into the:
Family Breakfast Kitchen:
Having an extensive provision of black granite work surfaces with matching upstands and an inset one and a half bowl contemporary sink unit positioned beneath a double glazed picture window with rear garden aspects towards the river. Generous provision of handcrafted oak cabinets with base cupboards, drawers, matching wall mounted cabinets and integrated appliances including a microwave, refrigerator and freezer, dishwashing machine, range style oven with five hobs, hotplate, two ovens and grill, with tiled recess and concealed extractor canopy above. Peninsular unit with breakfast bar, base cabinets and sliding storage facility, Travertine tiled floor, recessed downlighters to ceiling.
With direct access from the main reception hall, having a tiled floor, double glazed windows and:
With fitted work station, range of fitted drawers and wall mounted cabinets, recessed downlighters, door to:
With sink unit, base cabinets, plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, recessed downlighters, door to inner courtyard.
With windows and French doors to front, tiled floor, range of fitted cabinets. The preparatory work has been done for the creation of en-suite facility and this can now be carried out to the individual requirements of the new owners.
The rear hall area has a range of storage cabinets, coved ceiling and double glazed picture windows looking into the central courtyard and the door leading to the:
Master Bedroom Suite:
Which comprises an entire section of this northern wing of the property:
Having floor depth double glazed windows and patio doors leading to a sun terrace with gardens beyond, further aspects across the gardens towards the river. Two double radiators, door to:
Having double glazed window to front, recessed downlighters, radiator and mirror fronted wardrobes.
Luxury En-Suite Bathroom:
With half height tiling and full height tiling to the surround of a walk-in corner shower enclosure with adjustable high pressure shower, panelled bath, fitted vanity unit, low level WC, contemporary vertical radiator, recessed downlighters to ceiling.
Guest Bedroom Two:
Again with delightful garden aspects from double glazed windows, radiator, fitted dressing table, range of chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe.
With built-in mirror fronted wardrobes and door to:
En-Suite Shower Room:
Having corner shower enclosure, fitted vanity unit with Corian surface and inset basin, low level WC, medicine cabinet, vertical contemporary radiator, shaver point, recessed downlighters.
Double Bedroom Three:
Again with floor depth double glazed window and additional window, both having garden aspects towards the riverbank, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, adjoining linen cupboard with hot water cylinder, fitted dressing table, matching chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
Family Bedroom Four:
Having floor depth double glazed windows overlooking gardens and the riverbank, four door wardrobe with hanging rail and fitted shelving.
Half height tiling and matching tiling to floor, a large Jacuzzi/spa type bath with pine panelling, matching vanity unit with wash basin, pine base cabinet, medicine cabinet above, low level WC. Walk-in shower enclosure with sliding door, full height tiling, adjustable spa jets and overhead shower, heated towel rail.
Oak Lodge is approached from Cattal Moor Lane via remote controlled, electronically operated sliding gates. Adjacent to the entrance is a substantial detached garage block (35'6 x 19'9)with twin remote controlled electronically operated shutter doors, with true car parking for at least three vehicles and ride on lawnmower. There is electric light and power, water supply and access via a retractable ladder to a substantial roof storage area. At the side of the garage is a screened bin store area.Oak Lodge is then approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway screened by mature conifers and bounded on either side by an extensive arrangement of lawns with mature shrubs and borders. There is a greenhouse (20'6 x 8'3) and an adjoining vegetable plot. The gardens amount in total to approximately 4.4 acres including the boating and riparian rights to the River Nidd. The lawned areas provide a wealth of options from a recreational viewpoint whilst to the rear of the property, with direct access from the garden room, is a sheltered patio/seating area, adjacent to which is an ornamental pergola and rose garden. This is a perfect area for barbequing and entertaining with direct aspects towards the banks of the river.
During the course of three recent ownerships of Oak Lodge the river levels have extended into the gardens on occasion but not up to the level of the property itself. The vendors will be happy to explain this in full during the course of your inspection which is strongly recommended.
From Wetherby proceed along the B1224 York Road and at the crossroads turn left on to Rudgate signposted to Cattal. Continue to the end of Rudgate and at the next crossroads continue straight ahead on to Cattal Moor Road where the property will be found further along on the right hand side identified by our For Sale board.