Westerns House, Westerns Lane, Markington, HG3
An individual and impressive four bedroom double fronted detached house in a quiet and private village location between Harrogate and Ripon.
As its name suggests, Westerns House is situated on the western edge of Markington, a village noted for its individual calibre homes between Harrogate and Ripon and close to the historic Fountains Abbey. The stone built property was originally constructed around 1990 and has been the subject of further extension and now comprises a light and generously proportioned four bedroom family home with four reception rooms. The layout is ideally suited to modern day family living with a large high specification dining kitchen some 23 feet in length, being the focal point of the house and adjacent to an equally well-proportioned family room.
There is an immediate sense of arrival with double doors leading to a central reception hall off to an elegant drawing room that in turn leads to a substantial garden room on the western side of the house and ideal for all day sunshine. The four double bedrooms on the first floor include a master suite of bedroom, walk in wardrobe and bathroom. The useful box room could adapt to a dressing room or potentially another bath/shower room.
Externally the impressive elevations of Westerns House complement the extensive grounds. A sweeping lawn is interspersed with flowerbeds, evergreen shrubs, established hedging and maturing trees to the boundaries. To the rear is a patio, terrace with pond, arbour and screening shrubs. There is also a more informal lawned area with a summerhouse, all of which is on the edge of the village.
Markington is well positioned between Harrogate and Ripon both with extensive amenities and educational facilities whilst the village itself offers a primary school, Church, historic inn, a post office/village shop and a strong sense of local community. Leeds, York and Bradford are within commuting distance with access further afield via the A1 (M) motorway at Boroughbridge and Knaresborough.
From the A61, take the Ripley to Pateley Bridge road turning right into Fountains Road and right again at the Markington turn by Drovers Fold.
Continue to the village turning left into Westerns Lane, then left again into Little Croft following the road to the right into a private lane leading to Westerns House on the right.