Sycamore House, Little Smeaton
Offers in Excess of £800,000
- Expansive Four Bedroom Detached
- Lounge, Formal Dining Room and Conservatory
- Office, Snug and Boot Room/Gym
- Large Breakfast Kitchen with Separate Utility Room
- Double Aspect Master Bedroom with Modern En-Suite
- House Family Bathroom Plus an En-Suite Bathroom to Second Bedroom
- Private Large Gardens with Patio, Vegetable/Fruit Patches and Garden Room
- Large Driveway and Double Garage for Multiple or Large Vehicles
- Sought After Rural Village Location
- Ideal Location for Commuting
Property Description**SYCAMORE LODGE**
Find Your Forever Home
Renovated from its roots as a single storey property in the rural village of Little Smeaton, Sycamore Lodge is now an attractive four-bedroom family home with space both indoors and outdoors in great abundance. From the minute you enter the private paved driveway through the branded wrought-iron gates, the tone is set for this expansive property – perfect for a growing family to settle in their forever home.
Over your shoulder you’ll see the enormous sycamore tree – the namesake for the house, sitting pretty above the raised front garden.
Since the current owners bought this place back in the early 2000s, it has undergone an extensive extension within a large plot of land, offering privacy and peacefulness in a sought-after location. On a summer’s day, the sun shines through the stained-glass front door and you’re greeted with the palatial entrance hallway finished with stylish parquet flooring and stained wood interior doors.
The dual-aspect lounge runs the entire depth of the house. Finished with a neutral soft carpet, featuring a huge focal limestone fireplace encasing a multi-fuel stove, there’s ample space for statement oversized furniture and a range of seating options. You’d have no trouble gathering the whole family in here to watch a movie or huddling round the Christmas tree during the festive season.
You’ll never feel restricted in the tastefully decorated kitchen with its vast footprint and two full walls of units, cupboards and granite worktops, still with space for a large dining table to be comfortably accommodated. Creating a generous space at the heart of the home was important for the current owners when they doubled the size of this room as part of their renovation works.
Finished to a high spec with an integrated Bosch dishwasher and sleek Range master cooker, hosting and entertaining will feel like a dream.
Despite the great amount of space, the washer and dryer are hidden away in the additional utility room.
Views stretching down the rear garden complete this excellent space.
For a home regularly frequented by family and friends, the downstairs cloakroom and W/C are accessible for all your welcome guests.
Boots And All
Through the side door and out of the kitchen, you arrive in the incredibly useful boot room – a welcome addition when arriving home with muddy paws and shoes after a long countryside walk. This was formerly the home’s old workshop which has now been connected to the house.
The current owners use this versatile space for storage and small home gym, or it has potential for even a separate study or playroom for the children.
Host In Style
In addition to the kitchen floor space, you’ll have use of a formal dining room to host your evening meals in style. A lovely entertaining space featuring detailed coving to add interest to the otherwise neutral decor, it has French doors leading into the conservatory. In summer, fling all the doors open and create the ideal party area for your friends and family.
With working from home having become the new norm for many Yorkshire homeowners, the ground floor office with comfortable room for two people to tackle the 9 to 5 couldn’t be more convenient.
This purpose-built office offers a generous amount of built-in desk space and still has room for other essentials including filing cabinets, printers and scanners. Positioned next to the front door and with two windows out to the drive and front garden, you can get your work done and will never miss a parcel while you’re at it.
A second sitting room/snug in addition to the main lounge is ideal for separation between the kids and adults to enjoy putting your feet up at the end of the working day.
Its south-facing trajectory makes it bright and airy, finished with classic oak flooring and space for two decent-sized sofas. It’s ready to make your own right away, in keeping with the rest of the home and its neutral decor.
Head upstairs past the feature arched window and across the long gallery landing to the master bedroom.
Size really does count and as the floorplan of this bedroom sits directly above the lounge, it also enjoys the benefits of being dual aspect with views out to the front and rear garden making the morning alarm that bit easier. As you’d expect from a room of this calibre, the generous en-suite features ‘Jack & Jill’ wash basins and a large shower enclosure.
Be Our Guest
A practical guest room offers a generously sized sleeping area with the addition of a en-suite bathroom and additional alcove. Perfect to create a dressing area or to build additional storage, the simplistic decor is ready to be adapted to your personal taste.
Doubles As Standard
Two further extremely spacious double bedrooms with built-in storage in both, along with ample room for freestanding furniture completes the first floor and sleeping quarters.
For The Family
Guests and children won’t worry about sharing the huge family bathroom situated in between the third and fourth bedrooms. Tiled floor to ceiling with low-level spotlights, a bathtub and separate double shower enclosure for convenience and relaxation.
Glorious Outdoor Space
The impressive garden to the rear is just waiting to be enjoyed, and you won’t be disappointed.
Sunken beneath tall mature trees and surrounded by a low-level brick wall and interesting shrubbery, you’re sheltered from the wind and disturbances of the outside world. There’s tons of space for outdoor seating with the patio stretching across the whole width of the house and an enviable uninterrupted lawn for relaxing and recreation.
In addition to the vast mature lawn and patio, there’s an established vegetable patch for the green fingered while wildlife lovers will enjoy venturing into the wood-like forestation out the back. This handy patch of land can be used to keep your garden waste out of sight and on certain days you’ll also be lucky enough to say hello to the neighbouring horses and sheep in the fields behind.
When you’ve finished admiring the outdoor space, completing this magnificent family home is the detached double garage – accessible from the front drive.
Area to explore
Bordering the River Went, the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Little Smeaton is one of the area’s most desirable locations.
Next to its sister village Kirk Smeaton, this spot is rurally idyllic and renowned for its warm country charm. There’s an abundance of woodland walks on your doorsteps as you’re surrounded by open fields and the peaceful patter of Brockadale Woods and Nature Reserve.
This beautiful seclusion doesn’t come at the expense of village amenities however. The highly rated Shoulder of Mutton is a proper old-fashioned village pub which plays a central role at the heart of the community. It offers the perfect place to catch up with your fellow villagers over a cold, crisp pint or glass of wine.
Opposite here is also a small post office which stocks enough everyday essentials to avoid travel to larger nearby towns, freeing up more time to relax in your fantastic new surroundings.
The village primary school comes with an excellent reputation and there’s a choice of nearby secondary schools as well as the established Quaker School offering a private option just a few miles away in Ackworth. Other nearby villages include Wentbridge, home to the Wentbridge House Hotel and a great calling point for afternoon tea as well as the highly rated Blue Smoke Artisan Pizza restaurant.
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