UNDER £450,000

The Ryde, The Village, Skelton, York

Semi-detached cottage

Price £435,000

Contact: Hudson Moody

Tel: 01904 489906

HERE’S a little gem for you - a beautifully presented semi-detached cottage in a magnificent position just off the green in Skelton.

And it’s got all the things you could wish for in a country property, from an open fire and beamed ceilings, to timber floor. Not to mention that all important ingredient, the cottage garden.

Make that two cottage gardens, a landscaped one with flagged path around box hedges and herbaceous borders, together with another at the rear with an attractive lawn enclosed by herbaceous borders and well stocked white perennials. There’s even a timber summer house.

The Ryde may have sold itself to you already, but wait because further treats wait inside.

For starters, both the sitting room and kitchen are a good size, which comes as a surprise in a cottage. The former has a working fireplace with cast iron surround and slate hearth, timber flooring and a beam to the ceiling, together with patio doors onto the terrace. This really is a room for all seasons; snug in winter, airy and able to bring the outside in at this time of year.

The kitchen boasts a range of bespoke built-in units with timber and granite work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink. There is also a lovely slate floor.

Another surprise is the separate dining room, surely a must for country living. It has wooden flooring and a beam to the ceiling, with yet another unexpected bonus in the shape of a conservatory which is reached via double doors.

The ground floor picture is completed by a shower room with separate fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and low flush WC.

The first floor rooms again have beams to the ceiling, the master bedroom being a good sized double with stripped pine flooring and an en suite bathroom.

Bedroom two is another good sized double with a walk-in cupboard, while bedroom three has a pretty cast iron fireplace.

Surprises continue up here too with a dressing room to the master bedroom. You weren’t expecting that were you?

Outside the beautiful gardens are complimented by a detached single garage constructed of brick under a tiled roof.

We reckon The Ryde has it all - both inside and out. Let’s hope the current owners are prepared for an avalanche of potential buyers.