WHILE the current owners of Stepping Stones may not retain the services of a butler, their historic grade II listed Georgian gem of a property is home to a butler’s pantry – as well as a candle cupboard and a number of other period features of note – should the buyers wish to employ one.
Believed to date to 1779, Stepping Stones was built on the foundations of the Blue Anchor Inn, in a commanding position in the centre of Catterick Village.
A fine example of a double-fronted Georgian home, it has been meticulously refurbished to combine the character of the original building with a modern and contemporary style.
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Adding to its appeal – for financesavvy purchasers – is an adjoining three-bedroom cottage which is currently rented out.
The main house is made up of a reception hall, kitchen, utility room, rear porch, dining room, sitting room, study, inner hallway, cloakroom and cellars.
The first floor is home to the family bathroom, a separate shower room and three double bedrooms, including the generous master bedroom with stripped floorboards and window seats which offer views over the green.
Upstairs again is the attic, which has been divided into three rooms – one of which is currently used as an office.
Many of the rooms are home to period features, including open fireplaces.
Briefly, the accommodation in the cottage comprises a hall, living room, breakfast kitchen, two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, family bathroom, separate wc and a small enclosed yard to the rear.
Stepping Stones’ current owners have created a single-storey extension which houses a games room with a beamed ceiling, full height glazed doors into the courtyard and underfloor heating. It is currently used as a snooker room, complete with bar.
Last, but not least, is an old stable block comprising two rooms and a cloakroom, on the ground floor, and a gym on the largely open-plan first floor, from where there is a door out to a walled garden area.
Stepping Stones has a courtyard area with parking for several vehicles, and a walled rear garden with patio areas, a greenhouse, flower beds and a vegetable patch.
The property is on the market at a guide price of £595,000.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact GSC Grays on 01748 829217.
- Four bedrooms plus adjoining three-bedroom cottage
- Games room and bar
- Converted two-storey stable block
- Guide price of £595,000