Thornton Steward, Ripon

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3

The Cottage is a period home which was built in three stages. It occupies a superb position, facing south, with splendid views over open countryside beyond the gardens.

The Cottage

A charming period home which was built over three time periods, hence the change in roofline and many characterful features. It occupies a stunning position with very private gardens having a southerly aspect with all principal rooms overlooking and accessing the gardens, from which are spectacular views of uninterrupted countryside beyond. It offers generous living accommodation with plenty of entertaining space both inside and out and is a truly delightful home.

Thornton Steward is a highly regarded village in Lower Wensleydale with a thriving local community and 11th century church. It has good connectivity to the region being within a few miles of Leyburn, Masham and Bedale.


The property is entered via a substantial front door with wrought iron door furniture into a stone entrance porch. The main hall has French doors opening into the dining room and staircases leading up to the first floor landing, the bedroom accommodation, and down to the lower hall, which has a shower/WC and leads to the main living room. The dining room is a substantial dual aspect room with a door opening to an elevated stone terrace with fantastic views of the garden and countryside beyond. The vendor has advised us that there are mains services available in this room as it was formally used as semi independent living area by the previous occupants. There is a study area to one end of this room with a stone fire surround with coal effect gas fire set within an open grate. In addition, there is a walk-in store room with shelving. The living room is dual aspect with a walk-in bay window and French doors opening directly into the gardens. It has a brick fire surround with a log effect LPG stove and an exposed beamed ceiling. The dining kitchen is an L-shaped room with an exposed beamed ceiling and quarry tiled floor, a range of wall and floor cupboards with cream frontage and incorporates one and a half sink unit. The dining area has lovely views over the gardens. From here a stable door opens to the rear lobby and there is access to the utility room.

The first floor landing has vaulted and exposed ceiling beams and provides access to three bedrooms and the house bathroom WC, all of which face south. The master bedroom is a large room with lovely views over the gardens to the views beyond. It has full range of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, drawers and a vanity unit with wash hand basin. The second bedroom is a large bedroom with a walk in wardrobe. The house bathroom/WC is fitted in a champagne coloured suite with a corner bath, step-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.


To the front of the property there is a driveway allowing on site parking leading to a timber garage. The rear gardens face south with all the principal room enjoying this view.

The gardens have a stone terrace leading to a gravel seating area and an elevated stone patio outside the dining room. The gardens have a shaped central lawn and plenty of shaped well stocked shrub, herbaceous and flower bed borders with many varieties of perennials, roses and shrubs. There are two timber garden sheds.

Services and Other Information

The property is served by oil fired central heating with LPG supplies for the cooker and two fires.


The property is believed to be freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Particulars and Photographs

The particulars were written and the photographs taken in June 2021.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Richmondshire District Council. Tel 01748 829100.

The property is banded E.


GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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