WHEN it comes to listing reasons why The East House would be a fine property to buy there are many – its great location in the popular village of Great Smeaton, wealth of substantial accommodation and period character.

Perhaps the most unique, however, is the fact the house is being sold with the village green which it overlooks.

The East House is made up of a main house dating from around 1735 and two wings added in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Set over three floors, the accommodation includes period features throughout, ranging from open fireplaces, panelled walls and sash windows to the former servant’s bells in the kitchen.

Briefly the ground floor of the main house comprises an entrance hall, dining room, study, sitting room, drawing room, cloakroom

large kitchen diner, utility room and pantry.

The first floor is home to the family bathroom and three bedrooms, including the master bedroom which has a fabulous en-suite and enjoys views across the village green. Upstairs again are three further bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom.

The annexe to the side of the property has separate access, making it perfect for use as additional accommodation for guests or

relatives or even as a holiday let.

It comprises a ground floor kitchen and sitting room and a first floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and attic store room.

The East House's large private gardens to the rear have been beautifully landscaped and are enclosed by a high brick wall. The property also benefits from a range of outbuildings, a workshop and double garage and ample off road parking.

The property also owns the village green to the front together with a further area to the side.

The East House currently has planning permission for a single-storey extension to the rear leading from the kitchen as well as demolition of the garage block and construction of new garages and a store. However, the new garaging is on the development site for sale in a separate lot, so cannot be built unless both plots are purchased together.

The property is being offered for sale as two separate lots: lot 1 being The East House and village green which is on the market at a guide price of £600,000-£650,000, and lot 2 which includes part of the garden to the side of The East House and a coach house which sits on a prime development site extending to 1.19 acres and benefits from planning permission for two dwellings and conversion of the coach house to a two/three-bedroom dwelling. This is on the market at a guide price of ££400,000-£450,000.