ACCORDING to the Oxford English Dictionary, a cottage is 'a small house, typically one in the country', which would make Osgoodby Cottage most certainly not the property you would expect were you to go by name alone.

Set in an elevated position with a 360 degree vista across North Yorkshire this cottage may well have the country connection to its definition, but it is anything but small. In fact, Osgoodby Cottage offers approximately 4300sq.ft of accommodation after work by the current owner to increase its original footprint.

A spacious and stunning family home, it combines a wealth of beautifully-appointed living space with an annexe, a range of superb outdoor entertainment facilities and five acres of gardens and grounds with a magnificent outlook. Who could ask for more?

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Briefly, the main house comprises a porch which opens into an extremely spacious fully fitted bespoke kitchen with a substantial central island unit with breakfast bar, an AGA set into an alcove, a Belfast sink beneath a window offering magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and ample room for a dining table and family seating area. The kitchen also enjoys access to the external terrace.

Also on the ground floor are a separate living room with a log-burning stove in an exposed brick feature wall, a snug, and a light and airy study/play room with windows to three sides and double French doors which open into the garden. Off the kitchen is a utility room which leads into a cloakroom and from there into a pool room.

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A stunning addition to the home, this not only has a large heated swimming pool but also a separate sauna, skylights which allow natural light to flood in and bifold doors which run down the length of one side and open onto a terrace with a built-in fireplace.

The first floor of the main house is accessed via an oak staircase and consists of a stylish family bathroom and five bedrooms. These include the master suite with a spacious bedroom, dressing room, and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower plus a double-size bath and double basins; a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and another with an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony with an outdoor bath offering unrivalled views.

A large, gravelled parking area sits between the house and the separate annex complex which consists of multiple garage spaces, a designated office and a self-contained first floor cottage with one bedroom, a generous living kitchen and a full bathroom. The total size of the outbuilding is around 3,400sq.ft.

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Outdoor entertaining is important for the current owners, who have created large patio and decked areas plus a covered retreat complete with a log burner and a sunken hot tub which sits on the bow of the garden, set into a spacious deck.

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Situated just a short walk from Kilburn Woods and the famous White Horse, Osgoodby Cottage occupies a five-acre plot surrounded by woodland and open agricultural land.

Osgoodby Cottage is situated in Osgoodby, in an elevated position at the foot of Sutton Bank, with spectacular views across the Vale of Mowbray and not far from Thirsk. It is on the market at offers in excess of £3m.

For more information or to make an arrangement to view, please contact the Thirsk office of Belvoir! on 01845 518575.