The agent is selling the gardens as much as the house, so we don’t see enough of the inside. But this 1960s three-bedroom bungalow in Stanwick St John, North Yorkshire still looks an interesting proposition.
It dates from the late ’60s and was built within the former Italian Gardens of The Duchess of Northumberland’s Stanwick Park seat. It is said to echo classic Renway design influences, but as I said, I’m not sure I can see enough of the house on the photos to say if that’s actually the case or not.
However, the agent does add that the house is ‘innovative’ and ‘built to maximise natural light, spacial living and the wonderful views over the lovely gardens and beyond’. Some nice period features too, including that wood-clad ceiling and lots of floor to ceiling windows, judging by the limited shots of the inside.
As for the house itself, is is laid out over a single floor and features a large three-room main reception area, a fitted kitchen, large utility and a conservatory. There are also 3 bedrooms, a bath/shower room and an en-suite. More details on all of those rooms on the listing.
That outside space is all screened by a high stone perimeter wall with an entrance door, adjoining parking and a garage with electric power. There’s also the ‘vintage’ garden, which includes a courtyard garden with stone flagged paths and specimen shrubs, along with raised vegetable beds, a herb garden and soft fruit garden.
To the rear, you’ll find a flagged patio, cobbled pathways, a croquet lawn with established flower and shrub beds and borders, further lawn areas, a pond and a water feature. A log store and shed finish things off.
All of which is available for £375,000.