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35 North Bar Within, Beverley
ONE OF BEVERLEY'S MOST DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES IN A CENTRAL LOCATION - MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED.
In 1881, when the building of Oak House was completed, an extract from the Beverley Guardian at that time read 'perhaps no building in modern times has excited so much curiosity and interest as the old timbered house erected by Mr J E Elwell in North Bar Without'. Without doubt Oak House is one of Beverley's landmark properties with well documented history, designed by local Architect, F S Brodrick, and built for James Elwell, the father of the famous painter, Fred Elwell, and who had a large specialist wood carving furnishing business at that time in Beverley.
As a result, this grand house was built in timbered style 'to revive the beautiful style of domestic architecture which prevailed in many parts of England in the 16th century but chiefly in Cheshire' (again, Beverley Guardian 1881). The style was termed 'Jacobethan' and has imparted to Oak House an absolute wealth of oak features and carvings, both internally and externally and provided a house with a tremendous and most individual character. The property has been the subject of comprehensive upgrading over recent years by the present owners and now provides a home of absolute distinction over three floors, extending to around 4600sq feet internal (427 sq metres).
The accommodation includes, at ground floor, entrance porch, large hall with oak staircase to first floor, three reception rooms, office, lavishly fitted kitchen/living room with range of bespoke oak and birdseye poplar units and four oven Aga, utility, wet shower room with w.c., at first floor, a most spacious landing, four double bedrooms, office, two bathrooms and at second floor, two further double bedrooms and bathroom. Gas central heating is installed with a zoned dual boiler system. To the rear of the house is a delightful, mature walled garden, fully complementing the style and character of Oak House which has south westerly facing aspects and leads to a large garage, carport and store.
The style and calibre of Oak House, particularly with the richness of the carvings and the wealth of period character, which has included the use of older timber work by Elwell, are quite stunning.
The sale of Oak House affords a very rare opportunity to acquire one of Beverley's most prestigious homes within one of the towns unrivalled positions, with such fascinating documented history.
Oak House is situated on the western side of North Bar Without, a conservation area containing many listed buildings and most highly regarded for its fine architecture and broad tree lined approach from New Walk. The property is just outside Beverley's famous North Bar and therefore within very close walking distance of all town centre shopping and other facilities.
Beverley is without doubt regarded as a premier residential location within the East Riding of Yorkshire. The town has good access into Hull city centre some 10 miles distant where there is ease of connection through to the national rail network and motorway network via the A63/M62. There is well regarded state and private schooling in the area and proximity to Yorkshire's East Coast resorts and North York Moors National Park. York is some 28 miles to the west.
With stone steps leading up to:-
Hardwood panelled and leaded light inner and outer doors, panelling to dado height, coving to ceiling, quarry tile floor.
6.50m(21'4'') x 2.16m(7'1'')Plus stairwell. A most impressive L shaped hall, coving to ceiling with Gargoyle features, inset ceiling lighting, carved staircase to first first floor with barleytwist spindles and decoration, a most extensive range of cupboards with internal fittings and shelving under, wood block floor, three screened radiators, hardwood panelled doors with carved architraves leading off, dado rail and two Czech crystal chandeliers.
6.32m(20'9'') x 4.32m(14'2'') into bayHeavy beamed and timbered ceiling with Gargoyle features, oak panelled to dado height with original picture rails and brass hooks and crystal chandelier, carved oak fireplace surround and mantle with coal gas stove and four radiators.
7.65m(25'1'') x 4.90m(16'1'') max into bayHeavy beamed and timbered ceiling, pine and oak floor with patterned surround, carved oak fireplace surround and mantle with tiled inset and grate, oak panelling to dado height with original picture rails and brass hooks and Gargoyle carvings, wrought iron chandelier and wall scouces and three radiators.
4.88m(16'0'') x 2.29m(7'6'')Coving to ceiling, one radiator.
7.34m(24'1'') x 5.13m(16'10'') max into bayFireplace with carved oak surround and mantle, tiled inset and hearth and coal gas fire, fine cornicing and frieze and raised panel decoration to walls, antique crystal chandelier, oak strip floor, French window to bay, two radiators and opening door to patio.
5.92m(19'5'') x 5.31m(17'5'')Superbly fitted with a bespoke range of oak and birdseye poplar units having internal fittings to include double internal drawers, polished Granite work surfaces and display cabinets. Oil fired four oven Aga in delightful tiled recess featuring the activities in the old kitchen of the Beverley Arms Hotel, reproduction Fred Elwell painting files, integrated ceramic induction hob and hood, stainless steel bowl and mixer tap and water filter, American fridge freezer, ice maker and water filter, integrated dishwashre, original bell panel, coving to ceiling, inset lighting and ceiling fans, tiled floor, access area with storage cupboard to steps leading down to useful cellars and wine store and also rear stairs to first and second floor.
3.30m(10'10'') x 3.18m(10'5'')Fittings as in kitchen and with inset stainless steel bowl and mixer tap fitment, tiled floor. Well fitted with recycling bins, washing machine/tumble dryer.
Fully tiled and with shower, w.c., wash hand basin, extractor fan and one radiator.
8.84m(29'0'') x 2.69m(8'10'') maxA most spacious landing, part galleried to stairwell, coving to ceiling, two radiators, dado rail, two antique crystal chandeliers, airing cupboard, panelled and leaded doors to feature front balcony.
5.31m(17'5'') x 5.18m(17'0'')With an extensive range of limed oak panel fronted wardrobes and drawer units, part with mirrored glazing, coving to ceiling and picture rail, wrought iron basket grate fireplace with decorated surround and mantle, two radiators.
Very recently fitted and with a beautiful 5 piece sanitary suite comprising of twin contemporary counter top hand wash basins set on a timber and glass topped vanity unit wth storage beneath, low level WC, free standing bath and large walk in shower cubicle. Attractive tiles to walls and fully to floor, one radiator/towel rail, air extractor. Window to side elevation.
6.63m(21'9'') x 4.88m(16'0'') maxFeature carved oak surround fireplace and mantle having tiled insets and fireplace, hardwood panelled and mirror fronted wardrobes and book shelving, coving to ceiling, four radiators.
6.17m(20'3'') x 3.81m(12'6'')With painted slate fireplace having cast iron grate and tiled inset, coving to ceiling and two radiators.
4.42m(14'6'') x 2.67m(8'9'')Fully fitted with oak panel finish cupboards and drawers and semi-circular workstation, display cabinets and shelving, coving to ceiling and one radiator.
With staircase to second floor, one radiator.
4.57m(15'0'') x 4.32m(14'2'')Corner wardrobe/cupboard, coving to ceiling, three radiators.
Very recently fitted and with attractive tiling to walls and with inset mirror and vanity lighting detail, tiled floor, large walk in shower, twin semi recessed wash hand basins on vanity unit with storage beneath, low level w.c., inset ceiling lighting, chrome ladder style radiator.
L-shaped, one radiator.
Having panelled bath, shower cubicle, w.c., wash hand basin with cupboards under, tiled to walls and floor, electric chrome finish towel rail and radiator.
5.66m(18'7'') x 5.21m(17'1'') maxPart sloping ceilings, fitted walk in wardrobes and double dresser unit with drawers and cupboards under, cast iron fireplace, one radiator.
6.71m(22'0'') x 3.76m(12'4'')Part sloping ceilings, bench seat which converts to day bed with cupboards under, cast iron fireplace with alcove wardrobes, shelving and dresser/drawer unit, two radiators. There is access from this bedroom to excellent walk in and boarded loft storage accommodation.
There is vehicular access through double opening electric gates to a side block paved driveway with security lighting and leading to a:-
5.03m(16'6'') x 4.34m(14'3'')With electric up and over door and power and light laid on.
8.53m(28'0'') x 4.80m(15'9'')With electric up and over door and power and light laid on.
4.22m(13'10'') x 1.88m(6'2'')The buildings have electric light and power and there is automatic external lighting.
The driveway is in the ownership of Oak House and there is right of access for two other adjoining owners to their own garaging.
4.42m(14'6'') x 3.89m(12'9'')To the rear of the house and with electric light and power and to the rear is an oil storage tank.
To the rear of the house is a most delightful walled garden with westerly aspects fully complementing the style and character of the house. Bordering the rear of Oak House there is a flagged terrace with water feature and a meandering cobble path with flanking lawned areas leads beyond. The garden has a wealth of flower and shrubbery borders with various small trees and a magnificent specimen Copper Beech tree. Wrought iron gates give access to the carport, driveway, garaging.
To the south side of Oak House there is a block paved pathway access with wrought iron gates and along part of which there is access for a neighbouring property.
All mains services are available or connected to the property.
The property benefits from a dual boiler zoned gas fired central heating system.
We believe the tenure of the property to be Freehold (to be confirmed by the vendor's solicitor).
Contact the agents Beverley office on 01482 886200 for prior appointment to view.
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The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply they are in full and efficient working order.
All measurements are approximate and for guidance only
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NB Floor plan sketches, where supplied, are not to scale, are provided for general reference only and do not represent exact plans.