Croft Heads, Sowerby, Thirsk


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An opportunity has arisen to purchase this exceptional family home dating back to the late 1800s which is set in the village of Sowerby. With several reception rooms, superior bedroom sizes and splendid large gardens and garage, clients who wish to purchase a home rich in character and living accommodation should call the office with haste.

The village of Sowerby

The village of Sowerby links with Thirsk, but retains its own identity and is set in the heart of 'Herriot Country', the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to the east. Thirsk is also the Darrowby of the late 'James Herriot' (Alf Wight), famous vet and author.

On Front Street, which is the main road through the village, an avenue lined with trees, is an old timbered house and the historical village church, and over Cod Beck at the southern end is an old packhorse bridge.

Local facilities include a reputable public house and a nursing home. There are several schools in Sowerby -Thirsk School on Topcliffe Road, and also a primary school. The village is within easy access of the A1, A19/A168 for commuting both north to Teesside and south to York.

The market town of Thirsk

Thirsk is ideally placed for those who enjoy country pursuits and together with a popular racecourse, excellent golfing facilities and myriad opportunities for individual and team sports, it offers a charming environment in which to live. It is situated in the heart of 'Herriot Country', between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks.

The thriving market town of Thirsk is conveniently located for easy access by road to:

The Spa town of Harrogate (22 miles)

Historic York (21 Miles)

Leeds ( 30 Miles) and

Teesside (23 Miles)

Thirsk has the following excellent rail connections:

TransPennine Express to York, Leeds and Manchester

and the Grand Central Train line giving direct access to

London Kings Cross in under 2 hours.

The excellent road and rail connections, together with Durham and Tees Valley Airport (25 miles) and Leeds/Bradford Airport (35 miles), make Thirsk an ideal location for those wishing to enjoy the country life but retain superb access to the remainder of the UK and

indeed internationally.

There are three primary schools and a secondary school in Thirsk. Additionally, within a 20-mile radius, well respected private schools include Queen Mary's, Cundall Manor, Ampleforth and Queen Ethelburga's.

Property Description

On entry into the property, there is a large and welcoming reception hall that allows access to several of the reception rooms including the sitting room, drawing room and also the Dining room. There is also access to the breakfast kitchen, cellar, and also a staircase to the first-floor accommodation.

To the front elevation of the home, both the sitting room and drawing room have very high ceilings with enriched corniced finishes. Both rooms also retain the fires and surrounds for the period of this home.

The formal Dining room, to the rear elevation of the hall, also boasts cornice ceilings and an open fire.

Made by Coxwold cabinet makers, the bespoke kitchen offers a host of fitted appliances and also has a large centre island. Having double doors that open into the sitting room makes this an ideal area for everyday family living or indeed entertaining. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room that has coordinating units with the kitchen, there is also a staircase to the office. Also accessed from the utility is a cloakroom and a large boot room.

To the first floor, on the landing, there is a large feature arched window that takes in views over the gardens and also allows ample natural light into hall and landing.

On this level, there are four double bedrooms with the master bedroom having a superior sized en suite which comprises bath, separate shower, w.c., and also a wash hand basin set on a pedestal.

The family bathroom, accessed via the landing, offers a roll-top bath, a separate shower w.c and also a pedestal sink. There is also a large and useful airing cupboard.

Located in one of the bedrooms to the front elevation of the home is a door that leads to the very large attic which, subject to planning and building regulations, may be ideal as a further bedroom or workspace if required.

Accessed from the utility room, the office offers an ideal space for those that require to work from home. Please note that access is only through the utility room and not the main residence.

The gardens to this property offer a wealth of space that cannot be viewed from the front elevation. The large Indian stone courtyard provides excellent space for seating though there is a pergola covered in vine which also may offer a shaded spot on the sunny days. Beyond this, the large gardens are primarily laid to grass with a very large variety of herbaceous beds and borders and specimen plants.

The garage, Which measures 8 m x 3 m, also has a small storage area above and also full power and lighting is available. To the rear of the property, there is also a further two outbuildings that are ideal for storage.


We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are travelling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in this Site and marketing material ( trade marks, service marks, trading names, text, graphics, code, files and links) belong to Luke Miller & Associates. All rights are reserved.

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