Galtres Cottage Guide Price: Sold STC £400,000
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Nestled snugly within the countryside setting of the historic village of Great Ouseburn, discover the homely hamlet of Branton Green, and within it the quaint Georgian façade of Galtres Cottage.
Behind the delicious chocolate box cottage wrapping lies an updated 18th century country house. Come inside and let us make your acquaintance.
Follow the traditional old path up to the front door, past the well maintained borders and manicured lawn; a prelude to the immaculate homestead that awaits beyond the laurel green traditional cottage front door.
Emerging into the entrance hall a handy cloakroom complete with WC is on hand across the way, while ahead the hall leads onto a roomy atrium from where the house opens out before you. Step through now to the right and discover your sitting room, cosy and homely, with an air of grandness courtesy of its imposing Georgian windows.
Full of surprises, this room is light and spacious due to the light which pours in on two sides, an unusual feature for a cottage of this antiquity. As the autumn leaves begin to skitter by, it’s time to light the log burner, neatly housed beneath its rustic wooden mantel. A cool spring evening is enough encouragement to crackle a log or two in this atmospheric room. With space at the back for a desk, why not work from home today? With views out to the glorious greenery at the front, take a break from typing to look up as the summer swallows start to line up on the telegraph wire outside of the window, looking like musical notes on a score. Idyllic!
Follow us as we continue along to your welcoming wooden-floored dining room, a real hub of the home here at Galtres Cottage. Perfectly placed at the centre of the house, enjoy sociable evenings with family and friends gathered around the dining table – plenty of room for everyone here beneath the spot-lit ceiling – and regale your guests with laughter and fine food. This room blends traditional cottage chic with modern clean lines to ensure atmosphere and functionality come as one.
To the right lies your lounge, a lovely quiet room ideal for reading or chatting in. Perfect for entertaining friends, why not move in here after dinner for a glass of wine in front of the fire? Of course the benefit of two reception rooms means you can enjoy family and formality, with the children enjoying one space for games and toys and the other retaining an adults-only atmosphere. The choice is yours…
Continue on with us into the kitchen breakfast room. Light and airy courtesy of the multiple windows, this room rings with the laughter of the convivial cook. Family will naturally congregate around the central island whilst you are busy preparing a delicious parmesan spring chicken with roasted asparagus, so enjoy the chatter and patter of footsteps whilst you fricassee away!
Double doors lead out from here onto your sunny south facing patio, perfect for enjoying morning coffee and croissants as the birds provide the chorus for your day. Bliss.
Returning to your ample hallway, follow the spindle staircase up to discover your sleeping quarters. Ahead of you lies the first of your three large double bedrooms. Again, so bright due to light pouring in from two sides, this bedroom looks out to the countryside at the front. Perfect for one of the children, or guests, neutral and tasteful décor creates a calm soothing vibe here.
Next door, discover an even larger bedroom, with abundant views out over the lush countryside beyond. Space here for all your storage needs and even a comfy chair by the window to sit and read a book. Who will take ownership of this breathtaking bedroom?
Finally, we uncover the jewel at the centre of this glorious Georgian crown, your bountiful master bedroom. After a long day, this room is your sanctuary. Spacious and yet inviting and cosy, recline on a sofa by your expansive windows and drink in the delights of the verdant view that unfolds. In the morning, spritz away the sleep from your eyes in your pristine ensuite before wrapping yourself up in a fluffy towel, plucked toasty warm off the heated towel rail.
For the rest of the family, a gleaming bathroom awaits, with separate shower and bath and beaming light showering in through the window. Space for everyone to sparkle here.
Time to explore your glorious garden, come with us. South facing and perfectly private, enjoy a spot of morning sunbathing on the patio. When the heat builds and you need a break, move down to the cool shade provided by the hedges and trees of your well established, low-maintenance garden.
Beyond, the countryside rolls on, so enjoy being at one with nature. In the summer stoke up the barbecue and invite your friends over to share in the feeling of serenity that the English sunshine brings.
Out and about
Pull on your boots and head out with us as we explore the lively locality. Slip away from your slice of paradise and discover what is on offer. At the local village hall make connections with your neighbours and enjoy quizzes, pilates and other events. From your front door a number if walks lie at your feet (don’t forget your wellies in the winter!). The village shop is on hand for all your essentials while local shopping is also available in nearby Marton, Boroughbridge and Knaresborough. Of course, you are handily situated for easy access to Harrogate or York if you prefer.
A local loop will take you through Upper Dunsforth, where a diverse range of wildlife inhabits the wet meadows and woodlands. For an afternoon’s armchair entertainment, enjoy watching the events pass by on the cycle route in front of the house.
For local food and drink, why not take a trip to The Punch Bowl at Marton cum Grafton? Their philosophy is to showcase the very best of local produce, including slow roasted Dales lamb shoulder with broad beans and wild garlic pesto.
Of course, with the cordiality of your own kitchen to hand back at home, a night cosied up on the sofa in front of Netflix and the log burner with a glass of wine in hand can’t be beaten. There’s no place like home here at Galtres Cottage.