Reception Rooms: 4
A stunning detached period farmhouse located within Hornby village, set in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting far reaching views towards the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Butts Yeats holds a rich history, believed to have served as a former farmhouse, its exact build date has yet to be uncovered, with its earliest record appearing in 1665. The property underwent an extensive and sympathetic reconstruction by a well regarded local architect in 1970. His passion for old buildings and respect for the property’s integrity is evident throughout and the property was returned to its former glory, complete with reminiscent period features and the use of quality materials. It has now been in the same ownership for over 25 years and once again has been immaculately maintained and sympathetically updated throughout to provide what is essentially a ‘twentieth century home’, boasting all the modern connotations highly sought after by the modern family. From underfloor heating to an integrated sound system, stunning bathrooms, a classic, tasteful breakfast kitchen and hyperfast B4RN internet connectivety – Butt Yeats will undoubtedly appeal to a range of buyers. In brief, there are a total of four reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen with separate utility, four double bedrooms of which two are ensuite and a family bathroom. Externally, the property boasts a beautiful walled garden, with an array of versatile outbuildings to enjoy including a heated summerhouse, workshop and plentiful stores. The manicured gardens, set within the tall stone walls, offer a private haven, with a mix of patio and lawn space to enjoy. Plentiful parking is also afforded along the tarmac drive.
The picturesque village of Hornby, notable for the Hornby Castle that overlooks the parish, is nestled between the River Wenning and River Lune and is surrounded by the rolling countryside. Despite the idyllic setting, Hornby presents itself as ideally located for those who are in need of travelling further afield. Access to the M6 is a mere 7.5 miles away and 8.5 to the City of Lancaster where you will find the mainline train station, Lancaster and Cumbria Universities and Royal Lancaster Infirmary. With a vibrant village centre, quality local amenities are available just a short stroll away including a local shop, post office, tearoom and a well-regarded primary school. Being fully encircled by the local countryside makes Hornby ideal for those who enjoy the great outdoors, with a plethora of walks to be enjoyed right from your doorstep.
The private drive leads along the side of this historic home, where a covered porch leads up to the heavy solid wood entrance door. Opening into a useful inner porch with plentiful space for coats and shoes, the entrance lobby sets the tone for this period home with exposed stone walls, ceiling beams, flagged floors and mullioned windows. The staircase splits off to lead down to the ground floor accommodation or up to a fantastic elevated sitting room. Boasting a triple aspect with views over the surrounding fields and out towards the Yorkshire Three Peaks. This welcoming reception space is filled with natural light yet creates an intimate and cosy feel thanks to the Esse log burning stove set within the feature exposed stone surround upon a flagged hearth. The room is filled with characterful features, with exposed beams and deep window sills and even a window seat from which to enjoy the lovely countryside views.
Taking the staircase down to the ground floor, stone flags run along the hallway passing the tall barn window complete with a curved beam lintel and flooding the space with natural light. Access can be found from here out into the walled garden and into the versatile first reception room, presently utilised as a study. There is also a fantastic guest suite with a double bedroom, beautifully finished ensuite bathroom complete with a freestanding clawfoot bath and dressing area with his and hers wardrobes. The end of the hall brings you into the large and hearty open plan living and dining room. A sizeable room with high ceilings and a plethora of characterful features including exposed beams, stone mullion windows and once again, a Esse log burner set within an impressive exposed stone fire surround. There is ample space in here for dining furniture and also access into the walled garden.
The bespoke kitchen by Butler Interiors offers a classical style with a range of traditional painted shaker style units finished with luxury Silestone worktops. The units incorporate a fantastic breakfast far and encompass quality fitted appliances to include a Miele oven, warming drawer, 4 ring ceramic hob with extractor over and an integrated dishwasher. A cleverly incorporated Velux skylight and outlook into the garden room allows for plenty of natural light and adjoining there is a large utility room. This is a fantastic and handy space, especially for families, offering a matching range of units to that of the kitchen, again finished with Silestone worktops. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer along with an adjoining walk-in airing cupboard. From here, access can be found into the garden room. Designed and fitted with tall Solarlux windows that extend from the floor right up to the apex of the roof, the dual aspect of glazing gives an uninterrupted view over the walled garden and boasts electrically operated blinds, window opening with smart rain detected closing, underfloor heating and smart lighting.
The bespoke oak staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor. There are a total of three double bedrooms on offer, each boasting far reaching views across the rolling countryside to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, including the prominent Ingleborough Mountain and plentiful storage space. The master bedroom is quietly tucked away to the end of the hallway, with a bright dual aspect and external access leading down a stone spiral staircase and out into the walled garden. There is ample storage space by way of built in wardrobes and also an elegantly finished ensuite with a triple walk in rain shower. The family bathroom has the same quality seal, complete with a freestanding roll top, claw foot slipper bath and triple walk in rain shower.
The grounds of Butt Yeats offer something for everyone, with a private tarmac drive to the front and stunning garden set within tall stone walls within, giving access to numerous outbuildings. The garden is a mix of flagged patios and a sizeable manicured lawn that is bounded by flower beds. There is even a selection of vegetable plots for the keen gardener and a raised flagged path leads around the border of a garden, in part covered by a lovely wooden pergola walkway, to the selection of outbuildings. These include a large stone built store and adjoining summer house; a versatile space formerly utilised as a potting shed and studio it is fully connected to services and enjoys central heating. With a fully glazed aspect of full length windows looking out over the garden, it would also make for a wonderful entertainment space in the summer months. Continuing around the garden, there is a further two room outbuilding that could be utilised as a home office, another store room and outside WC.
Directions From Lancaster, take to A6 from Caton Road. Continue through the village of Caton and then through Claughton, after which there is a right hand turn to take, following signs to Wray/Wennington. Reaching the village of Hornby, continue through and after leaving the central village, at the cross roads, take a right hand turn signposted Roeburndale and then take the first right onto the drive of Butt Yeats.