The Mill House, Cawood
The estate agent has labelled this gorgeous Georgian house a “hidden gem” and that’s exactly what Nikki and Richard Hunter thought when they first discovered the property.
It is tucked away on Water Row, a terrace of fine, period homes that have gardens running down to the riverbank.
“We were living in York city centre and wanted to move out to a village when we came to view this house. It is in such an amazing setting near the river that we just fell in love with it immeditately. Buying it was definitely an emotional decision,” says Nikki, who bought the property in 2007.
The amenities on offer in Cawood, along with its transport links, also helped seal the deal.
The historic village of Cawood is situated midway between York and Selby and offers easy access to the A1, A64, A62 and to Leeds. It has three pubs, a post office, a primary school, a sports centre and a variety of clubs and societies, including cricket and tennis clubs.
It also has a ruined castle, which is now managed by Historic England. Dating back to the 1100s, it played host to a number of royals, including King John in the 13th century, Henry lll, Edward l and Edward ll, revealing the village’s importance.
The Mill House dates from the early 1800s and has all the hallmarks of the period, including elegant proportions and a sense of symmetry.
There is a central entrance hall and handsome reception rooms either side, both of which feature working fireplaces.
The Hunters have redecorated the property and changed the solid fuel heating system to oil. The house has a hall, sitting room, dining room/family room, dining kitchen, boot room, utility room, cloakroom, three bedrooms and a house bathroom.
To the front of the property, there are lawned gardens running down to the River Ouse and to the rear is a pretty , south-facing garden with a paved sitting area and outbuildings. There is also parking for two cars.
Nikki and Richard, who have two daughters, are selling to relocate.
“We have loved living in Cawood. It’s a fantastic village with a great community spirit and we will really miss it when we leave,” says Nikki.
A spokesman for Carter Jonas says: “The Mill House is a beautifully presented, grade II listed house that enjoys an idyllic position with open views across the River Ouse.”
*For more details contact Carter Jonas tel: 01904 558200, www.carterjonas.co.uk. For more details on the village, you can visit its website, www.cawoodvillage.org, which is run by the parish council.