This outstanding Elizabethan period residence is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in East Yorkshire. Originally forming part of the Constable Estate, enjoying an idyllic country setting in delightful formal gardens adjacent to the 14th century All Saints Church, a notable histoic location. The property has been much improved by the present owner and provides extremely comfortable accommodation whilst retaining a wealth of original features sympathetically combined with the comforts of modern living. Offering overall accommodation of approximately 4000 sq ft with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and five receptions. An opportunity to acquire a property that has been rarely offered on the open market. A most important house and truly one of East Yorkshire's treasures.
Historic elizabethan residence
Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, five receptions
approx 4000 sq ft
Grounds approaching one acre
Location The highly regarded rural village of Halsham lies approximately twelve miles to the east of the city of Hull within convenient distance of the East Coast, being set within the Plain of Holderness within easy commuting distance of Kingston upon Hull. The village of Halsham can be approached from the A1033 Hedon Road by taking the B1362 or continuing along the A1033 to Ottringham, then taking a northerly turn to the village which lies within a short driving time.
Historic note Established in 1584 under the terms of the will of Sir John Constable, Halsham Grammar School Alms Houses and Master Lodgings continued to be supported by the Constable family until the late 19th century and provided schooling for village children until 1947. Sir John's will provided for 8 boys whilst his wife Catherine contributed an endowment for an Oxford scholarship. Although initially the school was generously endowded, the schoolmaster's pay saw no increase in nearly 200 years and the £20 per annum was a miserable salary by the middle of the 19th century. The Alms Houses with lodgings for 8 men and 2 women were on the ground floor with the school room and school master's lodgings above. The stepped gables survived as a typical architectural feature of the late 16th century. Alterations have been made to the rest of the building which is now known as Halsham House.
Before they settled at Burton Constable, the Constable family's principal seat was the Manor House situated to the north of the church at Halsham close to the site of Halsham House. Family members however continued to be buried at the church. They continued to support the school and hospital and from the beginning of the 19th century their remains were deposited in the mausoleum which lies opposite Halsham House at the head of a tree lined avenue. The mausoleum designed by Thomas Atkinson of York was designed to mimic the Pantheon in Rome and is a notable East Yorkshire landmark.
Accommodation The property is arranged on the ground and two upper floors and can be seen in more detail on the dimensioned floorplan forming part of these sale particulars and briefly comprises as follows.
Entrance vestibule With connecting door to the ...
Entrance hall With a grand staircase with substantial stained wood balustrade.
Living room19'9" x 13'3" (6.02m x 4.04m). Enjoying a western aspect overlooking the rear garden. Featuring a period fireplace with cast inset and open hearth.
Study/bedroom 610'2" x 8'6" (3.1m x 2.6m).
Extensive living kitchen26'2" x 20'5" (7.98m x 6.22m). This rather grand and elegant room captures the essence of this house with its substantial beamed ceiling and quarry tile flooring. Includes fitted base cabinets with complementing solid hardwood worktop and drainer with inset Belfast sink and integrated dishwasher and cream Aga cooker.
Att kitchenette/walk-in pantry Housing a range oven and including a range of shelving.
Former kitchen/utility room14'11" x 10'9" (4.55m x 3.28m). With integrated fridge and freezer and integrated oven and hob.
Snug10'3" x 10'10" (3.12m x 3.3m). Featuring a rustic brick fireplace and enjoying an aspect to the front.
Inner hallway Giving access to the front entrance which features an original stone staircase and stone flagged flooring.
Ground floor bathroom Incorporating a traditional style three piece white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C. With complementing mosaic Travertine limestone tiling plus heated towel rail.
Ground floor shower room With a three piece white suite comprising independent shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C.
Boiler room8'2" x 5'5" (2.5m x 1.65m). Housing the oil fired central heating boiler unit which serves the domestic hot water system and central heating radiators plus a large insulated hot water cylinder.
Grand first floor drawing room20'10" x 18'4" (6.35m x 5.59m). Featuring the original roof trusses and a grand period fireplace with pillared support including an inset cast iron multi-fuel stove. This most elegant room enjoys elevated views and aspects to three sides taking full advantage of this idyllic setting.
Bedroom 114'6" x 11'6" (4.42m x 3.5m).
En-suite bathroom Featuring a traditional style three piece white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C. Plus complementing tiling and recessed cupboard.
Bedroom 216' x 9'9" (4.88m x 2.97m).
Inner landing Featuring a central dog legged staircase leading to the second floor guest suite. Access to the stone staircase which provides an independent entrance to this area of the first floor.
Family bathroom Featuring mosaic tiling complementing a three piece white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C.
Bedroom 311'8" x 11'2" (3.56m x 3.4m). Enjoying an aspect over the front and featuring the original Elizabethan wall beams.
En-suite bathroom Featuring a traditional white suite comprising freestanding bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C.
Bedroom 412'9" x 9'2" (3.89m x 2.8m).
Guest suite Comprising ...
Open plan living room24' (7.32m) x 15'4" (4.67m) max (l-shaped). With gallery.
Kitchenette12'9" x 9'10" (3.89m x 3m). Includes a range of fitted cabinets with worktop and single drainer sink unit, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and fridge.
Bedroom15'4" x 8' max (4.67m x 2.44m max). With sloping ceiling and feature window overlooking the roof area of the drawing room.
En-suite bathroom Featuring mosaic Travertine limestone tiling complementing a three piece white suite comprising panelled Whirlpool bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C.
Outside The property stands particularly well in grounds of approximately one acre on an elevated site overlooking open countryside to the front and rear. Vehicular access is available to the front of the property with visitor's parking spaces. A private driveway located at the rear opens out into a spacious parking area in front of a double brick garage. An enclosed yard has a series of brick built outbuildings. The formal gardens lie principally to the rear which enjoys a western aspects. Includes a series of substantial ornamental fountains and features a variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants with spacious shaped lawn including inset rose beds.
Agents notes The overall accommodation of Halsham House is extremely versatile. The current owner have enjoyed a useful income from bed and breakfast which for those who are interested would help to fund the privilege of living in such a grand house.
Homeonfilm video The property has a Homeonfilm video which can be viewed by clicking the video tour link on our website.
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Central heating The property has the benefit of oil fired central heating.
Council tax Council Tax is payable to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. From verbal enquiries we are advised that the property is shown in the Council Tax Property Bandings List in Valuation Band G.*
Tenure/service charges We understand the property to be freehold.*