Beautifully ensconced in rolling countryside, Eden Park comes to life as soon as you enter the long driveway through the impressive entrance gates. Modern throughout and having been completely rebuilt in 2010 – 11 it provides everything you would expect in a large country house. Eden Park is an eight-bedroom country estate which comprises two properties in one, the main six-bedroom residence and the two-bedroom cottage.
The entire house has undergone a complete and immaculate refurbishment programme using the finest materials and state of the art technology, for example, the heating is fuelled by a ground source heat pump with seven boreholes down to 350ft each, creating a highly energy-efficient home. The main house is smart wired and can be linked to any smart technology.
The property is full of light and has a 'wow factor' feel with a wonderful triple aspect entrance hall and a generous drawing room/cinema room with a log burner and space into the wall for a 72inch television. The space between the hallway, day room and the drawing room has the unique option of three large sliding pocket doors and a moving wall which all open to create a wonderful, flexible space. Off the hallway is a fabulous open plan kitchen/ living/dining room with beautiful limestone flooring throughout and day room also with a log burner.
In the kitchen, 14 metres of bi-fold doors link the patio to the exquisite indoor swimming pool which enjoys southerly views overlooking stunning open countryside. The kitchen features bespoke handcrafted units with rare granite surfaces and integrated appliances, such as two ovens, microwave, two warming drawers, coffee machine, induction hob, extractor and American fridge freezer. The island boasts a breakfast bar, cookery bookshelves, spice drawer, 48 bottle wine fridge and a built-in champagne sink. This area is the heart of the home and is perfect for large parties with a dining area which can accommodate a table for 22 guests. Off the kitchen, the utility room has a built-in granite ironing board, a drinks fridge and a laundry chute. There is a 'His and Hers' office with built in desks and shelves and a lovely view out over the fields, perfect for working from home. Like all good country houses, leading from the hallway is a WC and useful boot room for outdoor clothing which follows through via a glass link to the triple car garage and workshop. Above the garage is a superb open plan games room and gym. The 25-metre indoor pool has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the open countryside with a sunken eight-seater Jacuzzi hot tub, which is perfectly positioned in the house to be enjoyed daily with two separate showers, changing rooms and WCs.
Upstairs, the principal suite boasts a beautiful view through six large Velux windows, which makes the room a lovely light-filled space. The en-suite features a large walk-in shower, a separate WC and ‘His and Hers’ dressing rooms each with built-in wardrobes and sinks. There are five further double bedrooms, four of which share two 'Jack and Jill' suites, one with a shower and the second with both shower and bath. There is a bath for two in the house bathroom which can be programmed for depth and temperature, and a built-in television and designer feature sink.
A separate terrace can be accessed from the landing and provides a private spot, perfect for sunbathing. The ergonomically designed layout of Eden Park has resulted in a light-filled family home that is very easy to live in on a day to day basis. The Cottage The two-bedroom cottage provides useful additional accommodation with a superb open plan kitchen/dining/living room on the ground floor, as well as a bedroom and bathroom with bath/shower/sink/WC. A separate staircase leads to a spacious further bedroom with a sink and WC. The cottage has a private garden and space for parking multiple cars.
The Land surrounding Eden Park comprises of 5 Lots totalling approximately 29.59 acres of grassland.(Please see the map of the 5 lots) The fields are currently grazed by sheep and have good road access for management. Part of the land slopes down to the beck, providing a water supply for grazing stock and a variety of wildlife including wild duck and wading birds and is a lovely location to take a picnic with the family. The land is perfectly set up for a hobby farm or a first-class equestrian facility. The land to the west of Eden Park has been designated for rewilding.
Having an enviable Follifoot address, this property has the advantage of being close to two local villages, Follifoot and Spofforth. The sought-after village of Follifoot has a good range of day-to-day amenities including a village store, post office, church, two public houses, a favoured primary school, a popular children’s play area and a cricket club.
The area offers a wide range of sporting clubs including cricket, tennis, football, squash and Follifoot Riding Stables, all within a short drive of the property. Harrogate Rugby Club and Rudding Park Golf Club and Spa are close by along with Spofforth Golf Club which is adjacent to Eden Park.
The spa town of Harrogate is approximately four miles and is the perfect base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales. There are plenty of shopping facilities including a shopping centre, arcade and a wide range of independent retailers as well as the larger supermarkets with Sainsbury’s and Fodder a short drive from the property. The nearby A1(M) ensures easy access to both the north and south of the country, as do the excellent links from Pannal and Harrogate train stations.
The area provides a good selection of state schooling including Follifoot C of E Primary School, St. John Fisher Catholic High School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) and St. Aidan’s C of E High School together with Harrogate Grammar School. There is also a wide range of notable independent schools including Ashville College, Harrogate Ladies’ College, Brackenfield, Gateways, The Grammar School at Leeds, Belmont Grosvenor and Queen Ethelburga’s College. The Eden Park gateway is an official bus stop on the Ashville College bus route.
Outside Eden Park
Eden Park boasts a long, private, scenic tarmacadam driveway with views over the land and provides easy access to the triple car garage with electric doors. Manicured lawned areas border the driveway down to a large stone set parking area, which provides parking spaces for multiple vehicles. The gardens have been beautifully designed and improved year on year. To the side of the garage, is a walled vegetable garden which features built-in raised beds. To the rear of the house, there is a south-facing Limestone flagged terrace, which has mature borders of plants and shrubs with stunning views of the rolling countryside towards Kirkby Overblow. Through a garden gate and off the main lawn, the garden extends onto a flat lawn perfect for children’s ball sports with a built-in trampoline.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||3.8%||£323,125||2.9||1.4|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£170,000 (1)||£219,406 (33)||£417,482 (63)||£662,249 (64)||£799,500 (21)|
|Flats||£147,000 (5)||£358,900 (5)||-||-||-|
|All||£150,833 (6)||£237,761 (38)||£417,482 (63)||£662,753 (65)||£799,500 (21)|