Forge Lodge, Orchard Lane, Ripley
- Detached Property
- Three Double Bedrooms
- Two Reception Rooms
- Double Glazing
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Courtyard Garden
- Detached Garage
- Sat Nav To HG3 3AT
Property SummaryAn exciting and rare opportunity to acquire a fully-modernised home, refurbished to the highest standards, in the heart of a community named last year among the UKs top 20 villages to live. Tastefully converted and artfully blending traditional design with modern touches, the property enjoys a peaceful and private location but remains within easy reach of local amenities including regular public transport links, the village store and the local pub.
A solid wood external door opens onto a bright, spacious sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows along one entire wall overlooking the courtyard garden. Equipped with Ethernet and telephone points, the room is heated by a wall-mounted radiator. Recessed LED spotlights in the ceiling provide plenty of light while like most of the ground-floor space the room is fitted with oak flooring. An archway leads into the dining room with its own Velux window, radiator and external door to the courtyard. The dining room opens into the kitchen. Duck-egg blue, soft-closing wall and base units with Quartz worktops and matched splashbacks incorporate many of the kitchens appliances including a full height fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A sink can be found beneath the window overlooking the courtyard. The kitchen is equipped with a modern induction hob with extractor adjacent to an eye-level oven and combination oven. A second Velux window allows in additional daylight while lighting is provided by both overhead and wall-mounted fittings. The study is accessed via a solid wood door from the kitchen and includes a bespoke fitted work desk, Ethernet and power points for computer equipment, a wall-mounted radiator, overhead LED spotlights and a stable-type window overlooking Orchard Lane. Double doors open onto a utility area with space/plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. A solid-wood internal door from the sitting room leads to a hallway accessing three double bedrooms and house bathroom. The master bedroom has an en-suite equipped with a double sized shower, sink set within a vanity unit, low-level WC and ladder style heated towel rail. The second double bedroom also incorporates stairs to a mezzanine floor. The modern house bathroom is fully-tiled and fitted with a bath with shower attachment and splash screen; a low-level WC with concealed cistern; a double-doored storage cupboard beneath a wash basin with recessed mirror above, which allows for extra shelving space. Awarded a higher-than-average C rating on its EPC, the property is double glazed, fitted with low-energy lighting throughout with warmth and hot water provided by a programmable, gas-fired central heating system with individual control valves fitted on all radiators.
Study: 10 10 (3.31m) x 6 0 (1.84m)
Kitchen: 14 5 (4.40m) x 9 9 (2.97m)
Dining Room: 9' 9" (2.97m) x 8' 8" (2.65m)
Living room: 19 8 (6.00m) x 14 8 (4.48m)
Bedroom 1: 12 3 (3.73m) x 10 6 (3.19m)
En-suite: 6 5 (1.95m) x 5 7 (1.70m)
Bedroom 2: 10 11 (3.34m) 9 7 (2.93m)
Mezzanine Floor: 17 2 (5.23m) x 13 11 (4.24m)
Bedroom 3: 9 8 (2.94m) x 9 11 (2.71m)
Bathroom: 6 5 (1.95m) x 5 7 (1.70m)
Garage: 19 3 (5.86m) x 8 11 (2.71m)
Innovative design ensures, while ulta-modern inside, Forge Lodge still blends wonderfully with the surrounding architecture. The property is separated from Orchard Lane by a five-bar timber gate set in a waist-high sandstone wall. The gate opens onto a gravel drive leading to the single garage with a pitched roof. Sandstone paving leads to the solid-wood front door as well as a door to the dining room. Double French doors from the ground-floor master bedroom allow access to a private, paved courtyard garden.
The picturesque and historic village of Ripley lies just to the west of the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. Rebuilt in the 1800s to resemble a similar model village in France, it is nevertheless still dominated by its historic castle - home to the Ingilby family for centuries - and its parish church. Its town hall remains as a testament to the 19th Century reconstruction work, while the village is also a popular spot for weekend visitors who come for the tea rooms and for the world famous Ripley Ice Cream, the regular antiques and collectors fairs held on fields on the edge of the village throughout the summer, and for walks in surrounding countryside. The village boasts its own primary school; regular bus connections to Harrogate, Ripon and Leeds; a shop; a post office; and The Boars Head Hotel, serving traditional Yorkshire fare and a selection of real ales.
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.