c. 1840 – Snaith, East Yorkshire, England

SOLD / Archived From 2018
Added to OHD on 8/10/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/25/18   -   16 Comments
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Guide Price £400,000
$510,813 USD









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Eastfield House is a fabulous opportunity to purchase an impressive property requiring extensive modernisation. The house, whilst being in a poor state of repair retains many period features and would make a fine family home.

To the rear of the house is the former Coach House, that, subject to the necessary consents, would convert to a number of uses including, home office, ancillary accommodation and garaging.

The property extends to 4.7 acres and includes a front garden and land to the rear that has amenity appeal, and could provide paddocks for those with equestrian interests.

There is a public footpath that crosses the southern section of the property.
Sold By
Savills, York
01904 200057
OHD Notes
From HistoricEngland.org.uk: "SNAITH AND COWICK GOOLE ROAD SE 62 SW (north side) Snaith 2/55 Eastfield House GV II House. c1840 for Mrs Shearburn. Grey brick in Flemish bond with sandstone ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. Double-depth plan with 2-room central entrance-hall south front and wing to rear right. 2 storeys, 3 bays; symmetrical. Plinth. Tuscan porch with attached columns carrying entablature with hood over panelled door and plain overlight in reveal, flanked by 12-pane sashes with margin lights in wooden architraves and reveals with sills and channelled and keyed wedge lintels. First-floor sill band. Similar, smaller first-floor sashes. Moulded wooden eaves board, bracketed eaves. Double-span hipped roof. End stacks with ashlar coping and square pots. Interior: hall has foliate relief to dado, moulded cornice with gapevine frieze, moulded arch on head-corbels; similar arch to upper hall; open well staircase with ramped handrail and drop-on-vase balusters; moulded cornices and warble chimney-pieces to wain rooms; pair of keyed elliptical arched alcoves to rear right. One of the series of mid-C19 suburban villas built at Snaith for the Shearburn family."
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16 Comments on c. 1840 – Snaith, East Yorkshire, England

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  1. AvatarChris LaMarca says: 1 comments

    I want this! Gorgeous Georgian.

  2. Avatartess says: 306 comments

    Not bad, without seeing the baths it looks livable. Some paint and paper, new light and window in the kitchen and take your time fixing any other problems. Love the coach house. Would like to peek inside that. Almost 5 acres to make a beautiful garden.

    Some interesting history of Snaith:
    “Deriving from the Old Scandinavian for ‘piece of land cut off’, Snaith was recorded as Esneid in the Domesday Book. The town got a market charter in 1223 which meant it could hold a weekly market and there were just 187 householders in 1379. Today, that figure is in the thousands and it has been part of Yorkshire since leaving Humberside in 1996.”

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 526 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    Getting a serious Jane Austen/E.M. Forster vibe from this delightful little manor.

    • AvatarD daly says: 2 comments

      Just what I need, Austenland here we come. Play whist in the evening, dinner parties, hunting and fishing parties.

  4. SadieSadie says: 33 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Give it some TLC and love and this manor home would leap back into life! Oh the possibilities!!

  5. AvatarErica says: 2 comments

    Have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?

  6. AvatarKaren says: 577 comments

    I thought of the movie, “Sense and Sensibility” as soon as I saw this house! The downstairs really surprised me, given the description. If there’s a working bathroom downstairs, you could live here, while doing the more serious work upstairs. Thats the American way…if you had money, I suppose you’d live at your other pre-Georgian pile, hire a contractor, keep in touch over the phone, and visit once a month to see progress. I wonder what kind of shape the floors in the carriage house are in, if anyone ever put electricity or water in that building. It would make a wonderful garage/overflow housing upstairs. I also like the fact that there’s almost 5 acres coming with the house. I wonder if once, there was a lot more acreage to the house. Love the driveway, too! If I were moving to the UK, I’d definately want to swing it so I could live in Yorkshire, home of one of my favorite Britcoms, “Last of the Summer Wine!” Love watching these guys-while keeping my eye on the scenery n the background! If your PBS station carries this series check it out. I don’t know if Netflix or any other service carries it.

    • AvatarZann says: 502 comments

      It’s funny you said that because as I scrolled through the pictures I started thinking about Hyacinth and Richard renting an “apartment of rooms” in the country on Keeping Up Appearances.

      • AvatarKaren says: 577 comments

        I love Hyacinth! Unfortunately, our local PBS station doesn’t carry that show anymore. But I also watch As Time Goes By, which they have been running forever. I bet I’ve seen every episode 4 times! I wish that show had more of Holland Park to see in it.

        • AvatarZann says: 502 comments

          My sister has DirecTV, and she gets Alabama and Florida PBS. I cannot tell you how infinitely jealous that makes me.

          I don’t know who your television provider is, but I use Comcast, and Comcast now lets us link to YouTube. Consequently, on Saturdays I can watch Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By (both which are aired) and then watch Are You Being Served via YouTube. 😀 (After Lawrence Welk, of course.)

  7. Avatarfred smith says: 1 comments

    I have visited the property. Nearly all the 4.7 acres of the property is on the site of an old sand pit (quarry) mined in the last century. The land is low lying as sand has been dug out and piles of old earth makes embankments exist. which is unusally because the land in snaith is flat. The land may be liable to flooding. Many trees have grown on the site of the sand pit into a large wood. The samll garden of the house is not low lying but may only total 0.25 or an Acre


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