East Appleton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7QE | Property for sale | Savills
495.64 sq m(5,335 sq ft)
Excess of £1,250,000

East AppletonRichmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7QE

    Key features

    • Beautiful country house of over 5,300 square feet
    • Stunning country views
    • Set within about two acres of private land and gardens including a tennis court
    • Substantial outbuildings and stables with potential for conversion, subject to the usual planning consents
    • Close to transport links
    • An additional 5.73 acres is available by separate negotiation

    An impressive 16th century manor house set in over two acres of gardens

    About this property

    • Dating back to the 16th century, Manor House is an exceptional country residence of historic importance. During the 17th century the property was home to Richard Braithwaite, Court Poet to James I, who lived there until his death. The property was restored in 1890 for the Croft family and to this day still retains a large amount of its original period features.

      Nestled away in this idyllic Hamlet, the property is situated in an elevated position affording commanding southerly views over the undulated countryside beyond. Surrounded by mature gardens and approached by a gravelled drive, the property has an extremely appealing stone façade which perfectly reflects the architecture of the period. More recently the property has been extended and carefully modernised by the current owner and offers the buyer potential opportunity to develop the stone build outbuildings, subject to planning consents.

      Arranged over two floors, the accommodation is ideally suited to family life with three formal reception rooms, a study, kitchen, breakfast room and more casual snug. The bespoke crafted kitchen has a large central island, granite worktops and a large oil Aga with electric module. An open doorway leads to the more recently constructed breakfast room which benefits from underfloor heating and French doors opening onto the patio area. Of particular note is the formal drawing room which has an exceptional original inglenook fireplace and incorporates the eastern tower making for a striking feature.

      At first floor level the accommodation includes two large bedrooms positioned to the front of the property with beautiful views across the gardens and countryside and both having en suite bathrooms situated in the east and west towers respectively. There are four further double bedrooms served by two house bathrooms.

      Externally, mature trees offer the property a great deal of privacy, entered by an in and out driveway
      there is a hard tennis court and access to the large stone built barns and a range of useful stables situated to the east.

      The substantial lawned gardens and mature boarders wrap around the house to the south and west and give way to an established orchard. A paved patio area provides a wonderful place for al fresco dining and entertaining.

      Further land available by separate negotiation.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a rare opportunity to acquire a fabulous historic house in the most beautiful setting.

    Ed StoyleProperty agent

    Local information

    • East Appleton is a pretty conservation area and has excellent links to both the A1(M) and A66 trans-pennine routes, bringing many larger cities within easily commutable distances including Leeds (about 53 miles), Teesside (about 17 miles) and Newcastle (about 50 miles).
    • The hamlet lies in an attractive rural area, making it an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale and the North York Moors. Educational opportunities (both comprehensive and private) can be found at Richmond (about seven miles), Northallerton (about 11 miles). Aysgarth Preparatory School, one of the leading prep schools in the North of England is located just under six miles away.
    • Catterick racecourse is one of the busiest in North Yorkshire and is within about three miles of the property. Kilpin Hall and Gardens is a Jacobean house with tea room open to the public and is about eight miles distant. Bolton on Swale Nature Reserve offers idyllic walking trails and is about six miles of the property alongside Ellerton Park which has a fresh water 60 acre lake offering a variety of water sports including swimming and fishing. An established tennis club, Westfield Club is based at Richmond, just over seven and a half miles.
    • Romanby Golf and Country Club is about 13 miles south of the property as well as Northallerton Equestrian Centre which is within about 13 miles.
    • Richmond (about seven miles) is a thriving Yorkshire Dales market town with a range of shops, restaurants and bars and as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, providing unrivalled access to the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale famous for wildflower meadows, heather moorland and waterfalls.
    • The area is also home to some of Yorkshire's best walking and cycling. Richmond offers a great range of amenities including national and local retailers, swimming pool, cinema, traditional weekly market and a great range of pubs and restaurants and of course the acclaimed Georgian theatre.
    • The station, a restored Victorian railway station, which features a restaurant, cinema and gallery, is also home to a number of artisan food producers and is a popular attraction.
    • The town has a number of schools so there are educational opportunities at both primary and secondary level. Richmond plays host to a number of cultural events throughout the year whilst the cities of Durham (about 36 miles), Newcastle (about 48 miles), York (about 42 miles) and Leeds (about 55 miles) are all within reach either by road or train.
    • There are train stations at Northallerton (about 12 miles) and Darlington (about 15 miles) offering fast and regular services along the East Coast mainline to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. Teesside International airport is about 20 miles distant, with Newcastle International airport being about 54 miles, Leeds Bradford Airport is about 46 miles away.
    • The property is ideally located to access the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors National Park and the North Pennines which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea is about 40 miles to the east.
    • Please note all distances and travel are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H