Substantial period country house with two cottages, set in almost 20 acres with commanding and uninterrupted views across to the Yorkshire Dales.
Split Farthing Hall is a handsome Grade II listed Georgian residence set within almost 4 acres of paddocks, small lake, orchard and garden with an additional 16 acres of agricultural land given to grassland (and a small area of woodland). The principal part of the house was constructed in 1791 and assumes a commanding position on the edge of this picturesque village, offering far reaching panoramic views across the Yorkshire Dales and towards the Hambleton Hills. Acquired as a full renovation project by the current owners the property has been meticulously restored and developed to create a truly stunning country house with two separate ancillary dwellings making for a thriving business environment.
Characteristic of the Georgian architecture, the house has well balanced rooms and a beautifully flowing layout. The principal house alone offers almost 4,500 sq ft. of immaculate family living accommodation, rich with an abundance of period features including large sash windows, two inglenook fireplaces and wonderful oak beams. The ground floor is home to four principal reception rooms and a large kitchen breakfast room all with stunning gas stoves or fireplaces and their own individually delightful aspects. In addition, and most important for family life, there is a large utility room, two downstairs cloakrooms and a boot room.
On the first floor two large bedroom suites occupy the North and South wings of the property, both with dressing areas and en suite bathrooms. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, both en suite.
The second floor accommodation is just as pleasing, entered by a large oak beamed reception area which sits between two generous bedroom suites, this flexible space could be used for a variety of purposes.
The property has been renovated to function as a commercial enterprise and with that in mind the owners installed a new electrical supply, backup generator, security alarm system and a secondary hot water circulation system.
Additional accommodation includes two cottages, sympathetically constructed in line with the main house's Georgian Façade. Both provide accommodation of an exceptional standard and each benefits from an undercroft parking space. One of the cottages also has an integrated garage which has been converted to a home gym/yoga space but could easily be returned to its original purpose. At present there are also two modern static caravans with power, heating and access to mains electricity, which have been used to house staff and family members in the past.
Externally the property is approached by a long tarmac drive, with a paddock and wildlife pond to the left hand side and an area for which there is currently planning to build a stable block (Hambleton Planning ref:05/02114/FUL).
To the front of the property, predominately South and West facing, there is an immaculate manicured lawned garden with paved seating area, sweeping down to a ha-ha and onto the paddock and planted woodland beyond. Stone steps lead down to a striking fire pit which would be perfect for entertaining guests. There is also an established orchard to the side of the house with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.
The vendors have carried out a large amount of conservation work during their twenty years residing at the property including planting more than 2,000 trees which now form an established woodland area which affords a great deal of privacy to the property.
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This property really caught my eye as it offers a rare opportunity to acquire an immaculate country residence set in its own grounds.Ed Stoyle