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We are delighted to bring to the market Langcliffe Hall in North Yorkshire. This substantial Grade II Listed Jacobean Hall is steeped in history and provides superb family living accommodation set in about 12 acres with tennis court, formal gardens, parkland and detached modern home-office. This ten bedroom family home benefits from an adjoining self contained two bedroom apartment within the grounds. The Hall enjoys a south facing aspect with stunning views across parkland and the Yorkshire Dales countryside beyond.
The story of Langcliffe Hall stretches back over many centuries. The earliest part of the Hall dates from 1602, illustrated by a date stone over the front entrance door. It was originally built by Henry Somerscales with substantial additions in the 18th Century and further subsequent alterations in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
The owner’s family are an old Yorkshire landowning family who have lived at the Hall since 1642. An early family member, William Dawson, was an accomplished mathematician and friend of Isaac Newton, who is reputed to have been a visitor to the Hall, gaining inspiration for his theory of gravity in the orchard. Other notable guests include a number of prominent politicians of the day, including Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, during the abdication crisis in 1936. The present owner’s grandfather was Editor of The Times newspaper and a close friend of Foreign Secretary and fellow Yorkshireman, Lord Halifax, whose family were also regular visitors.
Langcliffe Hall offers substantial accommodation, featuring beautifully proportioned rooms throughout and a wealth of character features. All principal rooms are orientated to the front, facing due south, each enjoying lovely views over the gardens and grounds.
The accommodation to the Hall extends to almost 8,575 sq ft (796 sq m) and includes four well proportioned reception rooms on the ground floor together with the breakfast kitchen and additional ancillary rooms. The drawing room and music room are on the first floor, together with the principal bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor there are a further seven bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Within the north wing of the Hall there is a self contained two bedroom apartment providing useful ancillary accommodation and an excellent recently converted home office within the grounds.
The gardens and grounds create a particular feature of this exceptional property and have been carefully designed to take full advantage of the wonderful setting that the Hall occupies. Adjoining the Hall, to the front, is a formal lawned garden with a central flagged pathway leading to a delightful rose garden with box hedging, lawns and manicured yew hedging. To the east is a 200 year old walled vegetable garden with a bespoke fruit cage and a tennis court. Beyond, the mature gardens feature further lawned areas, wild flower meadows, a pond and extensive protective woodland. There are an extensive range of outbuildings including a two storey Georgian stable block and a variety of useful garden stores.
The parkland grounds continue beyond the gardens, enclosed by a contiguous stone wall, drifting up the craggy limestone fell of Blua mountain. On the eastern edge of the estate, with separate access from the village, there is a detached barn which may have some form of development potential, subject to planning.
To see more information on Langcliffe Hall click here, or alternatively to request a brochure or to arrange a viewing contact our Leyburn office on tel: 01969 600120.
Joint Agents: Carter Jonas, Harrogate tel: 01423 523423