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A historic 16th-century manor house which has been beautifully restored and commands stunning views over the rolling North Yorkshire countryside has come to market.
The Manor House, which has six bedrooms and is set in 2.27 acres, was once home to Richard Braithwaite, Court Poet to James I, and is situated in East Appleton, just seven miles from Richmond in a conservation area that boasts some of Yorkshire’s best walking and cycling, including routes for the Tour de Yorkshire.
John Coleman, head of country house sales at GSC Grays, said: “This a wonderful opportunity to own a historic house that has been beautifully restored with mature gardens and enjoys a superb and secluded rural setting.”
The house sits in an elevated position with commanding southerly views over the undulating countryside and features an exquisite orangery/dining room extension which has underfloor heating and French doors opening onto the terrace area.
The accommodation, including four bathrooms, is arranged over two floors and is ideally suited to family life with three formal reception rooms, a study, kitchen, breakfast room and a more casual snug or family room. Uniquely, the drawing room incorporates the eastern tower which adds considerable height and stature to the room and has an exceptional inglenook fireplace.
The main gardens wrap around the house to the south and west and include an established orchard. A stone terrace provides a wonderful place for al fresco dining and entertaining looking out over the wonderful southerly views and the grounds include a tennis court.
There is an extensive range of outbuildings, including two large cart sheds, stables, workshops and stores and subject to the appropriate planning consent, could offer considerable scope for development to provide an annexe or separate accommodation.
To the east of the house and with access over the neighbouring farmer’s track are grazing paddocks extending to about 5.73 acres which are being sold as Lot Two. They are made up of two grass parks, are fenced for livestock and have access to water. The fields are ideal for equestrian use.
East Appleton has excellent road links to both the A1(M) and A66 trans-Pennine routes, bringing York (42 miles), (Leeds (53 miles), and Newcastle (50 miles) within easily commutable distances as well as The Lake District within about an hour and a half’s drive.
East Coast mainline rail services to London and Edinburgh can be reached at Northallerton and Darlington while Teesside International airport is about 20 miles away.
The Manor House is currently on the market with GSC Grays Leyburn Branch with a guide price of Lot One £1,350,000. Lot Two £150,000. Telephone 01969 600120