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Middlethorpe Manor, Middlethorpe, York, YO23 2QB


Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding Country House
  • Easy access for York and Leeds
  • Fantastic accommodation
  • Leisure facilities including swimming pool and tennis court
  • Amazing gardens and grounds
  • Viewing essential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

York City Centre 2 miles, Leeds 16 miles, A64 2 miles, M1 motorway 8 miles, Leeds Bradford International Airport 26 miles

Accommodation and Amenities

Ground Floor: Reception hall, Drawing room, Morning room, Dining room, Billiard room, Bar, Living kitchen, Playroom, Utility room, 2 cloakrooms, Range of cellars

First Floor: Galleried landing, Master suite with individual dressing rooms and bathrooms, Guest suite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 House bathrooms

Self contained apartment: comprising 2 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen

Leisure wing with indoor swimming pool, plunge pool, changing facilities, shower room and cloakroom
Tennis court
Carriage driveway with significant private parking to the front of the property
Wonderful mature lawned gardens with parterres, walled garden, fruit garden, rose garden, orchard and woodland
Significant range of outbuildings and gardeners stores
Stable block
Former Boat House and derelict barn that offers potential subject to necessary works and consents being undertaken

An Impression

At the end of a sweeping driveway flanked on either side by a variety of beautiful mature trees, herbaceous borders and lawns, stands a house of undeniable stature set amidst lovely gardens with parterres, flower beds, courtyard, walled garden a haha, tennis court and many other features.

This large, imposing home with huge, wood panelled hallway, elegant reception rooms and comfortable family rooms, large bedrooms and bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool make this house a jewel in the property crown of York.

The Property

Middlethorpe Manor is arguably one of York's finest properties situated 2 miles from the City Centre. Grade II Listed Middlethorpe Manor provides an abundance of character as well as beautifully proportioned rooms of which the principal reception rooms and bedrooms face south.

On entering the house the first impression one sees is of a beautiful reception hall with panelled walls and oak flooring with doors leading off to the other principal reception rooms within the property.

The drawing room and morning rooms have interconnecting doors which when opened up form a fantastic entertaining space with the drawing room also having French doors leading out onto the east garden. Also from the reception hall is an impressive staircase giving access to the first floor accommodation.

At the hub of the house is a delightful living kitchen which has access to a charming courtyard garden as well as leading to private dining room, utility and cellars. A hall from the kitchen links the playroom which in turns gives access to an impressive swimming pool complex with heated pool, plunge pool, changing facilities and areas to relax and unwind in.

On the first floor is a self contained master suite with his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms. There is an additional bedroom suite, four further bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main part of the house with extra accommodation created in the self contained apartment on the top floor which provides useful and flexible accommodation and space.

The gardens of Middlethorpe Manor are of particular note and comprise a series of manicured lawns, woodland, walled garden, orchard, parterres, rose garden established trees and well stocked flowerbeds and borders.


Approached along a private part tree lined driveway leading to the front of the property with a large turning and parking area. The grounds extend to approximately 6 acres in total. To the north of the house is an enclosed courtyard outside the kitchen with York stone paving leading onto formal lawned gardens with yew and box hedging. There are mature herbaceous borders and gravel paths leading the eye through a traditional pergola with climbers to the old brick garden walls beyond. A range of outbuildings and potting sheds including a stable and tack room together with secondary accesses lying beyond.

To the east is a secluded hard tennis court with mature specimen trees leading to a ha-ha over which is a further grassed area.

Immediately to the front of the house is the gravelled parking area with to the east side a newly formed Italian box garden. To the south are sweeping lawns leading to an ornamental pond surrounded by York stone and a Hosta bed. A woodland walk leads through the South West part of the grounds.


Middlethorpe Manor occupies a private and secluded position on the edge of the City of York in a most accessible location with the A64 being less than 2 miles away connecting to Leeds, the A1/M1 link road and motorway network. In addition, from York Station, the East Coast Main Line can reach London in 1 hour 45 minutes (best time). Middlethorpe itself is a quiet hamlet, within two miles of York City Centre, close to the village of Bishopthorpe where the Palace of the Archbishop of York can also be found.

Middlethorpe is close to the popular Knavesmire (York Racecourse) which is within walking distance of the property.

Sporting activities are well catered for in and around York, with several golf courses, rugby, football, cricket and tennis clubs. From the property there are also picturesque walks along the banks of the River Ouse and into the City of York.

York as an historic City attracts many tourists and is well catered for with restaurants, theatres and other facilities. The much admired Middlethorpe Hall Hotel lies within the same hamlet.

Coach House

To the left hand side of the drive as one approached the hall and having a frontage directly onto the main street of approximately 100 feet, lies the original coach house and cottage block that is now in need of restoration. Previously this consisted of two cottages and two coach houses and, subject to any necessary permissions, could be an excellent development opportunity.

In addition the property has the benefit of a right of way to the north and west of the house providing different access points if required, as mentioned above.

Additional Information


We would advise that the property has water, gas and electricity, drainage is via a private system. Central heating is served from an oil fired boiler.

The property is fully fitted with a burglar alarm and wired smoke/fire detection systems, it has a video door entry system and electrically operated entrance gates.

Local Authority

City of York Council, Library Square, York, YO1 7DU. Tel 01904 551 550

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly through the selling agent.

DHP Croft
31 Bootham
YO30 7BT

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 September 2012


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