5 bedroom detached house for saleMiddle Park House, Sowerby, Thirsk
Withdrawn from Market £1,400,000
A restored and extended listed farmhouse situated along a private tree-lined drive, with glorious gardens and tennis court, in approximately 8 acres. Cottage and farm building available by separate negotiation.
Principal house with hall, study, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, family room and TV room. Usual offices including rear hall, laundry, wine cellar and office
Master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms
Walled courtyard garden, terracing, lawns and woodland, all-weather tennis court.
About 8 acres
The principal house (listed Grade II) is a fine 5-bedroom family house in an enviable rural setting, only a few minutes from Thirsk and within easy reach of A19. The house has been extended and restored to provide generous family accommodation with supporting grounds of about 8 acres and a lovely tree-lined drive about 1/3 mile long.
• Substantial family house over 5000 sq. ft in 8 acres
• Open fireplaces and panelled doors with brass furniture
• Hand built kitchen with 4-oven Aga and direct access family room
• Glorious mature and well timbered gardens and grounds including tennis court
• Detached cottage and commercial farm buildings also availableseparately, offering lucrative income stream
• Minutes from Thirsk station (Grand Central/Transpennine)
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The property is approached via a long tree-lined drive, extending almost 1/3 mile from the road. The drive terminates in a gravelled sweep in front of the house and triple garage.A south and west facing courtyard garden is fronted by mellow brick buildings partly comprising three useful rooms with potential for further accommodation. The front lawn is overhung by splendid willows and bounded by mixed hedges of yew and beech, with lofty poplars beyond and a lavender walk. There is a broad sweep of lawn to the south approached off a flagged terrace with low walls, and with gravelled paths and herbaceous borders, all adjoining farmland.A pathway leads through the orchard to Ivy Cottage, which has its own area of garden too. An archway in a tall beech hedge leads on towards the chicken run, and there is a flower and soft fruit garden with clipped box and vegetable plots, greenhouse and tractor shed. Beyond, a hazel walk leads to the tennis court.
Approx 8 acres
Ivy Cottage: a 3 bedroom detached cottage has proved to be a lucrative letting unit; it could be bought with the main house or retained by the vendors with a right of pre-emption to the buyer.
Farm Buildings - the same could apply to the original farm buildings which are currently let on a three year lease at a gross figure in the region of £24000 pa.
These two additional units each have a separate access and are separately available; they could add an annual income currently £36000. Access to the house, cottage and farm buildings is quite separate so that none obtrudes upon another.
Middle Park House lies just south of Sowerby/Thirsk and west of A19. The rail station at Thirsk is a few minutes’ drive and supports Grand Central (London Kings Cross 2 hours) and Transpennine (York, Leeds, Manchester airport) trains. Thirsk itself is a thriving market town, and York, Harrogate and Leeds/Bradford airport are in easy reach. There are multiple private and state education opportunities nearby including Queen Mary’s School, Cundall Manor, Aysgarth School and Ripon Grammar.
York 19 miles, Leeds 40 miles, A1 5 miles (Distances approximate)
Mains water and electricity, private drainage
Fixtures and fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Local authorityHambleton District 01609 779977
From A19 turn west opposite the access to Bagby, Balk and Kilburn. At the T-junction turn right in the direction of Sowerby, and the entrance to the property is on the left after about ½ mile
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