5 bedroom detached house for saleStokesley Road, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire
Under Offer £3,000,000
- Reception hall, Breakfast kitchen, Sitting room, Conservatory, Drawing room, Bar, Study, Billiard room
- WC, Rear conservatory
- Master bedroom suite with dressing room and two bathrooms, Four further bedrooms (3 en-suite)
- House bathroom, Passenger lift
- Garage, 2 two-bedroom self-contained flats, Office, Gym, Pool room, Detached two-bedroom cottage
- Stable block, Cart shed, Dog house, Heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, All weather tennis court
- Landscaped Gardens, Kitchen garden, Paddocks, Woodland
- In all about 18 acres
Beckdale House was built in the 1920's originally as a Dower House on the Duncombe Park Estate and was the home for a number of years to the 6th Lord Feversham and family. When Lord Feversham moved back to Duncombe Park the present owners set about improving and extending the accommodation to produce the outstanding country estate that it is today. The front door opens into a grand entrance hall that leads into a reception hall with a sweeping oak staircase to a galleried landing. There are five reception rooms offering a huge choice of entertaining space. The impressive drawing room has a feature fireplace, French doors into the conservatory, access to the western gardens and double doors leading into the formal dining room off which is a bar area. Beyond this is the oak panelled study and the splendid billiards room. To the opposite end of the house is the breakfast kitchen which boasts corian work surfaces, Gaggenau and Miele appliances and also has planning permission to extend. Adjacent is a useful utility room with a boot room and side conservatory leading off it, there are also two cloakrooms that complete the ground floor accommodation. The generous master bedroom suite is located on the first floor, it boasts two luxury modern bathrooms as well as a dressing room featuring a passenger lift. There are four further double bedrooms of which three are en-suite as well as a house bathroom. There is a staircase leading up to the full height attic space that provides a large storage space or potential to convert to additional accommodation subject to the necessary permissions.
EPC rating E
Beckdale House is situated approximately half a mile outside the bustling market town of Helmsley. The stunning views from the property look out towards Helmsley Castle and the magnificent Duncombe Park Estate, one of the country's most renowned pheasant shoots, as well as far as the eye can see over the glorious undulating countryside of North Yorkshire. There is excellent walking and cycling right from the doorstep as well as the magnificent Rievaulx Abbey close by to explore. Helmsley offers excellent facilities for day to day living including supermarket, cafes, butchers, weekly market, restaurants, doctors and dentists and for more extensive facilities the thriving market town of Thirsk is approximately 14 miles, the historic city of York is approximately 23 miles and the sophisticated spa town of Harrogate is approximately 32 miles. For the commuter, the mainline station at Thirsk has regular direct links to London Kings Cross as well as frequent services to Leeds and York; for connections further afield as well as a transpennine service to Manchester. The area also benefits from quick access to the A19/A168 & A1M, all of which lead to the major commercial centres in the north and beyond. There are international airports at Durham Tees Valley which is approximately 39 miles and Leeds Bradford, approximately 49 miles. The area is home to some first rate private and state schooling, notably Ampleforth College, approximately 5 miles away, Terrington School, Ryedale School, Queen Mary's and Cundall Manor.
Beckdale House is approached through double gates which open to a tarmacked drive sweeping up to the house and past the parkland to the West. A spur leads to the cottage and stable block, whilst the main drive continues onto a generous
parking area and turning circle located at the rear of the property. There is a garage complex with ample space for five cars, which also incorporates an office and two self-contained two-bedroom flats. There is a gym, changing room and pool room, with a heated outdoor swimming pool just beyond in a beautiful, sheltered walled garden. Steps lead up to a sweep of lawn with pretty herbaceous borders and to a rose and wisteria clad pergola and high beech hedge that leads to the Astroturf tennis court. To the front of the property is a balustrade terrace providing a marvellous outside entertaining space and stunning views of the grounds and the rolling countryside beyond. Steps lead down to tiered lawns and an L-shaped railed paddock sweeps south and west around the house and garden. There are further paddocks east of the drive and close by the stables, beyond this is the established woodland providing wonderful wooded walks. A detached cottage is set within its own grounds and boasts fabulous views towards the East and the Yorkshire Wolds. It has two bedrooms, a bright and spacious sitting room and a breakfast kitchen. The stable block comprises of six boxes, a tack room, a feed store and a lean-to tractor shed and there is a separate generous cart-shed. To the west of this is the delightful cultivated kitchen garden.
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