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Thornton Park Estate, Thornton Le Street, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7

Key features

  • Site of Former Mansion House
  • Grade II Listed Stable block incorporating Park House
  • 12 Residential letting properties
  • Traditional Parkland, landscaped gardens and lakes
  • Productive grass and arable land
  • In all about 633 acres
  • For sale as a whole or in 3 lots
  • EPC Rating = F




The Thornton Park Estate extends to approximately 633 acres (256ha) lying within a ring fence in an accessible yet private position between the market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton in the heart of North Yorkshire.

A one mile long driveway leads from the pair of matching Georgian Gate Lodges through mature woodland and into the historic parkland at the centre of the Estate and the site of the former Thornton Hall which occupied a commanding position overlooking the Park. Today the adjacent Georgian stable block offer a purchaser the opportunity to extend Park House and create a manageable sized Country House whilst benefitting from the same magnificent outlook ,landscaped gardens, specimen trees and lakes.

To the north there are a further four houses which are let and income producing . At the western end of the estate lies the previously highly regarded Thornton Stud founded by Commander Vyner in 1918. This includes the purpose built Stud complex with 34 boxes, Walden House , two staff Cottages, well sheltered and railed paddocks which has separate access off Newsham road past the impressive Listed west Gate and Lodge.

Home Farmhouse and adjacent buildings provide the base for the Estate farming operation together with a separate range of buildings at Bell Rush. Avenue and Lime Cottage which are semi-detached and let could ,subject to obtaining consent, be converted into one large house if desired.

The Estate is offered for sale as a whole or in 3 lots to provide maximum opportunity for purchasers with a wide range of interests. This could include buyers with equestrian and stud interests, families seeking to create a private home or someone wanting to pursue the development opportunities as well as traditional estate buyers with farming, conservation or sporting interests.

Method of Sale and Lotting
The Estate is offered for sale by private treaty. The vendors reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means and potential purchasers are encouraged to register their interest in either the whole or part of the Estate as soon as possible.

Thornton Park Estate Lot 1

This comprises the principal portion of the Estate including the site of the former Mansion House, Park House and the former Georgian stable block together with seven additional residential properties producing significant rental income. Such opportunities to purchase historic parkland with established lakes and formal gardens are extremely rare.

The potential for a purchaser is considerable and ranges from those who may wish to seek planning consent to build a new principal house in an exceptional location to those who would like to further develop Park House and the former stables in to a manageable sized family house or to those seeking to add to the rental income for letting out.

Lot 1 lies within a ring fence extending to approximately 455 acres (184 ha) including approximately 322 acres of generally level grassland of which the historic parkland core extends to around 150 acres. Some of the land towards the eastern boundary is in arable rotation. The remainder is mainly well established broadleaved woodland providing shelter, sporting, and timber together with the formal landscaped gardens.

Lot 2 - The Thornton Stud has been lotted to provide a purchaser with an opportunity to acquire a ring fenced equestrian unit extending to approximately 114 acres or more if lot 3 is purchased with the benefit of separate access from Newsham Road to the west enhanced by the impressive and Listed West Gate.

The Stud comes with so much history and provenance and the sale offers an opportunity for a purchaser to build on that reputation and take the Stud forward once again. Alternatively the property could be a beautiful and manageable small private Estate generating income from the cottages and land or for an alternative equestrian business based such as an eventing or livery yard. This lot includes some of the best Grade 2 land on the Estate.

Lot 3 - A block of Grade 2 arable land which adjoins both lots 1 and 2 extending in all to approximately 63.38 acres. This includes 54.68 acres of arable land in addition to which there are established protective shelter belts around three sides. This land would form a valuable addition to either lot 1 or 2 and prospective purchasers of either of those lots should register their interest as soon as possible.

The Estate is offered for sale as a whole or in three lots.

Lot 1 – Thornton Park Estate extending to approximately 445 acres - Guide £6,750,000

Lot 2 – Thornton Stud extending to approximately 114 acres - Guide £2,500,000

Lot 3 – Productive farmland extending to approximately 63 acres - Guide £500,000

Lot 3 is only available to the purchasers of either lot 1 or lot 2 with priority given to the purchasers of lot 1.

Acreage: 633 Acres


Nearest Postcode
YO7 4DW takes you in to the heart of the Estate whilst YO7 4DR leads to the east Gate Lodges at the entrance to the Estate off the A168.

Heading north on the A19 take the first exit north of Thirsk signposted A168 to Northallerton. Proceed north on the A168 for approximately 1.5 miles to Thornton-le-Street and then continue for a further 0.75 miles to the main entrance drive to the Estate on the left at the Gate Lodges ( Postcode YO7 4DR). The private Estate road leads through parkland and woodland in to the heart of the Estate where you bear right to Park House which is situated approximately 1 mile from the council highway.



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Thornton Park Estate, Thornton Le Street, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7


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