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Birdforth Hall and Cottages, Birdforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO61

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Added on 28/11/2020
Savills, York

Key features

  • Birdforth Hall: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Granary House: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Stable Cottage: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Mill House: 4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Byre Cottage: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Indoor swimming pool and leisure complex
  • 4.55 acre paddock
  • In all about 7.58 acres (3.06 hectares)
  • EPC Rating = E

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Outstanding residential and lifestyle investment and business opportunity in a very accessible location.


Birdforth Hall lies at the heart of the property and is believed to have 17th Century (date stone 1685) origins before being extended in around 1900. The Hall which occupies a south facing position within mature well screened gardens offers well-proportioned family accommodation with six first floor bedrooms. Two staircases offer potential for occupation as a house plus separate apartment/staff flat/granny flat. The property retains period features including the oak panelled drawing room, high ceilings and cornicing.
West of the house the original brick farm buildings have been converted into four holiday cottages known as The Granary, Stable Cottage, Mill House and Byre Cottage, set in large grounds and with separate access. The property is ideal for a purchaser seeking to live in Birdforth Hall and to run a lettings or other commercial business from the site. There may be potential to further develop the single storey brick outbuilding. A large indoor swimming pool together with gym area and office is a further attraction of the site and for those with equestrian interests there is a very attractive and useful grass paddock.
In recent years the whole of the property has been available for letting as a holiday cottage complex together with the leisure facilities but planning consent has recently been granted to permit unrestricted residential occupation of the cottages which could now produce a significant income if let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies or even sold off separately. The site is offered for sale as a whole to enable a purchaser to manage, further develop or even break up the property should they chose to do so. Opportunities such as this are extremely rare particularly in such an accessible location.
Land : To the south of Birdforth Hall and Granary House is a 4.55 acre grass paddock with mature wooded boundary ideal for those with equestrian or livestock interests.


Easingwold 5.3 miles - Thirsk 5.7 miles - York Railways Station 17.6 miles (All distances are approximate)

Birdforth Hall lies in a very accessible location midway between the market towns of Easingwold and Thirsk and there is an East Coast mainline railway station at Thirsk. There are excellent road links from the A168 at Thirsk providing quick access to the North on the A19 or South to the A1. York City Centre and railway station lies 17 miles to the south so there is fantastic business connectivity. For leisure activities the property lies between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, close to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the White Horse at Kilburn and the Sutton Bank view point only 8 miles to the north east. Racecourses at York, Thirsk and Ripon are close by together with golf courses at Easingwold and Thirsk. The property is well located for access to a wide range of state and private schools including Queen Mary’s, Ampleforth College, Cundall Manor together with St Peters, Bootham and The Mount in York.

Acreage: 7.58 Acres


Directions (YO61 4NW): If approaching from the south on the A19 pass through the village of Thormanby. As you approach Birdforth, the entrance to the property is on the left hand side and sign posted immediately before you see St. Marys Church at the road junction on the right.

Additional Info

Tenure: The property is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion.
Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves: The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private whether specifically mentioned or not.
A neigbouring farmer has rights of way over the entrance track from the A19 to access neighbouring farmland.
Method of sale: Birdforth Hall and Cottages is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest with Savills as soon as possible.
Business Rates: Business rates are payable to Hambleton District Council. The rateable value for the property as a whole is £25,750 and the property reference is N .
Services: Mains electricity with a meter in the plant room from which separate supplies run underground to the cottages. The Hall has an independent supply and meter. A Private drainage system serves Birdforth Hall. There is a separate Klargester serving the holiday cottages and pool room. The Hall has its own independent Mains water supply and the cottages have mains supplies but from a large water storage tank in the tank room connected to a water pressure pump. Water is supplied to the neighbouring farmland but charged annually. There is no water supply to the paddock. Telephone is connected to Birdforth Hall but there are no separate connections to the holiday cottages. Broadband is relayed to the cottages from a hub in the office.
Fixtures and fittings: Properties are all currently furnished having been let as holiday cottages. Curtains and carpets are included in the sale however the contents are excluded for the sale and available by separate negotiation depending on the purchasers requirements.
Planning: Planning consent was granted on the 13th October 2020 for change of use of four units of holiday, leisure and business letting accommodation to four residential dwellings. Application number 20/01364/FUL full details are available from selling agents.
EPC: Birdforth Hall - E
Granary House - E
Stable Cottage - E
Byre Cottage - E
Mill House - E


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Birdforth Hall and Cottages, Birdforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO61


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Thirsk Station6.0 miles
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