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14 bedroom detached house for sale

Escrick, York, North Yorkshire

Guide Price £2,800,000

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Tenure: Freehold

An important Grade II* listed Jacobethan style country house set within magnificent parkland and grounds, together with extensive river frontage and just three miles to the south of York.

The property comprises the main hall with an adjoining servants' wing set around a cobbled courtyard and provides very sizeable accommodation extending to approximately 26,500 sq ft. Many of the original features remain at the property including the tripartite oriel window above the main entrance and the full height great hall with its first floor balconies, painted classical cartoons in grisaille reputed to be Italian and a lantern above. There is a fine oak staircase with carved sculptures and a long gallery lined with Italianate bookshelves, commanding fine views over the gardens. The drawing room is of special interest with its original hand painted Chinese wall paper believed to date from the late 18th century. The other main rooms on the ground floor include a magnificent dining room, reception room and conservatory.

The communicating block gives access from the main building to the servants' wing and is the working area to the house. The servants' wing is accessed from the house but could easily be used as independent accommodation, if so desired. It formerly housed the main kitchen and staff quarters and is currently used for storage and workshops. Well ventilated brick vaulted cellars run below the whole building.

The bedroom accommodation is arranged over the first and second floors within the main hall and offers extensive space, which currently consists of nine bedrooms and several bathrooms/wcs, with a further eight bedrooms to the second floor. There is also access to the spiral stone staircase which leads to the tower roof and turret.

Moreby Hall is approached through parkland over a sweeping drive to a cattle grid, where it then leads to a large gravelled entrance providing extensive parking to the front of the Hall. The garden and grounds to the Hall extend to approximately 12.3 acres (4.97 ha) and enjoy considerable privacy, with large grassed areas interspersed with mature trees and plantings, which lead down to the River Ouse where there are approximately 300 metres of river frontage and an early ice house. The principal gardens lie to the south and west of the Hall and include a large paved terrace adjoining the property with mature beds, original urns and moulded balustrade. Central steps lead down to the formal lawned gardens that then stretch down towards the river and include mature trees and pathways.

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24 March 2015

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