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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Kirby Knowle Castle, North Yorkshire, YO7

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Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Georgian Mansion built around remains of a Medieval Castle
  • 39 Acres (approx)
  • Spectacular, far-reaching views
  • 9 bedrooms
  • Separate 3 bedroom detached cottage
  • Self-contained 1 bedroom staff flat
  • Impressive formal gardens
  • 2.25 hrs to London Kings Cross from Thirsk station, only 5.9 miles away.
  • 45 min drive to Harrogate and York

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Kirby Knowle Castle stands on high ground situated on the edge of the Howardian Hills, in an exceptionally beautiful yet convenient location.

This historic property (Grade II listed) is a magnificent Georgian Mansion built around the remains of a Medieval Castle which was originally built by Sir Roger de Lascelles in the late 13th century.

The Castle commands some of the most spectacular views in the County overlooking Sutton Bank and the whole of the Vale of York.

Once the home of the Earl of Northumberland, the Castle is a substantial building with large bedrooms, impressive entertaining rooms, formal gardens and extensive grounds, capable of supporting a rough shoot..

".....This fairytale Castle which is steeped in history, must surely be the 'jewel in the crown' in Yorkshires` Golden Triangle....."
The Castle (approx 12000ft)
The main rooms include: entrance porch and hallway, garden room (with French doors to the terrace), drawing room, family room, vaulted dining room. There are two kitchens (each with a 4 oven Aga), pantry, washroom, study, five first floor bedrooms (four en-suite), three second floor bedrooms, large ante-room, games room and several other rooms. In the basement there is a large cellar complex and garaging. There is also a self contained apartment with kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.

The basement has excellent potenital to create a superb leisure complex including a swimming pool etc, subject to the usual planning and listing permissions.

The Cottage has a kitchen, three reception rooms, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a conservatory.

Gardens and grounds (approx 37acres)
A long private driveway through private land brings you into to a substantial courtyard.
(There is a right of way for a neighbouring property to use a part of the driveway but not near the main residence )

There are very impressive formal gardens including a large south-facing terrace. The rest of the land is parkland, woodland and paddocks. There is a large formal pond with a fountain, a stable block, large wood store and several other outbuildings.

Convenient location
The castle is only 5 minutes from the A19 making Leeds, York, Harrogate and Teeside all commutable in approx 45 minutes.

Thirsk station is approx 5.9 miles from the property and with a direct train, the journey time to London Kings Cross is approximately 2.25 hours.

The Carpenters Arms in the next village of Felixkirk has a good reputation for its culinary delights and the panoramic views from its splendid dining room.

Prestigious Schools include
The Mount (York)
Cundall Manor (Asenby)
Queen Marys (Topcliffe)
Queen Ethelburga's (Thorpe Underwood)
Ampleforth College (Ampleforth)

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 August 2014

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