Dykelands Farm, Whenby, York

Offers In Excess Of £1,250,000

5 bedroom detached house

Superb property enjoying an enviable position in the Hambleton Hills near York, comprising a beautiful farmhouse, significant barns and outbuildings, surrounding land and glorious views.

Dykelands Farm enjoys a superb setting within the midst of rolling countryside on the edge of Whenby, a charming, rural village just north of York. This is a substantial property of many components: along with a period farmhouse is a large stone barn, an extensive range of agricultural and equestrian buildings and an all-weather manège all set within nearly eight acres of gardens, grounds and paddock land. The principal house has been beautifully renovated and restored to create versatile living space well suited to modern day living with an abundance of original features coordinating beautifully with contemporary flourishes.

Sheriff Hutton 2 miles, Stillington 6 miles, Easingwold 8 miles, York 13 miles, Malton 14 miles

  • Principal house of nearly 3800 sq ft full of charm and character
  • Superb setting in the middle of its own land – not overlooked
  • Far-reaching countryside views from all sides
  • Ideal for recreation and designed with entertaining in mind
  • Artist studio and two galleries
  • Hugely versatile outbuildings offering great scope
  • Suitable for an equine enthusiast
  • Within and adjacent to the Hambleton and Howardian Hills
  • Rapid access to York with its amenities and schooling
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Further Details

Principal house: entrance and boot room, 2 reception rooms, snug, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, bar, stores, principal bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, Jack & Jill bathroom, house bathroom

Stone barn: artist’s studio, 2 galleries, gym, wet room, store, garden store, workshop/tractor shed, studio/office

Courtyard, garaging/barn, 4 loose boxes, stores, shed

Landscaped garden, decking with entertaining area, manège, paddocks/pasture land, woodland

In all some 7.8 acres

The kitchen and two living rooms are dual aspect with doors opening south on to the stone flagged terrace and gardens. The kitchen breakfast room lies at the centre of the home and has a range of shaker style painted kitchen units with granite work surfaces, a large central island and range style cooker. A utility room lies alongside with walk-in pantry. The fabulous, double length, open plan sitting/dining room has a double-sided log burning stove and exposed oak beams. Alongside, the drawing room is a stone fireplace also with log burning stove. A snug provides a more informal living space.

A remarkable feature of this beautifully designed home is the fully functioning wine and champagne bar with its wooden bar surrounded by tables, stools and built-in seating along with a butler sink. Spilling outside to the decking area with freestanding barbecue, sauna, raised hot tub, outside bar and pub-style benches, it’s a perfect space for all-season entertaining on a grand scale.

On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite, dual aspect with a fabulous south facing outlook. The luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom has a free-standing bath and separate shower, with a dressing room and study alongside. On the eastern wing are two bedrooms served by a shower room; and accessed from a second staircase are two further bedrooms and a shower room that together make ideal guest accommodation.


Dating from the 18th century the old farmhouse is traditionally constructed with rendered elevations under a clay pantile roof. Opposite lies the fine old stone barn believed to date from a similar period. Together with the farm buildings and stables they form an enclosed courtyard providing ample parking as well as access to the garaging/barn; all is secured by a five bar gate. The whole is surrounded by well stocked gardens, pasture and paddock land bordered by mixed woodland, and is approached via a long private drive.

The rear elevation of the house is adorned with climbing roses and faces due south over its lovely, abundantly planted garden with a mature cotoneaster hedge that frames the pastures and rising hills beyond. Along with the lawn are stone flagged terraces and a distinguished apple tree sheltering a rockery.

Significant equestrian facilities include a purpose built all-weather manège and level grass paddocks easily accessible from the stable yard with water available. They border an area of mixed woodland and are enclosed by both post & rail and border hedge fencing. There is also a vegetable garden with raised beds and a small orchard.


The substantial stone barn is home to an artist’s studio with mezzanine library and two art galleries. To the rear of the barn is a gym with accessible wet room and a further workshop/tractor shed. This space is significant in size and scope, and could be modified to meet a variety of uses subject to any necessary planning requirements. An external staircase gives access to a further studio space/office.

The purpose built block and timber agricultural building houses stabling for four

horses with extensive storage for tack, feed and horse trailer. There is a substantial adjoining barn currently used for garaging with ample parking space for several vehicles.


Whenby is a rural village in the heart of wonderful, undulating countryside, located just north of York and east of the Howardian Hills, close to the North York Moors, Dales and coast. In nearby Sheriff Hutton is a range of recreational facilities and amenities including a highly rated village primary school, church, post office/general store, garage, two public houses, butchers, dentist and Quarmbys, a superb coffee house/deli. The railway station at York has a regular service to London as well as to Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, and road links to the national motorway network are within easy access. There is excellent local schooling, both state and private, with Terrington prep school a ten minute drive and Ampleforth College some fifteen minutes. All of York’s independent schools lies within easy reach.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: D

Services and Systems: Mains electricity, water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Fixtures & fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Directions: From York, head to Sheriff Hutton and take the road to Whenby. Dykelands Farm can be seen on the right hand side of Whenby Lane and the drive is on the brow of the hill.

Local authority: Hambleton District of North Yorkshire

Photographs, particulars and showreel: September 2021

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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