Turnbridge House, York Road, Moor Monkton

Offers In Excess Of £950,000

5 bedroom detached house

Period house, outbuildings, studio annexe and cottage as well as land of 4.7 acres - a superb smallholding located just six miles west of York city centre.

Hall, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, WC/wet room, 3 reception rooms, conservatory/lobby, principal bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further bathroom (1 en suite), loft

Self-contained studio annexe

Self-contained cottage, 2 car ports, double garage, 2 WCs, greenhouse, barn, grain store

Garden, paddocks, well wooded grounds, 2 ponds

In all 4.7 acres

Believed to be a former rectory dating from 1884 and named after the redundant stone bridge which formerly carried the passing traffic, this property enjoys a highly convenient position some twenty minutes’ drive from York city centre. It has been successfully run as a smallholding by the current owner with additional income generated through holiday lets. The house sits within nearly five acres and comes with a range of useful outbuildings and paddock land. Well screened from the York road, its position between York and Harrogate provides easy access to cities, towns and motorway networks.

  • Smallholding in nearly five acres
  • Detached period house, not listed
  • Main house has accommodation extending to 2775 sq ft
  • Versatile property with scope and opportunities
  • Low running costs with a ground source heat pump and solar panels
  • Self-contained annexe providing ancillary guest/teenage accommodation
  • Skilfully converted railway carriage/cottage designed as a one-of-a-kind holiday let
  • Located immediately west of York and convenient for York city centre, Harrogate and the A1M
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Further Details

This is a property that has been skillfully updated to maintain low running costs. It has double-insulated floors, cavity wall insulation, double-glazed windows throughout and a renewable heating system that generates low carbon electricity through integrating a ground source heat pump along with solar panels. There is underfloor heating on both floors except in the cool larder which has the original quarry tiles.

The kitchen breakfast room lies at the heart of the house, has an east-west aspect, exposed beams and seating in front of the brick fireplace with large, wood-burning stove and yew wood mantel. The kitchen itself includes an electric Rangemaster with gas hob, granite worktops, integrated appliances and ample space for a family-sized dining table; alongside is traditional pantry, a large utility room and separate downstairs wet room/wc. The formal dining room is open plan to the snug with its wood-burning stove and French doors into the garden. Facing south with a large bay is the double sitting room which has a feature brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove under another magnificent yew mantelpiece. The former integral garage has been converted into a self-contained studio. It has an independent entrance as well as a secure door to the main house, a living area with TV point, kitchenette and staircase ladder to mezzanine sleeping level.

The first floor is characterized by high ceilings with pitched roofs and full-size windows. The four double bedrooms are all arranged off the central landing as is the walk-in airing cupboard and house bathroom which has a freestanding bath and corner shower. The principal bedroom suite is triple aspect with doors opening onto the balcony and a shower room alongside. There is a drop-down ladder to the loft space which has a Velux window and is ideal for storage.


Set back from the A59 a secure timber five-bar gate opens to a discreet, gravelled drive that provides an ample parking and turning area alongside the garage and house where espalier fruit trees line the wall. The house is surrounded by land on all sides, bounded at the front/south by the beck and York Road from which a double beech/laurel hedge provides effective screening. On the northern boundary is timber fencing, and mature hedgerow with stands of trees line the remaining periphery. A variety of trees has been planted during the current tenure including scotch pine, yew, sycamore and hornbeam, creating three separate copses as well as a scattering across the pastures. There is a productive orchard that includes apple, pear, plum, damson and quince, many fruit bushes and some raised beds alongside the large greenhouse. The land is well drained and there are two natural ponds (one is permanent, the other fills in winter). Alongside the house is an area of decking, a paved terrace and a stretch of lawned garden. Following the front boundary is a large bed which is raised above a low heritage-stone wall and holds shrubs, perennials and spring bulbs.


The property has a range of outbuildings: the double garage is double-skinned with a damp proofed floor and membrane providing the prerequisites for conversion into a dwelling; clad on the side are two WCs offering potential to convert one into a shower to service the needs of a campsite; there are two car ports, one currently functions as a log store; the agricultural barn is half concrete and half open with pens, electrics, water, drainage and solar panels on the roof; a converted train carriage provides self-contained accommodation with its own area of garden decking (it has been run as a holiday let and shares an electric supply with the house); a grain store is in the process of being converted into possible ancillary accommodation; the greenhouse, formerly belonging to Rowntree, has a water supply; there is also a chicken coop and run.


The property lies on the York Road (A59) that connects York and Harrogate. The York ring road (A1237) is just three miles away, with Clifton Moor, Monks Cross and Vangarde shopping outlets to the north east and within easy reach. York city centre, its independent schools on Bootham as well as mainline York railway station with its rapid and regular service to London, can be reached within 20 minutes. Heading west, the A1M is ten minutes’ drive away and Harrogate can be reached in less than half an hour.



EPC Rating: C

Services & Systems: All mains services except gas. Bottled gas. 2-phase electricity supply. CCTV with 16 cameras.

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

Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire 01423 500600. Green Belt.

Directions: From York take the A59 west. Immediately beyond the Harrogate Borough Council sign, you will see the drive to Turnbridge House on the right hand side.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: October 2022

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