Keldholme Priory, Kirkbymoorside, York

Offers In Excess Of £1,500,000

7 bedroom house

Superb and substantial period house steeped in history with gardens, river frontage and paddocks, just 6 miles from Helmsley.

Keldholme Priory is a substantial and exceptionally well-appointed property set in four acres of glorious gardens and grounds and with a tranquil riverside setting. The construction of the current house is estimated in part to date from the early 17th century although much of it dates from the early 19th century with contemporary additions. Abundant character abounds including deep sills, fireplaces, antique pine panelled doors, exposed beamed ceilings and heavy timbers. Comprehensively renovated and restored in recent years, Keldolme Priory includes new timber windows throughout, a kitchen fitted by The Handmade Kitchen Company in Autumn 2022, a superb orangery, an updated heating system and external landscaping.

Entrance and staircase hall, cloakroom wc, drawing room, sitting room, orangery, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, pantry, gym, study

Principal bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, bedroom 7/attic room

Double garage, pergola, fruit cage, gardens and grounds, 2 paddocks

In all some 4 acres

  • Detached country house with a private, south facing outlook
  • Versatile accommodation of 6400 sq ft arranged over two floors
  • On the site of a 12th century Cistercian nunnery
  • Idyllic riverside setting and riparian rights
  • Easy to maintain landscaped gardens
  • Four acres in all including two paddocks
  • Walking distance to local amenities at Kirkbymoorside
  • Easy drive to Helmsley and Pickering
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The property is accessed through a gate set on stone pillars via a shared driveway lined with paddocks either side. It continues to a large turning circle at the centre of which is ‘The Waterloo Tree’, a sycamore tree believed to have been planted in 1815 to celebrate the victory at Waterloo. A further set of stone pillars leads to the inner driveway in front of the house with additional parking and access to the integral double garage with electric doors, power, light and fitted shelving. At the front, a stone flagged terrace and pergola face south across the magnificent lawns that sweep down to the riverside and small jetty. A winding gravel path passes the parterre garden and well-stocked fruit cage to a further riverside garden accessed through two sturdy doors in the high mellow wall. Here is an avenue of trees, an orchard, an expanse of lawn with a specimen Ginkgo tree and riverbank woodland. The property also has a landscaped courtyard at the rear and two paddocks flanking the driveway with part post and rail fencing and part walled boundaries.


Kirkbymoorside 1 mile, Helmsley 6 miles, Pickering 6 miles, Malton 12 miles, Thirsk 21 miles, York 27 miles

Keldholme is a hamlet on the outskirts of the thriving market town of Kirkbymoorside situated on the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough Road on the edge of the North York Moors. Helmsley, Pickering and Malton are close by and both the Yorkshire coast and city of York are very accessible. Facilities at Kirkbymoorside include shops, pubs, a weekly market, doctor and dentist surgeries, post office, pharmacy and primary school. Nearby secondary schools are at Pickering and Nawton with local independent options at Terrington and Ampleforth. The East Coast Main Line runs from Thirsk Railway Station and trains from York reach London Kings Cross in under two hours. International airports include Leeds Bradford and Manchester.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: F

Services & Systems: Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage treatment plant. Heating powered by biomass pellet boiler. Zoned 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

Local Authority: North Yorkshire Council North York Moors National Park

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Directions: : From the A170 travel eastbound from Kirkbymoorside and take the first left hand turn signposted to Keldholme Only. Follow this road into the village and, before the Grade II listed stone bridge, the gated entrance to Keldholme Priory will be found on the right hand side. ///trading.polishing.stag

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