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Manor Farm, Westow

Guide Price £750,000

5 bedroom house

Period family house with gardens and garage in the heart of a much loved village, surrounded by glorious countryside, convenient for both York and Malton.

Manor Farm has retained the generous room sizes, elegant proportions and two staircases expected of a gentleman’s farmhouse from circa 1800. The three floors of accommodation now provide options for living along contemporary lines with a self-contained second floor space. Outside is a good sized family garden and a double length garage designed with further development in mind. The whole sits in the heart of this lovely village alongside beautiful countryside and convenient for Malton and York.

The property has some fine architectural details including exposed beams, window shutters, double glazed multi-paned sash windows and Yorkshire sliding sash windows (one original window is single glazed), traditional panelled doors, cottage doors, doors with latches, meat hooks in the kitchen and two fireplaces.

The large kitchen breakfast room comfortably accommodates a family sized dining table. There are quartz work surfaces, Zanussi and Neff integrated appliances, an induction hob and a water-based underfloor heating system that continues to the back/working kitchen as well as to the separate formal dining room. A useful utility/boot room doubles up as a garden room with access to the drive. The 23ft sitting room has an open fire, and faces south and west with French doors on to the garden. On the second floor is an allocated study and we have been advised that there is superfast broadband. The first floor has four double bedrooms with a further bedroom suite on the top floor. One of the bedrooms makes an ideal guest suite having its own staircase from the kitchen. Two of the bathrooms have Heritage fittings and the main bathroom has electric underfloor heating. The eaves storage on the second floor has power and light, and the loft space, which is accessed via a dropdown ladder, is boarded with lighting.

Entrance and staircase hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, back kitchen, utility/boot room, cloakroom wc

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate wc

Garage block, summer house, outhouse, garden

  • Large, detached family house in the heart of a popular village
  • Built of mellow stone circa 1800 and Listed Grade II
  • Generous living and bedroom accommodation arranged over three floors
  • Versatile and practical country house ideal for a family
  • Superb detached garage block offers scope for development
  • Close to a 300-year old country pub with real ales and fine dining
  • Lovely views to Howsham Woods and the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Good access to the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire coast
  • Convenient for York, Leeds and the wider motorway network via the A64
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From the village street a drive leads to a parking and turning area behind the house as well as to the large garage block. The garden is laid to lawn and enclosed on three sides; it has a summer house facing west, and an outhouse with a gardener’s loo (not working). The secure, double length garage block has hardwood double timber doors, natural light, a kitchenette, and two additional hardwood doors including a stable door; there is also an industrial electrical socket and garden tap as well as a network cable for an internet connection. This building lends itself well to dividing into a double garage and separate office/guest accommodation.


Westow village can be found in a beautiful stretch of rolling countryside between the Howardian Hills and the Wolds convenient for York being a few minutes’ drive from the A64. In the village there is The Blacksmiths Arms public house, a thriving cricket club with pavilion (dating back to 1875), a village hall with community activities and classes. A mile away in the Derwent Valley lies The Stone Trough Inn at Kirkham overlooking the historic Abbey with Castle Howard and its farm shop some five miles away. The nearby market town of Malton, known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, has independent shops, cafés and restaurants, artisan food producers and brewers, a food market and biannual Food Lovers Festival. Local amenities include a community hospital, doctors’ surgery, tennis courts, swimming pool, gyms, cinema and good schooling. Independent schooling at York lies within easy reach and the railway station at Malton connects to the coast, and York with services to Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester Airport.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: Exempt – listed Grade II

Services & Systems: Mains water, electricity, drainage. Oil 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

Local authority: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666. Conservation area.

Directions: From the A64 head into the village and turn right at the junction. Manor Farm can be found directly opposite the public house.

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