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Pegasus Court, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster

Offers In Excess Of £850,000

5 bedroom house

Outstanding Victorian country house midway between York and Leeds.

Pegasus Court was originally the handsome coach house for the Gothic mansion, Barkston Towers, and dates from 1897. It is a substantial family house that has been skillfully and stylishly updated, with scope remaining to extend it further. It occupies a discreet setting behind mature, landscaped gardens and sits within a popular village convenient for the cities of York and Leeds.

Entrance hall, cloakroom/wc, 3 reception rooms, study, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, wc, principal bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms (1 en suite)

Integral double garage, boiler and stable block, detached double garage, drive and off-street parking

Gardens, summer house

In all 0.61 acres

  • Period property, restored and renovated
  • Versatile accommodation of more than 3000 sq ft
  • Five bedrooms, one on the ground floor
  • Independent guest suite approached by its own staircase
  • Scope to extend into the outbuildings and create a separate annexe
  • Private and secure setting
  • Mature gardens within plot of of more than half an acre
  • Convenient for the A64, A1M, motorway network and Leeds
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This former Victorian coach house has many fine architectural features. Attached to its neighbours either side, it is constructed of red brick with decorative stone detail, a slate roof, high chimney stacks and stone mullion windows. Internally there is fine oak panelling in the reception hall, solid wood panelled doors, floorboards, impressively high ceilings on both floors, fireplaces, tall windows, and exposed beams and trusses in the principal bedroom. The house is orientated so that all principal rooms face the gardens, many with doors onto the terrace.

An elegant solution has been found to connect the living room with the dining room to create a large, light-filled space extending to some 38ft: floor-to-ceiling glazed panels divide the two rooms creating the ideal degree of separation. The living room has a stone fireplace with a multi-fuel stove and recessed shelving either side, one concealing a priest hole. Recently renovated, the kitchen has tiled flooring, bespoke solid wood units, granite work surfaces with space for a Range cooker/Aga and ample space for a family-sized dining table. There is a separate wc and a superb utility/laundry room newly fitted with bespoke fitted cupboards. Additional living accommodation includes a dining room, informal snug/family room with an inset wood-burning stove, and a study/home office that would comfortably make a gym or additional bedroom. To the first floor are three well-proportioned bedrooms. The principal bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a bathroom with underflooring heating and separate walk-in dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms, an additional playroom/dressing area and house bathroom, also with underfloor heating. An independent staircase ascends to the first floor guest suite creating an ideal, private space with a balcony overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond; the bathroom has a double length walk-in shower cubicle.


Two sturdy gate posts and a low stone wall with wrought-iron railings lie at the head of the tree-lined approach with electric wrought-iron gates opening to a block-paved driveway. The drive passes the detached double garage with power and light and continues to the former stables and integral double garage. There is a turning area and ample parking in front of the house. Adjoining the property are three former stables, a garage and boiler room all of which are ripe for further development and could be incorporated into the main house or be developed into a self-contained annexe or studio (subject to necessary consents).

The landscaped gardens lie to the front of the property, running alongside the high boundary wall. They are beautifully maintained and fully enclosed. The expanse of lawn is encircled by abundantly planted herbaceous borders along with well-established shrubs and a variety of trees; there is a summer house and two raised beds. A paved and gravelled patio area lies adjacent to the house, accessed directly from the kitchen.


Barkston Ash is a semi-rural village to the south of Tadcaster convenient for the A64 and A1(M) motorway network. The village has a primary school and two popular public houses; a railway station lies about a mile away at Church Fenton providing a regular service to Leeds and York. To the north is an 18-hole golf course. Tadcaster is a traditional market town with a range of amenities including Tadcaster Grammar School. The historic city of York lies to the north and its railway station offers a direct service to London’s Kings Cross in under two hours. Leeds Bradford International Airport is approximately twenty miles to the west.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: F

Services & Systems: All mains services. Gas central heating.

General Notes: The long drive is owned by Pegasus Court. The owners of Barkston Towers have right of access over it although it is not their main access ; they currently use the drive for deliveries.

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: Selby District of North Yorkshire

Directions: Pegasus Court lies off the A162/London Road. Heading south into the village, the drive can be found immediately on the left hand side just beyond the right hand Headwell Lane turning.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: Autumn 2022

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

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