Welham Hall, Norton, Malton
Guide Price £2,950,000
8 bedroom house
Outstanding lakeside country house with equestrian facilities, located on the edge of town
Welham Hall is a remarkable country house situated on the edge of a bustling North Yorkshire town, adjacent to open countryside and with glorious views to the far hills. Approached via a long, snaking driveway that passes through Malton & Norton Golf Club, the property stands amidst spectacular gardens and grounds, and enjoys great privacy within its tranquil lakeside setting. Welham Hall is a substantial property offering nearly 9,000 sq ft of versatile accommodation to include a range of formal rooms as well as family living space, with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms arranged over the ground and first floors. The principal rooms of the house enjoy uncommonly fine vistas and there are superb facilities for the equestrian buyer.
Kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, cloakroom wc, 4 reception rooms, library, music room, office, kitchenette, wc
Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 6 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, further bedroom, loft bedroom/sitting area, strong room
Games room and kitchenette, gym, shower room
Outbuildings, stable block, arena, tennis court
Landscaped gardens, grounds, woodland, paddocks
In all some 12 acres
- Substantial country house convenient for local amenities
- Handsome period property and outbuildings, not listed
- Main house of nearly 7750 sq ft plus renovated barn
- Tranquil lakeside setting
- Outstanding gardens and grounds
- Luxurious property powered by renewable energy
- Equestrian facilities include stable block, arena and paddocks
- Convenient for Malton and York
The remodelled kitchen/dining/family room has been designed to enjoy views across the lake and incorporates a recently-built garden room with French doors opening onto the high terrace. A broad flight of stone steps connects to the front door and a secondary flight connects to the side entrance and parking area. Throughout the property is evidence of skilful and sympathetic renovation. On the western elevation, an architectural triumph comprises a glazed walkway with three ground floor guest bedroom suites each with French doors opening onto the garden terrace, and further renovations include an office with kitchenette on the ground floor with an informal children’s area above. The reception rooms feature some magnificent fireplaces and mostly have picture-window views across the landscaped gardens. On the first floor, a series of stunning rooms form the principal bedroom suite on the eastern wing where French doors open on to a south facing balcony and glorious garden vista. A traditional barn accessed across the courtyard has undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation to create a separate and substantial games room, ideal for family and entertaining, with a kitchenette and adjacent gym.
New windows been fitted throughout most part of the house and a ground source heating system has been installed which powers the heating and hot water by converting the waters of the lake into energy. No stone has been left unturned to create a luxurious and high tech country home close to the amenities of a market town.
The house is accessed via a long private drive that winds its way from Welham Road through the golf course, passing the all-weather tennis court and terminating in front of the house and outbuildings. The house is surrounded by its own gardens and sits on gently rising ground. The four fenced paddocks lie on the eastern boundary.
To the front, the house is draped in a handsome and very well-established climbing hydrangea and its outlook is dominated by two inter-connecting, spring-fed lakes. The lakes are flanked by wildflower borders that sit alongside parkland lawns, with mowed paths winding through meadows, apple orchards and bands of woodland. On the eastern boundary is a riding arena accessed via a rubber-matted walkway; the arena is fenced and carpeted with silicone and rubber.
To the rear, the mellow brick elevations are adorned by climbing roses and a magnificent wisteria. French doors open to an extensive York stone terrace ideal for al fresco dining. Flights of stone steps gently ascend past a mosaic of terraced lawns and abundant herbaceous borders intersected by a central gravel pathway lined with lavender. A secret garden at the far boundary provides possibilities for a croquet lawn or even an outdoor swimming pool, subject to planning.
The detached stable block is constructed of timber with a slate roof. It comprises four stables, a tack room, feed room, rug room and hay store/barn. At the southern end of the courtyard are five renovated stores with new stable doors in the style of the original. The traditional old barn has been converted into a stylish and versatile 41 ft room and kitchenette, with a gym and shower room alongside.
Malton Railway Station 1½ miles, York 18 miles, Scarborough 23 miles
Welham Hall sits between the Yorkshire Wolds and Howardian Hills in a tranquil corner bordering the towns of Malton and Norton-on-Derwent. These towns are historically associated with horse racing, and together they offer a range of amenities including a golf course, community hospital, schools, doctors’ surgery, tennis and squash courts, bowling green, swimming pool and gym as well as a cinema. Malton has forged a reputation as Yorkshire’s Food Capital with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants, artisan food producers and brewers, food market and Food Lovers Festival. There are two well regarded state schools in the vicinity and York’s top independent schools, Terrington Hall Prep School and Ampleforth College lie within easy reach. Malton Railway Station is very accessible offering direct links to the coast and to mainline York with onward connections to Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester Airport. The A64 provides excellent road links east and west to the A1(M) and national motorway network. Leeds Bradford International Airport is some fifty miles away. This easily accessible corner of North Yorkshire has it all: the historic city of York, the North York Moors, Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Wolds and Heritage Coast are all on the doorstep.
EPC Rating: F
Services & Systems: Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Water source heat pumps using the lake as the energy source with a 500 litre cylinder. Smart home security and fire systems.
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 www.northyorks.gov.uk
Directions: From Malton, cross the rural railway line and turn right onto Welham Road. Just before the road rises steeply at the edge of town, on the right hand side, is a single track lane between gate posts identified as Welham Hall. Continue to follow the signs to Welham Hall.
Photographs, particulars and showreel: June 2023
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