Ellerker Hall, Main Street, Brough
Guide Price £2,750,000
5 bedroom house
Outstanding country house in the heart of a village with a 2 bed cottage, outbuildings, gardens and 23 acres.
Entrance and staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, laundry room, boot room, boiler room, rear hall, cloakroom wc, principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, 4 further bathrooms (3 en suite), playroom/bedroom 5
Cottage: hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, wc, 2 bedrooms, bathroom
Potting shed, stores, barn with snug on mezzanine level, 3 double garages, multiple outbuildings and stores, pool house with plant room, shower room, wc
Landscaped gardens, paddocks, field shelter, woodland, pond
In all some 23 acres
For Sale Freehold
Ellerker Hall is a country house remarkable for being in the heart of a village with private and enclosed gardens, pastures and woodland that extend more than twenty acres. The Hall itself is discreetly concealed behind high hedging and a smart carriage driveway, and its privacy is underpinned by the skilful landscaping of the glorious gardens and grounds that lie behind the principal house. Believed to date from the early eighteenth century, the Hall itself has acquired character over the years with sympathetic additions in the early nineteenth century and between the World Wars. Over the last few years, the property has been transformed inside and out into a luxurious family home of significant architectural value. Characteristic of a traditional English country house it succeeds in being both exceedingly comfortable and distinguished.
- Grade II listed house, detached cottage, outbuildings and land
- Detached, discreet, private and secure
- Ideal west facing orientation across lovely gardens, pastures and woodland
- Luxury finish - fully updated inside and out
- A property designed with entertaining in mind
- Meets equestrian needs
- In & out carriage driveway as well as a separate service access
- Landscaped gardens surround the property - 23 acres in all
- Idyllic setting within the heart of an idyllic East Riding village
- Convenient for excellent road and rail connections
Ellerker Hall is Grade II listed with many surviving features from around 1800 including panelled doors in fluted doorcases, fireplaces, window shutters, and a glorious cut string staircase with scrolled tread ends, polished handrail and wrought-iron balustrade of elegant balusters. An original laundry shute remains in situ connecting the linen cupboard to the laundry room.
Under the guidance of the current owners, the Hall has been beautifully decorated and brought fully up to date with a new kitchen and high specification bathrooms. Accoya timber sash windows have been fitted throughout, the original window shutters have been refurbished and engineered oak Amtico laid in the reception rooms. The kitchen from Main Company in Green Hammerton was fitted in 2018; it has an island with breakfast bar, granite work surfaces, integrated appliances, an oil-fired Aga and separate pantry. Behind are generous domestic offices including a laundry room, boot room and utility/dog room all with stone flagged flooring. The cloakroom has a rare ceramic Sanitan wash basin and matching wc of floral design.
Connected to the kitchen is the family/sitting room with south facing bay, multi-fuel stove and stone surround. The formal dining room overlooks the stately pond and features an open fireplace beneath fan-shaped exposed brickwork. The centrepiece is the glorious drawing room, a large and light space with a fireplace housing an open fire, two bays, ornate plasterwork including a ceiling rose, and a raised garden extension designed to enjoy views across the gardens and land. A glorious Georgian staircase meets a window seat on the half landing. The elegant and light-filled principal bedroom has a deep bay, dressing room and luxurious en suite rather grandly built into the south facing bay. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, some have cast iron fireplaces and window shutters. The versatile second floor would work well for teenagers seeking a more private space, or be suitable as an ideal home office with guest suite.
The property enjoys the benefits of fast broadband with internet boosters on all floors.
Tall, electric timber gates open to a gravelled carriage driveway that sweeps in front of the Hall. This same drive connects to the garaging, parking area and service drive, all discreetly concealed behind high walls and hedging. Floodlights and security lighting are distributed around the Hall and ancillary buildings.
Ellerker Hall is surrounded by its fine, landscaped gardens. At the front are beds of abundantly planted red roses, box hedging, mature shrubs and trees encircling a large ornamental pond with paving around and two magnolias standing by. At the rear lies the bulk of the garden and land: there is the garden terrace with barbecue kitchen and viewing platform; the landscaped gardens and grounds with extensive lawns, colourful beds, mature shrubs, trees, wildflower borders and a firepit; the formal garden intersected by gravel paths; a well-stocked kitchen garden; and a utility/composting area. Beyond lie the four paddocks, all fenced and with a water supply, one with a field shelter. An access track connects them all; it is edged with daffodils in the spring time and leads to the far western boundary of the property. There are two sections of mixed woodland totalling nearly eight acres; one lies on the northern boundary and the other on the southern boundary; the latter is underplanted with spring bulbs and at its centre is a large pond intersected by a bridge. The whole property is bounded by a mature and well maintained leylandii hedge and livestock fence.
An outdoor kitchen is positioned on the garden terrace abutting the house and sitting alongside a bespoke glass canopy constructed of powder coated aluminium. An external staircase ascends to a viewing platform that forms part of the extension on the west elevation.
There are three double garages, all secure with electric up and over doors. A greenhouse is attached to the rear of one of the garages.
The pool house was fully refurbished in 2021; it has a heated pool (10 metres x 5 metres), shower room, wc, changing room and plant room.
There are three stables and a tack room adjoining the garages and a timber field shelter
A substantial, double height barn serves as a garage/store. It is fully water-tight and secure and would make an ideal space for American stables as it fronts on to the paddocks. An internal staircase rises to mezzanine level where there is a bespoke snug/ ‘man cave’ with wall panelling and a log burning stove.
Entirely refurbished in 2017, this two bedroom detached cottage sits apart from the principal house with its independent water supply, electricity and oil, its own parking and private access from the village lane. Reclaimed railway sleepers form a decking/terrace on the western side provide open views across the gardens and beyond. There is Amtico flooring throughout the ground floor, a fully fitted country kitchen, a wood-burning stove in the sitting room and an attractive garden room which connects via French doors to the pool house. Planning is being sought to extend the cottage to create a five bedroom family house.
Ellerker is a quintessential rural village at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds with a pretty beck flanked by deep grass verges and a handsome parish church. It is a designated Conservation village, highly regarded and prosperous, and certainly one of the region’s most sought-after locations. There is a village hall, village green, playing fields, Grade II listed church, pub restaurant and garden centre. The Hall lies within strolling distance of a useful garage/convenience store, the local garden centre has a café and little more than a mile away is South Cave, a superb village that formerly had the status of a town and retains an array of excellent local shops and facilities. Ellerker offers easy and rapid access via road and rail: the nearby A63 links to the region's motorway network, with the M62 less than ten minutes away by car; Beverley is around a 20 minutes’ journey, and Leeds and York can be reached within 45 minutes; Brough mainline railway station is close to hand and provides direct links to York and to London in two and a half hours. Pocklington School and Hymers College both lie within a half hour’s drive.
EPC rating: House is Grade II listed. Cottage F?? rating.
Services & Systems: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil central heating to the Hall and cottage with 2 new tanks serving both properties. The Hall has an oil-fired Aga, LPG Gas for the kitchen hob and outside BBQ. Commercial boiler.
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
Directions: Ellerker Hall is discreetly concealed behind a hedge where Main Street meets Ings Lane, opposite the playing fields and playground. The drive entry lies opposite the playing fields.
Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire 01482 393939 www.eastriding.gov.uk Conservation area
Photographs, particulars and showreel: February 2022
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