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College Farm, Wighill, Tadcaster

Offers In Excess Of £1,100,000

6 bedroom house

Superb property with house and annexe, outbuildings and land of 4.6 acres - excellent for those with equestrian interests and well located for York, Harrogate and Leeds.

Entrance and staircase hall, cloakroom wc, 4 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, walk-in larder, utility room, office, games room, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite)

Double garage, workshop, 2 stores, pavilion with seating area, stable block

Gardens, kitchen garden, grounds, manège, 3 paddocks

In all some 4.6 acres

College Farm is an equestrian property that sits in the heart of this perennially popular village between York and Leeds. Over the years the original house has been successfully extended into adjacent outbuildings at the rear to create a ground floor home office and annexe above. The garden extends northwards to enclosed paddocks and grassland totalling nearly five acres. This is a substantial and highly versatile village property with exceptional outside space designed for equestrian use.

  • Detached family house with integral annexe
  • Modern fixtures and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Versatile accommodation ideal for a family and/or two generations
  • Annexe could be a self-contained unit arranged over two floors
  • Purpose built home office and fast broadband
  • Double garage and a range of outbuildings
  • Land is enclosed and secure with a single access/exit
  • Serves equestrian interests with stable block, manège and paddocks
  • Could become a productive smallholding
  • Superb village convenient for York, Leeds, Wetherby, Boston Spa and Harrogate
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Further Details

This detached house dates from the 1940s and is set back from the village street behind a high hedge with a garden path and stone steps leading to the traditional front door. A practical family house, it has generous living space, ample storage options, good ceiling heights on both floors and double glazed windows throughout that have only recently been fitted.

The L-shaped family kitchen/dining room has multiple fitted units and integrated appliances, an oil-fired Aga, double butler sink, granite worktops, space to accommodate a substantial dining table, and a separate utility room. There are two formal front rooms, both with bay windows and fireplaces (the drawing room has a wood burning stove). In addition, two informal rooms connect via double doors to the kitchen/dining room. The home office is located at the northern end of the house and has an independent entrance and staircase that ascends to the annexe with living room, two bedrooms and bathroom. These rooms all have high ceilings into the roof space and exposed roof trusses. Currently used by guests and as a supplement to the principal accommodation, this space could clearly be converted into a self-contained, two-storey annexe with its own entrance. The house has six first floor bedrooms and three bathrooms in total.


The house has a lawned front garden with shrubs and trees. A gravelled drive on the western boundary passes through electric gates to the rear where there is a large parking and turning area, double garage (with electric doors, light and power), workshop and two traditional stores. The garden is predominantly lawned with a clipped box hedge running along its eastern edge, a scattering of trees and a pavilion with terrace providing an ideal barbeque area. The drive has external lighting and continues to the John Goodrick stable block with three stables and a tack room. Beyond is an enclosed market garden with productive beds, and a five-bar gate that opens to the manège (with water supply) and paddocks. There are three grass paddocks in total, one a holding paddock and a 2.75 acre paddock on the eastern boundary of the property. At the far end is a grassed/utility area. The whole is bound by wire fencing and well screened by mature trees.


Wighill is one of the outstanding villages near York. The well-regarded public house, The White Swan, and church both provide a hub for social activity and village life. Its location on the border of North and West Yorkshire makes it highly convenient for access to multiple towns and cities: Boston Spa, Tadcaster and Wetherby are all within a ten minute drive; York and its mainline Railway Station can be reached within 25 minutes, and both Harrogate and Leeds within little more than half an hour. The nearby A64 links to the motorway network via the A1(M) providing good links to the rest of the UK.


Services: Mains electricity, water, 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.

Local authority: Harrogate District Council of North Yorkshire 01423 500600.

Directions: Heading in to Wighill from Tadcaster drive past the church and follow the dog leg to the right. College Farm can be seen on the left hand side.

Photographs and particulars: July 2022

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