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The Stables, Swinton, Malton

Price Guide £1,395,000

3 bedroom house

Luxury country house with gardens and paddock, in the Howardian Hills near Malton

Entrance and staircase hall, kitchen breakfast room, galleried garden room, sitting room, utility room, rear hall and boot room, 3 en suite bedrooms, studio/home office, attic rooms

Integral garage, 4 parking spaces, landscaped gardens, garden store/log store, orchard, copse, paddock

In all just over 1.1 acres

The Stables is a detached, period, country house set far back from the road along a private drive and surrounded by glorious Howardian Hills countryside. It was recently the subject of a programme of renovation and is now a luxurious and energy efficient home with its distinguished architectural heritage evident throughout. It enjoys a private position on the western corner of a fifty-acre site where it is one of eight, high end, renovated farm buildings. The Swinton Grange site comes with an interesting history: a Rothschild family member owned the original farm and, in the twentieth century, he assembled one of the best cattle herds in the country, resulting in the 700-acre estate hosting part of The Great Yorkshire Show when peripatetic in the 1950s.

  • Outstanding, detached country house set in over one acre
  • Dates from the late nineteenth century with the advantage of not being listed
  • Well-appointed living accommodation of nearly 3200 sq ft
  • Versatile living and bedroom space with two ground floor bedroom suites
  • Lofty ceiling heights, many double height with beams and exposed trusses
  • Substantial loft space offering scope to create further bedrooms
  • Facing west across its own landscaped gardens and paddock
  • Glorious Howardian Hills location, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Several minutes’ drive to Malton and Castle Howard, half an hour to York
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Further Details

High quality materials, fixtures and fittings are in evidence throughout: the elliptical staircase has a white oak handrail with an elegant volute and hand-figured iron stair spindles; the Burgundian limestone fireplace was handcrafted in Provence; there is French limestone and oak flooring; throughout is handmade cabinetry; designer attention has been afforded to all of the light fittings. The latest technology includes a Nuheat underfloor heating system that can be thermostatically controlled at home or by an app; it is run by a Stiebel Eltron ground source heating pump.

The handmade kitchen is manufactured by Peter Thompson of York. It is fitted with Siemens integrated appliances, a double butler sink, Perrin & Rowe taps, Fischer & Paykel double fridge freezer, wine fridge and two-drawer dishwasher, a bespoke pantry cupboard and a stylish bench seat orientated to face the garden. The complementary utility room has a large butler sink and Flo Coe cabinetry. Perhaps the centrepiece of the house is the remarkable galleried garden room that links the principal living areas. Glazed its full length and height with two sets of seven metre trifold doors that unfold to the west facing terrace, gardens and paddock beyond, it enjoys complete privacy with no neighbour in sight. The studio room – which would comfortably make a fourth bedroom - has a sink, underfloor heating beneath its oak floorboards and full length oak patio doors overlooking the copse, fields and trees beyond. All three bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and large en suite bathrooms with high specification fittings including Axor Citterio brassware and Fired Earth. The principal bedroom suite lies on the first floor, is triple aspect and enjoys glorious views. Two large attic rooms are accessed from within the garage by a pull-down ladder. This loft space is boarded and has electric light and power sockets; it offers potential for significant development and extension.


From the country road connecting Malton to Castle Howard, a long, private, tarmacadamed drive sweeps around to the rear entrance of The Stables, passing the paddock. Here is the integral single garage with electric charging points and sturdy oak doors with three gravelled parking spaces in front. The drive continues round to the main entrance of the house passing an additional private parking area in front of the beech copse. The eastern corner is flanked by an arc of parkland railings bordering the lawn. Broad stone steps ascend to the front entrance of the property. The terrace of cobbles and reclaimed York stone that lies alongside the west face of the house is sheltered and sunny creating ideal conditions for al fresco dining. Beyond lies an expanse of lawn that sweeps around in a broad arc fringed by a deep, well-stocked herbaceous border lined with box hedging; this creates a fine panorama from the main living areas. There is a garden store/log store and on the southern corner lies the orchard. All is bounded by a Portuguese Laurel hedge and illuminated with bespoke exterior lighting. The gardens extend to some 0.19 acres and include recently planted specimen trees and perennials as well as mature parkland trees. Immediately beyond and accessed by a 5-bar gate lies the paddock with post and rail fencing (0.59 acres); it is fully visible from the house.


The Swinton Grange Estate lies just outside Malton in the Howardian Hills. This markedly beautiful rolling countryside sits between the Vale of York, the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors. The Estate is overwhelmingly rural in its setting but is highly accessible with York and Helmsley little more than half an hour away. The wonderful Yorkshire coast lies to the east and can be reached in 45 minutes. A good choice of independent schools are within easy access, and the railway station at Malton has a regular service to mainline York with direct connections to London, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: C

Services & Systems: Mains water, electricity. Private drainage (Klargester bio sewerage treatment plant). Ground source heat pump system.

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, AONB

Directions: From Malton take the Castle Howard Road and after some two miles, just beyond Swinton Lane, you will see the drive that takes you to Swinton Grange, as denoted by the For Sale board.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: August & September 2022

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

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