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Middle Park House, Sowerby, Thirsk

Offers In Excess Of £1,350,000

5 bedroom detached house

Substantial, period country house near Thirsk with extensive gardens and grounds. A commercial element/Lot 2 is available by separate negotiation.

Middle Park House occupies a private position surrounded by open countryside, close to the thriving market town of Thirsk. Its spacious and versatile accommodation extends to more than 6000 sq ft and the whole sits in the midst of glorious gardens and grounds.

Staircase hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/family room, cloakroom/wc, laundry room, boot room, wine cellar, music room, play room, office. Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, guest bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms (1 en suite)

Walled courtyard garden, flagged terraces, lawns, woodland, all-weather tennis court, greenhouses, outbuildings, triple garage

In all 5.17 acres

Thirsk 2 miles, York 19 miles, Leeds 40 miles, A1 5 miles

  • Detached country house in a private position
  • Grade II listed
  • Substantial country house of more than 6000 sq ft
  • High spec fixtures and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Glorious mature gardens and grounds including tennis court
  • Lot 2: commercial element, guide price of £495,000
  • Just outside Thirsk and convenient for motorway networks
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Formerly a gentleman’s farmhouse believed to date from the eighteenth century, Middle Park House has been sympathetically extended with wings added either side to create an elegant front elevation, its symmetry enhanced by a central pathway lined with lavender. The principal rooms lie either side of the central hallway and face west across the extensive gardens. The whole has been beautifully restored retaining many period features including open fireplaces, muti-paned sash windows, exposed beams and panelled doors with brass furniture.

The kitchen is connected to the large, double aspect family room with French doors opening due south onto the garden terrace. It is a Shaker style kitchen with granite worktops, a double butler sink and a four-oven Aga. The ground floor accommodation is versatile and itself extends to some 4000 sq ft including at least four reception rooms and scope to create a self-contained annexe. On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite is triple aspect and sits on the southern wing of the property. It has a fitted dressing room and luxurious bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, one with its own en suite bathroom, plus a family shower room. To the north side of the upper floor and accessed via a separate staircase is a spacious guest suite with dressing room and bathroom.


The property is accessed via a long tree-lined drive that terminates in a gravelled sweep in front of the house and triple garage where there is an ample parking area. The gardens are well-established and beautifully landscaped. There is a south and west facing courtyard garden fronted by mellow brick buildings, a front lawn overhung by willows and bounded by hedges of yew and beech with lofty poplars beyond, and a broad sweep of lawn alongside a flagged terrace with low walls and herbaceous borders. There is also a kitchen garden with greenhouses and fruit cage. Beyond, a hazel walk leads to the tennis court. All adjoins farmland.


Two miles away is the bustling market town of Thirsk with its railway station offering a direct service to London Kings Cross, racecourse and cobbled market square lined with independent shops, inns and cafés. Northallerton also has a wide range of facilities and amenities including a Betty’s Tea Shop, an M&S Food Hall and a railway station also with direct connections to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. Sowerby lies within easy reach of the A19 York–Teesside trunk road connecting to the A1(M), Harrogate and Leeds Bradford Airport. There are multiple private and state education opportunities nearby including Queen Mary’s School, Cundall Manor, Aysgarth School and Ripon Grammar school.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: exempt – listed Grade II

Services & Systems: Mains electricity and water. Private 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.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Local Authority: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977

Directions: From A19 turn west opposite the access to Bagby, Balk and Kilburn. At the T-junction turn right in the direction of Sowerby, and the entrance to the property is on the left after about half a mile.

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