Merry Hall, Boltby, Thirsk
Offers In Excess Of £1,250,000
4 bedroom house
Period house and cottage with outbuildings and land or 30 acres in the heart of glorious North Yorkshire countryside
House: entrance and staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/laundry, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite)
Cottage: entrance vestibule, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bathrooms
Stable block, outbuildings, agricultural barn, historic privy
Garden, paddocks, ring-fenced land
In all some 30 acres
Merry Hall was originally a stone farmhouse dating from the 17th century. Attached to the Hall is a substantial cottage, Lark Rise, which could be integrated or remain as ancillary accommodation. The property comes with stabling, outbuildings and an agricultural barn, and the land lies behind the house extending to the south. Merry Hall occupies a superb position in the picturesque village of Boltby on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
- Period country house with cottage, outbuildings and land
- Seventeenth century farmhouse with cottage/converted barn
- Accommodation totals more than 4000 sq ft
- Internal accommodation renovated and restored with high spec fixtures and fittings
- Property comfortably accommodates two generations within the same family
- Range of outbuildings including stables, barn and stores
- Equestrian property with ring-fenced land of 30 acres including a gallop
- Rural location convenient for the market town of Thirsk
Merry Hall sits back from the village street and has a date stone above the front door indicating that it originates from 1678, the Restoration Period. Built of honey-coloured stone, the rear elevation has a fine window of leaded glass within stone mullions. Internally there are deep sills with window seats, flagged stone floors, oak timber floors, traditional inset cupboards, fireplaces and fine exposed beams on both floors. The family-sized kitchen/dining room is beautifully proportioned with space for a dining table and a south facing window overlooking the garden. The kitchen itself has granite work surfaces, integrated appliances, an electric Aga and breakfast bar. A separate laundry/boot room is large enough to provide a useful space for dogs. There is a dining hall with flagstones as well as two characterful reception rooms, one with an open fireplace and one with a wood burning stove. Both enjoy southerly views. The four bedrooms are arranged over the two upper floors including a principal bedroom suite, a larger bedroom with fitted wardrobes and two further bedrooms with vaulted ceilings. The generous family bathroom has a double ceramic vanity unit and a freestanding, roll-top bath.
The cottage, Lark Rise, directly faces the village street. It was converted in the 1990s from a traditional stone barn and remains attached to Merry Hall on the ground floor. The three rooms on the ground floor of Lark Rise flow into each other through large arches, creating an appealing layout. There is a modern wraparound kitchen breakfast room with fitted appliances and the 20ft sitting room is double aspect with an open stone fireplace. A central staircase ascends to the two bedrooms on the first floor; both rise into the roof space, have good ceiling heights and are served by a house bathroom.
A five-bar gate gives access from the village lane to the private tarmacadamed drive which continues to the double garage, attached stable block and outbuilding. A metal gate separates the driveway from the rest of the land. The garden sits behind Merry Hall and faces south; there are herbaceous borders, shrubs, climbing roses and a scattering of trees. The land predominantly lies behind the barn, comprising a large paddock encircled by a gallop of some five furlongs and six further fenced paddocks. The whole is ring-fenced and extends to 29.8 acres.
The traditional stone stable block with a pantile roof has power, light and water, and comprises six stables, a tack room and wash room. The steel-frame Dutch barn, which has a mezzanine level, holds space for a further three horses with a pair of full-height commercial shutter doors. To its south and west is a large area of concrete hardstanding. The additional outbuilding has a workshop, potting shed and store along with open garaging. In the rear garden is a greenhouse as well as a listed seventeenth century long-drop housed in a brick outbuilding.
Thirsk 6 miles, Northallerton 10 miles, Helmsley 12 miles, York 28 miles
Boltby is a charming, rural village nestled in foothills on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and adjacent to the Howardian Hills, surrounded by superb countryside. An excellent selection of schooling, both state and independent, lies within easy reach. Six miles away lies 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. The nearby market town of 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. Just a few miles east of Boltby is the A19 York–Teesside trunk road connecting to the A1(M) and Teeside Airport.
Boltby is a charming, rural village nestled in foothills on the edge of The North York Moors National Park and adjacent to the Howardian Hills, surrounded by superb countryside. An excellent selection of schooling, both state and independent, lies within easy reach. Six miles away lies 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. The nearby market town of 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. Just a few miles east of Boltby is the A19 York–Teesside trunk road connecting to the A1(M) and Teeside Airport.
EPC Rating: exempt – listed Grade II
Services & Systems: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil central heating (cottage has electric 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
Directions: The property sits in the heart of the village. The private drive can be found immediately between the cottage, Lark Rise, and Gustof Beck.