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Appleton House, Appleton le Street, Malton

Guide Price £1,950,000

6 bedroom detached house

Country house near Malton, located between the Howardian Hills and North York Moors

Formerly a vicarage dating from the mid nineteenth century, Appleton House is a strikingly handsome, stone-built house set back from the country road at the end of a long private drive. It has the advantage of a private position, surrounded by undulating countryside and bands of woodland with glorious views towards the North York Moors.

Reception hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, study, kitchen breakfast room, laundry, boot room, rear entrance and hall, cloakroom, kitchenette, games room

Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 5 further bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, house bathroom

Large garage, stone barns, outbuildings, store, tennis court

Gardens, grounds, paddock

In all just under 4 acres

  • Detached country house with outbuildings
  • Elegant accommodation of more than 6000 sq ft
  • Private position, not overlooked
  • Integrated guest annexe offering the potential to convert into a separate cottage
  • Range of outbuildings including stables and garaging adjacent to the house
  • Two barns offering potential for development subject to planning permission
  • Recently landscaped gardens and tennis court extending to nearly four acres
  • Glorious Howardian Hills AONB countryside
  • Five minutes’ drive to Malton, half an hour to York
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Additional Information

This property has recently been redecorated throughout, new bathrooms have been fitted and the gardens have been given a makeover by a highly respected garden designer. The house itself is well suited to family life with impressive reception rooms, a kitchen dining room with adjacent sitting room, large games room and a generous range of practical domestic rooms and storage. Six first floor bedrooms are accessed from the primary staircase, and two further bedrooms from the secondary staircase. This eastern wing could easily form separate, self-contained accommodation.


A private gravel drive sweeps into the property providing access to the triple garage and ample parking for multiple vehicles. The splendid gardens and grounds lie predominantly to the west and include a tennis court, paddock and kitchen garden. Also on the west side of the house is a stone flagged terrace, ideal for al fresco dining. There are mature trees, beautifully planted borders, gravel paths, sweeping lawns and a wooded area to the south side.

In all just over 3½ acres


Malton 3 miles, Hovingham 5 miles, Helmsley 12 miles, York 20 miles

Appleton-Le-Street is a small village with an historic church, situated between Hovingham and Malton. The village lies on the edge of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just elevent miles from the North York Moors National Park.

Malton is the closest market town. It has built a national reputation as Yorkshire’s Food Capital with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants, artisan food producers and brewers, food market and Food Lovers Festival as well as its annual music festival. Local amenities include a community hospital, doctors’ surgery, tennis courts, swimming pool, gyms and cinema. Malton School and local primaries have a very good reputation and both Ampleforth College and Terrington Hall independent schools lie within easy reach. York’s top independent schools are accessible via the A64 that provides excellent road links east and west. Malton Railway Station provides direct links to the coast, to mainline York and on to Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester Airport. This easily accessible corner of North Yorkshire has it all: the historic city of York, the North York Moors, Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Wolds and Heritage Coast are all on the doorstep.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: F

Services & Systems: Mains electricity, water and 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: North Yorkshire Council

Directions: Head from Malton towards Helmsley on the B1257. Just before the village road rises to the left, the country house name is visible carved into the low stone wall with timber fencing behind.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: June 2022 and October 2023

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

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