Substantial Georgian village house of great character, with splendid gardens and outbuildings.
Entrance vestibule and staircase hall, 5 reception rooms, cloakroom WC, kitchen breakfast living room, utility room, snug/study, boot room, cloaks cupboard, covered Victorian veranda, dog bath room, lower ground cinema/playroom (tanked cellar)
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Top floor annexe with 2 further bedrooms, kitchenette, bathroom, loft space
Gardens, double garage, swimming pool, outbuildings, parking for multiple vehicles
In all just over one acre
Moor Lodge, Thornton le Moor, Northallerton DL7 9DS
Dating from the early 1800s and significantly extended during the early Victorian period by Mr Newsome Baxter, Moor Lodge is a detached house of considerable status with five elegant reception rooms all generous in size and scale, and corresponding bedroom accommodation on the upper floors. Outside the gardens and former paddock offer a wealth of opportunity for the resourceful buyer. This is a large property offering superb space both inside and out, and all within a lovely rural village convenient for country, town and city.
• Detached family house with top floor annexe, totalling 6700 sq ft
• Magnificent period features include: outstanding wall and floor tiling (antique Minton tiles); exceptional, elaborate ceilings with trims, mouldings, ceiling rose and cornice; deep skirting, wooden panelling and floors; York Stone flags; believed original Victorian restored drawing room carpet; Chandelier, striking early Victorian staircase; extravagant stained glass windows; grand reception room fireplaces of marble and ornate oak as well as bedroom fireplaces
• In 2008 the house was fully restored and updated with a new roof, boiler and central heating, modern old school radiators, new electrics.
• Antique fireplaces housing modern gas fires in the main reception rooms
• Superb and extensive ground floor reception space ideal for entertaining with a grand reception hall and adjoining 27ft drawing room
• Striking kitchen/dining/living room with a 4-oven gas AGA Range Cooker, large living space/snug and ample room for a dining room table with a roof light providing additional natural light. All the necessary domestic offices lie alongside as well as access to the garden; this is a superb family space.
• Five large bedrooms and two bathrooms, the family bathroom having a steam shower and whirlpool bath cabin
• Self contained second floor annexe with two bedrooms, ideal for teenager/guests
• Views across to the Dales from the upper floors
• Numerous garden outbuildings
• Awaiting planning permission on the former stable/hayloft
• Significant scope to extend, improve and develop
Elevated and set well back from the village street, Moor Lodge lies behind a low wall with railings and a stand of mature trees. At the front are imposing stone gate posts (listed) through which a private, tarmacadamed drive passes (the neighbour has right of access). Wrought-iron gates open to a gravelled drive that leads to the front of the house and to double timber gates behind which lies the rear garden. A paved area sits in front of the timber double garage, providing further parking.
Within the large, rambling gardens are a small pond, swimming pool (not heated), potting shed, original Victorian greenhouse (in need of renovation) and a fine brick-built well house of the same vintage (originally used to supply water to the neighbouring brewery, now demolished). Mostly lawned, the extensive gardens have mature trees of oak, pine and beech as well as shrubs and herbaceous borders near the house; there is an orchard as well as a walled barbeque garden. At the far northern boundary is the former stable/hayloft; planning permission is being sought to convert the building into a holiday cottage. There is separate gated access to the property via the back lane.
Northallerton 4.5 miles, Thirsk 5 miles, Bedale 12 miles, Ripon 14 miles, York 27 miles. (Distances approximate)
Thornton le Moor is an attractive rural village in a hugely convenient location with a Public house in nearby South Otterington, village hall and regular local bus route. A number of safe country walks eminate from the village. It lies in gently rolling countryside between the North York Moors and Dales. Just a half mile from the main Northallerton-Thirsk road (The Old Great North Road) offering rapid access to the A19 (4 miles) and A1M.
The superb North Yorkshire towns of Thirsk (with the racecourse and Herriot Centre) and Northallerton (the latter with the world famous Bettys Tea Rooms) offer a huge range of amenities as well as mainline rail services providing access to the national network, with regular direct services to London via York. Good schooling in the vicinity includes nearby Cundall Manor, Queen Mary’s, Ripon Grammar School and state schooling in Thirsk and Northallerton.
Services: All mains services, LPG bulk gas central heating. Superfast Broadband in Village and good 4G.
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: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977
Directions: From Thirsk, take the A168 to Northallerton, turning left to Thornton le Moor. Drive through the village and the property can be found in the middle of the village on the right hand side as denoted by 4 large trees and black railings.
Photographs and particulars: August 2020
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