Superbly renovated eighteenth century house with large gardens, close to York.
Entrance, orangery, 3 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, pantry, cloakroom wc, rear hall/entrance, wine cellar
Principal bedroom suite with bathroom, 5 further bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom or Jack & Jill style bathroom.
Attached Annexe: kitchen/living room, bedroom, bathroom
Landscaped gardens, 2 outbuildings, gardener’s wc, 3-bay oak-framed garage
In all 0.8 acres
The Grange, Main Street, Shipton-by-Beningbrough, York YO30 1AB
The Grange dates from the mid eighteenth century when it was built by the Dawnay family of Beningbrough Hall. It was sold by the estate in the early twentieth century and has enjoyed a colourful history as a private house as well as a restaurant. Now renovated and restored both inside and out, this property has recently undergone a transformation that has in every way enhanced the considerable character of the original property, blending period style with today’s modern refinements. The annexe, converted from the former stables and garaging, provides additional accommodation for guests or tenants. The whole sits in a large plot towards the edge of the village, with a number of fine outbuildings, skilfully landscaped gardens and rural views.
• Detached, grade II listed, period house
• Substantial and versatile accommodation of more than 4500 sq ft
• Beautifully restored, retaining many period features
• Attached, self-contained annexe
• Large oak-framed garage, ample parking, outbuildings
• Superbly planted gardens including entertainment area with wood-fired hot tub
• Highly convenient for York, some 10 minutes’ drive to St Peter’s/Bootham schools
• No onward chain
This fine eighteenth century property has been beautifully renovated; many of its period features have been restored, others reclaimed. There is wooden panelling and shutters, 18-pane sash windows, an original dog-leg open string staircase, traditional kitchen range, exposed ceiling beams and trusses, plasterwork and architraves, fireplaces on all floors and timber floors.
This property has been fully upgraded to meet modern standards of living with a RAKO smart lighting system, fast broadband, some double-glazed sash windows, underfloor heating and traditional cast iron radiators. Three bathrooms have been refitted, and the new hot water system fired by two gas boilers dates from 2018.
Two reception rooms open onto the 33ft oak-built orangery that serves as the main entrance, originally a waiting room reclaimed from a London railway station platform. It is perfectly orientated to face south over the gardens, has limestone flooring and underfloor heating that continues throughout the central hall. One of the reception rooms has impressive cabinetry and panelling reclaimed from a country house in Leicestershire. Both reception rooms have working fireplaces and traditional solid shutters. The kitchen is semi open plan to the breakfast room creating a family space. There is a gas-fired AGA, induction hob and fan oven, butler sink and granite worktops. Alongside is the utility room and pantry cupboard. A formal dining room has French doors on to the side garden.
The attached annexe is a new addition to the property having just been converted from the old stables and garaging. It is entirely self-contained with its own front door, courtyard, parking and drive, with rear access from a shared access road off Main Street.
On the first floor the principal bedroom suite has a magnificent marble bathroom with hand-finished Moroccan tiles, bespoke louvre shutters and underfloor heating in the shower. The guest bedroom suite has a freestanding claw foot bathtub fitted under the south facing sash window. A versatile arrangement on the second floor provides bedrooms five and six with a Jack & Jill bathroom, the latter also having a freestanding bath tub under the Velux window.
We have been advised that there is planning permission in perpetuity to remodel the kitchen and breakfast room, utility & rear porch a to create a large open plan family space. The planning permission also allows for replacing those sash windows not already renewed with double glazing conservation sashes.
The front of the property is approached through remote controlled gates to a sweeping gravelled drive with broad central turning circle edged with clipped box hedging. Stone steps descend to the south facing gardens which are predominantly lawned, bordered by herbaceous borders and a variety of shrubs and trees. Pleached trees span a section of the high eastern boundary wall which is flagged by silver birch trees and ornamental grasses. Sheltered by a mellow brick wall, the newly landscaped entertaining area enjoys a protected, sunny position on the edge of countryside. Here is a gravelled seating and barbecue area, raised beds abundantly planted with flowering herbs and a wood-fired hot tub. The large courtyard area lies on the western boundary providing ample room for parking, a triple oak-framed car port/garage, workshop, store, gardener’s wc and log store. Behind the property a side access road, shared with three properties, leads to the rear of the house and self-contained annexe where there is a private, walled courtyard with parking.
York city centre 5 miles, Easingwold 7 miles, A64 8 miles, Leeds 28 miles.
The popular village of Shipton-by Beningbrough lies north of York and some seven miles south of Easingwold. It has a public house ‘The Dawnay Arms’, a primary school, church, award-winning brewery and recreational facilities. The village lies just three miles from the A1237 York ring road which links to the A64 dual carriageway and on to the A1M (17 miles) and national motorway network.
EPC rating: Listed
Services and Systems: All mains services. Gas central heating. Pressurised Megaflo hot water 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
Directions: From the northern section of the York ring road (A1237) proceed north on the A19 towards Thirsk for three miles. The property will be seen at the beginning of Shipton-by-Beningbrough on the left hand side of the road behind a high brick wall and gates.
Local authority: Hambleton District Council 01609 779977
Photographs, particulars and showreel: October 2021
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