An historic country house set in glorious walled gardens.
3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Gardens, outbuildings, garage block with store
Bolton Old Hall, Bolton-on-Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 6AQ
This prestigious historic building has gracefully evolved since its inception some 640 years ago. It is now a country house of some standing with pleasing proportions and practical accommodation, ideal for a family. The current owners have made many changes during their fifteen year tenure: they have extended the property to create a wonderful kitchen/dining room with roof lantern and French doors that open south on to the walled garden; they have developed the second floor into a fifth bedroom and study, and have brought the entire property fully up to date installing new electrics and plumbing.
The principal part of the house dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, but the oldest part is Richard le Scrope’s magnificent peel tower which dates from the 1380s and was built to withstand the ravages of border raids. In the latter part of the seventeenth century, the house was remodelled to create an elegant Georgian façade.
Bolton Old Hall is a magnificent home that enjoys an idyllic setting alongside the fourteenth century church, and offers a huge degree of privacy within its walled gardens of nearly two acres. This truly is a property to relish.
• Grade II* listed country house of 3845 sq ft
• Part 15th and 17th century with further alterations made in the 20th and 21st centuries
• Abundance of historical architectural features contained within deep-set stone walls
• Practical storage options throughout, ideal for family living
• Contemporary handmade kitchen with shaker units, granite worktops, double butler sink, solid wood floor of European oak and walk-in pantry
• Family room off the kitchen, perfect for big screen multi media
• Glorious drawing room – formerly the dining hall – with an English Oak floor, 17th century panelling and window shutters, exposed beams and a magnificent Tudor fireplace with distinctive moulded lintel, Minster stone interior and raised hearth
• Delightful sitting room in the oldest part of the property, with south and west facing aspects. The Tudor panelling has decorative moulding and behind the existing fireplace is believed to lie a Tudor fireplace
• Yorkshire sliding sash windows, modern traditional-style radiators, basket grate fireplaces in the bedrooms
• Elegantly proportioned main bedroom has a 17th century ceiling with Tudor rose plasterwork, magnificent 8ft windows facing south over the gardens and a walk-in wardrobe
• Lapsed planning permission to develop accommodation above the garage block, and lapsed planning permission for an outdoor pool.
• Glorious high-walled garden offers complete privacy
• Highly convenient location with good access to cities, railway stations and airports
Outbuildings, gardens and grounds
The house is approached through an impressive gated entrance (electric) in the high stone wall which surrounds the gardens. There is a circular gravelled driveway in front of the house with an outlook over lawned gardens scattered with artfully placed, mature trees, evergreens and shrubs, and abundant herbaceous borders. An archway leads through to a secret garden on the west side (where there is lapsed planning permission for a pool) and at every turn new vistas and horizons open up. On the far southern corner is an attractive stone outbuilding with stone seat. To the north of the property is a courtyard with a useful outbuilding/workshop and log store. An enclosed, east facing, lawned garden approached from a gate in the high wall provides rear access to the property. There is an off-lying detached garage block (37ft x 19’ft) with double and single garages.
A1 3 miles, Richmond 6 miles, Northallerton 10 miles, Darlington 14 miles, Durham Tees Valley International Airport 18 miles. (Distances approximate)
The property is situated at the edge of the rural village of Bolton-on-Swale, standing in a magnificent setting in the lea of the village church with open undulating countryside to the rear. The A1 lies some three miles to the west at Catterick, providing rapid access to Newcastle and the main conurbations of the north and west. Durham Tees Valley International Airport is less than a half hour drive away and both Leeds Bradford and Newcastle Airports can be reached in little more than an hour. From nearby Darlington and Northallerton railway stations, London Kings Cross can be reached in just over 2 hours 20 minutes.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil central heating.
Fixtures & fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.
Local authority: Richmondshire District Council
Directions: From the north turn left off the B6271 into the village. Follow the church wall around to the right, and you’ll see the Hall in front of you on the right hand side.
Photographs and particulars: February 2019
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