A fine Ryedale country house with equestrian facilities and land, in a wonderful, pastoral setting.
Entrance hall and staircase hall, drawing room, dining room, music room, library, kitchen breakfast room with galleried sitting area, larder, u tility room, garden room, sauna
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, adjacent dressing room (bedroom 6), 2 further bedrooms, house bathroom, landing room, 2 further first floor bedrooms, shower room
Attached annexe: sitting room, kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom
Attached double garage, workshop
Mature and established, well timbered gardens and grounds
Purpose built stable range with 5 looseboxes, tack room, hay barn. Further range with foaling box, loosebox, double garage. All weather manege/schooling area with adjoining railed paddocks, 2 further railed paddocks
In all about 6 acres
Spellar Park, Brandsby, York, North Yorkshire YO61 4RN
Listed grade II as being of architectural and historic importance, Spellar Park is believed to date from the early to mid 18th century and is constructed of mellow sandstone under a pantile roof. It consists of two distinct parts that have been skilfully united to create a wonderful house. The original farmhouse forms the western side of the property and, for the most part, is presented in the vernacular style with a number of details typical of the period. A converted barn forms the eastern side of the property; this was converted in the 1980s to create a magnificent kitchen breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and gallery (entirely re-fitted in 2000 by Clive Christian Interiors).
• Large country house of 5560 sq ft with 5 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms (1 currently used as a dressing room), 3 bathrooms and attached annexe, approached via a long drive
• A perfect marriage of historic and contemporary styling
• Period features include sash windows to the ground floor, multiple exposed structural timbers and exposed stone, and a dog-leg staircase with grooved stick balusters
• 27 ft custom-made kitchen in a large vaulted room with a terracotta tiled floor and a first floor ‘minstrel’ gallery
• The kitchen spec. includes polished granite work surfaces, distressed antique pine units, 4-oven oil-fired Aga, 4-ring Neff haologen hob, Hotpoint fan-assisted oven with integrated refrigerator beneath. The central island unit and breakfast bar has a granite work surface, deep ceramic sink with Perrin and Rowe mixer rap, integrated NEFF dishwasher, concealed Gaggenau deep fat fryer and indoor barbecue unit.
• Large garden room adjoining the kitchen enjoys a southerly aspect and opens to a delightful walled courtyard, perfectly orientated for al fresco dining
• Large drawing room with multi-fuel stove, facing south over the lovely gardens
• Attached, self-contained, guest annexe with a separate entrance
• Lovely views beyond the lawns over the undulating Howardian Hills
The gardens and grounds are a perfect setting for this property. The formal landscaped gardens lie to the south and west of the house and are predominantly laid to lawn, edged with specimen trees and well planted with shaped, mature borders. Of particular note is the western garden which is walled on three sides and, to the front, has well stocked flower beds containing a variety of perennials including ceanothus, cotoneaster, hazel, hawthorne, laburnum, vibernum and sorbus. Immediately to the north of the house is the largest area of lawn which is protected on its western boundary by four ancient oaks. No less than eighteen mature horse chestnut trees form a belt along the property’s northern boundary.
An avenue of lime trees lines the entrance driveway leading to the east of the house. Adjacent is a group of purpose-built, modern equestrian buildings arranged around a tarmacadam yard. These comprise five looseboxes, a tack room, hay barn and covered parking area (all with electricity and water supply). To the rear is a further yard enclosed by a Goodrick timber stable range comprising a loosebox, foaling box and double garage. Close by is a drained outdoor manege (60m x 20m approx.) bounded by post and rail fencing, with underdrainage and an all-weather surface. Adjoining are three railed paddocks. The principal enclosures are arranged along the southern boundary of the property and comprise two railed paddocks, one with field shelter and water supply.
Approx 6 acres
Easingwold 6 miles, Malton 15 miles, Helmsley 12 miles, York 15 miles. (Distances approximate)
Spellar Park lies on the southern edge of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the North York Moors National Park. This charming village stands in exceptional countryside but is within easy access of the market town of Easingwold as well as close to Sheriff Hutton and Stillington, villages with numerous amenities. The renowned Ampleforth College and Terrington Hall prep school are a 15 minute drive away, and there are two nearby state schools, one at Easingwold and one in Nawton (‘Outstanding’). The city of York and its mainline railway station lies some 15 miles away.
Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage
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 01609 779977
Directions: From Brandsby, head due east towards Stearsby and Sheriff Hutton. After about 1 1/2 miles the entrance driveway will be seen on the right hand side, running beside a post and rail fence.
Photographs and particulars: 2017 & 2018
NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.