A practically perfect country house with cottage and outbuildings in an idyllic rural setting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Entrance vestibule, staircase hall with log burner, drawing room with open fire, dining room, kitchen/dining/living room with log burner, study, boot/laundry room with walk-in pantry, cloakroom/wc, garden room
Master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room, 5 further double bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms (2 en suite)
Courtyard office, 2 double bedroom self-contained flat, 3 double bedroom holiday cottage
Double garage, dog kennel, 2 stables, barn
Gardens, tennis court, lake, 3 ponds, paddock, woodland area, orchard
In all some 7 acres
Hesketh Hall, Boltby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2HU
Hesketh Hall is undoubtedly one of the stand-out small country houses in North Yorkshire. This delightful period house has been extended, remodelled and renovated, the outbuildings modernised and refurbished and the grounds skilfully landscaped during the tenure of the current owners.
It enjoys a setting of incomparable loveliness and sits in the heart of its own land outside the village and with no immediate neighbours. Its gardens, grounds, cottage, outbuildings and outlook all significantly contribute to the quality of the whole. Hesketh Hall is an outstanding family home sensitively restored and enjoying fine interiors throughout. It surely represents a once in a generation opportunity.
• Detached and perfectly proportioned house of 4175sq ft
• Constructed in 1850 but has the advantage of not being Listed
• Recent renovations include: extensive damp proof work undertaken; new roof and insulation; newly decorated exterior; new dining room carpet; new roof on stables and cottage.
• Period features include: an original Mouseman fireplace in drawing room, working fireplaces, window seats, fine plasterwork
• Exceptional kitchen/dining/living room of generous proportions lined with magnificent double-glazed windows and French doors that open into the garden. There is underfloor heating, a bespoke fitted kitchen from The Main Furniture Company, Marble Arts granite worktops, an oil-fired Aga and wood-burning stove. A large boot room and utility room with stable door and walk-in pantry lie alongside.
• The drawing and dining rooms, each with south facing bay windows are connected through double doors which, when flung open, create a dramatic entertaining space that also connects to the gardens and large terrace beyond.
• Concealed high security storage
• Fine central staircase hall with log burning stove that connects all the principal rooms
• Well designed bedroom space, ideal for a family, with potential to create a northern wing incorporating a self-contained suite of two bedrooms with a bathroom
• Significant potential income from The Bothy and Flat
• 2 separate entrances to the property, each with their own drive
• Sheltered setting nestled in a bright wooded valley with views towards the Moors
• 15 minutes’ drive to Thirsk and its railway station with a regular connection to London.
The principal house, its courtyard and adjoining outbuildings are set in the heart of the land, well screened and secluded. There are two entrances with drives, one from the east that sweeps past the buildings into the courtyard, and one from the south that works perfectly for entertaining. The gardens and grounds are varied and beautifully maintained: the generous lawns with herbaceous borders surround three sides of the property; there is a sheltered all-season tennis court on the northern boundary with views towards the Moors; a venerable orchard, part-walled; a paddock on the southern boundary, and a wildlife lake and three ponds that lie along the eastern boundary of the property following the course of the beck and safely behind fencing. This exquisite woodland area has enchanting mowed pathways that snake around the ponds. A natural spring feeds the lake and ponds, and is also enjoyed as a natural water feature at the rear entrance to the house. The whole is securely bounded by a combination of wire and wood fencing, mature hedging and stone walls.
Outbuildings and Stone Courtyard
• Known as ‘The Bothy’, the three double bedroom cottage (income approximately £9,000 per annum) has its own garden terrace and parking area, and enjoys privacy because it faces away from the main house towards the tennis court and distant Moors beyond.
• The self-contained two double bedroom flat (income approximately £5,340 per annum) sits above the garage/office, with a barn staircase to the rear. It is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy basis.
• The courtyard office, recently renovated, is a practical and comfortable space, dry-lined and with a night storage heater
• Two linked stables with feeders and a water supply.
• Dog kennel with a pretty outdoor run
• Double garage
• Large weather-proof barn
Thirsk and A19 6 miles, Helmsley 10 miles, Northallerton 11 miles, York 30 miles, Durham Tees Valley airport 26 miles, Leeds Bradford Airport 41 miles (distances approximate).
Hesketh Hall lies just outside the village at the bottom of Boltby Bank. Boltby is a particularly charming rural village with a church and village hall, located some 15 minutes’ drive east of the main A19 York–Teesside trunk road, which may be joined at Thirsk thereby enabling rapid access to the A1, the wider motorway network and the main conurbations of West Yorkshire. There are main line railway stations at York, Northallerton and Thirsk providing services to London King’s Cross, Newcastle and Edinburgh as well as the Trans Pennine route. A full range of local facilities are available in the thriving and popular market towns of Northallerton, Thirsk and Helmsley.
Boltby, itself a picturesque village occupying a quite spectacular position on the western side of the Hambleton Hills on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. There are many natural attractions in the area within easy reach of the property to include the Hambleton Hills, the Howardian Hills (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the North York Moors National Park offering many miles of hill walking and outstanding scenery to enjoy. From the property there is easy access to an extensive network of pathways and bridleways and there is also a horse trekking centre based in the village.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired boiler. Private drainage with sewage treatment plant. Intruder alarm.
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: A mile outside the village of Boltby, Hesketh Hall can be found on the right hand side just before the road rises steeply up Boltby Bank.
Photographs and particulars: July 2019
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