Country house, two substantial cottages, long private drive, land, gardens and commanding views across to the Yorkshire Dales.
Principal house: entrance and staircase hall, 4 reception rooms, cloakroom/wc, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, store, wc, rear hall, cellar, 6 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (2 also with dressing rooms), second floor games room, 2 tea areas
2 cottages, double garage, double carport, 2 static caravans
Gardens, grounds, field, paddock, woodland, wildlife pond, orchard, bespoke fire pit
In all some 21 acres
Split Farthing Hall, Bagby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2AF
Constructed in 1791, Split Farthing Hall has been renovated, extended and landscaped by the current owners during their productive eighteen year tenure and is now a handsome and fully restored eighteenth century country house that functions as a high-performing contemporary building. It neighbours the grade II Listed village church in a remarkable setting, facing its own land with far-reaching and uninterrupted rural views to the Yorkshire Dales.
* Grade II Listed, detached, country house of nearly 4500 sq ft with two cottages and land
* Three hugely versatile properties laden with flexibility and opportunity
* Glorious views to three aspects
* Private and secure property with no near neighbours and uninterrupted views
* Hugely convenient location being close to Thirsk on the East Coast Main Line, as well as the A19 and A1
* High speed internet throughout the hall and both cottages
* The property is organised and designed with luxury and well-being in mind: there are fire doors, a fire detection system, a new household electricity supply to commercial standards, back-up generator, security alarm system, emergency lighting, a secondary hot water circulation system
* Well-designed 30ft kitchen breakfast room with fitted kitchen, an Inglenook fireplace housing a gas-fired stove and some glorious exposed beams believed to be timber from an old galleon
* Glorious dining room extension with lantern window, southerly outlook and French doors that open on to the pergola and terraced al fresco dining area
* 21 ft drawing room with a gas open fire housed in a traditional fireplace and a bay window facing the gardens and grounds
* Delightful library with double doors that open directly on to the terrace with panoramic views beyond with an open gas fire
* Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace housing gas-fired stove and west facing aspect
* Hugely versatile first floor accommodation with north and south wings that would make ideal self-contained annexes
* All of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and each floor has a utility tea area
* Versatile second floor space under five oak trusses with Heritage rooflights, and charming en suite bedrooms with good ceiling heights on either side
* Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
* Large, traditional, timber sash windows with secondary glazing throughout
* The exterior was repointed in traditional lime mortar three years ago
* The owners inform us that they have received verbal consent from the local authority to build a games room on the southern wing, accessed through the drawing room.
Cottages and outbuildings
The two cottages were constructed in 2007 & 2009 of brick under a pantile roof and were designed to complement the eighteenth century elevations of the Hall. They are finished to a high standard and enjoy glorious views. Separated by a double carport with the best views in North Yorkshire, both are accessed from the courtyard of the main house.
The double garage with electric roller shutters has been converted into a yoga/exercise studio with laminate floor and a wall of mirrors. It is designed to be easily returned to its original status.
There are two static caravans, both with power, heating and access to mains electricity and water. One is near the orchard and the other is next to the Old Stable Cottage.
Outside, gardens and grounds
The entrance and drive to Split Farthing Hall is from Church Lane and past the church. The long tarmacadamed drive takes you over a cattle grid and sweeps past the wildlife pond, parkland field and orchard to the front of the house and beyond to the courtyard on the northern boundary where stands the garage, carport and cottages.
The garden and grounds lie predominantly to the south and west of the Hall. Immediately to the front is a large paved and elevated terrace that overlooks the garden, ha-ha, field and woodland, and catches sun throughout the day. Stone steps descend beyond the ha-ha to the bespoke fire pit with surrounding seating perfectly placed to enjoy glorious sunsets. Beyond lies the large field with trees planted to create a parkland feel. To the south lies the orchard, wildlife pond, the sewage disposal system and a timber building housing the generator and the working area concealed behind an embankment. The mature orchard has apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. At the far southern corner of the property is a rich and diverse area of deciduous woodland. More than 2000 trees have been planted by the current owners during their twenty years of ownership.
There is planning permission to build a stable block (3 loose boxes) behind the orchard, and the land provides plenty of scope to create a manège.
Thirsk 4 miles, Easingwold 10 miles, Helmsley 13 miles, York 21 miles, Harrogate 25 miles, Durham Tees Airport 28 miles, Leeds 46 miles, Leeds Bradford Airport 38 miles,
Split Farthing Hall lies off the main village street in Bagby tucked away beyond St Mary’s Church. The village itself is surrounded by open countryside and close to the North York Moors yet conveniently located just outside Thirsk, ten minutes’ drive from the A19 and twenty minutes from the A1. The village has a public house, pre-school, church, a defibrillator housed in a traditional telephone box and a grass airfield suitable for light aircraft and helicopters. Schooling for primary and secondary ages is within a short driving distance of the property and two highly rated independent schools within ten miles of the property. The market town of Thirsk has a mainline railway station offering a direct service to London Kings Cross.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private gas supply (2 x 2500 litre gas tanks)
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, enter the village and drive down Bagby Lane. Turn into Church Lane, diagonally opposite the Greyhound pub in the centre of the village. Drive past the church and you will see the gates to Split Farthing Hall on your left hand side.
Photographs and particulars: July 2019
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