Manor House, Finghall, Leyburn, DL8
An impressive Grade II Listed former rectory dating in part to the late 17th century, comprising a very spacious main house, linked cottage and a range of outbuildings, all requiring modernisation and set within established private grounds with paddock and enchanting woodland, 2.82 acres (1.14 ha) in total.
This substantial village home is a large period house which offers scope to create a wonderful family home and offers further potential with an attached cottage and former school room and laundry. Therefore the buildings are suitable for conversion to holiday lets or ancillary accommodation for dependant relatives or to enlarge the main property, subject to receipt of the necessary consents. Manor House was built in the late 17th century as a rectory and later alterations were made including distinctive bays to the south elevation. There are sash windows throughout, some with gothic glazing bars, period fireplaces and Carron cast iron grates along with an impressive turned baluster staircase from the second floor to the lower level. The extensive accommodation is arranged over four floors plus cellar rooms and there are connecting doors to the cottage on two levels, whilst the cottage has separate access to the rear.
The property occupies a wonderful location set within large grounds and approached by double wrought iron gates to the front leading to a circular driveway with off-street parking and there is a secondary driveway from the village main street with gates leading to a courtyard area with period stabling and outbuildings off. The principal garden is to the south with a large level lawn and shaped beds plus walled kitchen garden, with open views across the adjoining paddock and ha-ha, onto extensive woodland to the west with mature trees, wild flowers and a stream running through, providing a picturesque haven rich in wildlife and beautiful surroundings.
Finghall is an attractive village between Leyburn, Bedale and Richmond with easy access to both towns and commuting links. There is a public house in the village whilst the nearby market towns are well-served by shops, services, public houses and restaurants. There are schools nearby for both primary and secondary ages in the private and public sectors and there are leisure facilities including sports clubs and a swimming pool. The Yorkshire Dales and Moors are close-by and being the gateway to Wensleydale, some of the region's most breathtaking scenery is accessible along with historic parks and gardens plus Wensleydale Steam Railway serving the village. The cathedral city of Ripon and market town of Northallerton offer more extensive amenities along with links to surrounding towns and cities. The region's motorway network and business centres are also within easy reach for the commuter, with Bedale's by-pass providing a speedy link to the A1 and in turn to mainline railway stations at Thirsk and Northallerton with regular journeys to London Kings Cross.
From the A1 junction at Leeming Bar and Bedale follow the Bedale by-pass A684 towards Bedale and at the roundabout turn right towards Leyburn. Pass the Athletics club and continue through Crakehall along the A684. Take the left hand turning Akebar and Finghall, along Chapel Lane. Entering Finghall pass the Queens Head public house and the property can be found on the left hand side, identified by our for sale sign.