Skipton House is a wonderful Grade 2 listed family home built in 1830. The house is a great example of Georgian architecture at its best, both externally and internally. The elegant reception rooms in the house are beautifully proportioned and flow well. The drawing room, sitting room and dining room are ideal for entertaining, and the kitchen has a breakfast bar and pantry. To the first and second floors there are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house’s cellars have been converted to a cinema and gym, as well as a wine store.
The annex, a former coach house, is currently lived in by a family member but could be more formally separated to provide a holiday cottage or further accommodation to the house. There is a large living room with an open kitchen, a dining room, shower room and 3 first floor rooms. It has its own parking and entrance.
The house, which is set behind a yew hedge, has an “in and out” driveway with parking, with further parking below. The annex has its own parking and there is a garage to the rear of the property.
There is an enclosed garden accessed directly from the annex’s sitting room with a small lawn and paving and further gardens beyond including a paved terrace for dining al fresco. Other features include a pergola covered in roses and clematis, rose beds framed by box hedging and well stocked borders. At the bottom of the garden is an orchard, vegetable garden and the River Swale. The paddock is a terrific asset for those with horses or just requiring some amenity land to play with. For children there is a wooden “fort” in the paddock.
Adjacent to the house are several outbuildings and the garage, providing essential storage.
Skipton on Swale is a small village 4.4 miles to the west of Thirsk. Surrounded by open countryside the village is in the Vale of Mowbray, between The North York Moors National Park and The Yorkshire Dales.
The market towns of Thirsk and Northalleton (10 miles) offer excellent local facilities including schools, supermarkets and railway stations. York (28 miles) is a wonderful city renown for its Minster, and Harogate (20 miles) is a great place to shop.
Skipton on Swale is convenient for the motorway network, both The A1(M) and A19 are nearby. Northallerton train station is on the East Coast Main Line with services to London and Edinburgh and Thirsk has direct services to London (c. 2.25 hours) too. Leeds Bradford Airport is 30 miles to the south.
There are several private schools in the area including Cundal, Aysgarth and Ampleforth and York is home to St Peters and Bootham.