York, United Kingdom

Single Family

11 beds

  • Property Details

    An impressive Victorian country house set in wonderful mature grounds some 5 miles from the centre of York• Reception hall• Drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, play room• Conservatory, orangery and study• Wine cellar, gym, games room, larder, laundry and store rooms• 8 bedrooms (7 en-suite) plus family bathroom• One bedroom integral staff flat• One bedroom loft apartment• Planning for additional accommodation in the outbuildings• Mature formal gardens, gated entrance and driveway• Ornamental lake, all weather tennis court, swimming pool and garaging• In all about 16.55 acresDating from 1875, this notable Hall has seen a diverse history and during the past 10 years, under the care of the present owners, Moorlands Hall has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment including re-roofing, re-wiring, re-plumbing and re-organisation of the accommodation.The property now offers wonderful entertaining space with an impressive galleried reception hall, high ceilings and wide bright rooms throughout. The well equipped kitchen/breakfast room is ideally positioned within the house with easy access to the dining room, sitting room and playroom. The basement extends to the full length of the Hall and has also been restored to full working order with numerous store rooms, cellar, games room, gym and utility rooms. All basement rooms have under floor heating. The bedroom accommodation consists of eight bedrooms, all but one bedroom is ensuite and all have been individually decorated. There is an integral flat which is ideal for live-in staff, further family or guest accommodation. The accommodation is arranged over four floors and can be seen clearly laid out on the floor plans.The house flows extremely well and can feel as big or as cosy as one wishes depending on the number of people around. The basement affords flexibility and can be shut off when necessary keeping costs to a minimum.Leisure facilitiesThe property benefits from a fully floodlit all-weather tennis court and an enclosed outdoor swimming pool with ornamental feature to one end. Surrounding the pool (which is conveniently close to the house) is a tiled terrace with kitchen and entertaining area with double doors leading out to the gardens and loggia. These can be opened or closed, providing more privacy if needed. Gardens and GroundsThe house is approached through iron double electric gates over a long driveway flanked by rhododendrons and azaleas leading to a gravelled parking area and impressive frontage with grass island and central ornamental fountain. The house sits centrally within its land with the gardens and grounds largely laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and an ornamental lake on the East lawn. The current owners have installed feature lighting in the grounds creating an impressive nocturnal exhibition of the many specimen trees. OutbuildingsThe stable block has been fully restored over the years and is currently used as additional storage, party barn etc but could easily be returned to its original purpose. The current owners have obtained planning permission to convert part of the stable block into a two bedroom cottage. The garage is fully functioning with electric doors and purpose built flooring. Above the garage is space for further ancillary accommodation or offices if needed.
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    This single family listing located at Moorlands, York boasts eleven bedrooms. The property is currently selling for $5,492,295.

    This property is presented by Liz Morgan of Strutt & Parker located in England.