Dating back to the mid-19th century, this stunning Victorian farmhouse offers a wonderful settlng for family gatherings and special occasions, surrounded by spectacular Yorkshire countryside.
Discover an exquisite Victorian farmhouse set on the outskirts of Richmond, a historic market town. Brimming with elegant country charm, this exceptional house provides the ultimate period backdrop to your special family get-together. Take a relaxing walk before descending on the local village pub for dinner. Afterwards, gather rosy-cheeked by the roaring fire to catch up with those dearest to you. This is a truly fabulous house made for making memories.
Dating back to the mid-19th century, this property was once the family home of the Earl and Countess of Ronaldshay. Oozing that elusive mix of classic style and contemporary comfort, antique furniture sits contentedly alongside modern pieces and artwork, flagstone flooring enjoys underfloor heating and every room has that soft Farrow and Ball appeal.
Ready to start exploring? Let's begin with the ground floor and the heart of the home, the sumptuous drawing room. This generous sophisticated room welcomes you like an old friend, wrapping you in a friendly warm embrace. Settle down by the large open fire with a glass of something fizzy, it's time to enjoy good company and conversation. This room leads to the conservatory where you can take in the extensive gardens and evening sun.
For the younger ones (and the grown-ups too) there's an additional games room to escape to. Set beside the kitchen this comfortable room features a TV and large L-shaped sofa to snuggle down on. Sky, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are all available as well as board games and cards for some traditional off-line fun. Wi-Fi is also available if you can't drag the teens away from their devices. A Sonos sound system provides the background music throughout the ground floor.
Downstairs is also home to the kitchen and dining areas. As you would expect with a house of this calibre, the kitchen is a generous size and comes with everything you could need to conjure family feasts. Take delight in the sleek worktop, made from honed Zimbabwean granite. In addition to the AGA, you'll find a Smeg cooker with ceramic hob, a huge American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A further utility room provides an additional fridge/freezer, perfect for storing drinks as well an additional dishwasher, very useful the morning after a special dinner. A laundry room on the first floor houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and ceiling-mounted clothes horse.
The property offers you the choice of several different dining areas. For informal occasions like breakfast and lunch, the large farmhouse dining table in the kitchen is perfect. French doors open out onto a courtyard where an afternoon tipple is a must in the warmer months. Just through from here is the breakfast room, offering a further light-filled space for dining - this is a great option for children, or vice-versa, when you're looking for a more peaceful dining experience.
For those special occasions when you want to gather everyone together to dine and have fun, the formal dining hall is waiting. A large extendable dining table will accommodate everyone, while flagstone flooring and a wood burner lend grandeur and warmth. Downstairs also includes a boot room, perfect for drying off those muddy walking boots after a day's hiking across nearby Swaledale. You'll find two handy downstairs cloakrooms too.
The farmhouse has nine decadent bedrooms to choose from, each one with a super comfortable bed and classic elegant look. There are eight bedrooms on the first floor and one on the ground floor. Bedroom 1 is the magnificent master suite encompassing a large bedroom with a super king-size bed and charming window seat with views across the gardens and beyond. It has access to a generous bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower. Bedrooms 2 and 4 are both charming twin rooms with 2 full-size beds. They share access to a bathroom with a large free-standing bath and separate walk-in shower. Bedroom 3 boasts a further super king-size bed with an en-suite shower room and WC.
Bedroom 5 offers another super king-size bed which can also be configured as two singles. This room enjoys an en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath. Bedroom 6 is another twin room which shares a bathroom with bedroom 7, a sweet little room with a full-size single bed and trundle pull out bed below. This room will accommodate two people comfortably. The final bedroom on this floor is bedroom 8 (accessed via the laundry room). It features a double bed and en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 9 is a twin room located on ground level. This room has access to its own bathroom with a large walk-in shower.
Now that we've taken a tour around this stunning home, let's discover the delights of the grounds. The house is set within a beautifully maintained walled garden. Roam Alice in Wonderland style, taking in the sights and sounds of an English country garden. Garden furniture is provided so you can grab a glass of champagne and settle down for your evening sundowner. Cyclists will appreciate the secure bicycle storage area. Try some of the nearby Tour De France / Yorkshire routes while you're here.
Please note, the farmhouse sleeps a maximum of 18 guests (including infants) and the number of people in the property must not exceed this. Parties of additional people are prohibited unless permitted by special arrangement. We do not accept stag or hen groups. Same-sex groups by owner approval, please telephone before booking. This property requires payment of a £500 security deposit.
Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.