Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Snug | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Bathroom
Garden Room/Studio | Barn/Garage | Gardener’s WC | American Barn with Loose Boxes | Manège | Garden | Paddocks
Prospect Hill Farmhouse is a stunning, beautifully-presented period farmhouse that has been renovated and extended in recent years by the current owners yet retains a host of original features including exposed beams, original fireplaces and sash windows that are combined with an energy-efficient wood pellet central heating system and high-quality fixtures and fittings. The property offers spacious and flexible accommodation with fabulous rural views over the surrounding paddock land and beyond. Prospect Hill Farmhouse is set in well-maintained gardens and paddock land, amounting to around 16.6 acres, with the benefit of an American barn with loose boxes and manège, offering a rural equestrian home yet within easy reach of several North Yorkshire market towns. A further 11.0 acres is available by separate negotiation if required.
The original front door with glazed fanlight above opens into an entrance hall that has attractive tiled floor, gives access to all the ground floor reception rooms and has stairs leading up to the first floor. The dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room spans the depth of the house and is the real heart of the home with ample space for table and chairs together with an informal sitting area. The kitchen, which is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke painted units with a combination of oak and granite work surfaces, ceramic 1½ bowl sink and drainer, integrated dishwasher, space for range-style cooker and fridge/freezer, has practical tiled flooring. The sitting area of the kitchen has oak flooring, cast iron open fireplace, feature painted oak beam and half-glazed French doors that lead out to the front garden. Off the kitchen there is a useful utility room fitted with a range of units, stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and a door to the rear of the property. The main reception rooms are located to the front of the house. The snug, which could offer a charming room for formal dining, has a feature brick fireplace fitted with multi-fuel stove, exposed ceiling beam and original working shutters on the window to the front. To the side of the house there is a recent extension designed to make the most of the fabulous setting which offers a bright and spacious dual-aspect sitting room with solid oak flooring and far-reaching views over the gardens, paddocks and beyond. An under stairs cupboard and cloakroom/WC complete the ground floor accommodation.
An oak staircase leads up to the first floor landing which is flooded with natural light from a large window on the stairs. There are four generous double bedrooms to the first floor, three of which are located to the front, all of which benefit from stunning elevated views over the surrounding paddock land. The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room with contemporary fittings complemented by travertine tiling, while a further bedroom, which has dual-aspect views to the front and side, has an en-suite shower room with high-quality fixtures and fittings including shower enclosure, wc and wash basin. The two additional bedrooms have original decorative open fireplaces and are served by an impressive bathroom with freestanding, double-ended bath, wash hand basin and WC complemented by attractive tiling on the walls and floor.
A driveway from the main road leads up to the exclusive Prospect Hill development; Prospect Hill Farmhouse is accessed through wrought iron double gates where a private drive which leads to the rear of the property where there is a turning and parking area. The drive continues and gives access to the detached timber barn/garage and garden room/studio, American barn and manège.
The mature south-facing gardens, with stone boundary walls, lie to the front and side of the farmhouse and include lawned areas together with herbaceous borders and trees, ornamental pond and a terrace which provides a fabulous area from which to take in the views. A path from the front garden leads to the garden room/studio, which is attached to the barn/garage and offers a flexible space suitable for a number of uses. There are fully-glazed French doors together with bi-fold doors which lead out to a paved terrace that wraps around the building and provides a delightful outdoor entertaining area. The attached barn/garage, which has large double doors at one end together with double doors to the side, offers excellent storage space.
The equestrian facilities include an American barn with 10 loose boxes, that benefits from power, light and water, with a generous area of adjacent hard standing. There is a sand and fibre manège (20m x 40m) with post and rail boundary for year-round use. The paddock land, which is well fenced and amounts to over 16 acres, is divided into enclosures of varying sizes, with a further 11 acres available by separate negotiation. The paddocks, which have automatic drinkers, have a combination of hedge and fenced boundaries offering gently-sloping, sheltered pasture. Prospect Hill Farmhouse offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a delightful period farmhouse with excellent equestrian facilities within easy reach of a number of market towns. The property is well-positioned for hacking on quiet country roads and bridleways and is located in the heart of Bedale Hunt Country with the Zetland Hunt nearby. The highly-acclaimed Richmond Equestrian Centre is within hacking distance and offers tuition and visiting trainers for all abilities together with indoor arenas, cross-country course, all-weather gallops for hire and a number of events throughout the year. Northallerton Equestrian Centre is also nearby.
Note: Prospect Hill Farmhouse is currently an equestrian property for private use, however there is potential for commercial use which may appeal to some purchasers. Additional land, extending to around 11 acres is available by separate negotiation.
Prospect Hill Farmhouse is situated just outside the traditional village of Catterick and close to the village of Tunstall, both of which offer everyday amenities including a village hall, post office/stores, country pubs and medical centre. Set amidst stunning countryside, the property is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with the Yorkshire Dales National Park and numerous surrounding golf courses and horse racing at Catterick, Ripon, York, Wetherby and Sedgefield. The surrounding historic market towns of Richmond, Bedale, Leyburn and Barnard Castle offer everyday facilities with a wide range of independent shops and restaurants, supermarkets, cinema and banks together with further recreational, professional and cultural facilities including Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, the Georgian Theatre Royal and Richmond Castle. Durham, Newcastle, Harrogate and York are all within easy reach and provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are a number of primary schools in the area, while secondary schooling is offered in Richmond and at Risedale Sports and Community College. The prestigious Barnard Castle School is close by providing private education from 4-18 years; Prep School 4-11 years and Senior School 11-18 years.
For the commuter, the A66 and A1(M) provide excellent road links to the regional centres of the North East and Yorkshire. The railway station in Darlington provides main line services north and south and Durham Tees Valley Airport, Newcastle International Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport are all very accessible.
Catterick Village 1.3 miles | A1(M) 1.8 miles | Richmond 6.5 miles | Darlington 15.6 miles | Durham City Centre 35.9 miles | Newcastle City Centre 48.6 miles | Newcastle International Airport 56.2 miles
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