Moorlands Hall, Moorlands, York, North Yorkshire

House 8 Bedroom 6 Bathroom 1 Garage 16,221 ft2

Moorlands Hall, Moorlands, York, North Yorkshire

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An impressive Victorian country house set in wonderful mature grounds some 5 miles from the centre of York
Wigginton 1 mile ◆ York 5 miles (London Kings Cross under 2 hours) ◆ A1M (J45) 18 miles Harrogate 23 miles ◆ Leeds 25 miles (Leeds Bradford Int airport 32 miles) (Distances and times approximate)
Accommodation and amenities Reception hall ◆ Drawing room ◆ Kitchen/breakfast room ◆ Dining room Sitting room ◆ Play room ◆ Conservatory ◆ Orangery ◆ Study
Wine cellar ◆ Gym ◆ Games room ◆ Larder ◆ Laundry and Store rooms 8 bedrooms (6 ensuite) ◆ Family bathroom
Integral staff flat 2 bedroom loft apartment 2 self contained flats above garage Planning for additional 2 bed ancillary cottage Mature formal gardens ◆ Gated entrance and long driveway Ornamental lake ◆ All weather tennis court ◆ Swimming pool ◆ Garaging

Secure position offering a high degree of privacy. In all about 16.55 acres (6.70 hectares) Main House total sq. ft. 16,221

Situation This fabulous Victorian country property sits within the Vale of York and is just 5 miles from the historic city of York. Haxby (2 miles) has local shops for all ones day to day needs whilst more comprehensive shopping can be found at the Clifton Moor Shopping Centre on the North side of York city.
Moorlands Hall is well placed for access to the A1 (M) (J45) being a short distance to the West providing a direct route to both the North and South and links in with the national motorway network. The property is ideally situated for West Yorkshire commuting to Leeds (23 miles) and Harrogate (23 miles). Leeds Bradford airport is within easy reach (32 miles) and main line trains from York to London Kings Cross (leaving every half an hour) can take as little as 1 hour 55 minutes.
York is not only distinguished for its historic Minster but also for the quality of its schooling, both private and state. Notable schools include Queen Margaret’s and St Peter’s York in the City as well as numerous others in York and the surrounding area. Recreational activities in the local area include golf at Forest of Galtres Golf Club and York Golf Club in Strensall; Horse racing at York and Ripon racecourses and further afield at Pontefract racecourse and Polo at Toulston Polo Club near Tadcaster. There are a number of nature walks within the area and the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy driving distance.

Moorlands Hall Dating 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. Of particular note is the grand drawing room with double aspect, a lovely fireplace and exceptional proportions with views over the gardens. The well equipped kitchen/breakfast room is ideally positioned within the house with easy access to the dining room, sitting room and playroom.
The orangery on the South elevation is beautifully light and offers excellent additional entertaining space and access to the terrace and gardens beyond.
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 8 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 4 floors and can be seen clearly laid out on the floor plans.

Gardens and Grounds The 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. Leisure facilities
The property benefits from a fully floodlit all-weather tennis court and an enclosed outdoor swimming pool with ornamental water feature to one end. Surrounding the pool is a tiled terrace with kitchen and entertaining area with double doors leading out to the gardens and loggia.

Outbuildings The stable block has been fully restored over the years and is currently used as additional storage 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 2 bedroom cottage. A material start has already been made and once finished, this will provide superb ancillary accommodation and entertaining space that is separated and screened from the Hall.
There are two further integral loft flats above the garage and these offer the purchaser the opportunity to complete in a style suited to them.

01.12.2010 Property launched to market with a guide price of POA

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