Saturday, 2 August 2014

Harrogate Property News - South Stainley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3

South Stainley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3

guide price £3,500,000

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South Stainley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3

Full Description

A significant residential estate, midway between Harrogate and Ripon
Stainley House is one of the principal country houses in this part of the county; the property was formerly part of the Mountgarrett Estate and was built for the same family in 1906. The property has the most impressive proportions and is built of an ivory rendered brick with slate roof and stone window surrounds. The main house is positioned at the head of a long, tree lined driveway to a gravelled entrance with a central fountain surrounded by well stocked raised borders. A fine oak front door leads to an entrance porch with original mosaic tiled floor and oak panelling. The woodwork, in oak, is a feature of the property as a whole and is used in herringbone flooring and doors throughout the property.
The majority of the principal rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms have original working shutters. The high ceiling heights are immediately apparent on arrival and continue throughout the house. The staircase hall is particularly impressive and a wide staircase with oak handrail rise to a half landing and then to the first floor. Three principal reception rooms lie along the southern elevation of the main house with the benefit of large sash windows from which the views over the surrounding countryside and parkland are completely unspoilt and most attractive.
All main reception rooms have working open fires with attractive stone, marble or wood surrounds, with the drawing room and dining room featuring partially fire and intricate marble fireplaces.
The kitchen and breakfast room lie at the eastern end of the house, benefitting from the morning sun. The kitchen is a generous room with a large range of floor and wall units with a central island and Nero granite surfaces. There is a 4 oven, 2 hob, cream Aga and Rangemaster fridge freezer. The kitchen continues into a separate breakfast room which lies adjacent and also has a further fireplace with stone surround. Doors lead from the kitchen to a large side terrace, ideally suited for outdoor entertaining. Beyond lies a laundry room and a cold store. Also on the ground floor there is a cinema room with herringbone oak flooring and two large sash windows as well as a further open fireplace.
There are two separate cellars at Stainley House. The first is accessed from the inner hall and steps lead down to three separate wine cellars. The wine cellars have traditional wine bins and are ideally suited to the storage of wine being dry and cool. A separate staircase from the rear entrance door leads into a store room, log store, workshop and the boiler room.
The main staircase leads up to a particularly generous landing with central ceiling light. The master bedroom suite lies in the south eastern corner of the house and views over the gardens and grounds are particularly impressive with the highest buildings in Harrogate visible in the far distance. The master bedroom is a generous room with a fireplace at the head as well as en suite bathroom with twin sinks, roll top bath, WC and bidet. There is a large dressing room adjacent. The main guest suite lies opposite on the northern side of the house, a pretty room with a dual aspect and a well fitted en suite bathroom with wooden panelling. In the south western corner of the house there is a further en suite bedroom, with a recently fitted bathroom, completed to the highest standards with tiled floor and walls, a separate shower cubicle and central roll top bath. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom in the main part of the house. A corridor leads past the billiards room down a half flight of steps to a further bedroom wing with 2 bedrooms a bathroom and a WC. The staircase continues to the second floor where there are additional useful bedrooms, still maintaining good ceiling heights and including three bedrooms and a bathroom as well as an office, tank room and two storage rooms.

Stainley House is approached by a private driveway, lined with Horse Chesnuts and Beech. Park railings border surrounding farm land. The drive splits with the main house to the right, with stables, cottage, stable flat and coach house to the left. Beautiful, well-maintained lawns surround the house with terraced lawns along the southern side of the house, slowly dropping to additional gardens beyond with rose borders, shrubs and a variety of specimen trees to the west. There is a ha-ha which borders the parkland beyond. On the eastern side of the house, the outdoor swimming pool lies a short walk from the house, beneath a breakfast terrace, circular pond and surrounded by high hedges on all sides, creating a sun trap in
summer. There is a summer house adjacent to the swimming pool ideal for outdoor entertaining and summer barbecues. An air source heat pump is positioned beside the swimming pool and provides efficient heating for the pool. A pathway leads back towards the northern side of the house, past further large lawns, to the outbuildings. The outbuildings include a potting shed, open fronted wood store, a workshop and a former stable, dry lined for document storage. There is also extensive dog kennelling with large secure run. The grassland lies beyond the dog kennels and is separated into two large fields, bounded by high hedges and post and rail fencing.

The Stables
An attractive group of stables adjoins Stanley House Cottage and are constructed of brick and stone with stone coins under a slate roof. Access is through a pair of stone pillars to an attractive Yorkshire stone setts yard, partly covered by a glass canopy and giving access to two large garages with electric rolling security doors. Surrounding the courtyard is the former game larder, a tack room with original display cupboards and three large stables with concrete floors. Planning permission has been approved for the conversion of the stable yard into further residential accommodation linking with the cottage to form a substantial separate dwelling if required. For further details contact the vendors agents.

The Cottage
Also rendered over brick, the cottage is a charming building and provides spacious accommodation for staff, dependent relatives or could be let out. On the ground floor there is a staircase hall, sitting room, kitchen with L shaped set of well fitted kitchen units and a utility room beside. There is a large pantry and a store room. With access from outside, there is a generous w/c and coal shed. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The Stable Flat
Situated primarily on the first floor above the stables and garages and having been recently renovated, the stable flat has a generous living room leading to a galley kitchen. The flat also includes three bedrooms a bathroom and a shower room, ensuite to the largest bedroom.

The Coach House
Lying between the stables and the main home is a large coach house with double garage, single garage, tank room and a workshop on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a particularly large function room measuring 46’9 x 21’3 as well as a gym, changing room and shower room.

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