A perfect example of arts and crafts architecture in spectacular gardens and woodland grounds.
Smeaton Manor is a late 19th Century Grade II Listed country house designed by the renowned architect Philip Webb. The impeccable design and positioning of the principal reception rooms take full advantage of the stunning southerly aspects. The feeling of grandeur is immediately apparent upon entering the magnificent reception hall from which the immaculately presented accommodation flows. The property has been restored over recent years by the current owners and is now equally well suited for both entertaining on a large scale and for everyday family living. Of particular note are the high ceilings, extensive decorative cornicing, impressive fireplaces, architraves, panelling and sash windows with original working shutters.
The first floor is accessed via the elegant oak staircase leading to the generous landing and extensive bedroom accommodation comprising; master bedroom suite with large dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are also two guest bedroom suites and a further two bedrooms and separate family bathroom. To the second floor, further accommodation provides five further bedrooms, box room, bathroom and separate WC.
Smeaton Manor is approached via the impressive electric gated entrance and sits at the head of the long sweeping driveway. The gardens and grounds are simply breathtaking; they provide a cocoon of peace and tranquility and include a combination of woodland, parkland, mature formal and informal gardens, productive vegetable gardens and rose gardens. The property also boasts wonderful leisure and equine facilities including a heated pool, hard tennis court and stabling. As one would expect the gardens have been designed for all seasons and the borders are densely planted to ensure dramatic impact with a kaleidoscope of seasonal colours, which have been lovingly cultivated and maintained by the current owners. The property is situated approximately half a mile to the west of Great Smeaton village, sitting between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Despite the rural setting, the thriving market towns of Northallerton and Darlington are within easy reach providing an extensive range of shops, schooling and amenities. There are excellent road and rail communications with very regular trains to London, Kings Cross from the nearby stations of Northallerton and Darlington. The airports of Leeds Bradford International, Durham Tees Valley International and Newcastle are all within approximately an hour’s drive. There is an excellent range of state and independent schooling including Ampleforth College, Aysgarth, Yarm, Cundall Manor, Queen Eltheburga’s and Polam Hall.
Mileages: Northallerton 8 miles, Darlington 10 miles, Scotch Corner (A1/A66) 10 miles.