Sharow Close

Sharow, Ripon
Guide Price £1,250,000

A rare opportunity to acquire this beautiful country residence set within extensive gardens and grounds in the popular village of Sharow, situated on the edge of the historic cathedral city of Ripon.

Sharow Close is an impressive home which has evolved over time from its late 18th century origins, with later additions, constructed in a traditional style with a mix of render and brick elevations under a slate tiled roof. The accommodation is arranged over two floors measuring approximately 4,000 sq. ft. Throughout the house many of the period architectural details remain including fine fireplaces, ornate ceiling cornices, panelled doors, architraves and picture rails.
The property has been a much loved family home and is offered for sale for the first time in over 40 years.

Upon entering you are immediately struck by the elegant grandeur and classical proportions of the principal reception rooms which are perfect for entertaining, with the benefit of having high ceilings and flooded with natural light from the tall sash windows overlooking the gardens. One is welcomed by the light filled and elegant reception hall with period fire surround with open fire and square bay windows. This leads
to the formal double aspect drawing room, a beautiful room of graceful proportions with south and westerly aspects, featuring a Regency fire surround with open fire, and doors opening to a raised terrace with steps leading to the gardens beyond.
The ground floor accommodation has been significantly improved by the recent remodelling of the spectacular living kitchen. Both structurally and decoratively the works have been executed to the highest specification with meticulous attention to detail, providing excellent accommodation for modern day family living and entertaining on a grand scale.
On offer is a comprehensive range of handcrafted fitted furniture, integrated appliances by Bosch, gas fired Aga, granite work surfaces, engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating and central island with oak work surface, housing a further range of fitted units, wine storage and integrated fridge with pull out drawers. On a practical note
is a recently created, fully fitted utility room/laundry, walk in pantry and beautifully appointed wet room, accessed from a rear hall set off the kitchen. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cosy sitting room with open fire, and a study/library with fitted furniture and book shelves.

First Floor
The principal staircase leads to a half landing with feature arch window, onto a spacious landing giving access to an expansive, double aspect principal bedroom suite which comes complete with a range of bespoke built-in wardrobes and fitted furniture. This leads to a generous en suite shower room with fitted vanity unit and walk in shower. Additionally to the first floor are two wonderful guest bedrooms enjoying far reaching views across the countryside with magnificent views over Ripon Cathedral. There are three further bedrooms and two house bathrooms. Each room retains original features, is well-proportioned, high-ceilinged and spacious as well as
benefitting from an abundance of natural light from its large windows.
Much of the structural work and significant maintenance to the fabric of the building has been undertaken by the current owners. The property could be further enhanced by a programme of internal
decoration. This wonderful family home offers expansive practical living space with a touch of finesse and period charm, enclosed by its delightful countryside surroundings, and offering a perfect balance of town and country living.

Coach House and Dovecote
The substantial detached coach house lies to the eastern boundary of Sharow Close and has been converted to a self-contained apartment which occupies the first floor. The living space could be further extended into the dovecote. The accommodation provides a sitting room opening on to a lovely balcony garden, exposed beams and log burner, dining kitchen with fitted wall and base units and integrated appliances, two bedrooms and a house bathroom.

The apartment is currently let out on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement providing a good rental income stream. Beneath the apartment, the ground floor is currently arranged as garaging, stabling and workshop and stores.

Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached via a gated sweeping drive leading to the parking/turning area and flagstone terrace.
The wonderful gardens and grounds fully complement the house and its setting and are divided into separate areas by a mix of high brick walling and native hedges. The principal gardens sit to the south and west and are surrounded by deep, well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders and rose garden, interspersed with specimen trees. A raised flagstone terrace is accessed directly off the drawing room and provides an ideal outside entertaining space flanked by brick pillars and steps leading down to additional sheltered seating areas.
The exterior elevation of the house itself is embellished with a variety of climbing plants. A sheltered lower lawn bounded by mature shrubs and trees is currently home to an outdoor swimming pool, which is in need of full restoration or could be filled in to create additional garden or a tennis court. To the eastern boundary is a kitchen garden with potting shed and raised vegetable beds. There is a further large area of lawn surrounded by mature shrub and herbaceous borders, bounded by a mix of walled gardens and high native hedging.

A second, wide gated vehicular access leads to the coach house and additional parking with ample hard standing for several vehicles and useful brick outbuildings. On the approach to Sharow Close to the right of the drive is a parcel of land which is currently fenced and laid to pasture. The land offers an opportunity for residential
development for 3 /4 dwellings. Initial discussions with the planning authorities have been favourable. Full details of the pre-planning enquiries can be obtained from the selling agents.

The gardens and grounds measure approx. 2.45 acres in total.


Sharow is a picturesque and popular village situated on the edge of the historic cathedral city of Ripon. There is a thriving local community spirit, offering a range of amenities, recreational and sporting activities including a primary school, active social club and cricket ground. The village is also within catchment for the renowned Ripon Grammar School.

Ripon boasts a weekly market, a wide variety of shops and supermarkets, including Booths and the newly opened Marks and Spencer, together with many public houses and restaurants, plus a leisure centre, swimming pool, racecourse, golf club and sports clubs.
The surrounding countryside offers a wonderful selection of walks and riding along a network of footpaths and bridleways.

A short distance in any direction, you'll discover a wealth of first-class visitor attractions in the surrounding beautiful countryside providing a perfect base to explore the magnificent expanse of North Yorkshire countryside. Rivers, reservoirs and pastures, woodlands, ancient monuments and breathtaking moorland are right on the doorstep. The location offers easy access to the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors with many National Trust attractions including Studley Royal Deer Park and
Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site.

Communication links are excellent, with easy access to the regional commercial centres via the A61 and A1(M) national motorway network. The Spa town of Harrogate, the historic city of York and thriving commercial city of Leeds are all within daily commuting distance.

There are mainline railway stations at Northallerton, Thirsk and Harrogate with direct rail services to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. Regular domestic and international flights are available from Leeds Bradford Airport.


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