Sharow Cross House

Sharow, Ripon
Guide Price £750,000

Set in a secluded and elevated position within the popular village of Sharow and just on the edge of the cathedral city of Ripon, you will find the beautiful Sharow Cross House.
This exquisite property forms a significant part of a substantial and impressive Victorian Mansion believed to date back to 1851. The property boasts a distinctive white render and black timber façade having stone mullioned bay windows and decorative timber barge boards under a mix of slate and clay roof tiles.
The stylish late 1990’s conversion has been skillfully designed to create a substantial family home and features an abundance of fine period detailing throughout including ornately decorated plasterwork to walls and ceilings, stunning original fireplace, solid oak flooring and panelled doors to name but a few.

The property offers grand and dramatic proportions throughout with key features of architectural merit; this coupled with high ceilings and intricate details create a rare and spectacular feeling of grandeur.
The internal accommodation is arranged over three floors extending to approx. 4,000 sq.ft. and has a wonderful balance of rooms for both formal entertaining as well as modern family living.
The scale and elegance of the property is immediately apparent upon entry through a glazed entrance vestibule into the elegant reception hall, whereby the impressive wide staircase with polished wood hand rail and exquisitely carved fireplace housing a log burning stove takes precedence.

Original half glazed double doors lead from the reception hall to a beautifully proportioned, dual aspect formal drawing room which is flooded with natural light from the expansive bay window. The fine period detailing showcases the stunning craftsmanship of the early Victoria era.
Further accommodation to the ground floor is an elegant and spacious dining room with decorative plasterwork to ceiling, dado rail and tall original leaded windows.
The reception hall also gives access to a ground floor cloakroom and understairs storage area.
The feeling of light and space continues to the breakfast kitchen, which boasts a full range of shaker style base and wall units, granite effect work surfaces, Rangemaster range, separate integrated oven and dishwasher. The decorative plasterwork to the ceiling and tall leaded windows makes for a most attractive domestic living space.
There is direct access to a sheltered sunken terrace with lovely views over the adjacent farmland. A further comfortable sitting room has french doors to a sheltered south facing seating area.

The internal accommodation is immaculately presented throughout.

The grand staircase rises to a wonderfully spacious landing giving access to the elegantly proportioned principal bedroom suite, fitted with a range of built-in furniture and an en suite shower room which is currently undergoing a programme of renovation. There are two further generous double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and bedroom three, currently used as a study which has access to a spacious ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom with white sanitary ware.

The staircase continues to the additional bedroom accommodation which provides a spacious landing giving access to two further spacious double bedrooms, one with a range of fitted furniture and separate wc. A lovely guest bedroom has extensive fitted furniture, both are served by a beautifully appointed, recently updated shower room.


Sharow Cross House is approached via imposing wrought iron gates opening to the ample parking area for several vehicles and leads to an integral double garage.
The south facing gardens are mainly laid to lawn, planted with established shrub borders and bounded by Laurel hedging and a variety of mature, specimen trees, giving a high degree of privacy and seclusion providing the perfect backdrop to the stunning façade of this beautiful property. Directly accessed from the kitchen is a lovely sunken terrace with views over the adjacent farmland.


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 and a range of amenities, recreational and sporting activities including a primary school, active social club and cricket ground. The surrounding area is known for its excellent schooling facilities. Within easy reach are state, grammar and private schools to suit most requirements. Sharow Cross House is within catchment area 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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