Langthorpe Manor

Langthorpe, Boroughbridge

A spectacular property presenting a statement of both character and grandeur; offering an elegant façade of red brick elevations under a Welsh slate tiled roof, behind which you will find beautifully proportioned accommodation. The interior accommodation boasts huge charm and a wealth of period features throughout, with many of the principal rooms commanding a delightful outlook over the gardens and grounds.

Internally this is a stunning home with the proportions and ceiling heights reflecting its classical architectural heritage. Formality sits well beside modern day improvements and for many is a perfect combination.

The internal accommodation is accessed by a central six panelled door with decorative fanlight flanked by Ionic columns opening to a stunning reception hall with original stone flagged flooring and decorative pillared archway, providing an impressive introduction to the property.

Formal living accommodation on either side of the hallway presents two beautifully proportioned reception rooms. An elegant drawing room boasts a square bay window, exposed oak flooring, ornate coving to the ceiling, picture rail, deep skirting boards and a centrally positioned marble fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The formal dining room offers expansive proportions with original period features include deep skirting boards, ornate coving to the ceiling, picture rail and original marble fireplace with open fire.

To the rear of the dining room is a cosy and comfortable snug enjoying many original features including wall panelling, exposed oak flooring, recessed bookcases with fitted cupboards below, period fireplace and pretty bay window.

As with many of the best family homes, the kitchen is a centrepiece for functional family life, designed to be practical yet sociable. This fabulous informal family space is filled with natural light and enjoys a lovely, relaxed dining area within the large square bay with fitted window seat. There is an extensive range of stylish fitted furniture, quartz work surfaces and a generous central island, ‘Rangemaster’ cooker, integrated appliances and boiling hot water tap. Additional storage is in the form of a fully shelved walk-in pantry.

As one would expect from a house of this calibre, there are useful service areas including a fully fitted utility room/laundry and boot room with extensive fitted storage and Belfast sink. Accessed from the inner hall is a ground floor cloakroom and walk-in storeroom. To the lower ground floor, and approached from the reception hall via stone steps, is a large wine cellar and separate store.

First Floor
The beautifully turned staircase with slender balusters and painted handrail is flooded with natural light from the feature arch window on the half-landing. This leads to the first floor split level landing to the bedroom accommodation, all of which enjoy period features, generous proportions and wonderful views over the gardens and grounds, including a double aspect principal bedroom suite with fitted furniture and a spacious en suite bathroom with separate shower; guest bedroom with fitted furniture; and two further double bedrooms, one of which has a secondary staircase leading to a private study.

A family bathroom offers expansive proportions and is presented with a four-piece suite consisting of a fitted cast iron bath, shower unit, wash hand basin and low flush W.C. The room has full tiling to the walls, a sash window, and a heated chrome towel rail.

Attached to the main dwelling but fully self-contained is the beautifully appointed garden apartment which comprises an entrance hall, open plan living kitchen/sitting room with vaulted ceiling, two double bedrooms and ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room. To the exterior is a lovely garden area for the exclusive use of guests. The apartment is currently generating income by being utilised as a holiday let but could easily be incorporated back into the main house if so desired.

Tucked away within the gardens sits a delightful two storey cottage which has been recently renovated to create a wonderful self-contained annexe. To the ground floor is an entrance hall opening onto a beautifully styled open plan kitchen/sitting room and ground floor cloakroom. To the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with balcony overlooking the gardens and a luxuriously appointed shower room.

This lovely retreat also benefits from a private gravelled garden for the exclusive use of guests. The cottage is currently generating significant income from being utilised as a holiday let but could equally be used as additional guest accommodation or relatives’ annexe.

Langthorpe Manor boasts a long and interesting history and is an important historic landmark within the village of Langthorpe. The Manor was most notably owned by the charity Barnado’s between the years 1946 and 1963 and occupied as a refuge for orphaned girls. The property was transferred into private ownership as a grand and imposing family residence and remains so today.

The origins of the Langthorpe Manor date back to the 18th century and was classified as Grade II listed in the late 1980s.

Langthorpe Manor enjoys a discreet and sheltered location, approached via a sweeping gravelled drive with electric gates leading to the coach house garaging with adjacent parking for numerous vehicles. The house sits centrally within its land with the gardens and grounds wrapping around the property, creating a most attractive setting and providing a real sense of tranquility and privacy.

The beautifully maintained gardens and grounds are of particular note and fully complement the house and its setting. The gardens have been mainly laid to lawn, with the lawns interspersed by pathways and well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders enriched by a wonderful variety of native and specimen trees. The gardens have been skilfully planted to provide colour and scent throughout the seasons including a fabulous display in spring from drifts of daffodils, primroses and tulips. The gardens and grounds also boast an all-weather tennis court.

The gardens have recently been enhanced by the creation of an entertainment area within the secret garden boasting a bridge over a feature pond, raised deck with pergola and barbecue area – a perfect spot for outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining, all enclosed by decorative wrought iron railings.

Substantial walls to either side of the house ensure all side and rear gardens are both securely and privately enclosed. The gardens and grounds in total measure in excess of one acre.

Langthorpe Manor is situated in the picturesque and popular village of Langthorpe, set on the north bank of the River Ure, with a delightful riverside walk into the bustling town centre of Boroughbridge just one mile to the south.

Village entertainment is provided at Coronation Hall, which provides facilities for a number of the villages to the north of the river. Here you can dance, paint, keep fit, bowl or join one of the many clubs or societies established by local enthusiasts.

Further amenities within the village itself include two public houses, village hall and regular bus service connecting to Ripon, Boroughbridge and York. Primary schooling is on offer at the nearby village of Kirby Hill, with Boroughbridge providing schooling at both primary and secondary levels. Langthorpe also falls within the catchment area of Ripon Grammar School.
Boroughbridge boasts an enviable high street with many independent traders, amenities, shops, large supermarket and recreational facilities.

Langthorpe Manor is well placed for a wider range of facilities in the historic city of York and the spa town of Harrogate with excellent shopping and recreational facilities along with many notable restaurants, theatres and places of interest.

There are also local railway stations at Kirk Hammerton, Cattal and Thirsk which link directly with the main line stations at York and Leeds, giving fast and regular service to London King’s Cross, Manchester and Edinburgh. Also within easy reach are the major Yorkshire conurbations and commercial centres connected via excellent road networks from A168 and A1(M). There are regular domestic and international flights available from Leeds/Bradford International as well as Teesside airports


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