Willow Grange, Hornby, DL6 2HE
4 En-suite bedrooms
2 main reception rooms and orangery
Stunning kitchen / breakfast room
Outstanding views to North York Moors National Park
A high quality, beautifully presented house with land and buildings ideal for equestrian use.
Situation And Amenities – Willow Grange lies in a beautifully secluded spot with outstanding views just three miles south of the village of Hornby. It is accessed from the A167 between Great and Little Smeaton via a recently partly resurfaced private road. The town of Northallerton is only eight miles away and has a complete range of shops and services, including; doctor’s surgeries, garages, restaurants and bars, post office, leisure centre and supermarkets. Northallerton also has a train station on the East Coast Main Line, with a regular service to London and the North. The A1 and A19 are also within easy reach.
Locally, there are more than ten primary schools within a half an hour commute, including the well regarded Yarm School, which offers independent education from 5 through to 18 years old. There are also some well thought of State High Schools in the area.
Willow Grange is only ten miles from the North York Moors National Park which has much to offer by means of exploring the great outdoors, from hiking to horse riding or alternatively places to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation at one of the many country hotel spas. The coast at Whitby has some lovely beaches just over an hour by car.
Description – Built in 2004, Willow Grange is beautifully presented to a high, modern specification, with a traditional feel, particularly to the kitchen where there is an AGA, flagstone floor, Edwardian style cornicing and built-in antique style cupboards.
The house has been constructed and designed with great attention to detail and consideration for practicality. There are hardwired Ethernet cables to each room, an internal built in speaker system and double glazed windows throughout.
The house faces east to take full advantage of the panoramic views across the garden and land towards the North York Moors National Park and Roseberry Topping in the Cleveland Hills.
Gardens And Grounds – The grounds are entered through electric entrance gates and the gravel drive, bordered by floodlit conifer trees, ends in a wide turning circle at the front door. (Please note that the fountain is specifically excluded from the sale.)
Willow Grange has a stone flagged garden terrace to the south of the property which is bound by a stone wall with climbing roses and wraps around the side of the house to the lawned garden to the south with steps down to a hedged orchard and on to a sheltered lawned rose garden.
Farm Buildings – The buildings include two modern agricultural sheds which provide an ideal set up for conversion to equestrian use. The current cattle building extends to about 30m x 15m and could provide a useful covered arena, whilst the lean-to which adjoins the south side would divide easily to create at least 6 good sized loose boxes. There is a further barn which is ideal for storage. The buildings include:
House Barn (18m x 9m)
To the west of the house behind a Leylandii hedge is a four bay, steel portal frame with timber truss, shed with concrete floor and breeze block walls to 6ft with corrugated profile sheets to the eaves and roof with a closed ridge. There is a mezzanine floor over part providing plentiful space and a roll shutter door to either end providing security. It is connected to mains water and electricity.
Cattle Building (30m x 15m)
Adjacent to the House barn is a six-bay steel portal frame livestock building with central feed passage. The walls comprise of part breeze block, part space boarding to the eaves, with corrugated fibre cement roof sheets and an open ridge. The shed has galvanised metal gates and feed barriers and is connected to mains water and electricity.
Lean to (30m x 4m)
The lean-to runs the length of the south elevation of the cattle building and has a concrete floor. The yard area to the front of the lean-to is enclosed and has a chipped rubber surface. There would be ample space for several additional stables.
Inserted Room –
Land – The land comprises 3 paddocks which extend to about 5 acres. Suitable for both livestock and equestrian use, the fields are well fenced, are connected to the mains water and are close to the house. An additional field of about 0.96 acres is being retained but may be available to rent.
Development Overage – A planning application is being considered and plans being drawn up to replace the existing agricultural buildings with residential property. As a consequence, the sale will be subject to an overage clause relating to the right to reserve a share in the uplift in value resulting from the implementation of any development (shown hatched pink on the plan). For further details please discuss with the Selling Agents.
Fixtures And Fittings – Unless specifically mentioned within these sale particulars only fitted carpets are included in the sale. All objects of statuary, chattels, furniture, furnishings, wall hangings, display cases, light fittings and garden ornaments are specifically excluded from the sale although some item may be available by separate negotiation. The orangery “Martha’s Vineyard” stained glass insert is excluded from the sale and will be replaced.
Services – Mains electricity and water (with private metered branch) are connected to the property with an oil-fueled central heating system. There is private drainage to a septic tank.
Rights Of Way, Wayleaves And Easements – The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private, whether specifically mentioned or not. We are not aware of any rights of way through the property. The access lane is believed to be in public ownership up to the bridge over the River Wiske, after which it is privately owned and over which there is a right of access with shared maintenance liabilities.