Whernside Manor

Dent, Sedbergh, LA10 5RE


4 Acres

Guide Price



Grade II Listed Manor House

Grounds extending to 4.71 acres

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Substantially reduced to £665,000


A unique opportunity to purchase a Grade II Listed Gentleman\’s residence reputed to be the inspiration behind Bronte\’s \’Wuthering Heights\’ together with outhouses and grounds extending to 4.71 acres (1.91 ha). The property is situated on the \’Dales Way\’ in beautiful Dentdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to the renowned Sedbergh School. The nine bedroom property would lend itself to a number of uses, including private dwelling, bed & breakfast or boutique hotel (subject to the granting of appropriate consents).

Guide Price Substantially reduced to £665,000

Viewing highly recommended and by appointment only

The Grade II Listed Manor House: A large stone built colonial style property under a slate roof. The house benefits from Oil fired central heating, mains electric and natural water (mains water is at the adjacent property). The spacious accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Vestibule Entrance: Entrance Hall: Inner Hall & Stairway: Dining Room: Sitting Room: Drawing Room: Kitchen: Scullery: Office: Store 2: Library: Rear Hall:
Rear Vestibule: Washroom/Shower Room: TV Room: Boot Room & Utility:
Male & Female Shower Rooms & a Freezer Room for the bunk house are accessed externally

First Floor:
Landing: Bedroom 1: En Suite Shower Room: Bedroom 2: Bedroom 3: Bedroom 4: Family Bathroom 1: Inner Landing: Bedroom 5: Ensuite Shower Room: Family Bathroom 2:
Withdrawing Room/Bedroom 10:

Second Floor: Landing Wash room & Cloakroom: Bedroom 6: Bedroom 7: Bedroom 8: Bedroom 9: Cellars: Wine Cellar: Workshop: Store Room: Boiler Room:


Bunk House – To the rear of the property, there is a stone built bunk house under a slate roof. The accommodation in the bunk house comprises: Drying room, lobby, kitchen/dining area, bunk area housing 12 bunks

General Purpose Store

Detached Stone Outhouse – Previously used as a bunk house, with lean to attached

Garages – Whernside Manor also benefits from ownership of part of the ground floor of the stone barn situated at the end of the drive. The barn is split into three garages.

There are also a number of smaller stone outbuildings, including a coal house, garden shed and WC, together with a timber built summer house.

Gardens & Grounds – There are extensive lawned gardens to the North side of the property and more formal gardens to the front.

A stone archway leads from the formal gardens to the paddock and woodland on the South side of the property.

Whernside Manor, previously known as \’West House\’, has a rich and varied history. Constructed around the mid 17th Century the house was owned by the Sill family, with links to plantations in Jamaica, in the 1700s. There are reputed links to Bronte\’s \’Wuthering Heights\’ and other fascinating tales. At some stage the house was sold to the Army and remained an Army property until approximately 25 years ago, when it was purchased by current owner. Since that time the house has been sensitively refurbished, although some further modernisation is now required.

The house has previously been used for B & B and has huge potential for a number of other uses including Country House Hotel, wedding venue, private residence, second home or hostel subject to the granting of any necessary permission.


Whernside Manor June 18


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