8 Bedroom Stately Home For Sale
Wycliffe Hall is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture, sitting comfortably in its own parkland with the dramatic banks of the River Tees acting as a natural boundary to the north. Approached from the south west through formal gates, the house remains hidden from view until it is revealed in all its glory as one arrives at the west front.
The formal entrance gives entry to an impressive reception hall. The house is arranged to give the owner a house that works on many levels. The elegant entertaining rooms flow well from the central hall, with a large private study, drawing room and panelled dining room all adjacent to each other. The magnificent library is on the mezzanine floor and is easily accessed from the entrance hall.
The family area is well arranged and from the formal dining room is a more informal luncheon room that leads onto an impressive fully fitted kitchen where beyond is a family sitting room that overlooks the river to the rear of the house.
The 3 ancillary houses all have good proportions. The Gate Lodge is believed to have been by William Whitfield who also built the dovecote in the front park and is unusual as a most generously proportioned 2 bedroom cottage. The recently converted staff cottage in the stable yard has large, well-appointed and modern accommodation, as has the stable cottage which is traditionally sited within the courtyard.
The house is arranged over four floors with the principal bedroom suite occupying the main part of the first floor and comprising a superb grand bedroom, two dressing rooms and two beautifully appointed en suite bathrooms. Conveniently through a connecting passage are three family bedroom suites each with their own bathrooms.
Gloriously situated in an unspoilt and idyllic spot on the banks of the River Tees, immaculately presented and ideal for entertaining, perfect elements for a family home.
There is quick access to the newly upgraded motorway network from the A66 and A1(M). It is close (approximately
5 miles away) to Barnard Castle, an historic market town named after the 12th Century castle around which it grew up.
The renowned Bowes Museum is approximately 5 miles away and is home to internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.
Neighbouring villages harbour the renowned Raby Hunt Inn, north east England's first and only two Michelin star restaurant. Middleton Lodge, Richmond, a Georgian country retreat, a private family home, set in 200 acres available to hire is 13 miles, and the Fernavilles Rest, Whorlton, a Grade II listed country inn, a cosy family run pub, offering rooms, about 1 mile away. The well known private schools in the region include Barnard Castle Independent, Sedbergh, Durham School, Aysgarth Prep School and Ampleforth College. EPC Exempt
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