Country house for sale in 2 The Manor, West Layton, Richmond DL11

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Property features

  • Significant Portion of Victorian Manor
  • Grand Period Features
  • Excellent Location
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Generous Garden (1 acre)
  • Ample Parking
  • 3 Cellars
  • Biomass boiler / New heating throughout

Property description

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The Manor which dates back to 1872 was built by John Johnson of Newcastle for a wealthy colliery owner, John Easton. It is referenced in Pevsner' Buildings of England.

Situated close to the historic market towns of both Richmond and Barnard Castle, it occupies a secluded site of approximately 1 acre, offering ample parking and a large rear garden laid mainly to lawn, with substantial trees lining the boundary.

The Manor houses some of the properties most impressive features including a grand gable entrance, with a magnificent Oak staircase, feature fire places and sizeable oak clad columns and arches to the first-floor landing. Period detailing such as ornate plasterwork, high ceilings and original sash windows offer a sense of grandeur that is rarely seen in such properties.

The house has benefited from a large-scale renovation project, which includes the creation of two new suites to the second floor, offering private sitting rooms, bedrooms and impressive calacatta marble en-suite bathrooms.

The house is currently operated as a small-scale Bed and Breakfast business, which would offer any new owner a significant income stream should they wish to continue its operation. Transfer of the business to the new owner is included.

The entrance door with glazed fanlight and windows either side opens into a large encaustic tiled Vestibule which then leads through glazed doors into a most impressive Reception Hall. The hallway features a large heavily carved Oak staircase, with a telephone booth and open fireplace. Stunning ornate ceiling plasterwork and ornate woodwork complements the feeling of fine period detailing.

The principal reception rooms include an impressive Drawing Room and Dining Room of significant proportions, both with views over the terraced garden area to the front of the property, with large sash windows and a door leading out onto the terrace. Overlooking the rear of the property is a Study/Sitting Room as well as a large Kitchen with a Pantry and Utility room leading off. Access to 3 vast cellars is via a staircase located in the Study/Sitting Room. These cellars offer excellent storage or workshop space, with their original stone shelving providing excellent storage. The biomass boiler, its wood pellet fuel and some of the properties hot water tanks are also conveniently sited here.

The Kitchen is fitted with a range of newly fitted modern units with a 1 ½ bowl sink, including an instant hot water tap over. It has all the appliances you would expect including a dishwasher, 5 hob range cooker, freestanding fridge and ample storage. Leading off is the Pantry area, with a freestanding freezer and shelving. Into the handy Utility / Cloakroom fitted with cupboard space as well as a WC, Washing Machine and deep sink.

The First Floor greets you with a spacious Reading / Gallery area, housed beneath large and impressive sash windows on chains, forming part of the impressive entrance façade to The Manor. Large open arches and oak clad columns give a feeling of space and grandeur that would normally be associated with grand entertaining rooms.

Off the first-floor hallway are 4 remarkable en-suite bedrooms, all large and of good proportions offering ample space for wardrobes, dressing tables and bedsides etc in each. These rooms are all newly decorated with newly fitted bathrooms, including chrome fitments, heated towel rails, dual shower heads and built in vanity mirrors. A range of high quality finishes including warm Victorian wall prints and ceramic tiling create a real sense of luxury. Completing the first floor are two useful storage cupboards, one large and well shelved Laundry room which houses some of the newly installed plumbing services as well as the efficient thermal store, providing ample hot water, the other cupboard offering hanging space and shelving options.

The grand oak staircase continues to the Second Floor where the landing is flooded by light by the restored feature roof light. Leading off the landing are two suites, The Manor Suite is current let as the properties 5th bedroom, and comprises of Entrance Hall, leading to the en-Suite master bathroom, with freestanding copper bath, traditional gold fittings and Calacatta marble walls along-side couples carved marble wash hand basins. The hall continues to the impressive Sitting Room, with both dormer and roof windows offering a light filled space. A working feature fireplace sets the room off. The Sitting Room leads through into Bedroom, which is large and contains a second WC off.

Back to the landing, the second door leads through to the current owners' accommodation, which comprises of a Sitting Room, again light filled and with impressive views over the garden and the green pastures beyond. Another working feature fireplace offers yet more period detailing. A doorway through to the Bedroom which contains a large freestanding copper bath set over impressively worked Calacatta Viola Marble. Gold details set the space off before leading you into the en-suite shower room which again features two hand carved marble basins as well as a walk-in shower with slab marble seat.


2 The Manor is approached along a long sweeping driveway which is mature tree lined. This leads to the ample parking area at the front of the property, offering ample turning space. The front garden includes a private terraced area that is accessible from the Dining Room. Box hedging offers a private space to enjoy the tranquil setting.

To the rear there is a patio that leads onto a large lawn area, with open aspect views as well as a generous number of practical outbuildings, including a shed, a newly constructed impressive timber greenhouse, raised vegetable beds, coal store and a 5-bar gate offering vehicular access to the rear. The garden contains a number of young fruit trees and soft fruit canes planted for the coming season.

The property is available with no-onward chain and the current owners are offering a fully flexible approach to the purchase of the business furnishings and inventory, on and ad-hoc basis.

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Nearby transport

  • Darlington (9.8 miles)
  • North Road (Darlington) (9.8 miles)
  • Heighington (11.2 miles)
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (14.3 miles)
  • Newcastle Airport (38.5 miles)
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport (43.0 miles)
  • Transporter Bridge South Side (23.3 miles)
  • Transporter Bridge North Side (23.3 miles)
  • Newcastle International Ferry Terminal (37.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Ravensworth Church of England Primary School (1.3 miles)
  • Eppleby Forcett Church of England Primary School (3.0 miles)
  • Melsonby Methodist Primary School (3.5 miles)
  • Durham Sixth Form Centre (22.1 miles)
  • River Tees High Academy (24.0 miles)
  • Endeavour Academy Durham (26.0 miles)
  • St Francis Xavier School (5.7 miles)
  • Richmond School (5.8 miles)
  • Staindrop Academy (6.6 miles)
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