Property for sale in Nr Bedale, North Yorkshire

There are only a dozen property country houses sold annually in Yorkshire as people tend to hold onto them through generations
 
 
June 22, 2009 - PRLog -- People who buy a country house in Yorkshire tend to keep it for at least a generation, if not for life. Probably no more than half a dozen proper country houses are sold there annually, but, this year at least, the best all seem to have come to the market at once. And when you consider that, at the moment, you can buy a small estate in ‘God’s country’ for the price of an old rectory in the Home Counties, trading up to Yorkshire doesn’t seem such a bad idea especially if you enjoy a good, old-fashioned, country way of life.

Firby Hall , near Bedale, North Yorkshire is owned by the same sporting family for the past 45 years, tranquil Georgian Firby Hall, listed Grade II, stands in 57 acres of gardens, parkland, woods and farmland, a mile from the medieval market town of Bedale, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dales. Its original owner, Thomas Coore, was a rather more bellicose character, who, having raised a local army the Bedale Volunteers to fight in the American War of Independence, returned home, disappointed to find that Napoleon’s rumoured invasion wasn’t happening after all.

In 1778, with time hanging heavy on his hands, Coore concentrated his energies on building himself a handsome new hall on the site of an earlier one, and, finding his views restricted, demolished most of the nearby village of Firby, then a much larger settlement. Approached along a private tree-lined drive, the original main house, with its distinctive three-storey bay overlooking the gardens and parkland to the south, has three fine reception rooms, a large master suite, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-bedroom nursery flat; the north wing, added later, houses the kitchen, the breakfast room, the playroom and four more double bedrooms. There is also a four-bedroom cottage and outbuildings, including garaging, stabling, farm buildings and stores.

Price: £2.25 million

Source: Country Life

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