Guide Price £695,000 - £725,000.
Castle Hill House, Castle Hill, Middleham is a superb, unspoilt Grade II Listed House, nestled away in Middleham, looking onto the Castle with extensive grounds totalling approx. 0.47 Acre.
Middleham is an historic town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its Castle, once home to Richard III and top horse racing connections. The town itself has an excellent community with a good range of pubs, shops, restaurants. There is also a church, primary school, and an active community centre.
Castle Hill House was split into two properties at some point in history and dates back to the eighteenth century. The accommodation is substantial and very versatile as it has the potential to be a large 4 bedroom house with a second floor apartment, already having its own separate external metal steps. Alternatively, you could have an extensive property over three floors. The ground floor has a lovely entrance hall, 2 large south facing reception rooms, kitchen diner, study and separate WC.
The property is unspoilt and retains many character features one would expect, such as flag floors, beams, picture rails, and ornate coving. The property does require modernisation and would benefit from a new heating system, re-wire, works to windows, guttering and various building work.
The original front door was where the french doors are presently. When the house was 'modernized' in 1912 and the door placed where it is now, the room on the left was known as the Garden Room. The kitchen was originally the butlers pantry. A passageway from the new front door and hall, led through to the big kitchen (now next door).
The top floor was possibly added later in the roof space, but once it was the servants' quarters.
Somewhere in history it is mentioned that at the location where the house is now, used to be a farm within the outermost walls of the medieval castle. There would have been stables and other working type buildings as well in that area of the castle grounds.
Externally, the property is accessed via the market square, heading to the gallops, turn to the Castle, go left down the back lane and turn right after Castle Hill. The initial drive is shared with next door and another building, you then go through Castle Hill House Listed gates, where there is ample parking for several vehicles. To the front of the property is a large lawned garden with flower borders and mature shrubs. Beyond that are stone steps up to a large wooded area with mature trees and an old pond. This space lends itself to many possibilities.
Lovely front door with stone pillars. Stone flagged floors. Inner glazed door.
Long hallway. Stone flag floor. Stone arch. Coving. Staircase.
Study 3.18m x 2.57m (10'5" x 8'5")
Previously used as an office space. Fitted carpet. Cast Iron fireplace with open fire. Large bay window with shutters.
WC with tiled walls and flooring. Wash basin. Coat hooks.
Dining Room 6.78m x 4.52m (22'3" x 14'10")
Light spacious south facing dining room. Fitted carpet. Coving. Alcove and cupboard. Fireplace with open fire. Large bay windows to rear overlooking the garden. Large bay window overlooking the drive.
Living Room 5.33m x 5.00m (17'6" x 16'5")
A lovely spacious south facing room. Fitted carpet. Feature stone fireplace. Picture rail. Coving. Connecting door to the dining room. Large bay window with double doors to rear, out to the garden.
Kitchen 5.00m x 1.55m (16'5" x 5'1")
Old servants larder, when the house was one. Fitted kitchen. Stone flagged floor. Good range of wall and base units. Integrated electric oven and hob. Extractor hood with extraction. Plumbing for washing machine. Double bowl stainless steel sink. Shelved cupboards. Built in cupboard. Old boiler, which currently isnt working. 2 Windows to rear.
Cellar 4.20m x 2.72m (13'9" x 8'11")
Stone steps down to a vaulted cellar and coal store. Good storage space. Stone shelves. Coal shoot.
Light landing with carpet over tiled flooring. Large feature stained glass window on half landing. Door to staircase, which leads to the second floor and an external door to outside metal steps, which gives a separate access.
Bedroom One 5.00m x 4.52m (16'5" x 14'10")
Large master double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Open fireplace. South facing bay window, overlooking the garden.
Bedroom Two 4.67m x 4.50m (15'4" x 14'9")
Large double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Cast iron fireplace with open fire. Built in cupboard. Window to the south overlooking garden.
Bedroom Three 4.17m x 3.00m (13'8" x 9'10")
Double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Built in storage cupboards. Windows on 2 aspects with views to countryside and the Castle.
Dressing Room 4.47m x 1.88m (14'8" x 6'2")
Connecting dressing room between bedrooms 1 and 2. Fitted carpet. Built in wardrobe. Window to front.This room lends itself to be a potential house bathroom and two en-suites, depending on the necessary permission.
WC. Wash basin. Storage cupboards. Window.
Bathroom 3.10m x 3.07m (10'2" x 10'1")
Large bathroom. Vinyl tiled floor. Tiled walls. Bath. WC. Washbasin. Large storage cupboards. Partially frosted window with glorious views. (this room could easily be another double bedroom, if the bathroom was moved).
Additional accommodation space. Previously used as a self-contained apartment. Separate external metal steps.
Fitted carpet. Separate electrics. Sky light.
Large storage cupboard. WC. Sky light.
Bedroom/Living Room 5.56m x 2.60m (18'3" x 8'6")
Good sized room. Storage cupboard in the eaves. Windows with lovely views to the garden and castle. Would make either a bedroom or living room for an apartment.
Bedroom 4.10m x 3.70m (13'5" x 12'2")
Middle room. Ideal double bedroom. Built in cupboard. Window to front.
Bedroom/Pot bathroom 4.17m x 1.78m (13'8" x 5'10")
Potential small bedroom. Window to front. (Would be an ideal bathroom).
Kitchen 4.24m x 3.28m (13'11" x 10'9")
Basic kitchen. Shelves. Currently a unusable bathroom, ideally this would be moved. Sky lights to rear.
The property is approached via the back lane behind the market place, next to the castle. You enter a large block paved driveway, through listed stone pillars and iron double gates. Ample private parking for several vehicles. Good size garage.
Extensive south facing lawned garden. Well established trees and shrubs. Stone stepts up to woodland. Woodland: Large wooded garden. Pond.
Metal steps to the third floor apartment. Coal shoot. Rear door.