A 184-year-old mansion which was rebuilt by an architect who worked on Buckingham Palace has hit the market for a cool £1.75M ($2.2M).
Six-bedroom Grimston Manor, which extends over 5,500 sq ft and has a library, vaulted wine cellar and three reception rooms, is on sale for the first time in 40 years.
Famed English architect and landscaper Decimus Burton was commissioned by The 2nd Baron Howden to reconstruct the stately pile as an “Italianate palace” in 1839.
His previous works include the enclosure of the forecourt at Buckingham Palace, The Palm House at Kew Gardens, and the Wellington Arch, at Hyde Park Corner, London.
But the grade two listed home, near York, which is set in rolling parkland, remains one of the Victorian architect’s most impressive designs.
Tim Waring, from estate agents GSC Grays which is selling the property, said the home offered an “exceptional” opportunity for prospective buyers.
He said: “This beautifully maintained home is now on the market for the first time in over four decades, presenting a truly unique and exceptional buying opportunity.
“Nestled within picturesque parkland the property retains many original features including a grand staircase while the library is now a wonderful 55ft long open plan living space.
“The property’s location offers the best of both worlds – a country retreat that’s also conveniently located to essential local amenities and transport options.”
Visitors approach Grimston Manor through a pair of imposing gate lodges, that lead up a sweeping graveled driveway to the home’s portico entrance.
Inside, the home has formal reception rooms, including an impressive open-plan library space and a sitting area.
The ground floor also features a dining room and discreetly screened kitchen.
A mysterious “hidden doorway” leads to further storage areas and access to the basement, with utility space and a classic vaulted wine cellar.
The grand staircase is the home’s focal point and leads to a central landing, which goes on to a private office plus laundry and the master bedroom suite.
There are five further bedrooms and two bathrooms, with one ensuite.
The grounds extend to around half an acre bordering on open countryside, and there are impressive south-facing from the full-width colonnade.
The property is currently owned by Brian Ferguson, who was the architect of the Harrogate Convention Centre, North Yorks.
The stunning parkland setting is two miles south of Tadcaster between York and Leeds with good access to the A64 and A1 (M).
Train services are available at either York or Leeds, offering high-speed routes to London and Edinburgh.
And Leeds Bradford Airport is just 20 miles away, where travelers can catch a wide range of international and domestic flights.
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