‘It’s like a Georgian doll’s house, set in the midst of steep dales and rolling Wolds countryside, a few miles from Sledmere,’ says vintage-fashion specialist Tim Genn, who lives here with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Rufus and Christabel.

‘Georgian houses like this are incredibly rare here.’

Grade II listed. 8 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, stables, range of outbuildings.
15 acres. £1.2m. Jackson-Stops & Staff (01904 625033)

Cottam House, Cottam, Yorkshire £1.2m. Jackson-Stops & Staff (01904 625033)

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