Country houses for sale

Nine of the best country properties for sale in Yorkshire

Magnificent homes throughout England's largest county, from the beautiful coast of the North Yorks Moors to the rolling hills further south and west.

Richmond, North Yorkshire — £1,350,000

There’s much to love at this wisteria-clad 16th century Manor House in the village of East Appleton — found between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

The six-bedroom property is set in eight acres of gardens and grounds, which includes a hard tennis court, paddocks and beautiful lawned gardens with mature flower beds.

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Inside, the interiors are fresh and well presented. Three spacious reception rooms greet you on the ground floor, in addition to a well-sized pantry/store room, study and family-style kitchen. The garden/ dining room is especially inviting and perfect for year-round entertaining with French double doors and large windows overlooking the garden.

For sale with GSC Grays. See more pictures of this property.

Bedale, North Yorkshire — £900,000

Arriving onto the market for the first time in over 50 years is this eye-catching former vicarage on the edge of the picturesque village of Hornby.

Its magnificent façade will undoubtedly grab attention — a castle-like stone building partly shielded by thick ivy, surrounding which are lawned gardens of just under an acre; plus a further seven acres of grass paddocks and timber stables. A coach house is also included in the sale which, subject to planning, would create a perfect home office/studio or additional living accommodation.

Internally, the five-bedroom property does require work and modernisation to bring it to its full potential. However, there are a wealth of fantastic period features, including large sash windows, decorative archways and curved walls and doors that add plenty of interest and charm.

For sale with Robin Jessop. See more pictures of this property.

Scarcroft, West Yorkshire — £6,500,000

A home that is ‘one of Yorkshire’s finest Georgian houses’, according to the agents — and despite stiff competition from some of the other properties on this page, it seems a fair claim.

The 15,000 sq ft house has been beautofully done, while the manor house sits in 60 acres of gardens and grounds.

Old and new have been blended carefully throughout, with beautiful plasterwork and light-filled rooms completemented by 21st century touches — and there’s a barrel-vaulted wine cellar and bar which make it a proper party house.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.

Ripon, North Yorkshire — £8,000,000

Just a humble abode in North Yorkshire in the shape of a nine bed, Grade II listed Palladian House, surrounded by the National Trust Studley Royal Deer Park.

When it comes to settings, Studley Royal House blows all other properties out of the water. What could really top an 800-acre deer park, modelled by Capability Brown and 18th century water gardens?

The house itself is a stunning Grade II listed property with four distinct pavilion towers centred around an inner courtyard with a prominent clocktower. Elegant rooms flow throughout with exquisite period details. Outside you’ll find beautiful, formal manicured gardens, topiary, climbing roses and passion flowers and a large Lily-pond.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.

Laughton, South Yorkshire — £1,850,000

A late 17th century home with an idyllic location in a village near Rotherham, Slade Hooton Hall is an eight-bedroom marvel with wonderful views.

There are four acres of grounds, a swimming pool, outbuildings and more in a house which was originally built for the Lord Mayor of London, John Mirfin.

Perhaps best of all, though, is that this is a truly liveable home not far off the M1, with easy access to Rotherham, Sheffield and the rest of the country.

For sale with Fine & Country . See more pictures of this property.

Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire — £900,000

If you look past the sea of primary colours and the optical illusions masking as carpet and wallpaper, you will find an incredible Georgian home dating from 1729, located on the edge of Sowerby.

The property is currently configured as a main house with an adjoining annexe (currently accessed via its own private entrance), offering seven spacious bedrooms in total and a wealth of character throughout.

The handsome exterior gives way to three acres of gardens with several outbuildings and is conveniently located near to Sowerby Bridge with its range of supermarkets, restaurants, independent shops and cafes and scenic walking routes.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures of this property.

Thirsk, North Yorkshire — £1,000,000

The five acres of gardens which surround Holme Lodge in the heart of North Yorkshire are a defining feature of this already impressive property. Formed in part from a walled garden with an old coach house, stables and a range of outbuildings, there is also a collection of specimen trees — including a 600-year-old Yew tree — a woodland walk; Ha-Ha; Koi pond and rose walk.

The Grade II listed Georgian property requires some updating, but has all the makings of a wonderful family home with gorgeous sash windows and wood burning stoves set inside Adam style fireplaces.

It offers a total of six bedrooms across four floors and has an incredible useful lower ground floor which houses a workshop, several cellars, car port, office spaces and a garden room.

For sale with Croft. See more pictures of this property.

Malton, North Yorkshire — £4,000,000

Set in 10 luxurious acres within the Howardian Hills, just outside the bustling market town of Malton (often dubbed Yorkshire’s food capital), Swinton Grange is an elegant Edwardian home that has been immaculately updated and cared for in recent years.

Built in 1905 by the 1st Lord Rothschild for his daughter as a wedding present, the seven-bedroom country home is surrounded by mature woodland, manicured topiary gardens, formal lawns and large terraces leading off from the house, allowing you to drink in the sublime setting.

Period details feature throughout the property; wood panelled walls, high ceilings, decorative cornicing and an elegant grand staircase are all noteworthy, and they sit seamlessly alongside 21st century touches. The kitchen, with its large central island and bay window overlooking the garden is a perfect example of this.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.

Ripon, North Yorkshire — £1,400,000

Pinewood Manor is an exemplary Edwardian country house dating from 1905, perched in a private position on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

There are six bedrooms in the main house and a further two bedrooms in a separate cottage, as well as a pool complex plus a number of barns and outbuildings. It’s private position and incredible views make this the perfect home if you’re looking for peace and quiet amongst nature.

The gardens and grounds amount to just over eight acres of paddocks, fields and garden, much of which can be taken in from the wonderful seating and dining areas in front of the house.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures of this property.

Whitby, Yorkshire — £600,000


If you’re after a coastal home rather than heading for the hills, this grand old house in Whitby has 2,600sq ft of space and six bedrooms over its three floors, yet comes in at the sort of money you’d pay for a decent flat in many British cities.

It’s currently run as a guest house, and a new owner could easily continue the business — or just as easily return it to be a large family home.

One thing to note which will be blessing or a curse: there’s outdoor space but it’s paved rather than a garden. The view out the back is green, though, since the playing fields of a local school are right behind the house.

For sale with Hope & Braim. See more pictures of this property.

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