Country houses for sale

Nine of the best country houses for sale in Yorkshire

From a picture-perfect 'Hansel and Gretel' cottage to a grand converted chapel, our round-up of homes starts at just £128,000.

North York Moors — £385,000

All this charming little house needs is a few candy canes and gingerbread men on the walls to make it the perfect Hansel and Gretel cottage in the heart of the North York Moors, a few miles inland from the coast at Whitby.

Inside it’s a warm and cosy two-bedroom house, but the real draw is the location of a house surrounded by gardens, trees, and which comes with its own meadow and has riparian rights on the nearby River.

For sale with Hendersons. See more pictures and details about this property.


Yorkshire Dales — £525,000

Absolutely glorious views from this completely delightful stone-built cottage surrounded by countryside in a secluded rural spot in a hamlet called Swineside, about 8 miles from Leyburn.

There are three bedrooms, a beautiful upstairs living room with a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect with views to front and rear, and a separate self-contained annexe.

For sale with GSC Grays. See more pictures and details about this property.


Yorkshire Dales — £395,000

An archetypal country cottage not far from the village of Hawes, with beamed ceilings, wonderful views and a true country kitchen with Rayburn.

Clematis Cottage has panoramic views south towards Hawes and the Dales — the agents call it ‘the best view in upper Wensleydale’.

For sale with GSC Grays. See more pictures and details about this property.


Colton — £2,500,000

A surprise awaits for those who venture within this magnificently grand, ten-bedroom Grade II-listed country house not far from York.

On the outside it’s a 14-acre property with superb equestrian facilities, huge gardens and a private location — inside, it’s a strikingly modern home full of polished floors, modern art and bold colours.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures and details about this property.


Ripponden — £895,000

A sprawling and impressive four/five bedroom Georgian home that’s packed with interesting and unusual touches and features, including three reception rooms, a study and a lift.

The interior has had a lot of care and attention — especially in the kitchen — but the character has been retained, and is enhanced by the antique furniture throughout. The gardens are also a real draw, with fine views from the lawns and features including a fountain and a swimming pool.

For sale with Charnock Bates. See more pictures and details about this property.


Honley — £128,000

Superb value for a two-bedroom home full of character in the pretty village of Honley, roughly half-way between Leeds and Manchester and just outside the Peak District National Park.

It’s a quirky little maisonette that does have its drawbacks — the beamed ceilings are pretty, but are rather low in the bedrooms, and a spiral staircase is attractive but often impractical. Yet this looks a perfect home for a young couple after something a little different to the norm.

For sale with Ryder & Dutton. See more pictures and details about this property.


Harrogate – £1.5 million

Appropriately named ‘The Chapel’, this five bedroom house is a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel from the late 19th century. Completely unique, the Italianate architecture had been restored with no attention to detail spared.

Far-removed from a chilly old church, the property benefits from an Envirovent heat recovery system, as well as state-of-the-art security. On the residential hot spot of Grove Road, The Chapel is close to the Harrogate town centre, mere metres from the Kings Road.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details about this property.


East Yorkshire – £2.85 million

Immaculately presented, The Croft is a stunningly-modernised family home benefiting from considerable investment in its interiors, as well as its naturally-wonderful positioning in the Yorkshire countryside.

Offering the magical combination of rural life with city access (via direct routes to Kings Cross), The Croft’s most unique attribute is its state-of-the-art bespoke home gym.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures and details about this property.


West Yorkshire – £995,000

Woodcroft Grange stands impressively amid its well-tended private grounds. Called ‘one of the very finest properties in Bradford’, recent extensions and renovations have markedly improved the property, blending traditional styling with contemporary comforts.

Planning permission had been obtained for a underground swimming pool complex with leisure facilities, as well as a large annex, offering future oportunity for growth in addition to the existing 8 bedrooms which the property currently offers.

For sale with Dacre, Son & Hartley. See more pictures and details about this property.


Kirby Malham – £2,150,000

Hanlith Hall enjoys a tranquil setting near Skipton, sitting above the upper reaches of the River Aire and close to some of the finest parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The house dates back to the 17th century but was substantially added to in the 18th and 20th centuries, and now boasts a ball room and indoor swimming pool as well as six bedrooms.

There are also just over two and a half acres of formal gardens, plus self-contained accommodation ideal for holiday lets or relatives.

For sale with Dacre, Son & Hartley. See more pictures and details about this property.


Darton – £1,000,000

Sitting roughly half-way between Sheffield and Leeds is the grand and imposing Birthwaite Hall, an eight-bedroom home with 7,500sq ft of space.

The enormous great hall is at the heart of the house, but there are all sorts of other tempting elements – not least the basement, gym and workshop, while outside there are terraced gardens, an orchard and a paddock.

For sale with Simon Blyth. See more pictures and details about this property.