Country houses for sale

Nine of the best country properties for sale in Yorkshire, including a 28-bedroom historic hall for under £1m

Beautiful homes in England's biggest county, from a £125,000 project to an immaculate country house at £2.5m.

Yorkshire Dales — £125,000

Feeling brave? Of course you are. And if so, then this is one of the most interesting projects we’ve seen come up in a while: a proper wreck for total refurbishment.

Robcross Barn is a traditional stone-built agricultural building on the outskirts of the village of Airton, not far from Skipton. There’s no electricity, no running water, no sewage… but the agents note that all are close by on the road, so connecting the place up shouldn’t be too hard. There’s no permission yet in place for the barn or its 0.2 acre surroundings, but this could be gorgeous.

For sale with Richard Turner & Son. See more pictures and details about this property.


Westmorland — £1.95m

Just absurdly picturesque, this country house on the Cumbria county border near Sedbergh (and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park) is Grade II*-listed, and has been immaculately refurbished.

The agents describe it as a ‘farmhouse of immense character and charm, exquisitely upgraded’, and that seems entirely fair of this four-bedroom home set in 25 acres (though part of the land can be sold separately).

For sale with Davis & Bowring. See more pictures and details about this property.


Richmond — £2m

Clever touches abound in this 11-bedroom, 17th century home just outside the beautiful village of Ravensworth, near Richmond, where original features are blended with new elements — the skylight in the entance hall being a prime example.

The property actually includes three homes — the agents suggest it’s ideal for ‘multi-generational living’ or to be run as a boutique guest house — with a five-bedroom main building plus The Barn and The Coach House.

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


South Yorkshire — £895,000

A short way off the A1, in between Doncaster and Pontefract, is this extraordinary place in need of a complete top-to-bottom refurbishment.

Now known as Burghwallis Hall, it was formery St Anne’s Convent and St Anne’s Residential Home. There are no fewer than 28 bedrooms, just under 5 acres of land, and — according to local folklore — a ghost.

For sale with Sanderson Weatherall. 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.


East Yorkshire – £2.495 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 – £895,000

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.


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