Fer­tile ground for liv­ing the dream of a grand coun­try es­tate

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

The Sand­hall Es­tate, near How­den Price: £5m Con­tact: Sav­ills, York, tel: 01904 617831 THE Sand­hall Es­tate is on the mar­ket for the first time since it was built in 1776.

The pres­ti­gious work­ing prop­erty, which boasts some of the best farm­ing land in the coun­try, in­cludes a large Grade II listed Ge­or­gian manor house in need of ren­o­va­tion, 578 acres of Grade 1 farm­land, wood­land, farm build­ings, a sec­ond farm­house, a gate house and three cot­tages.

It lies in pri­vate grounds within a ring fence bor­dered by the River Ouse.

The farm ‘s 432 acres of arable land yields in ex­cess of four tonnes per acre and is farmed in hand with va­cant pos­ses­sion upon com­ple­tion.

An­drew Black of Sav­ills York com­ments: “The Sand­hall Es­tate of­fers a rare op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate one of the finest farm­ing es­tates in the county.

“Set in a pri­vate lo­ca­tion, Sand­hall Park House of­fers po­ten­tial to pur­chase an im­pos­ing but man­age­able coun­try home sur­rounded by some of the best soils in the county.

“This is the biggest sale of its type in the area for some time and we ex­pect com­pet­i­tive in­ter­est from lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional buy­ers.” Sher­iff Hut­ton Park Es­tate, Sher­iff Hut­ton. Price: £4.5m. Con­tact: Sav­ills, York tel: 01904 617831 This res­i­den­tial es­tate is priced to sell now that it has been re­pos­sessed.

Last year it was on the mar­ket for £6m, but ad­min­is­tra­tors have agreed to a £1.5m drop.

The main house has a feast of ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures such as the Jacobean pan­elled sit­ting room which has re­mained vir­tu­ally un­changed since about 1620.

The oak screen in the re­cep­tion hall was made by Henry Duck­ett in 1622 and the stair­case dates from ap­prox­i­mately 1730.

It boasts well proportioned Ge­or­gian and Vic­to­rian rooms, all set within the at­trac­tive, largely Queen Anne style façade.

The 10-bed­room house, in need of ren­o­va­tion, lies within his­toric gar­dens and park­land, en­hanced by a beau­ti­ful lake and wood­land.

The es­tate also has a Grade II listed Ranger’s House in need of mod­erni­sa­tion, Home Farm­house with three bed­rooms and a large range of gen­eral pur­pose stock build­ings

The prop­erty comes with ap­prox­i­mately 170 acres.

£4.5m PRICE: Sher­iff Hut­ton Park Es­tate has been re­pos­sessed and the price dropped by £1.5m.

£5m PRICE: The Grade II listed Ge­or­gian manor house at the Sand­hall Es­tate, near How­den.

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