Middleham, Leyburn


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  • Bedrooms: 7
Harmby House is an impeccably presented and deceptively spacious property situated in the heart of Middleham benefiting from views of The Castle. This handsome home has been renovated to create superb and luxurious accommodation throughout with high quality fixtures and fittings, incorporating both period features with a contemporary finish. The property is currently run as a successful seven bedroom/ six bathroom holiday let business and holds the potential to be a B&B, subject to necessary consents, yet equally lends itself to being a comfortable family home.

Harmby House

Harmby House is a handsome period home located in the heart of Middleham which has been completely transformed in recent years to create a stunning property with a great deal of thought having been given to both the flow and use of the accommodation, and the standard of finishing throughout. The property cleverly combines the period features, such as open beamed ceilings, fireplaces, quirky doors and niches with stylish contemporary interiors such as stone flooring and superb bath and shower suites. Several of the bedrooms also benefit from views of the infamous Middleham Castle. In addition, there is an enclosed walled courtyard to the rear for outside entertaining which is accessible from both the kitchen and the dining room. The property is currently run as a successful holiday let, however the accommodation lends itself to being run as a B&B if desired (subject to necessary consents) or alternatively a luxurious and spacious family home.

The furnishings are available by separate negotiation.

Situation & Amenities

The town of Middleham is located in the heart of God s own country on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled between two rivers, the Ure and Cover. The magnificent castle of Middleham has the largest castle keep in the North of England and a royal heritage that once earned it the title of the Windsor of the North . The centre of the town has a charming cobbled market square with Georgian and Victorian tearooms and galleries, along with pubs, inns, B&Bs and a primary school making this a desirable location to live, having the benefit of being well located for access to the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. For those new to the area there is plenty to explore in terms of outdoor activities in the Dales with masses of opportunities for walking and cycling, coupled with renowned restaurants throughout the Dales including the Blue Lion at East Witton and the Wensleydale Heifer at West Witton.

Middleham is also famed for its rich horse racing heritage, being home to stables and gallops, and over 500 leading flat racing and National Hunt Racehorses, all part of life when living in this stunning location. For those working from home, there are mainline railway stations at Northallerton and Darlington and the A1(M) access point is around 12 miles away. Leyburn is located around 2 miles away with a classic cobbled market square and traditional weekly market, along with a variety of shops, tearooms, restaurants and a secondary school.

Leyburn 2 miles, A1(M) access point at Leeming Bar 12 miles, Northallerton 18 miles, Harrogate 30 miles.

Ground Floor Accommodation

The property has an impressive double height reception hall with mosaic style flooring which leads through to the rear hall, with a spindle return staircase leading to a galleried landing with a vaulted and beamed ceiling. From here there is access to the principal reception rooms and an inner hall which, in turn, leads to the dining kitchen and a ground floor bedroom and one of two-house bathrooms.

The living room is a large, pleasant room with a shuttered bay window overlooking a small green area to the front, there is a marble fire surround with cast iron inset and open grate and a shelved and arched alcove. The flooring here is stone which continues through the French doors into the dining room. A substantial dining room with French doors opening out to an enclosed courtyard. From here there is access to the rear hall and the dining kitchen.

The dining kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of wall and floor cupboards with solid wood frontage and granite work surfaces incorporating glazed display cabinets, shelving, larder style fridge, larder style freezer, two dishwashers, Belfast sink, and a Range style electric cooker with extractor above. From here there is access to the rear courtyard, the inner hall to bedroom seven and a bathroom, and there is also an opening through the sauna and a spiral staircase leads from this area to the sixth en-suite bedroom.

Returning to the ground floor house bathroom this has Moroccan styled tiling and features a double ended free standing bath with claw feet, a rectangular marble sink with wooden cupboards below and white low level WC. This is adjacent to bedroom seven.

First & Second Floor Accommodation

The return staircase rises to a half-landing which provides access to a separate period high level WC. The staircase continues to rise to a beautiful gallery landing with vaulted and exposed beamed ceiling. From here there is access to four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite and the main house bathroom/WC.

The main bedroom suite is superb with high ceilings with excellent views of The Castle. There are many features of note here including exposed stone walling and chimney breast and a free standing double ended bath with claw feet set on a plinth. In addition there is an en-suite shower room with exposed stone wall within the shower area, which is walk-in, with a glass screen. The wash basin is a counter top bowl set on a wooden cabinet and there is a white low level WC.

The second en-suite bedroom on this floor is a charming room with a vaulted and exposed beamed ceiling, lots of quirky features including window seat, shelved alcove with wooden lintel above and a period fire surround with Georgian style feature grate. The shower room has a walk-in shower and glass screen, bowl sink with water pump style mixer tap set on a wooden vanity unit and white low level WC.

There are another two bedrooms on this floor, a double and single which accommodates a truckle bed.

The main house bathroom is superb with a two-person square jacuzzi bath on a plinth with attractive star spotlights above. There is a period fire surround with Georgian style feature grate, moulded wash hand basin with illuminated vanity mirror above, walk through shower area with glass screens a white low level WC.

Finally to the second floor is an enormous dual aspect room with vaulted and exposed beamed ceilings. This room is currently arranged to accommodate a family of four. A door leads through to the en-suite shower room with vaulted and beamed ceiling and with brick style tiling with a walk-in shower area, white pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.


To the rear of the property there is a walled courtyard which is great for outdoor dining and is accessible from the dining room and the dining kitchen.

Services and Other Information

The property is served by oil fired central heating.

Council Tax & Business Rates

Richmondshire District Council. Tel: 01748 829100.

The property, as residential dwelling is Band F. It is currently exempt from Council Tax as it is a registered as a Self catering

holiday unit and premises. The rateable value is £12,000. This is not the amount that is paid.

Particulars & Photographs

The particulars were written and the photographs supplied by the Vendor.


By arrangement with the agents GSC Grays 01969 600120


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