Birdforth Hall and its cottages for sale as holiday lets or homes

The sale of Birdforth Hall offers a rare opportunity for lifestyle buyers and developers

Sitting in a rural sweet spot between Thirsk and Easingwold, Birdforth Hall certainly ticks the box as a premier location.Its sublime setting and the four cottages that come with it also equal potential for both lifestyle buyers and for developers, which is why the property is attracting interest from those who can run to its £2.25m price tag. The hall, which is on the market with Savills, bears a date stone of 1685, is south-facing with well screened gardens and has retained many period features, including oak panelling in the drawing room, high ceilings and cornicing.

It has a large entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, snug, rear kitchen and two bedrooms on the ground floor while the first floor has six bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are also two staircases, which Savills say offer potential to create a separate apartment/staff flat/granny flat. The original brick farm buildings in the 7.58 acre grounds have been converted into four holiday lets, The Granary, Stable Cottage, Mill House and Byre Cottage, which have their own separate access.

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Andrew Black of Savills York says: “The property is ideal for a purchaser seeking to live in Birdforth Hall and to run a lettings or other commercial business from the site. “There may be potential to further develop a single storey brick outbuilding and the large indoor swimming pool together with gym area and office is a further attraction. For those with equestrian interests there is a very attractive and useful grass paddock.”

Birdforth Hall is in a prime spot between Thirsk and Easingwold

While Birdforth Hall has run as a successful holiday letting business, there is also planning consent for unrestricted residential occupation of the cottages which Savills say could produce a significant income if let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies or if sold off separately.

Andrew Black says: “The site is offered for sale as a whole to enable a purchaser to manage, further develop or even break up the property should they choose to do so. “Opportunities such as this are extremely rare particularly in such an accessible location.”

For details contact Savills York, tel: 01904 617800, www.savills.co.uk

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