For sale: The Yorkshire home with breathtaking river views

The Mount overlooks the meandering River Swale and it's a breathtaking view that owners Linda and Alan Walker are reluctant to leave.

Having moved to the property in Topcliffe, near Thirsk, in 1977, they are downsizing.

“We fell in love with The Mount at first sight,” says Alan. “The house itself, a classic and spacious Georgian townhouse, was lovely, but the view blew us away. And, even after 41 years, it still does.”

The Mount is at the heart of Topcliffe village and has many of the classic features of a traditional Georgian house. Its beautifully proportioned rooms include a full-length drawing room on the first floor. The house has eight bedrooms, three reception rooms and two bathooms. It sits in 1.32 acres and has a garage/workshop with renovation potential. The property also has fishing rights on its stretch of the Swale.

The Walkers have restored The Mount and added modern amenities to the period house. Mrs Walker says: “We hope whoever buys our home will get as much pleasure out of it as we have.”

*Topcliffe has a GP surgery, post office, primary school, park and two pubs. Thirsk railway station station and the A1 are close by.

The Mount, Topcliffe

Guide price:£895,000