The Croft, North Cave
One of the finest homes in East Yorkshire, this 9,000 sq ft, seven-bedroom property has been transformed by a sensational makeover.
Built in 1875, it was owned by the same family for 120 years and has hosted royalty. Princess Margaret visited friends there in 1987 and there’s is now a commemorative plaque in the hall.
Its latest owner is well known in boxing circles. Mike Esa, who bought the house in 2003 is a former international boxer who now runs Esa Live, a live events company.
He and his wife, Caroline, have invested heavily in making the property a beautiful family home.
The house has 11 acres, five reception rooms, large living kitchen leading to an outdoor entertaining area, along with six bedrooms and six bathrooms, including a self-contained apartment.
A barn conversion contains a leisure complex with gym and games room.
The house, which is a 40 minute drive from Leeds, York and Sheffield, also has stables, four car garaging and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
Mike and Caroline are selling as their children are now grown-up.
“It’s an amazing home and we have loved living here. We will miss it but it’s time to let another family enjoy the house,” says Mike.
Contact: Beercocks Fine and Country, tel 01482 656789