Howe Villa enjoys an enviable position on the River Swale, with woodland walks and fishing rights on the river.
Georgian gem, Grade II listed period property in its own picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Swale. It has spectacular views of Round Howe which is a National Trust Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a wealth of fauna and flora, with woodland and riverside walks. The garden has a large lawned area with mature trees, and its own woodland walk and river frontage at the bottom of the garden, with fishing rights (rods provided) and a separate area of shingle riverbank which is accessible via a stone stile.
The house retains many of its original features but provides easy living with a mix of period and contemporary furnishings. The principle rooms are on the middle floor so that the stunning views of the River Swale and gardens can be enjoyed. These consist of a drawing room with a baby grand piano, dining room, living room with wood burner and Smart TV, a kitchen/breakfast room with a two oven Aga, as well as the benefit of a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Venture upstairs to the first floor and you’ll find three wonderful bedrooms, one with a four poster bed, Freeview TV and an en-suite bathroom, and two kingsize bedrooms. There is also a family bathroom, complete with a roll top bath. On the ground floor you will find three more bedrooms, one of which is self-contained and has its own private entrance, kitchenette and en-suite shower room - it is a great space to retreat for peace and tranquillity and to soak up the beautiful views of the garden. The two further bedrooms include a kingsize room with with an en-suite shower room and access to the bike store, and a bedroom with both a double and single bed. You can also make use of the large games room complete with a Smart TV, pool table and a selection of games.
Situated just a short, picturesque walk from the beautiful historic town of Richmond is dominated by an imposing Norman castle. It offers panoramic views, ancient alleys, museums, monuments, restaurants, markets and shops. Richmond is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and offers a perfect base to explore the treasures of the past. Discover the oldest Georgian theatre in England, Middleham Castle, Bolton Castle. There is a former Victorian railway station nearby, which is now a thriving hub of artisan bakers, brewers, restaurant, cinema, art gallery and sports facilities. Within an hours’ drive you can visit the medieval city of York, Harrogate, with its Royal Baths, and Durham City, with its World Heritage cathedral. The Lake District is close by and has just been awarded Unesco World Heritage Status for its outstanding beauty.
Plenty of walking and cycling opportunities can be enjoyed in all directions, and there are many attractions nearby including Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, the popular city of York, and Hamsterley Forest with its mountain biking trails. Howe Villa is ideal for those seeking a comfortable and relaxing holiday and offers a perfect base for exploring all of North Yorkshire. There are historic sites to visit at Rievaulx and Fountains Abbey, stately homes at Nunnington Hall, Castle Howard, and numerous quaint villages with traditional inns serving good food and local ales. To entertain children there is the magical Forbidden Corner, Lightwater Valley theme park, Flamingo Land, Diggerland, Beamish Museum, Go Ape in Dalby Forest and Thorpe Perrow with its birds of prey.Travel east and you will find the beautiful Yorkshire Heritage Coast, home to the popular fishing villages of Whitby and Runswick Bay. Howe Villa really is the perfect place to enjoy a family get together in luxury and an ideal base to get out and explore some of the most beautiful natural splendour in the country. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
4 steps to entrance.
Games room: With Freeview Smart TV, pool table and board games.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet, and kitchen area with electric oven, induction hob and microwave.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and single bed.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Drawing room: With gas fire and baby grand piano.
Dining room: With gas fire and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, Aga, induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and limestone floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 4: With four poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Large enclosed lawned garden with courtyard, patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. 1½-acre natural grounds with woodland. Fishing on-site, free of charge. Bike store. Private parking for 13 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps, a river and 2 ponds in the grounds.
There are 2 ponds in the grounds, and a river on the edge of the property grounds. There are 4 steps to the property.Get the full listing »