Melbourne, York YO42

Melbourne, York YO42

6 Bedroom | Freehold | Outbuildings | Secondary Accomodation

Guide price £1,350,000
Brocklesbank Corner 0.3 miles
Brocklesbank Corner 0.4 miles
Hagg Bridge 0.9 miles

A beautifully restored 6 bedroom listed Regency house with outbuildings, equestrian facilites and delightful gardens with views over adjoining parkland.

Rossmoor Lodge is a particularly fine country house built from mellow stone for General James Wharton, a hero of Wellington’s Waterloo campaign. The house is approached via a lengthy private driveway, standing very much in its
own land, completely hidden from view in a wonderfully secluded spot.

Originally a smaller property, the magnificent façade and grand staircase were added by the General in 1816. In more recent years, the house has been tastefully modernised and re-decorated to a very high standard, retaining numerous period features and has a surprisingly homely feel despite its size and grand appearance. Every room is of near perfect proportions with high ceilings and large sash windows giving plenty of natural light and pleasant views.

The gravelled drive is about 100m long, passing the railed paddock with field shelter and manège and dividing at the house. One side leads to a parking area and the other to the stable yard at the rear. There is a south and east facing
lawned garden with park railings and a private south facing garden behind a beech hedge with access from the hall and kitchen, via a wide flagged terrace. Beyond is a small orchard. The outbuildings front a parterre garden with central fountain and include a games room, music room, workshop and barn. The stable yard lies behind, with 6 loose boxes, hay barn, tack room and outside WC. There is garaging for 3 or 4 cars, and a tractor shed with dovecote or tower room above. In all, about 4 acres.

The village of Melbourne is situated approximately 5 miles south west of Pocklington and 9 miles south east of York. For all its accessibility, it lies deep in unspoilt countryside, close to the Derwent Ings Nature Reserve. Local amenities include the Melbourne Arms, the post office/village shop and primary school, with Pocklington offering a wider range of services.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking Double Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Secondary Accomodation Garden Land/Paddock
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