Almscliffe Manor occupies a lovely country position, between the popular villages of North Rigton and Beckwithshaw, surrounded by beautiful countryside and in the picturesque Lower Wharfedale Valley. Harrogate is within 4 miles drive and offers a varied range of shopping and recreational facilities. In addition, there are an excellent range of schools nearby for children of all ages. Mainline railway stations in both York and Leeds (connections are available from local stations in Pannal and Weeton/Huby) provide Intercity services to London’s Kings Cross and Leeds/Bradford International Airport is within a 15/20 minute drive.
Occasionally, a property of exceptional quality comes to the market and the sale of Almscliffe Manor provides one of these increasingly rare opportunities. It provides spacious and well planned accommodation which is appointed to an exceptional standard throughout, skilfully designed with family living and entertaining very much in mind together with meticulous attention to detail and complimented by luxurious fixtures and fittings.
The accommodation extends to around 7735 sq. ft. (717 sq. m) of living space and is approached via an impressive and spacious reception hall, with a cloakroom off, which leads to the principal reception rooms including a sitting room, dining room and a family room. There is a superb orangery which leads off the family room, with bi folding doors connecting with the indoor swimming pool and the south facing outdoor terrace. The beautiful living kitchen is situated in the heart of the house with a rear hall leading off to a boot room and a fantastic games/entertainment room, with a fitted bar. On the first floor there is a superb principal bedroom with a fully fitted dressing room and a luxurious en suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom together with two additional bedrooms which have an interconnecting bathroom. There is additional living accomodation on the second floor including a study, two bedrooms and a shower room.
Almscliffe Manor is approached off High Moor Road through electrically operated entrance gates with a sweeping drive approach. The drive leads up to a substantial American style barn which provides extensive garaging and an area of ancillary accommodation on the first floor which is suitable for a variety of uses. For those with equestrian/livestock interests there are a range of stables to the rear of the barn, a selection of fenced paddocks to the north and west and an outdoor arena with an all-weather surface.
The gardens and grounds create a particular feature of this outstanding property and have been carefully and thoughtfully landscaped and manicured. There are sweeping lawned areas with deep and well stocked borders as well as strategically located terraces to the south and west, providing ideal areas for summer entertaining.
In all, the gardens, grounds and paddocks extend to 8 acres (3.23 ha).