Marske, Richmond

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 22
SIMILAR PROPERTIES REQUIRED - A RARE LANDMARK OPPORTUNITY to develop the imposing Grade II Listed former Marske Hall Stables & Sawmill Buildings into 10 apartments within a central courtyard & 2 separate dwellings. The quadrangular coach house & stables were built in 1741. The Clock Tower & Cupola have recently been restored & the building has been re-roofed. The Stables form a 2 storey quadrangle extending to about 1,160sqm/11,410sqft in all & the single storey Sawmill dwellings extend to about 136sqm/1463sqft & 128sqm/1377sqft each.

The Marske Estate was previously owned from 1596 by Matthew Hutton, the then Archbishop of York. The stone stable yard was added by John Hutton, a keen racehorse breeder. In 1764 his stallion Marske sired the legendary Eclipse. Equestrian use of the stables came to an end in the 1960 s. FOR SALE as a whole or in 2 lots.

LOCATION

Marske is situated on the eastern edge of The Yorkshire Dales National Park amid stunning scenery with superb walks, cycling & the River Swale (fly fishing) - simply a great place to live & explore. Historic Richmond market town about 6 miles - described by The Rough Guide to Britain as an absolute gem . The PRINCES GATE LEISURE & RETAIL CENTRE with its Empire 7-screen cinema, swimming pool, retail units, cafés, restaurants & bars with 370 free car parking spaces is a main area hub & the forthcoming DESIGNER OUTLET VILLAGE at Scotch Corner (to include a wide range of high-end retailers, cafés & restaurants) will be a huge attraction. The upgraded A1 Motorway (opening 2017) & A66 at Scotch Corner about 9.6 miles, M6 about 47 miles; Harrogate 40, Newcastle 52 & York 54 miles; mainline rail station at Darlington 18 miles.

THE OPPORTUNITY

A RARE LANDMARK OPPORTUNITY to develop the imposing Grade II Listed former Marske Hall Stables & Sawmill Buildings into 10 apartments & 2 separate dwellings. The Clock Tower & Cupola have recently been restored & the Stables have been re-roofed. The Stables form a 2 storey quadrangle extending to about 1,160sqm/11,410sqft in all & the single storey Sawmill Buildings extend to about 136sqm/1463sqft & 128sqm/1377sqft each. The conversions comprise 6 no. 2 bedroom ground/first floor apartments & 4 2/3 bedroom duplex homes with parking, with either restricted local occupancy residential or holiday let accommodation conditions. The proposals for the Sawmill single storey dwellings provide 3 en suite bedrooms, a large living kitchen & parking - again with either restricted local occupancy residential or holiday let accommodation conditions.

PLANNING

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Planning Authority has granted full planning permission (Ref: R/31/23F & R/31/106B) for the conversion of the stables to 9 units (& the retention of 1 existing open market dwelling) & for the conversion of the nearby sawmill into two 3 bedroom dwellings, in each case for either restricted local occupancy residential or holiday let accommodation. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3EL Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk Telephone: 01969 652 349

SERVICES

Mains drainage, water & electricity are available.

POPULATION & PEOPLE

The DL11 area (Swaledale, Reeth, Low Row & Arkengarthdale) has a population of just 1075 (Last census 2011) comprised of about 530 families . The National Park itself is home to about 20,000 people - 41% are under 45 (national average 59%) & 35% aged 60 & over (national average 23%).

AFFLUENCE

The Socio-economic make up (based on the occupation of the head of household) is formed by about one third C2 skilled manual workers, 27.7% AB higher administrative, managerial or professional & Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional personnel, followed by 26.4% C1 Supervisory or clerical & junior management, administrative or professionals.

BUYER NOTES

The property is VAT registered.

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