Middleton Tyas, Richmond

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A substantial and beautifully appointed Grade II listed home with a delightful walled garden which offers versatile living accommodation perfect for multi-generational living having six double bedrooms and a annex/granny flat above the kitchen comprising a living room and en-suite bedroom. It does have other options and is being sold with the benefit of planning to divide the main house into three substantial family homes, and create a further two new build properties within the grounds.

West Hall

West Hall is a substantial Grade II Listed house situated in the heart of the attractive North Yorkshire Village of Middleton Tyas. The fine principal elevation faces south across to the small village green. The second, less formal garden elevation faces west across the beautifully presented walled grounds. On the east side a large courtyard area is surrounded by ranges of outbuildings.

The house has undergone a comprehensive programme of improvement and conversion and now offers exceptionally well appointed and tastefully presented accommodation. The centrepiece of the ground floor accommodation is a magnificent reception hall with a broad central arch, sitting area and fireplace. The principal rooms include the dining room with its heavily embossed and decorated ceiling, an impressive cinema room, a lovely formal sitting room and a magnificent breakfast kitchen with French doors to the gardens. On the first floor there is a further sitting area with fireplace in the main landing and an excellent group of rooms forming the principal bedroom suite with seven further, well appointed double bedrooms and three further bathrooms.

Following the discovery of historic plans to divide the building into three separate homes the current owner has been successful in obtaining full planning permission to divide the main house, which has a natural line of division to do so, into three substantial family homes, and create a further two new build properties within the grounds. There is further potential for annexes within various outbuildings subject to the final consents.

Situation & Amenities

Middleton Tyas is an extremely sought after village with an active community. There is a well regarded primary school, a popular village shop and good local pubs and restaurants including the well renowned Black Bull at Moulton and the Coach House at Middleton Lodge just a short drive away. Situated about three-quarters of a mile to the east of the A1 at Scotch Corner, the village has easy access to the major commercial centres of Yorkshire and the North East.


Ground Floor

A six-panel door with fanlight over opens into the reception hall with period tiled flooring, the main staircase to the first floor, access to the sitting room and the inner and outer hall. This is in two sections, divided by a broad arch supported on four pillars. An ornate cast iron fireplace with arches to each side is the focal point of the outer hall with sitting area and shuttered window seats.

The inner hall continues with parquet flooring and a china display cupboard. This is very much the central point to this home with access to the dining room, boot & boiler room, utility room and rear lobby.

There are three principal reception rooms. The sitting room overlooks the walled garden from a full-height, shuttered bay window. It has shallow cornice and an open fire with basket grate and reeded surround. The dining room has an ornate panelled ceiling and garlanded cornice. There is a serving hatch with concealed hot cupboard, open hearth fireplace with mantle, dado rail and two shuttered windows. Finally, the Cinema Room has a cast iron fire with classical design surround and cupboards to each side, parquet floor, dado rail, corbelled cornice and shuttered windows.

There is plenty of utilitarian space with the boot room having a door to the garden, a boiler room and strong/gun room. In addition, there is a utility room with fitted cupboards with one and a half bowl inset sink, a tiled floor and plumbing for washing machine. Built-in cupboard and hatch to dining room.

Continuing through the utility room leads to the rear hall with a door to the courtyard and a second staircase to the first floor. The flooring here is limestone. From here there is a second access to the cinema room as well as access to a small study and cloakroom/WC.

The rear lobby provides direct access to the study, inner hall and kitchen. The study is a fine room overlooking the gardens with bespoke bookcases with cupboards below and a wood burning stove.

The kitchen is outstanding, fitted with a bespoke range of floor and wall mounted units with granite worktops, a four-oven oil-fired aga with hot plate, set within an oak framed recess with spotlights, display shelf and two illuminated china cupboards. This spacious room is dominated by a superb centre island with cupboards, drawers, inset ceramic sink with twin taps, induction hob, oven, dishwasher and a polished black granite worktop. Built-in larder cupboard with double doors and pediment. From here there are French doors to the gardens, there is a staircase to two first floor bedrooms and there is a door through to the family room. This is a charming room with French doors to the patio, a tiled floor and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

First Floor

The master bedroom, which is accessed from the half landing, has a full height bay window with views over the walled gardens. There is a large wardrobe, separate WC, and steps to the bathroom. This is a luxurious bathroom well fitted with a freestanding steel bath with claw feet and mixer taps, WC with high level cistern, twin wash hand basins and a walk-in shower cubicle with fixed overhead mixer.

At half landing level, above the main bedroom, are two bedrooms and a bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath on claw and ball feet with mixer tap and shower attachment.

The main landing has a fireplace with basket grate and with cupboards to each side. This leads a double bedroom to the west corner and also provides access to the main bedroom via a small staircase, and the bedroom wing. This wing has three further bedrooms and two shower rooms. The entrance to the attic rooms is here and there is a second staircase which returns to the rear hall.

Finally, on the first floor, are another two bedrooms which are above, and accessed from, a staircase between the kitchen and study. They are both double bedrooms one of which has an en-suite shower room. This could work well as an apartment being used as a living room and bedroom.


West Hall occupies a fine position in the middle of the village and yet benefits from stunning, private walled gardens and an expansive area of hard standing to the rear. To the south side a hand gate in a stone wall leads into a rose garden with box hedging and a gravel path running along the front elevation. A side driveway leads into a large courtyard area on the north side with access into the rear of the house.

The buildings surrounding the courtyard comprise:


Further Garage and store

L-shaped block with three stables

Second stable block with two loose boxes and outer steps to loft above

Inner yard with further store

An opening from the courtyard leads into the walled garden which has a large expanse of lawn overlooked by a fine Walnut tree, believed to be contemporary with the house. A tall south-facing wall has an established herbaceous border with a gravel path in front. An opening in the wall leads into a secluded garden utility area behind. In the north-west corner is a stone barn, 11.2m x 5.1m, with a raised garden dining and barbecue area in front, underneath a timber pergola covered with honeysuckle and an established vine and garden herbs.


Planning consent has been achieved to sub divide West Hall into three separate dwellings and to create two new dwelling houses within the existing gardens to the north side. There is also a submitted application for change of use to the existing stable with loft and stone barn located within the garden space. Richmondshire District Council 18/00513/FULL and Listed Building Consent 18/00514/LBC.

Plot 1

Forms the east wing of West Hall, adjacent to the existing access. It would comprise 3 bedroom accommodation over three floors with garden to the front and large courtyard to the rear, served by the existing vehicular access.

Gross Internal Area 3066 sqft/285 sqm

Plot 2

Forms the west wing of West Hall and would provide 4 bedroom accommodation over three floors. It would have an extensive garden to the west of the property, sub divided with hedging at the point where this wing of the house returns, thus providing a very large private garden for Plot 2. Vehicular access would be from new access on Kneeton Lane.

Gross Internal Area 3130 sq ft/ 291 sqm

Plot 3

Forms the new wing of West Hall. The existing modern single-story side extension is to be demolished. The dwelling will provide 3 bedroom accommodation over two floors and will benefit from a large rear garden to the west. Access will be gained off Kneeton Lane with forecourt parking.

Gross Internal Area 1592 sq ft/148 sqm

Plot 4

Comprises a new build 4 bedroom two story dwelling, sited on the footprint of the demolished side extension and a detached garage. There will be a garden to the west elevation and access from Kneeton Lane with parking to the front. At the end of the garden there is a barn which is currently under consideration for planning permission to be converted to a 2 bedroom annex.

Gross Internal Area 1511 sq ft/140 sqm

Plot 5

Comprises a new build 4 bedroom house over two stories sited within the walled garden. The garden for this property is set within the walled garden and access is via the new Kneeton Lane entrance with courtyard for up to four vehicles. To the front there is also a two story stable which is currently under consideration to be converted into a 1 bedroom annex.

Gross Internal Area 1463 sq ft/136 sqm

Services and Other Information

The property is served by oil-fired central heating.

Council Tax

We are advised by Richmondshire District Council that the property lies with council tax band H.


Strictly by appointment by the selling agents GSC Grays 01969 600120.

Particulars and Photographs

Particulars written: November 2020

Photographs taken: November 2020

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