You'd have little trouble imagining yourself to be a country squire in times gone by if you owned The Grange, a grand period house with commanding views over the surrounding countryside and Walden Beck, which wends its way quietly by on its way to Cauldron Falls.

But enough romanticising, because there's no need to embellish anything to improve it when it comes to this elegant family home.

Dating back to the 18th century, The Grange stands in a commanding position in the village of West Burton and has everything you would expect from a grand family home of the era, including spacious principal rooms, tall ceilings and a wealth of original features.

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Grange, West Burton - Savills

The property is entered through a superb reception hall with original Victorian tiled flooring and an ornate staircase.

On the ground floor are three sizeable reception rooms: a drawing room with original open fireplace, a formal dining room and a more relaxed sitting room – all with beautiful large windows over looking the gardens – plus a snug.

To the rear of the property is a hand-crafted wooden kitchen dining room with leathered effect granite worktops, an AGA and a range of built-in appliances. There is also a pantry with original slate shelves, a snug with a Coalbrooke Darby Stove, a butler's pantry and a cloakroom.

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Grange, West Burton - Savills

The first floor is home to a substantial family bathroom, a dressing room and five large double bedrooms, four of which have en-suites.

Upstairs again to the second floor are three further bedrooms. Two of these rooms share a bathroom while the third has a modern en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. All rooms enjoy particularly spectacular views across the surrounding countryside.

If you enjoy entertaining or have family members who want to share your home, but enjoy a bit of privacy the self-contained guest wing is perfect.

It comprises a lounge, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom, so would equally make an ideal holiday let for buyers who want a small lifestyle business.

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Grange, West Burton - Savills

The Grange sits in beautiful formal gardens, landscaped with planted borders, lawned areas and a rockery and pond. In front of the property is an expansive lawned area which runs down to Walden Beck and is a perfect place for picnics and entertaining.

Accessed through a separate driveway The Grange has the benefit of three additional cottages formed from converted outbuildings: The Stable Cottage, Coach House and Carriage House. All currently run as successful holiday lets with the private access making them a particularly attractive proposition.

Stable Cottage is a sizeable two-bedroom cottage with a modern kitchen-dining room, large sitting room with wood-burning stove and stone-flagged floors, two double bedrooms and a contemporary house bathroom.

The Carriage House is a first floor apartment comprising two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a generous sitting room with open fire and a recently-fitted farmhouse-style kitchen with integrated appliance including an AGA and fridge/freezer, plus space for a dining table.

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The Coach House is a two-bedroom first floor apartment with a kitchen diner , sitting room with electric fire, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

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The apartments are to the first floor above the beautiful former stables and original coach house. The grade II listed stables and coach house below them retain their original features and provide a fantastic space that could be used for a number of purposes. Planning has been granted for their conversion (REF R/54/37J and R/54/37K/LB).

To the front of the stables is a large gravelled driveway providing parking for several cars.

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The Grange, in the picture-perfect Yorkshire Dales village of West Burton, is on the market at a guide price of £1.95m. An additional paddock of around six acres is available by separate negotiation.

"One of the finest residences in the area, this beautiful home offers timeless charm and would make a wonderful family home or business opportunity," said property agent Ed Stoyle.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the York office of Savills on 01904 617800.