One of the finest houses Ripon has to offer. A beautifully presented 5 bedroom Grade II listed family home of elegant proportions and with substantial gardens.
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, morning room, breakfast kitchen, pantry, cloakroom and separate WC, balcony.
Basement: Garden room, office, utility, bathroom, cellar/storage and boiler room
First Floor: Master Bedroom ensuite, guest bedroom ensuite, three further bedrooms and house bathroom.
Mature and established gardens laid mostly to lawn, including fruit trees, rose garden, large terrace, extensive selection of specimen trees including copper beech, ash, sycamore and silver birch.
Prospect House is arguably one of the finest properties in Ripon, standing in approximately 1 acre of superb private gardens on the leafy and highly sought after Palace Road. Dating back to circa 1835, Prospect House is grade II listed and has a wealth of original features including the staircase, which leads off from the elegant entrance hall, as well as oak flooring, beautiful fireplaces, cornicing and sash windows with original shutters. Leading from the entrance hall are the impressive main reception rooms, including a drawing room, dining room and sitting room. All of these rooms are beautifully appointed, well proportioned, airy and light with wonderful views out onto the gardens that surround the house. The Clive Christian breakfast kitchen is fabulous, with an gas fired Aga and Central Island. Off this room is a balcony, making it a perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the garden.
Stairs from the ground floor lead down to the basement which has been skilfully converted to create a garden which leads out onto the terrace and the garden. There is a useful home office, additional bathroom, sizeable utility room, cellar, boiler room and storage area.
The elegant stairway from the main entrance hallway leads up to a beautiful landing with domed ceiling window which lets in lots of light. The master bedroom ensuite is an excellent size with dual aspect looking out on to the garden.
The gardens at Prospect House are thoughtfully laid out with lawn areas, a rose garden, well stocked flower beds, borders and terrace. The grounds are interspersed with mature tree specimens including copper beech, yew, sycamore and ash to name but a few, which also add to the great feeling of privacy. The garden is lit so can be equally enjoyed in the evenings. There is private parking for several cars.
"A deed for the plot of land on which the house now stands was made in 1835 & the next transfer in 1845 is complete with Prospect House,Coach House,Outbuildings & Land. It appears to have been built for the Kearsley Family who owned the varnish business in Ripon. Mary Susanna & John Kearsley transferred it to their family of John,Elizabeth,Mary Susanna & Harriet on the 25 February 1878. It was requisitioned & occupied as an Officers Mess when the RIPON Transit Camp was established for the 1914-1918 Great War when soldiers from the North of England prepared for & were sent to the Somme. Afterwards it was acquired by Maurice Brayshay who was later knighted & Sir Maurice passed it to his daughter Lorna Brayshay. When she went into a London Nursing Home around 1964 the house remained unsold & fell into dereliction until Barrie & Elizabeth Price bought it from Maylott Eccles Executor for the Estate in May 1967. They have now lived in & cared for the house for 48 years raising their 5 children in its wonderful surroundings. "
The beautiful and highly sought after cathedral city of Ripon is a short walk from the property and has a wealth of amenities including, shops, restaurants, weekly markets, boutiques, Booths supermarket and also the highly regarded and reputable Ripon Grammar School. The spa town of
Harrogate is only a 20 minute drive and there is access to the A1 (northbound and southbound) just 5 miles away. The train station at Harrogate does have connections to London and also Leeds and York on a regular basis and the train station at Thirsk has a direct line to Kings Cross in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
We are advised that the property has mains water, electric and drainage. The central heating can be gas or oil fired.
We are advised that the property is freehold and that vacant possession will be granted upon legal completion.
Harrogate Borough Council, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate, HG1 2SG. Tel: 01423 500 600.
From The Clock Tower in Ripon, turn up Palace Road towards Masham. Prospect House is situated on the left hand side.
The vendor of Prospect House intends to develop The Coach House, shaded blue on the plan, and live there. However they are willing to consider selling this building and area of land if a prospective purchaser was interested.
Strictly through the sole selling agent. Please contact:
Croft Residential Pavilion 2000 Amy Johnson Way