Marske Hall & Estate, Yorkshire Dales National Park - FOR SALE

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Property Id : 37309
Rooms: 26

Marske Hall & Estate is being offered for sale by Christies UK.

Located near Richmond in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this stunning 24 acre Estate does not disappoint.

Hotel for Sale – At a glance

  • Stunning 24 acre Estate
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • 14 luxury suites & 2 cottages
  • 10 bespoke trading holiday apartments
  • Extensive lawned & landscaped grounds
  • Significant further development potential. EPC Exempt

The Opportunity

The sale of Marske Hall and Estate represents an excellent and unique opportunity for a hospitality, leisure or residential sector operator or property developer to acquire 24 acres of prime National Park real estate offering a wealth of development potential, either from a rental income perspective or from substantial profits derived as an owner-operator.

The Hall itself is currently under conversion to bespoke luxury dwellings, while The Stables are already trading as superb letting accommodation. Sawmill Cottage is also approaching completion as stunning holiday lets or private homes, whilst the surrounding estate could be used for a variety of leisure development options including lodges, caravans or camping pods, or could also be used for weddings or outward bound activities, set a beautiful and natural picturesque setting.

Location – Marske Hall & Estate

Just a few miles west of the lovely market town of Richmond and nestled in the rolling hills of The Yorkshire Dales National Park is Marske Hall and Estate. Located just outside the pretty, tranquil village of Marske, nestled in beautiful Swaledale, the estate straddles Marske Beck which weaves its way through dramatic and picturesque landscape which could provide excellent scope for leisure and hospitality development or as a stunning backdrop for weddings.

A huge draw for tourism and leisure trade, The Yorkshire Dales are famous for its grand fells and scenic valleys, home to a variety of quaint village and hamlets, perfect for walkers, cyclists and holiday makers. The larger towns in the northern Dales, such as Leyburn, Middleham, Hawes and Reeth are pretty and historic, whilst further afield, major towns and cities including York, Leeds and Darlington provide the area with excellent day trade however such is the fame of the Yorkshire Dales, that visitors come from all parts of the UK and indeed the world.

Description of the hotel for sale

The estate was originally purchased by the Archbishop of York in the late 16th century and work commenced on the construction of the hall shortly afterwards. Centuries of period character and architectural features are still evident throughout the building and much of this has been incorporated in the luxurious apartments which are currently under development. An internal tour is essential to appreciate the magnitude, elegance and outlooks of these outstanding apartments.

Internal Details

The apartments, accommodation and sizes are as follows;

Ground Floor
The Morton Suite – Lounge, kitchen, dining room and en suite bedroom – c. 132 sq m
Ibbetson House – 2 storey duplex apartment – 3 en suite bedrooms,
bedroom/lounge/kitchen with en suite bathroom, Lounge and kitchen – c. 160 sq m
The Chaytor Suite – Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and Lounge – c. 68 sq m
The Danby Suite – 2 bedrooms, kitchen/lounge and bathroom – c. 84 sq m
The Shaw Suite – studio apartment – bedroom/lounge/kitchen, bathroom – c. 49 sq m

First Floor
Upper floor of Ibbetson House
The Bathurst Suite – 2 en suite bedrooms, lounge/kitchen – c. 121 sq m
Clints Suite – Studio apartment – lounge/kitchen and bathroom – c. 66 sq m
The Hutton Suite – Lounge/kitchen and 2 en suite bedrooms – c. 131 sq m

Second floor
The Clifton Suite – en suite bedroom, further bedroom, bathroom, lounge/kitchen – c. 88 sq m
The Swinton Suite – 3 bedrooms (2 en suite), bathroom, lounge and further lounge kitchen – c. 140 sq m
The Richmond Suite – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/kitchen – c. 115 sq m

The Garrard Suite – kitchen, bedroom bathroom and lounge – c. 71 sq m
The Reynolds Suite – studio apartment with lounge/bedroom/kitchen and bathroom – c. 49 sq m
The Stubbs Suite – bedroom bathroom and lounge/kitchen – c. 58 sq m

The remainder of the basement has also been partially converted to a domestic wine cellar with cavern style arched ceilings, it would lend itself for conversion to other uses such as a bar or restaurant Full floor plans are available on request.

Sawmill Cottage
This comprises two large and bespoke semi detached dwellings presently approaching completion.

Farriers Cottage – Lounge/kitchen/dining room plus 3 en suite bedrooms – c.133 sq m

Woodcutters Cottage – lounge kitchen and 3 en suite bedrooms – c. 126 sq m

Full floor plans are available on request.

External Details

The estate comprises four separate titles covering 24 acres. Title no 390169 covers an area of 19.02 acres and includes the hall itself with its formal lawns and parking. It also includes the land to the east which follows the natural contours of Marske Beck and includes some very attractive landscaping, woodland and ornamental ponds and would make an excellent wedding backdrop or useful land to develop further hospitality trade such as lodges or caravans or a variety of outward bound activities (subject to relevant planning permissions). To the rear of the hall there is Hound House, which enjoys a southerly aspect overlooking the rear lawns and would make an ideal outdoor function suite or café/bar for events. Planning permission is currently being sought for additional accommodation attached to the Ibbeston House Annexe. A three bedroom cottage is the intention however plans could be altered to provide four studio apartments, a Spa or a multi functional events space.

Title number 412304 is Sawmill Cottage and is the smallest parcel with an acreage of 0.24., title number 461047 is a wooded area to the west of Sawmill cottage with an acreage of 4.03 and title number 365295 is The Stables with an acreage of 0.75. Title plans are available on request.

Other Property- Marske Stables

The former stable block for the hall has been converted into 10 luxury apartments and cottages, superbly and individually appointed and presented to an excellent standard and named after famous racehorses in keeping with links to the estates equine history.

There is also War Horse, presently a large function suite with bathroom and which could also be converted to an additional suite with disabled access if required.

The accommodation comprises:

• Red Rum – 2 bedroom apartment – c. 70 sq m
• Seabiscuit – 2 bedroom duplex cottage – c. 115 sq m
• Copenhagen – 2 bedroom duplex cottage – c. 92 sq m
• Frankel deluxe suite – 2 bedroom apartment – c. 71 sq m
• Grooms Cottage – 3 bedroom duplex cottage – c. 98 sq m
• Eclipse Presidential Suite – 3 bedroom duplex cottage – c. 118 sq m
• Desert Orchid Presidential suite – 2 bedroom apartment – c. 99 sq m
• Nijinsky – 1 bedroom apartment – c. 73 sq m
• Northern Dancer – 2 bedroom apartment – c. 71 sq m
• Marske Presidential Suite – 1 bedroom apartment – c. 104 sq m
• Warhorse- 1 bedroom apartment c. 72 sq m


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