Mill House, East Witton, Leyburn, DL8 4SS

Offers in excess of £ 1,250,000
East Witton,


  • Updated On:
  • May 18, 2023
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

Property Description


East Witton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4SS.

A substantial six bedroom farmhouse, surrounded by its own land & extensive gardens, approx. 2.5 acres in total, range of stables, garage, stores, detached Grade II Listed former Corn Mill & Mill Race providing privacy & far reaching views. 


East Witton ½ mile, Leyburn 4.5 miles, Masham 6 miles, Bedale 10 miles, Ripon 16 miles, Northallerton 17.5 miles, Harrogate 25.5 miles, York 43 miles and Leeds 51 miles (all distances are approximate).

Mill House is a substantial family home with spacious and versatile accommodation extending to 3575 sq ft with a further 4887 sq ft of useful outbuildings, stables, garage andthe Grade II Listed Mill. The property is in a very private setting and is located ½ mile from the popular village of East Witton and the well known Blue Lion pub. The area is renowned for its stunning location, set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the historic Jervaulx Abbey. Just a short drive away are the markets towns of Leyburn, Masham and Bedale which each have a supermarket, independent shops, selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and schools. The City of Ripon is also 16 miles away for a wider selection of supermarkets and amenities.

In terms of wider transport links, the A1 motorway is accessible at Bedale (13 miles), Catterick (15 miles) and Scotch Corner (19 miles). Trains on the East Coast main line stop at both Northallerton (30 mins) and Darlington (40 mins). The closest international airports are at Leeds Bradford (70 mins) and Newcastle (80 mins).


From Leyburn take the A6108 through Middleham to East Witton, pass the Church and the Mill House is approximately ½ mile on the left hand side with stone gate posts. From Masham take the A6108 past Brymor to Jervaulx and after ½ mile the stone gate posts are on the right hand side.


Dating from the late 18th Century, the Mill House is a particularly attractive six bedroom farmhouse built of coursed sandstone rubble under a stone slate roof and benefitting from extensive and versatile accommodation. The property has been well maintained by the current owners but would benefit from some basic updating

which would allow prospective purchasers the chance to put their own stamp on the property. The Mill House provides a rare opportunity for those wanting a quieter rural life whilst still having the advantage of the wider transport networks. 


The accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises:-

Ground Floor:-

Front Entrance into Hall (4.57m x 2.41m) with timber floor, radiator, coir mat well, pendant light and wall light. 

Sitting Room (8.20m x 3.89m) Solid fuel open fire with carved timber surround and mantelpiece, 2 single and 2 double wall lights, uPVC window to the front, radiator, telephone point, fitted carpet, timber door to garden and door to Cloakroom/W.C.

Snug (4.57m x 3.40m) with timber floor, radiator, woodburning stove recessed on stone hearth with timber painted surround and mantelpiece, uPVC window to the front and recessed cupboard with shelves.

Cloakroom/W.C. (2.67m x 1.70m) with W.C., wash basin, radiator, timber window to conservatory, fitted carpet and pendant light. Door to:-

Staircase Hall with step down from Entrance Hall, fitted carpet, radiator and understairs storage cupboard. Doors giving access to Cloakroom/W.C., Dining Room, Conservatory/Sun Room and Kitchen. 

Dining Room (6.20m x 3.53m) with timber double glazed windows, 2 double wall lights, carved timber fire surround and mantelpiece over disused fire, radiator, recessed cupboard with shelves, meat hooks to ceiling. Door into Kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen (8.78m x 4.03m) with range of timber wall and floor units, double stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled splashbacks, laminate and solid timber worktops, tiled floor, uPVC windows, 2 radiators and telephone point. Miele ceramic hob and high level double oven, extractor fan, downlights in the ceiling and pendant light. Doors into Conservatory/Sun Room and Utility.

Conservatory/Sun Room (6.86m x 3.94m) Fully double glazed with tiled floor and pendant light. Door to external patio/seating area and rear garden.

Utility (5.58m x1.79m) with Grant oil fired boiler (one year old), consumer unit, radiator, central heating programmer, tiled floor, stainless steel sink unit and drainer with timber base unit and plumbing for washing machine. Timber windows and door to rear car park/garage.

Stairs lead from Staircase Hall to Half Landing/Mezzanine with fitted carpet and pendant light. Stairs up to:

First Floor:-

Landing with carpet, radiator and pendant light.

Master Bedroom (4.85m x 4.06m) Large Double with fitted wardrobes and cupboards above, feature cast fireplace with timber surround (disused), beams to ceiling with 3 spotlights, 2 single wall lights, uPVC window, radiator and fitted carpet. Door into:-

Dressing Room (3.44m x 3.00m) with under eaves storage cupboards, uPVC window, radiator, fitted carpet, shaver point and pendant light. Door into:-

Ensuite Bathroom (3.41m x 2.06m) with Jack & Jill doors, to Dressing Room and Landing/Mezzanine, sunken bath with telephone mixer shower off taps, W.C., pedestal basin, under eaves storage cupboards, beams to ceiling, radiator, fitted carpet and strip light. 

Bedroom 6/Office (3.78m x 1.68m) Single bedroom with uPVC window, fitted carpet, pendant light and loft hatch.

Bedroom 3 (4.15m x 3.81m) Large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, wash basin in vanity unit, uPVC window, beam to ceiling with 2 spot lights, 2 single wall lights and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 (3.60m x 3.39m) Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, wash basin in vanity unit, uPVC window, radiator, 2 single wall light and fitted carpet.

Far Landing with linen cupboard housing hot water cylinder and shelves, uPVC windows, loft hatch, 2 pendant lights, and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5 (3.00m x 2.59m) Small double bedroom with uPVC window, pendant light and fitted carpet. Shower Room (2.38m x 1.60m) with walk-in shower cubicle, Aqualisa shower, marble effect wet wall finish, W.C., pedestal basin, heated towel rail/radiator, uPVC window, downlights in ceiling, extractor fan, shaver light and vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2 (4.72m x 4.02m) Large double bedroom overlooking the rear garden with timber floor, uPVC windows, radiator and 2 single wall lights. Door into:-

Ensuite Shower Room: Shower cubicle with folding doors, Mira Excel shower, marble effect wet wall finish, pedestal basin, W.C., heated towel rail, downlight in ceiling, extractor fan, shaver light, uPVC window and fitted carpet.



To the front of the property there is an attractive flagstone patio set behind a low-level wall with shrubs. To the south, there is an archway linking the main farmhouse to the stables and a doorway giving access to the rear gardens and potting sheds. There are external lights to the front and side of the farmhouse.


The private driveway runs between the Mill Race and the Paddock and leads to a gravelled frontage providing ample parking.

Rear Garden 

Beyond the Conservatory/Sun Room there is a large flagstone patio/seating area and this leads to the mature gardens and raised lawn area with flower borders, trees and shrubs. There is a pergola dividing the main garden from the former grass tennis court which has a timber vintage summer house. The vegetable garden is fine alluvial soil with an asparagus bed, fruit cage and an orchard with apple and pear trees, all protected by a beech hedge. The gardens are all well screened and private.

Garage & Store

There is a large single garage (7.06m x 4.73m) to the north of the farmhouse with electric up and over doors, power and light. The Old Dairy (3.60m x 3.19m) adjoins the garage and has a separate door for access. In front of the garage and Old Dairy there is a gravelled parking area and to the side there is a pedestrian gate givingaccess to the rear drying area, oil tank and gardens beyond.

The Stables & Paddock (0.71 Ac)

The two storey range of stables which are linked to the farmhouse by an archway with a door and passage leading to the rear garden are currently used for storage but could be converted for a range of uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent from the local authority. The stables are built of traditional stone under a stone slate roof with a gross internal floor area of 1572 sqft. The main stable has power and light, brick manger and hay rack to the rear and timber stairs to the first floor loft areas. The rear lean-to garden buildings/potting sheds are accessed from the rear garden. All stables have the same brick mangers and hay racks to the rear. There is an open-fronted lean-to building to the rear of the end stable which is accessed from the enclosed paddock which runs alongside the main drive. The paddock extends to 0.71 acres and is fully enclosed with fences and hedges. The paddock benefits from gated access from the main driveway and there is water from the stone trough. There is also a slip rail gate from the paddock to the rear garden.

The Mill & Mill Race

Grade II Listed Corn Watermill dated 1817, built of coursed sandstone rubble under a stone slate roof and housing some of the original mill workings. The Mill comprises three storeys and a basement with a gross internal floor area extending to 2820 sq.ft and is currently used as storage but could be converted for a range of uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent from the local authority. To the rear, there is an open-fronted building under a pantile roof which is currently a useful log/fuel store. The Mill Race runs up to the Mill and is framed by stone walls with mature shrubs and plants. On the far side of the Mill Race there is an additional area of grassland extending to approx. 0.40 acres.


Mains Electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Private Water with UV Filtration. Oil Fired Central Heating. Solar PV panels on main farmhouse roof. There is also a 6kw petrol generator wired into the property for emergency use.

Council Tax

The property is in Band G for Council Tax which is payable to North Yorkshire Council.



Strictly by prior appointment through Sole Agents, John G. Hills & Partners.


The property is offered for sale freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion. The title is registered with the Land Registry under Title No’s NYK278629 and NYK233901.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by private treaty, however the Agents reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means at their discretion.

Covenants, Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to all covenants, easements, wayleaves and rights of way whether specifically mentioned in these particulars or not.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those fixtures and fittings referred to in the sales particulars are included in the sale.


All offers must be in writing. We will not report any verbal offer unless it is confirmed in writing. Please confirm whether your offer is a cash offer or subject to a mortgage or property sale.

Money Laundering Regulations

Prospective purchasers should be aware that in the event that they are successful, they will be required to provide us with documents in relation to the Money Laundering Regulations, one being photographic ID (Passport or Driving Licence) and the second being a recent utility bill confirming your address.

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Mill House East Witton WEB
EPC current rating: D
Energy Class: D
Address: East Witton
Zip: DL8 4SS
Country: United Kingdom
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Property Id : 11877
Price: Offers in excess of £ 1,250,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
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