A beautiful country house set in wonderful grounds with an annex, outbuildings and 5.5 acres

Lollybogs is a traditional longhouse believed to date back to the 1600s built of Yorkshire stone under a stone flag roof. The property offers extensive family accommodation and retains much of its original character including wooden beams, solid oak flooring and stone mullion windows with stone cills. The bespoke windows are all newly fitted and manufactured from Accoya with Argon glass double glazing.

The south facing front door opens into an entrance porch with York flag floors and the reception rooms all lead off the entrance hall. The drawing room is an elegant spacious room with dual aspect views of the garden. There are french doors which open onto a terrace and a magnificent stone fireplace fitted with a multifuel burner. The dining room provides a perfect setting for entertaining and formal meals with a bespoke bar cabinet. Double doors with a feature stone surround open onto the front garden.

The Mark Wilkinson bespoke kitchen is fitted with soft close units, a dresser and a central island painted in Little Greene with pewter handles and granite and Corian worktops. Set beneath a built-in canopy with an extractor fan, is a cream oil-fired AGA. Integrated appliances include an American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric induction hob and combined oven/microwave. The kitchen leads through to the stunning orangery newly built by Oak By Design with solid oak trusses and beams, a slate roof, argon filled glass and traditional grated central heating with triple aspect views across the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a pantry/utility/boot room with a belfast sink, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is an external stable door to the terrace. Further accommodation downstairs includes a study with bespoke Clarity Art fitted desks, bookcases and shelves, sitting/family room, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two cloakrooms. The staircase with a large under stairs cupboard leads to the landing with a mahogany built-in cupboard and linen cupboard.

The spacious master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with a walk-in power shower, heated towel rail and polished travertine tiles. The guest bedroom also has an en-suite shower room and there are two further double bedrooms and a house bathroom.

The Coach House offers flexible additional ancillary accommodation or an income stream via holiday lets with huge potential for further development subject to the necessary permissions. Double glazed doors open into the large open plan living room with exposed stone work and a vaulted ceiling. The room is fitted with a kitchenette with painted units, maple worktops, fridge and dishwasher. There is also a ground floor shower room and stairs lead to a large studio with built-in cupboards. There is an additional workshop which could provide additional living space.

This property has 5.53 acres of land.


The main entrance to the property is approached through electric double wooden gates which lead to a gravel driveway and ample parking. There is another entrance to the front of the main house with parking and a further separate access from the road down a private lane to the stables.

The private, landscaped gardens are enclosed by traditional dry-stone walls. York flag terraces are positioned to capture the sun throughout the day and the magnificent views across Nidderdale. There are large manicured lawns and established herbaceous and perennial borders. Mature trees and plants include silver birch, oak, pine, hornbeam, cherry, ash, laurels, holly, rhododendrons, camellia trees, hydrangeas and wisteria. There is also a magnificent York stone fountain, ha-ha, pergolas, exterior lights with cast iron lanterns, a water sprinkler system, vegetable garden with raised beds and a Harley Botanic greenhouse.

Adjacent to the garden is a wood with wild ferns and flowers including snowdrops, bluebells, cowslips and primroses and a pretty stream, natural bogs and a historic Drovers bridge.

The garages are built of stone under a slate roof with electric doors providing space for approximately ten cars and further workshops and storage. There is a large steel framed timber barn suitable for a variety of uses with a mezzanine storage area and numerous further outbuildings.

The property is set within 5.54 acres with electronically fenced level pasture land, a field shelter and water troughs which are ideal for equestrian use. The block of three stables and feed/tack room are built from stone with a slate roof.

There are automatic drinkers, fitted rubber mats and a hot water shower.


The property is located in a highly desirable, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views over Nidderdale. Lollybogs is only 8 miles from the Spa town of Harrogate which provides a wide range of shops along with excellent restaurants, café bars, theatre, cinema and extensive recreational facilities. The market town of Pateley Bridge and medieval cathedral city of Ripon are close by. The thriving city of Leeds and historic city of York are within easy commuting distance. There are main line railway stations at Harrogate and Leeds which offer direct rail services to London Kings Cross and north to Newcastle and Edinburgh. Regular domestic and international flights are available from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Within walking distance is Kettlesing village which has an excellent pub and nearby is Birstwith which offers a number of amenities including a primary school, shop/post office, church and tennis club. A wealth of walks are right on the doorstep with Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs less than five miles away.

There are excellent state and independent primary and secondary schools in the area including Ashville College, Belmont Grosvenor Prep School, Aysgarth Prep School, Cundall Manor, Queen Mary’s, Queen Margaret’s, Harrogate Ladies’ College, Queen Ethelbuga’s, Ampleforth College, St Peter’s and Sedbergh. The property in located within the catchment area for Harrogate Grammar School.


From Harrogate, take the A59 towards Skipton. Travel straight over the roundabout by the Old Springwell pub and past the Nelson Inn pub. After approximately 3.5 miles from Harrogate, turn right down Whitewall Lane signposted Kettlesing. Turn left down Craig Lane. Continue on Tang Road signposted Birstwith. In Kettlesing, turn left down Sleights Lane. At the T junction, turn right and Lollybogs is immediately on the left.

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Ref: HRG180063

Back Road, High Birstwith Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3

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Ref: HRG180063

Back Road, High Birstwith Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3

Guide Price