Offers over £1,250,000 For Sale

Swinton Grange, Malton

Luxury country house with gardens and paddock, in the Howardian Hills near Malton

Key Features

  • Detached country house dating from the late nineteenth century
  • Well-appointed living accommodation of more than 3300 sq ft
  • Versatile, ground floor living space including two ground floor bedroom suites
  • Loft ceiling heights, many double height with beams and exposes trusses
  • Substantial loft space offering scope to create further bedrooms
  • Facing its own landscaped gardens and paddock
  • Glorious Howardian Hills location, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Several minutes’ drive to Malton and Castle Howard, half an hour to York
  • Available for immediate occupation

Entrance & Staircase Hall

Kitchen breakfast room

Galleried garden room

Sitting Room

Utility Room

Rear Hall & Boot Room

3 En-Suite Bedrooms

Integral garage with attic rooms above

Ample Parking

Landscaped gardens




In all just over 1.1 acres

With the help of architect Mark Bramhall and the ODD Design Co, this fine period building has been transformed into a superb country house that combines informal luxury and generous living space with a manageable scale and practical layout. Throughout the property is evidence of innovative technology and skilled craftsmanship united within an inspired renovation that is unfailingly sympathetic to the property’s heritage. The whole stands in the peaceful western corner of the Estate, set far back from the country road and surrounded by glorious Howardian Hills countryside.

The fifty-acre site that forms part of the original Swinton Grange Estate and comprises eight farm buildings all of which have been or are being transformed into privately owned residential properties. The original farm was conceived by a Rothschild family member who, in the twentieth century, assembled one of the best cattle herds in the country, resulting in the 700-acre Swinton Grange Estate hosting part of The Great Yorkshire Show when peripatetic in the 1950s.

Artistry, skill and the employment of high quality materials are in evidence throughout the renovation and build: the elliptical staircase has a white oak handrail with an elegant volute and hand-figured iron stair spindles; the Burgundian limestone fireplace was handcrafted in Provence; there is French limestone and oak flooring; the Vaughan light fittings are artist-designed; throughout is handmade cabinetry and bespoke furniture. The latest technology has been installed including a Nuheat underfloor heating system that can be thermostatically controlled at home or by an app; it is run by a Stiebel Eltron ground source heating pump.

Bespoke and handmade, the chef’s kitchen is manufactured by Peter Thompson of York. It is fitted with Siemens integrated appliances, Perrin & Rowe taps, V&B double butler sink, Fischer & Paykel double fridge freeze, a further undercounter fridge and bespoke pantry cupboard and a stylish bench seat orientated to face the garden. The complementary utility room has a large butler sink and Flo Coe cabinetry.

Perhaps the centrepiece of the house is the remarkable galleried garden room that links the principal living areas. Glazed its full length and height with two sets of seven metre trifold doors that unfold to the west facing terrace, gardens and paddock beyond, it enjoys complete privacy with no neighbour in sight.

The bathrooms are luxuriously fitted with Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware and marble tiling.

The three bedrooms all have vaulted ceilings and large en suite bathrooms. The principal bedroom lies on the first floor, is triple aspect with glorious views.

Two large attic rooms are accessed from within the garage by a pull-down ladder. This space offers potential for significant further development and extension.

There is a six year guarantee on all building works than can be extended to ten years.

From the country road that links Malton to Castle Howard, a long, private, tarmacadamed drive sweeps around to the rear entrance of The Stables, passing the paddock. Here is the integral double garage with electric charging points and sturdy oak doors with three gravel parking spaces in front. The drive continues round to the main entrance of the house passing an additional private parking area in front of the beech copse. The eastern corner is flanked by an arc of parkland railings bordering the lawn. Broad stone steps ascend to the front entrance of the property.
The terrace of cobbles and reclaimed York stone that lies alongside the west face of the house is sheltered and sunny creating ideal conditions for al fresco dining. Beyond lies an expanse of lawn that sweeps around in a broad arc fringed by a deep, well-stocked herbaceous border lined with box hedging; this creates a fine panorama from the main living areas. On the southern corner lies the orchard. All is bounded by a Portuguese Laurel hedge and illuminated with bespoke exterior lighting. The gardens extend to some 0.19 acres and are designed and planted by Andrew Williamson of Vertigrow; they include newly planted specimen trees and perennials as well as mature parkland trees. Immediately beyond and accessed by a 5-bar gate lies the paddock with post and rail fencing (0.95 acres); it is fully visible from the house. In all 1.136 acres.

The Swinton Grange Estate lies just outside Malton in the Howardian Hills. This markedly beautiful rolling countryside sits between the Vale of York, the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors. The Estate is overwhelmingly rural in its setting but is highly accessible with York and Helmsley little more than half an hour away. The wonderful Yorkshire coast lies to the east and can be reached in 45 minutes. A good choice of independent schools are within easy access, and the railway station at Malton has a regular service to mainline York with direct connections to London, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

TENURE: Freehold

SERVICES & SYSTEMS: Mains water, electricity. Private drainage (Klargester bio sewerage treatment plant). Ground source heat pump system.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

BUILD: Rockingham Developments & CDP Ltd.

CONTRACTORS: Architect Mark Bramhall, Interior design ODD Design Co, dressing furniture supplied by Matt Dixon at Tall Boy Antiques, bespoke upholstery by Peter Silk.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment

DIRECTIONS: From Malton take the Castle Howard Road and after some two miles, just beyond Swinton Lane, you will see the drive that takes you to Swinton Grange, as denoted by the For Sale board.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666, AONB