Foss House, Brough Park, Richmond


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  • Bedrooms: 3
**FOR SALE BY AUCTION** This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, but grant 28 days to achieve exchange of contracts from the date the buyer's solicitor is in receipt of the draft contracts and a further 28 days thereafter to complete. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to put down a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 4.2% Inclusive of Vat. Fees paid to the Auctioneer may be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property and be included in the calculation for stamp duty liability. Further clarification on this must be sought from your legal representative. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation from and all terms and conditions can be found in the Buyer Information Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid, both the Starting Bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by Great North Property Auction powered by iam-sold Ltd. Reservation Fee is in addition to the final negotiated selling price.

The opportunity to live in a stately home may be an impossible fantasy for most, until now. Foss House, in the West Wing of Brough Hall, makes the dream of taking up residence in a mansion in the country a reality.


This special property dates in part to the 15th century but considerable additions and alterations that took place in the 17th and 18 centuries made it the impressive mansion it is today. A pillared stone gateway and sweeping drive across estate parkland and over Foss Bridge bring you to the hall.

It was built originally for the de Burgh family, moving to the Lawson family in 1575 when it was inherited by Elizabeth de Burgh who was married to Ralph Lawson, a wealthy merchant in Newcastle. It stayed in the Lawson family for 400 years until it was restored and divided into individual apartments in 1979 and made available on a leasehold arrangement.

Foss House occupies part of the ground floor and some first floor of the West Wing and retains superb period features within a spacious three-bedroom apartment packed with historic character and charm.

The stone flagged entrance hall opens into a substantial open plan living space comprising morning room, drawing room and dining area beneath a minstrels gallery that bears the Lawson family coat of arms and makes an ideal study, sitting room or library.

Stunning and supremely elegant, the space was part of the original property s ballroom and boasts a spectacular Adam-style ceiling as centrepiece. The drawing room area focuses on the stone fireplace with panelled chimney breast, illuminated by natural light pouring in through a full height Georgian window with shutters.

The morning room section is at the front and benefits from two more large windows with seats beneath from which to admire views across the park.

The well-appointed kitchen also looks out over the estate and has recently been refitted with a range of sage coloured oak units with granite work surfaces and integral appliances.

All the bedroom and bathroom accommodation is located together around an inner hallway.

The master suite, with period plaster mouldings and cornice, is a generous space and comes with a full size en suite bathroom. Stairs lead up to the gallery and a dedicated private dressing area providing excellent built-in storage.

The remaining two bedrooms one is dual aspect with large windows and shutters and built-in wardrobes; the other overlooks the bridge and park from a window seat share a family bathroom.

Foss House benefits from a beautiful outlook across the estate and private outdoor space with gardens to the side and rear with lawns, established borders and two patio areas for sitting or dining. The property also comes with a double garage.


* 998 year lease from 1962

* Service charge to cover building insurance, maintenance of the building, grounds and roads

* Mains water, gas and electricity with drainage via septic tank

* Council Tax band:- G


Brough Park is set within exclusive historic grounds providing a peaceful tranquil setting. and is ideally located for access to the historic market towns of Richmond and Darlington. The Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and North York Moors are all also within eay reach. Golf courses can be found at Richmond, Barnard Castle and Darlington and the Zetland, Bedale nad Hurworth Hunt are in close proximity. Commuting to local centres at Durham, Darlington and Newcastle is available via the A1(M) and the East Coast Mainline to stations North and South is accessible from Darlington.


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