NESTLED in large private grounds with beautifully-maintained gardens and surrounded by views which include the North York Moors, Hambleton Hills and Roseberry Topping, it's possible to see, at first glance, that White Lodge is something special.

An elegant and substantial family home, White Lodge offers a wealth of accommodation which starts with a welcoming entrance porch and cloakroom and continues into the central staircase hall which gives access to the main reception rooms.

The large study is a particularly atmospheric room with an open fireplace, built-in bookshelves and dual aspect windows which allow an abundance of natural light to flood in. Also on the ground floor are the light and airy sitting room with an open fire with bespoke marble fireplace, huge south-facing bay windows and a door leading out to the garden; the dining room; a bar area with granite-topped fitted cupboards and the kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the rear herb and Italian gardens. This room is home to a range of elm floor and wall units with granite work surfaces and a walk-in pantry. A separate door leads into the utility room and there are also three useful stores with a coal store and a boiler room positioned at the northern end of the house.

The main staircase leads to a generous landing on the first floor and from there on to the family bathroom and five spacious bedrooms. These include the large master bedroom with exceptional views over the gardens and beyond plus an en-suite marble and granite bathroom; a bedrooms which mirrors the bay windows of the sitting room beneath and a further bedroom with its own large balcony from which to take in the stunning views.

The staircase continues to the second floor which at present is used as a studio but could also be a self-contained flat. One room is fitted with solid wood wardrobes and there are two walk-in lofts for storage. There are two south-facing windows and a door leading to a balcony with views over the garden and beyond.

While that might be enough for most buyers, White Lodge has much more to offer.

Adjacent to the entrance gates is The Cottage. Ideally suited to dependent relatives, guests or staff – and possibly even to being used as a private let or home office – it comprises an entrance hall, sitting room with open fireplace, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a fitted kitchen , cloakroom and back hall. There is great potential for extending The Cottage, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

White Lodge is approached via a private driveway to a parking area between the house and the double garage.

The gardens and grounds are a particular attraction of the property and have been well planned and designed by the current owners over the years. Laid mainly to lawn, they are surrounded by high hedges which afford a great degree of privacy. A walkway leads to a charming fountain, pond and orchard. There are also Italian gardens with a small bridge, box hedging and gravelled walkways, a useful outbuilding which is separated into a workshop, store and a large greenhouse.

White Lodge is located on the outskirts of Newby village, approximately two miles north of Stokesley. It is on the market at £1,25m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Liz D property consultancy on 01609 748114.