FROM the moment you set eyes on Rudby Hall, there is little doubt that this is an exceptional property. In fact, many would say it's one of the most significant country houses in North Yorkshire!

Today listed grade II*, the property was completed in 1838 to a design by the prominent architect Anthony Salvin for the 10th Viscount Falkland, husband of Amelia, one of King William IV's daughters, and included, as you would expect, a number of architectural features of the era.

Rudby Hall is constructed of Ashlar sandstone under a Westmoreland slate roof and is presented to a very high standard throughout.

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In the 1980's it underwent a 'ground up' restoration which included the roof, stone work and upgrading of the heating, plumbing and electrics with high-quality commercial grade systems – the work thoughtfully carried out to ensure the hall retained its wealth of character and original features including Rococo plasterwork, polished oak doors, stunning fireplaces with ornamental surrounds and a carved oak bookcase (with a panel which doubles as a secret door) which is thought to date back to King William IV.

Rudby Hall sits in approximately seven acres of grounds overlooking the North York Moors National Park, just outside the highly desirable village of Hutton Rudby, with the hall itself being reached via a long gravel driveway which winds through its parkland grounds to a parking area at the front.

The entrance vestibule with Tuscan columns leads into a hall which opens into a stunning reception hall featuring decorative wall tiles and an original open fireplace. All the main reception rooms lead from this hall.

These include a large function room with intricate cornicing and deep set sash windows overlooking the lawn; the drawing room with beautiful painted cornicing and wall features, plus an open fireplace; a study/home office; an inner hall; cloakrooms; a utility room; pantry and spacious light-filled open-plan kitchen/breakfast room which has been designed with a keen cook in mind. This includes a central island with a Belfast sink and ample space for preparation and serving, a large white oil-fired AGA set into a chimney breast alcove and ample space for a large breakfast table. Access onto the side terrace offers the opportunity to enjoy al fresco dining.

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The hall also has a useful cellar.

A cantilevered staircase rises two floors, each of which are home to six spacious double bedrooms. One additional en-suite bedroom – accessed via a separate staircase and leading to a roof terrace – can be found in the tower.

Each of the 13 bedrooms has an abundance of period charm which depicts the history of the house thanks to the inclusion of carefully-restored period features. All have luxurious modern en-suites – some shower rooms and some bathrooms, some of which have freestanding baths.

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In addition to the main property, which offers extensive accommodation, there is a well-presented ancillary property which has been refurbished in recent years. It could be used as staff quarters or a self-contained space for teenagers or dependent relatives, but has been used recently by the present owners to generate a useful rental income.

Rudby Hall's gardens are predominantly parkland and are laid to lawn. Designed by Capability Brown, they include a variety of mature specimen trees.

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To the west side of the house is a sheltered stone paved terrace which fronts the kitchen and beyond this, level terraced lawns are protected by the high south-facing brick wall – covered in climbing roses – of the original kitchen garden.

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There is extensive space for private parking for both the main property and the ancillary property.

Rudby Hall is situated around a mile from the village of Hutton Rudby and offers far-reaching views towards the Cleveland Hills. It is on the market at a guide price of £2.5m

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Savills' York office on 01904 617800.