YOU don't have to look too deep or hard to realise that the current owners of Normanby Hill House have done a magnificent job in their no expense spared renovation and restoration of this fine home... but the beauty of the property is way more than skin deep.

An outstanding example of Georgian architecture, this superb 18th century country house set in around 15 acres of gardens and paddocks enjoys a commanding position with far-reaching views across the Vale of Pickering, making it one of the finest houses in Ryedale.

Normanby Hill House has been brought back to its full architectural glory with the restoration of the grand entrance, decorative plaster work, architraves, exposed beams and impressive staircase.

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While sympathetic additions including wooden panelling and window seats at the bases of the newly-installed hardwood double glazed sash windows have also been introduced to improve the aesthetics of the property, there have also been a whole raft of more contemporary changes made which blend into the background to improve the home's eco credentials and its suitability to modern-day living.

These include two air source heat pumps, an intelligent lighting control system, two-phase electric power and two Wi-Fi systems (one is 5G), private drainage and a modern treatment plant.

When it comes to accommodation, Normanby Hill House offers three floors of luxurious, well-planned family living space that's both beautifully appointed and versatile.

The ground floor layout has been designed with family living in mind, placing a 24 foot kitchen/breakfast/living room with stunning vistas across the surrounding grounds at its heart.

The Northern Echo: Normanby Hill House - Sinnington - Savills

The hand-crafted kitchen is fitted with top of the range fixtures and fittings including a five-oven AGA, butler's sink with Quooker tap, island unit with induction hob and breakfast bar and integrated appliances including two dishwashers and a wine fridge. Adjacent to the kitchen are a number of store rooms including a traditional pantry with stone slab shelving plus a useful boot room.

Also on the ground floor are four impressive reception rooms and a more relaxed snug, all of wonderful proportions.

The first floor accommodation is equally impressive, with a potential of six bedrooms (two of which are currently used as dressing rooms to the principal bedroom suite) and five bathrooms, all of which are furnished with the highest quality fittings. Upstairs again on the second floor is a superb loft apartment with its own kitchenette, sitting room, two bedrooms and a bathroom, making it ideal for teenage children who want a bit of privacy or visiting guests.

The Northern Echo: Normanby Hill House - Sinnington - Savills

Approached through stone gate pillars and electric gates which open onto a sweeping private driveway, Normanby Hill House has plenty of parking to the front and side of a four-bay car port and double garage.

The house is flanked by a sizeable terrace, paved in York Stone, which provides excellent areas for entertaining and enjoying the panoramic views.

Built into a bank at the back of the house is a bespoke exercise and spa pool, heated by its own air-source heat pump. Towards the end of the terrace a space has been created for an outdoor kitchen and in the other direction a raised terrace extends the length of the house with several seating areas from which to enjoy the views. To the front of the property is an immaculately maintained lawn flanked by herbaceous borders and clipped yew hedges. An expansive orchard sits to the west, dotted with apple, pear, plum, green gage and walnut trees.

The Northern Echo: Normanby Hill House - Sinnington - Savills

The property also benefits from state-of-the-art equestrian facilities, including a stable block with eight loose boxes, two foaling boxes, a wash bay and tack room. In addition there is a further L-shaped shed with a two-bay open barn and two timber stables.

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There are ten individually fenced paddocks with five rail timber posts amounting to around 11 acres in all.

Normanby Hill House is situated in the small hamlet of Sinnington, on the edge of the Vale of Pickering, south of the North York Moors National Park and around five-and-a-half miles from Pickering, and under ten miles from Helmsley. It is on the market at a guide price of £2.65m.

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