A luxury two-floor house with a garden

House, Gate Helmsley, £1.25mn

Where A small North Yorkshire village that’s less than 20 minutes from York by car. The house is close to the Yorkshire Wolds Way, a 79-mile walking trail that runs from Hessle on the Humber Estuary to the seaside town of Filey.

What A 3,640 sq ft detached house with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The property also includes a one-bedroom, 750 sq ft cottage in the garden which can be used as guest accommodation. There is a terrace with an outdoor kitchen area, as well as a decked viewing platform that overlooks the Yorkshire Wolds.

Why The Grade II-listed property was once a working farm and its outbuildings have been connected to the main house via construction of a glass ceiling over the yard. This has created a light-filled dining and living space at the centre of the property.

Who Inigo

A water feature sits in front of a palatial country house

Country house, Ripon, £6.25mn

Where Within Studley Royal Park, a National Trust site known for its deer and Unesco-recognised water garden. The small cathedral city of Ripon is less than 10 minutes away by car, while the larger town of Harrogate — historically a spa resort — is half an hour away.

What A Palladian country house with eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms across nearly 12,300 sq ft of interior space. The property was designed around its central courtyard, with pavilion towers in each corner. There is a seven-bay classical arcade at the front of the house and a working clock tower at the back.

Why As well as easy access to the surrounding deer park, the property has its own 2.6 acres, which includes a parterre garden bordered by privet hedges.

Who Savills

A bird’s eye view of a refurbished castle amid a large lot
© Tim Hardy

Castle, Kirby Knowle, £6.95mn

Where In rural North Yorkshire, just to the west of the North York Moors National Park. The market town of Thirsk is a 15-minute drive.

What A refurbished castle with more than 14,100 sq ft of space including six bedrooms, a cinema room, wine cellar and gym with shower and steam rooms. A new three-storey open staircase lets in natural light. There is also a two-bedroom cottage.

Why The castle has a long history dating back to the 13th century, including an owner said to have hosted Mary Queen of Scots.

Who Knight Frank

A multi-storey luxury town house

Town house, York, £1.5mn

Where In the Micklegate area of York, within the old city walls. The River Ouse is a short walk away, and on the other side of it lies the city centre. York’s train station is 15 minutes’ walk; from there trains reach London in about two hours.

What A Grade II-listed town house with 2,850 sq ft of space over five floors. There are five double bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception areas.

Why Many of this 18th-century property’s original features have been maintained, including its decorative cornicing and fireplaces.

Who Hudson Moody

A contemporary house that sits on a stream

House, Great Broughton, £999,995

Where A rural village located between the top of the North York Moors National Park and Middlesbrough. The property is not far from Yorkshire’s coastline, with popular seaside towns such as Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay less than an hour’s drive away.

What A five-bedroom, three-bathroom contemporary house with nearly 2,700 sq ft of interior space. The house sits on the edge of its own stream, over which is a small footbridge that connects a spacious deck to the rest of the garden.

Why The property has wide views of the surrounding Cleveland Hills from its floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor terrace and decked balcony, which is accessed from the main bedroom via bi-fold doors.

Who Knight Frank

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