Castle Hill, Middleham, Leyburn

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
This property is for sale by Modern Method of Auction powered by iamsold LTD - Starting Bid £270,000 + Reservation Fee.

Castle House is an attractive Grade II listed property, occupying a prime position, in the centre of the popular village of Middleham.

Situation and Amenities

This property is for sale by Modern Method of Auction powered by iamsold LTD - Starting Bid £270,000 + Reservation Fee.

The town of Middleham is located in the heart of God's own country on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled between two rivers, the Ure and Cover.

The magnificent castle of Middleham has the largest castle keep in the North of England and a royal heritage. The centre of the town has a charming cobbled market square with Georgian and Victorian tearooms and galleries, along with pubs, inns, B&Bs and a primary school making this a desirable location to live, having the benefit of being well located for access to the Yorkshire Dales, coupled with renowned restaurants, including the Blue Lion at East Witton and the Wensleydale Heifer at West Witton close by.

Middleham is also famed for its rich horse racing heritage, being home to stables and gallops, and over 500 leading flat racing and National Hunt Race Horses, all part of life when living in this stunning location. For those working from home, there are mainline railway stations at Northallerton and Darlington and the A1(M) access point is around 12 miles away. Leyburn is located around 2 miles away with a classic cobbled market square and traditional weekly market, along with a variety of shops, tearooms, restaurants and a secondary school.

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor

The front door leads into an entrance porch and hallway, with doors to the reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, ground floor WC, as well as a traditional spindle staircase to the first floor. The sitting room has a sash window overlooking Middleham cobble, window shutters and seat, a log burning stove with stone hearth and surround, alcoves and ceiling rose. The dining room has a window overlooking the rear garden, ceiling rose, alcoves and exposed traditional timber flooring.

The living room has a stunning Inglenook fireplace, with cast iron open fire, stone hearth and surround, sash window overlooking the garden, exposed beam and a door leading into the boot room/utility. The breakfast kitchen has a range of base units with a oil fired Aga, separate cooker and a door leading into a walk-in pantry cupboard, which could be incorporated into the main kitchen, with windows to the front. The ground floor WC has a door to a staircase leading down the cellar with a window. The boot room/utility has a door leading out to the rear garden, with a window to the side.

First Floor

There is half landing with a sash window overlooking the garden and a spacious landing, with doors leading to the five bedrooms and house bathroom. The principal bedroom is a spacious double with exposed timber flooring and a window with shutters and seat, overlooking Middleham and with a feature fireplace. The second bedroom is again a spacious double, with a window to the front and window seat. The third double bedroom has a cast iron feature fireplace, sash window with seat, overlooking the rear garden and a cupboard.

The fourth double bedroom has a window to the front and the fifth bedroom has a window to the rear and staircase leading up to the attic rooms. The house bathroom has a panelled bath with shower above, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and a sash window to the rear.

Second Floor

The attic is separated into two rooms, with a window to the side and has the potential to be converted into a superb principal suite, subject to consents. Light and power connected.


The property is approached from the cobbles, with on street parking available to the front. Steps lead up to the front door and a useful cellar/ storage, accessed from the cobbles underneath the property. To the rear of the property, there is a good sized courtyard garden, set over three levels with stone paved seating areas, a substantial flower bed housing a variety of mature shrubs and planting and superb views towards Middleham Castle. There is a timber gate providing access to the back lane and the rear garden also houses the oil tank.


The property is believed to be freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Richmondshire. Tel 01748 829100.

The property is banded E.

Services and Other Information

The property is served by night storage electric heating, mains electric, water and drainage connected.

The oil tank fuels the oil fired Aga located in the kitchen.

Auctioneer Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold Limited This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor (for standard Grade 1 properties). This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey). The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.5% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,600.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability. Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded. This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack. The buyer will also make payment of £300 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold. The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.

Referral Arrangement

The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted. Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.

Particulars & Photographs

The particulars were written and the photographs taken in February 2023.


GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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