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Middlethorpe Manor put on the market
8:39am Thursday 13th September 2012
THE developer who put the former Terry’s factory up for sale earlier this year has now put his own home on the market for £4 million.
Steve Davis, managing director of York-based developers Grantside, lives at one of the city’s finest houses, Middlethorpe Manor, but has decided to re-locate.
The Grade II-listed house, situated near the luxury hotel Middlethorpe Hall and just down the road from the chocolate factory, is a former residence of Sir Francis Terry, one of the leading members of the Terry confectionery family.
It boasts several bedrooms, a self-contained flat, reception rooms, a billiard room, bar, vaulted wine cellar and a leisure complex with indoor swimming pool.
Toby Cockcroft, of property consultancy DHP Croft of Bootham, which is marketing the Manor, said: “Middlethorpe Manor is a dream home. It is one of the most beautiful houses within the City of York. It was built at the end of the 18th century, and is steeped in history.
“It has also been lovingly adapted for the 21st century, making it the most wonderful family home. It is a brilliant mixture of old and new, the historic and the modern set in its beautiful gardens and grounds.
“The rooms are beautifully proportioned, so typical of classic Georgian houses and there are six acres of gorgeous gardens including a walled garden, boathouse, ha-ha and tennis court.”
He said DHP Croft was expecting substantial interest in the property from across the UK and possibly beyond, despite the price tag.
He said: “These are challenging economic times, but there is still a good deal of money around in certain social and financial spheres.
“York is now a highly desirable place to live.”
Grantside’s £165 million scheme for the Terry’s site, which was intended to create hundreds of homes, two hotels, shops, bars and restaurants, as well as 2,700 new jobs, has been dogged by delays since it was given planning permission by City of York Council in 2010.
The company revealed in March that it had put 27 of the site’s 33 acres on the market at the suggestion of its bank.