High Street, Great Ayton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
This substantial and truly impressive period home enjoys an enviable position overlooking the River Leven in Great Ayton. Surrounded by glorious gardens, with a host of charming character features, this beautiful family home is presented to a high standard throughout.

Situation and Amenities

Centred on the banks of the River Leven, the picturesque village of Great Ayton has two village greens together with a good mix of shops, tea rooms, Discovery Centre/library, restaurants, cafes and public houses - not forgetting the well-known Suggitt s Ice Cream Parlour. Leisure amenities include tennis courts, a bowling green, bridle paths, cycle tracks, cricket and football pitches. There is also a train station.

Stokesley 2.8 miles, Middlesbrough 8.2 miles, Yarm 13.4 miles, Northallerton 17.8 miles, Darlington 22.8 miles (distances are approximate). Excellent road links to the A19, A66 and A1 providing access to Teesside, Newcastle, Durham, York, Harrogate and Leeds. Direct train services from Northallerton and Darlington to London Kings Cross, Manchester and Edinburgh. International airports: Teesside International, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford.


Beech Grove is a late 18th century, Grade II listed family home, occupying an impressive site within delightful gardens. Overlooking the River Leven to the front, with views towards the Cleveland Hills beyond, the flexible accommodation includes five well proportioned reception rooms and a warm and welcoming family kitchen / breakfast room. To the first floor, there are two magnificent bedroom suites and three further rooms accessed via a second staircase and serviced by a separate shower room. Overall, Beech Grove represents an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a significant detached period home in an excellent position within the highly desirable Great Ayton village.

Entrance Hall

6.7m x 2.6m (21'11 x 8'6 )

The panelled front door opens into the entrance hall, which has oak flooring and an impressive Victorian staircase up to the first floor.

Sitting Room

5.85m x 4.69m (19'2 x 15'4 )

With carved chimneypiece, marble slips, hearth and bay window to the front with window seat enjoying the river views, with cupboards below.

Rear Vestibule

With mosaic tiled floor, panelled wall, stained glass window and door leading out to the rear garden.


Part tiled and part panelled, with wash hand basin and w.c.


With a range of fitted bookshelves and a window to the rear.

Dining Room

6.36m x 4.55m (20'10 x 14'11 )

With part-panelled walls, two sash windows overlooking the front garden, serving hatch from the kitchen, further door leading into the snug and a stone fireplace with open fire, shelves and cupboard below.


3.28m x 3.2m (10'9 x 10'5 )

With built-in, mirror-fronted cupboards fitted with illuminated glazed shelves, window to the front and door to an under-stairs lobby.

Inner Lobby

With shelved storage area and further staircase leading up to the first floor.

Family Kitchen Breakfast Room

4.98m x 4.5m (16'4 x 14'9 )

Warm and welcoming, with beamed ceiling, a range of floor and wall-mounted units, one and a half bowl inset sink with mixer tap, double high-level oven, four ring gas hob, built-in microwave, integrated dishwasher, fitted fridge, window to the side and an open fire with adjoining log store, brass drying rail and mantel over.

Utility Room

l shaped 5.8m x 3m plus 2.3m x 1.8m (l shaped 19'0

With part quarry tiled floor, original Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine, fitted floor units with worktops over, fitted shelves, window to the rear and door leading out to the courtyard.

Side Vestibule

With quarry tiled floor, hanging rail, shelf, adjoining coal store and door out to the driveway.

Inner Hall

With door to the larder.


Fitted with shelves, with window to the rear.


5.11m x 4.48m (16'9 x 14'8 )

Dual aspect, with bay window with folding shutters and door, further window to the rear, marble fireplace, and a range of high quality, wall-to-wall fitted breakfront bookshelves with adjustable shelving and cupboard below.


8.5m x 2.2m max (27'10 x 7'2 max)

Part galleried, with a stained and etched glass window to the rear.


With low-level w.c, wash hand basin and stained glass window.

Bedroom 1

5.16m x 4.68m (16'11 x 15'4 )

Dual aspect, with attractive views to the south and a door to the en suite bathroom.

En Suite Bathroom

4.3m x 1.9m (14'1 x 6'2 )

With vanity wash hand basin, recessed bath with mains shower over and screen, wardrobe and linen cupboard, spotlighting, heated towel radiator and window.

Bedroom 2

5.18m x 4.87m (16'11 x 15'11 )

With fireplace, deep bay window with stained glass panels and door to the en suite.

En Suite Bathroom

4.8m x 1.7m (15'8 x 5'6 )

With panelling to dado height, low-level w.c, vanity wash hand basin, bidet, recessed bath with mains shower over and screen, mirrored wall and double cupboard.

Bedroom 3

4.89m x 3.98m (16'0 x 13'0 )

With built-in double wardrobe, recessed fireplace with basket grate, window to the rear and door to the rear staircase/landing.

Bedroom 4

3.41m x 2.67m (11'2 x 8'9 )

With built-in, shelved cupboard, cast iron Victorian fireplace and window to the front.

Shower Room

Fully tiled, with step-in shower cubicle, low-level w.c, vanity sink unit, mirrored storage cupboards, shelving and heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 5

6.37m x 4.6m (20'10 x 15'1 )

With fireplace, built-in double wardrobe, door to the rear staircase/landing, door to the main landing and two sash windows enjoying views to the south.


To the front of the property, an iron gate with stone pillars opens to the driveway, which offers parking for several vehicles and leads to the detached garage. The front garden is bordered with iron railings and decorative box hedges, with a pedestrian gate and path leading to the front door.

The rear garden is a thing of beauty, thoughtfully designed with a variety of formal and informal spaces comprising a central feature lawn bordered by mature hedging and herbaceous borders, with secret pathways to a variety of other areas. These include a wild garden that incorporates a cleverly designed children s play area which links to woodland walkways running around the house.

Closer to the house, there is a delightful sunken courtyard garden with gravelled areas flanked by trees and shrubs. Steps from here lead up to the pond, with a cascade of streams and further ponds running down to the lower garden.

There is a separate terraced vegetable garden with walkways and espalier fruit trees.

At the bottom of the garden, the footings of the former glass house remain in place, giving the option of garden development in the future. There is a stone paved patio area and barbecue, enjoying a southerly aspect overlooking the formal gardens back towards the house. The nearby potting shed provides further outdoor storage.

Accessed from the rear and positioned above the coal store and utility room, there is a first floor garden store.


The property is freehold and will be offered with vacant possession on completion.


Strictly by appointment with GSC Grays of Stokesley. Telephone 01642 710742

Local Authority

Hambleton District Council. Telephone: 01609 779 977. Council tax band G.


All mains services are connected. There is gas fired central heating.

Wayleaves and Covenants

Beech Grove is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way, light, drainage, water and electricity and all other rights and obligations, easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not

Particulars and Photographs

Particulars prepared September 2020.

Photographs taken September 2020.

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