Dromonby House is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian property dating back to circa 1760. Built of finely coursed sandstone beneath a green slate roof with a stone ridge. The house retains a wealth of original period features with well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. This is a quintessential example of Georgian architecture.
This immaculately presented family home offers over 7,500 sq ft. of extensive accommodation and has been lovingly looked after and restored by the current owners during their thirty-five year tenure. Light floods through the sash windows with original shutters, and alternating round-arched windows with radial heads on the first floor.
A half-glazed front door with free-standing stone columns leads to a large reception hall with stunning arches, plaster panelling and Victorian black and white floor tiles. An external door at the opposite end of the hall opens to the rear and the original stone steps that lead down to a historic Georgian wet cellar. Double doors open into the elegant drawing room which is a stunning room and faces south with triple aspect views through the large sash windows to the garden and beyond to the Cleveland Hills. It also boasts a feature ornate fireplace with a fitted wood burner. From the inner hall is the dining room, which provides a perfect setting for formal meals and a further door leads to the kitchen. The cosy study has pine wooden panelling and built in bookcases to either side of the open fire with a splendid builtin S-Withers safe.
In the heart of the home is the open plan kitchen/breakfast room. This room has been carefully designed to suit modern day living with a kitchen area, comfortable sitting area and a wood burner. It has a limestone floor and is fitted with bespoke painted units with granite worktops. There is a 2-oven oil-fired AGA and integrated appliances include electric ovens, a gas hob, dishwasher and wine fridge plus an American style AGA fridge/freezer. There is a large island with a granite worktop and a granite bar/kitchen table.
Double doors from the kitchen open into the conservatory, which provides the perfect setting for informal dining and entertaining with doors opening into the sheltered, inner York flag courtyard and the front garden. There is also a walk-in pantry, utility room and a downstairs cloakroom and walk-in storage cupboard. The impressive billiard room has been designed on two levels with a comfortable seating and games area and a wood burner. The luxurious heated indoor swimming pool, with a changing/ wet room, has triple aspect views and doors to rear garden and terrace. Light floods in through the glass lantern onto the mosaic pool. From the main entrance hall, a cut-string staircase with painted turned balusters, shaped tread ends and a mahogany handrail leads past a magnificent arched window to the landing.
The master bedroom suite overlooks the front garden with stunning views over to the elevated hills. There is a cast iron fireplace and built-in wardrobes, a dressing area and a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. There are two guest bedroom suites which are accessed from the rear stairs with spacious double bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms and three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a free-standing roll top bath, again with wonderful far-reaching views.
Dromonby House occupies an idyllic, south facing position and is approached through electric, wrought iron gates which lead to a private gravel drive. Double wooden gates open into a parking area with stone-built garages. The house is surrounded by established landscaped gardens, which are a major asset and feature of the property. The gardens are well-maintained and enclosed to the front by a beautiful stone wall and large beech hedge to create complete privacy and seclusion. Woodland areas on the boundaries are carpeted with snowdrops and bluebells in the Spring and there is an orchard and numerous splendid matures trees. There is also a raised vegetable garden, a greenhouse and a summer house. The property is set within approximately 17 acres with two, large grass fields, both of which benefit from road access which is ideal for equestrian use. Subject to the necessary permissions, there is plenty of space for stables and a ménage or alternatively a tennis court.
Property Features Include: Historic Home
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Lot Acres: 16.4