Walled on two sides, sense the feeling of seclusion upon arrival at Prior Lodge. Built in the grounds of Prior House, once home to the Pease family, famous Victorian industrialists and renowned with elevated and uninterrupted views out over the countryside, local cricket field and Richmond Castle. Read more
Walled on two sides, sense the feeling of seclusion upon arrival at Prior Lodge. Built in the grounds of Prior House, once home to the Pease family, famous Victorian industrialists and renowned with elevated and uninterrupted views out over the countryside, local cricket field and Richmond Castle.
Unique, bespoke home Bespoke built by developer Randall Orchard in 1986 for a local headmaster, its appearance of antiquity belies the modern, easy flow living afforded within; a perfect match for its surroundings. Will you become only the third lucky owner of Prior Lodge? Arrive at the main entrance to this distinguished home along Prior Avenue, where there is off street parking for three vehicles. However, with another entrance to the bottom of the property, bringing you into the split garden, there is space for a further two cars. Elevated views over Ronaldshay Park down towards the market town greet you from the instant you arrive. A pedestrian gate leads up through the large, manicured front garden, brimming with established planting. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink and chat with guests in the conservatory adjacent to the dining room. An extension to the garden itself, begin a pleasant evening’s entertaining whilst soaking up views or simply escape for some quiet time in here with an afternoon coffee and cake break; with direct access out to the patio, throw open the doors and blur the boundaries between indoors and out. Also positioned off the dining room is the semi-open-plan kitchen-diner. Windows ensure a constant connection to the outdoors, whilst a host of high-quality appliances aid your culinary endeavours. White cabinets provide ample storage, with appliances including a Belfast sink and Rangemaster cooker. There is plenty of space for a dishwasher and integral fridge. Further storage is available in the utility room in addition to plumbing for a washer-dryer. Upstairs you arrive at the main bedroom, a large, light and airy room, distinguished by a feature wall of patterned gold and red behind the sleigh bed. However, it is the views to the front that beseech your attention, overlooking the garden’s mature copper beech and sycamore tree, out over the verdant countryside and on towards Richmond Castle. The handy bathroom, located to the right of the main bedroom. Spacious and bright, part-tiled to the walls and with wood-effect flooring underfoot, this large bathroom accommodates a bath with showerhead attachment, wash basin inset within vanity unit storage with LED heated demisting mirror above, and a WC. On your doorstep Despite its secluded position, Prior Lodge benefits from easy access into the centre of the ancient market town of Richmond, with its range of quality restaurants and shops only a few minutes’ walk from the house. Walking is in abundance on your doorstep. Within minutes find yourself in the undulating hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Peruse the independent shops, artisan bakers and antique stores of Richmond; browse the delights in the renowned art shop of Mackenzie Thorpe. All the amenities you could desire are on your doorstep including a Boots, WH Smith and doctors’ surgery (a mere stone’s throw from the house). Schooling is excellent close by, with two secondary schools in Richmond and a selection of four primary schools (both faith and state) close by. Commute with ease – the A1 is accessible in 10 minutes, then from Scotch Corner the road links open up in any direction. Northallerton Railway is also within easy reach, with its main line link to London. Unique in terms of its setting, Prior Lodge balances the restorative joys of rurality with the convenience of the town. Unprecedented in terms of its privacy and position on the cusp of Richmond town centre, Prior Lodge is a one off, bespoke commissioned design, an oasis where families, and children, can thrive and grow. Finer Details Year Built: 1986Heating: Gas Central HeatingCouncil Tax Band: FPost Code: DL10 4AXEPC rating: D
RICHMOND Major towns / cities Leyburn 9.3 miles 18 milesDarlington 12 miles 23 minutesBedale 12 miles 19 minutesNorthallerton 17 miles 27 minutesYork 48 miles 1hr 4 minutesNewcastle 49 miles 1hr 4 minutesLeeds 59 1hr 7 minutes Nearest Main line stationsDarlington 12 miles 23 minutesThere are an average of 58 trains per day from Darlington to London Kings Cross.The fastest travel time from Darlington to Kings Cross is 2h 18 minutes. Northallerton 17 miles 27 minutesThere are an average of 31 trains per day from Northallerton to London Kings Cross.The fastest travel time from Northallerton to London Kings Cross is 2h 16 minutes. AirportsTeeside 18 miles 29 minutesLeeds 51 miles 1hr 5 minutesNewcastle 55 miles 1hr 12 minutes Distances to major road / motorway junctionsA1 Scotch Corner 4.3 miles 9 minutesA66 Scotch Corner 4.3 miles 9 minutesA19 38 miles 21 minutes Sites of InterestRichmond Castle ½ mile 3 minutes The Georgian Theatre ½ mile 3 minutesRichmond Waterfalls ¾ mile 4 minutes Major Supermarkets within 30 MinutesCatterick Garrison 10 minutes Tesco, Aldi, Lidl,Darlington 23 minutes Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, M&S Food Hall, Lidl, AldiNorthallerton 27 minutes Sainsburys, Tesco, M&S Food Hall, Asda, Lidl, Aldi Local Golf ClubsRichmond 4 minutesCatterick Garrison 10 minutesBlackwell (Darlington) 20 minutesBedale 19 minutes International Golf ClubsRockliffe Hall, Hurworth