Overview

Grade II* Arts and Crafts inspired house of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail.

One of the last pre-eminent country houses to be built in Yorkshire prior to the Great War. The impressive house stands in five acres of beautifully landscaped and charming gardens, and is exquisitely furnished hosting a collection of fine antiques and works of art.

The Arts and Crafts period house, of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail, was designed in 1912 by the renowned architect Walter H Brierley of York, also known as ‘The Lutyens of the North’.
The extensive gardens are laid out over five acres.  After many years of neglect, they have been lovingly restored and created by Michael Mallaby to include a formal parterre with clipped hornbeam and yew, a Long Walk with bountiful herbaceous and shrub borders, charming woodland style Lower Walk overlooking the River Wiske, traditional Kitchen Garden with vegetables, fruit and flowers, and a Centenary Rose Garden.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

A personal welcome and introductory talk by Michael Mallaby. A personal guided tour of principal rooms on ground floor and first floor rooms of the house, followed by a guided tour of the gardens.

Directions

By car: 6 miles east of the A1 via A61, 6 miles south of Northallerton off the A167, 4 miles west of Thirsk.

By train: nearest stations are Thirsk or Northallerton regular trains from London Kings Cross. Taxis available from both train stations.

Car Parking is situated beyond the house by the Stable Block.  Coach Parking is in the Birds of Prey Centre Car Park. 

Please assemble outside in the Courtyard in front of the house.

Refreshments

Tea or coffee with a cream scone in the original Edwardian kitchens.

Access notes

Wheelchair access to the ground floor only of the house (one shallow step at entrance which has a ramp if necessary).  There is one small step in the gardens, which has a ramp if necessary. Gravelled paths round most of the garden, and reasonably flat.

Restrictions

No photography in house. No dogs.

 

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2019 tour dates

  • 29 May
  • 1 June
  • 17 and 21 September

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £18.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets

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29 May 2019

Sion Hill Hall

Grade II* Arts and Crafts inspired house of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail.

One of the last pre-eminent country houses to be built in Yorkshire prior to the Great War. The impressive house stands in five acres of beautifully landscaped and charming gardens, and is exquisitely furnished hosting a collection of fine antiques and works of art.
The Arts and Crafts period house, of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail, was designed in 1912 by the renowned architect Walter H Brierley of York, also known as ‘The Lutyens of the North’.

The extensive gardens are laid out over five acres.  After many years of neglect, they have been lovingly restored and created by Michael Mallaby to include a formal parterre with clipped hornbeam and yew, a Long Walk with bountiful herbaceous and shrub borders, charming woodland style Lower Walk overlooking the River Wiske, traditional Kitchen Garden with vegetables, fruit and flowers, and a Centenary Rose Garden.

Tour features

A personal welcome and introductory talk by Michael Mallaby. A personal guided tour of principal rooms on ground floor and first floor rooms of the house, followed by a guided tour of the gardens.


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