Marske Hall in Yorkshire Dales near Richmond is being sold for £11million
Marske Hall and the Swaledale Estate have a unique reputation in the racing world as the home of the 18th century stallion Marske, who is believed to belong to the bloodline of 98 per cent of all Thoroughbreds including Red Rum, Frankel and Desert Orchid.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park The authority rejected plans by project developer Ian Morton to convert the hall into an exclusive wedding venue and aparthotel in 2021. An appeal was also rejected by the planning inspectors in March.
Local residents were concerned about possible disruption from numerous guests and there were fears that the listed hall would suffer irreversible damage. Mr Morton claimed the hall had a long history of events involving shootings and that his plan would create local jobs and tourist facilities.
The hall has now been put up for sale by Leeds brokers Christie and Co, who say the property could be used for weddings or activities abroad.
They add: “The Hall itself is currently being converted into bespoke luxury apartments whilst The Stables is already being marketed as excellent rental accommodation. Sawmill Cottage is also nearing completion as a stunning holiday accommodation or private home whilst the surrounding property could be used for a variety of leisure development options including lodges, caravans or camping cabins, or could also be used for weddings or activities out in a beautiful and natural scenic setting .
“The sale of Marske Hall and Estate represents an outstanding and unique opportunity for an operator or real estate developer in the hospitality, leisure or residential sectors to acquire 24 acres of prime National Park properties that offer ample development potential, either from a rental income perspective or. “ Earn significant profits as an owner-operator.
“The Yorkshire Dales are a major draw for tourism and the leisure industry. Famous for their magnificent hills and scenic valleys, they are home to a variety of picturesque villages and hamlets ideal for walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers.
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‘The larger towns in the North Dales such as Leyburn, Middleham, Hawes and Reeth are pretty and historic whilst further afield larger towns such as York, Leeds and Darlington offer the area excellent day trading, no matter how famous the place is. “ the Yorkshire Dales that visitors come from all parts of the UK and indeed from all over the world.”
In the ad, the agents list 14 luxury suites and two cottages with ten custom-designed vacation apartments set amongst the “breathtaking” 24 acres.
Mr Morton said last month his ambition to breathe new life into the property is “still very much alive”. He could not be contacted to comment on the sale.
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/23536740.marske-hall-yorkshire-dales-near-richmond-sale-11m/?ref=rss Marske Hall in Yorkshire Dales near Richmond is being sold for £11million