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News Report of Mount St. John, North Yorkshire

A North Yorkshire Gem for Sale

This Grade II* listed country house at Felixkirk near Thirsk was built of sandstone in 1720 for Reverend William Elsley. It changed hands in 1866 when it was bought by twin brothers, John and Edmond Walker and some rebuilding took place shortly afterwards in the 1870s. No further alterations were carried out until 1964. The main doorway is unusual being on the West side rather than the five bay front. The house has full height angle pilasters with a parapet and corner urns. There is a very grand look about the property. The present owners have completed a restoration with remodelling to suit modem day living. The whole is set in 141 acres of parkland and is surrounded by both formal and walled gardens and has an exceptional equestrian facility to one side which includes a traditional stable block built in 1746. The estate also has a very attractive lodge gate cottage.

The property is offered for sale through the York office of the agent FPD Savills at a price in excess of 3 million

Photograph reproduced by king permission of FPD Savills.

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