'Grove House' is a stunning Grade II* Listed manor house which sits in about 4.5 acres of private grounds. Originally a late 17th century inn known as 'The Worlds End', it was rebuilt in the 18th but by 1807 it had become a school run by Barbara Holland, author of 'A season at Harrogate'. In 1882, it became the principal residence of Yorkshire industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Samson Fox. Here, Samson Fox further developed his inventions the corrugated boiler flue, the pressed steel railway undercarriage and he developed water-gas. It was as Grove House that Samson Fox financed the building of the Royal College of Music in London. Used as a hospital during the Great War, Grove House was acquired by the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, who in 1927 converted it into an orphanage, thus saving the magnificent building and its grounds. After the second world war Grove House became an RAOB convalescent home.
The property offers a variety of potential different uses including the conversion into apartments and or town houses, hotel and spa, nursing/care home or the conversion into offices, all subject to the usual planning consents. The accommodation is extensive and situated over multiple floors for a variety of different purposes including circa 24 bedrooms many of which benefit from en-suite facilities. On the ground floor some stunning architecture and period features can be found including sculpted stone fireplaces, ceiling cornices and stained glass windows, as well as an amazing galleried landing in the main hall. An internal staircase leads to the castellated turret, which enjoys breath taking panoramic views across the whole of Harrogate and rambling countryside beyond. Extensive lower ground basement level. The property sits within substantial mature grounds, approached via a double wrought iron gated entrance with a detached gate house. Sweeping tree lined driveway leading to a formal front courtyard, fabulous front lawns and secret woodland gardens. Mature side gardens with steps leading down to circular rose gardens and a central ornamental water feature.