In the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Sir Patrick Stewart’s Grade II-listed home is looking for a new commander.
Standing in 69,696 square foot (6,474.97 square meters) of grassland gardens, Scar Top House has been the world-famous actor’s retreat for the past 25 years.
He originally bought it so as not to lose touch with his home in England while he made it in Hollywood – and to enjoy some moments of privacy.
‘It was more remote than I envisaged but the views are amazing and it is very private, which has been helpful,’ he told the Yorkshire Post.
‘It was my bolthole, my retreat. I loved being in that landscape and I enjoyed hiking. I’d go for 20-mile hikes and not see another person.’
The locals also pitched in to keep admirers away from Scar Top House, with the couple who run the local Post Office frequently denying Stewart even lived here.
But now, Sir Patrick is preparing to say farewell, leaving the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which dates back to 1680, to become a source of peace for someone else.
Built entirely from stone, with the stone slate roof replaced in 2014, the property features plenty of historical features, from the mullioned windows to an impressive inglenook fireplace.
Visitors enter the property through a stout oak door, leading into the reception hall.
An open staircase leads to the first floor, granting access to three of the property’s four bedrooms and the contemporary, shared shower room.
The ground floor is occupied by a large kitchen, featuring modern appliances, a range of oak units and window seating with storage, and a dining area, overlooked by Minstrels-style gallery and landing.
Steps lead down into the formal dining area, with its historic stone fireplace.
In the sitting room, the complete with original cooking recesses and an impressive chambered, arched lintel, takes pride of place, while a door leads out onto the front porch.
In the rear hallway, a second staircase, leading up to a split-level landing offering access to the master bedroom and the bathroom/dressing area.
The latter consists of a bathroom, with an en suite bath and separate shower, a separate toilet and the dressing area, featuring a vanity unit with sink and full-height, mirrored cupboards and wardrobes.
Sold through Dale Eddison, the property is on the market for £535,000 (€637,781.71, $709,671.42).
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