Hilton Hall is located in the Hamlet of Hilton and is a Grade 2* Listed Building on the national list of historic and architecturally important buildings.
Hilton Hall’s refurbishment is ongoing with the works to make the property watertight and structurally sound. The careful restoration of the ceiling mouldings are now complete with attention turning to the fireplaces and porch. The hall will be completed with new central heating, bathrooms and a focal point will be made of the kitchen. Raby’s team of skilled trades will work sympathetically with the building to ensure we can restore the hall back to its former glory.
During the investigative works, the team have uncovered historic features of the former chapel of St Catherine, a chantry to Staindrop Church. We have worked closely with Durham County Council and Historic England to make sure all works are carried out to retain the historical importance and features of the Hall.
The Hall will become part of Raby Estates’ residential let portfolio and will comprise of 4 bedrooms with 2 en-suites, large kitchen and living room with original decorative features. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2022.
Unthank is now approaching its final push to completion following a year long refurbishment. The house is now fully watertight and the newly installed central heating has been commissioned, making the house a lovely place to work in the final months. It has been challenging throughout the refurbishment due to the structural integrity of the building; new foundations have been poured when needed so it has truly been re-built from the ground up. The techniques we have used are in keeping with traditional methods, but making sure the house will last the test of time. The property has been whitewashed as part of its final works, which will make it stand out in Upper Teesdale and is in keeping with the rest of the Raby Estates portfolio. We have brought some inventive ideas to Unthank including under floor heating throughout the ground floor making it economical to heat and maintain its heat. The large open plan kitchen and dining room has views looking down the Dale from its Bi-Folding doors and southern facing windows.
Langdon Beck Hotel
Langdon Beck is an iconic country hotel situated in Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. After an extensive refurbishment by the Raby team, we are now inviting expressions of interest from prospective tenants as it is launched onto the rental market this spring.
The hotel now has six fresh, new en-suite guest rooms at first floor level. The dining room, bar and snug as well as two function rooms have been decorated throughout, whilst the historic elements of the character building have been retained – from its traditional wood beams to its authentic fireplaces. The recent refurbishment of Langdon Beck is part of a regeneration programme that will breathe new life into several historic buildings across Teesdale, including the multiple heritage structures within the grounds of Raby Castle.
Birch Rigg is another long term empty property which has undergone a full refurbishment. It is located in Ettersgill with spectacular views of the Dale. Birch Rigg has seen alterations to convert the old coach house into a newly formed kitchen and the addition of a utility and bathroom on the ground floor rear. This project has seen delays due to Storm Arwen and is awaiting the power supply to be installed later this spring. This house has undergone the full Raby Estate refurbishment and will be a warm and comfortable home with the addition of new double glazed windows and doors, a new central heating system and wall isolation throughout to modern standards. Birch Rigg is expected to be completed mid-April and then handed over to the property team for letting.