The Raby Buildings Team have completed their latest restoration project Hilton Hall, a grade 2* listed building.
The Raby Estates team have been carefully restoring and renovating the historic building whilst retaining its unique historic features. The original ceiling mouldings and timber shutters have been kept and restored using traditional methods. During the investigative works, the team also uncovered historic elements of the former chapel of St Catherine, a chantry to Staindrop Church with which we have worked closely with Durham County Council and Historic England to retain this historical feature.
The property has been updated for modern living, a new central heating system has been installed. The grounds have also undergone a full renovation with a new circular driveway and formal garden overlooking the nearby village of Ingleton
The Estate hosted an open day on Thursday 6th October for local visitors to come and see the incredible transformation of this historic property. The final property comprises of 4 bedrooms with 2 en-suites, large kitchen and living room with original decorative features and would make an ideal family home.
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, 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. In August 2022, Raby Estates welcomed new tenants, Andrew and Jane to Langdon Beck Hotel which is now open for delicious Sunday lunches and overnight stays.
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.
West Forcegarth, another Raby property undergoing renovation, is currently nearing its completion. The property has undergone a full Raby refurbishment to ensure it is, and will continue to be compliant and energy efficient. Internal insulation as well as an energy efficient boiler has been fitted, making it suitable for modern living. We have utilised the adjoining store and created a new en-suite bedroom, a modern kitchen/utility has been fitted along with a new bathroom. The property will be completed in September and will have spectacular views down the Dale.
Sink House is a 3-bedroom farmhouse complete with additional agricultural buildings located just outside of Ingleton on the Raby Estate. The team have undergone a small refurbishment this year decorating and renovating the kitchen and master bathroom for prospective new tenants. The property also includes two reception rooms, a separate utility room and cloak room on the ground floor.
The team are currently undertaking a larger refurbishment on this grade 2* listed building in Piercebridge this season. Building works are including decorating, adding floorcoverings, new central heating and a new kitchen/utility space. The bathroom is to undergo renovations as well as the creation of a new en-suite off the master bedroom. Extensive refurbishment work to the property’s existing windows will also be achieved whilst ensuring the traditional appearance is maintained.
Langdon Beck Cottage
The Raby team are undergoing a full refurbishment of this property including changing the internal layout. They will also be looking to develop the large garage to create a family kitchen and utility space, as well as re-developing the rear of the property to create a large secure family garden. New central heating will be installed alongside floorcoverings and general decorating.
Raby Estates embarks on the biggest restoration project in decades Click HERE to find out more!