Leven Valley, Hutton Rudby, Yarm


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A delightful family home in a beautiful, tranquil setting within the rural part of the conservation area of Hutton Rudby.


Leven Valley lies in the rural part of the Conservation Area of the popular village of Hutton Rudby. It is within a secluded area of open countryside with mature woodland and bordered by the River Leven, which separates Rudby and Hutton.

Stokesley 4 miles, Northallerton 12.7 miles, Yarm 6.3 miles, Middlesbrough 12.7 miles, Darlington 15.8 miles (distances are approximate). Excellent road links to the A19, A66 and A1 providing access to Teesside, Newcastle, Durham, York, Harrogate and Leeds. Direct train services from Northallerton and Darlington to London Kings Cross, Manchester and Edinburgh. International airports: Teesside International, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford.


The village of Hutton Rudby is particularly attractive with a tree-lined green and pleasing architecture. The village is very well provided for with a village shop and post office, petrol station, hairdresser and three inns, all serving food. In addition there is a doctor s surgery, a primary school (which has been consistently rated outstanding in the past three Ofsted reports), two churches, a gardening club, excellent tennis club, cricket and bowls as well as an active village hall with a badminton club. There are a myriad of footpaths and bridlepaths around the village and along the Leven Valley, including a path which leads from the private lane up into the village. The end of the private lane is on the bus route for Stokesley secondary school and for independent schools in Yarm and Eaglescliffe.

Leven Valley

The original house (Mill House) is thought to have been built for the owner/manager of the Rudby Corn Mill, in the buildings adjacent. The mill originally served the long disappeared mediaeval village of Rudby, which had its own village green, lying to the west of the current Rudby Farm. In the 19th century Rudby Mill was bought by the Mearse family of Great Ayton. In 1858 the son of the mill owner, Joseph Mearse, moved there with his wife and daughter and renamed it Leven Valley. Joseph s wife, Harriet, and their daughter, Jenny, ran a school at their home with the classroom on the upper floor of the old mill buildings. Joseph lived in Leven Valley for 70 years, laying the foundation stone for the Village Hall at 100 years of age.

The house at Leven Valley has been enlarged since it was rebuilt by Joseph to house his family. Most recently the back of the house has been reconfigured and extended to create larger utility space and two excellent first floor bathrooms. The house is ostensibly built of brick with a pantile roof with accommodation on two floors including, to the ground floor, an entrance porch, stair hall, cloakroom/w.c, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and conservatory. To the first floor, there is a master bedroom with en suite shower room, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.

The house was refurbished when the current owners purchased it in 1995/6, replacing the conservatory, extending the utility room and creating two new bathrooms upstairs, allowing the second bedroom to be enlarged (the bathrooms have subsequently been fully refurbished by Fired Earth). The kitchen was replaced, doubling its size by opening through to the adjacent room, giving direct access to the conservatory. An oil-fired Aga was added and the hallway opened up into the dining room, allowing the light to flood through. The main sitting room has a large feature stone fireplace with multi fuel stove and French windows have been added to give direct access to the garden.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is approached along a quiet private lane before turning onto its own driveway and down towards the house, where the gravel sweep provides ample parking.

To the right is the former mill, a brick built building which now provides garaging and a small byre/stable which is currently used as a log store. Upstairs there is a large floored loft, thought to have been the school room, and which has an unusual stained glass window, thought at one time to have belonged to a bank.

In addition there is a pole barn (6m x 5m) clad in corrugated iron and with an earth floor.

The gardens immediately around the house have been carefully landscaped by Wilkinsons Landscapes providing shrub and herbaceous borders, a small drying green and a lovely terrace at the front. The main garden is a magnificent area of lawn which nestles in the bend of the river and which is lined with lovely mature trees including Holme oaks, horse chestnut, walnut and orchard trees.

The lawn runs down to the edge of the river where there are both pools and shallow river beds. The fishing rights are not owned and are occasionally taken up by the local angling association.


Mains electricity. Mains water from a metered private branch pipe. Drainage to a septic tank with recently upgraded soakaway, (believed to be) compliant with current regulations. Oil-fired central heating and Aga.


There is a right of access in favour of Leven Valley over the private lane up to the bridge with maintenance on a fair basis according to user.

There is also a right to access to fish the river on foot only.


Strictly by appointment with GSC Grays of Stokesley. Telephone: 01642 710742.


Heading east through the village, follow the road down Hutton Bank and over the river turning left opposite All Saints Church keeping to the low road. Carry on along this lane for about 500 yards and the turning into Leven Valley is on the left before the bridge.

Wayleaves and Covenants

Leven Valley is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way, light, drainage, water and electricity and all other rights and obligations, easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

There is a restrictive covenant in the title preventing the building of a secondary house on the property.

Local Authority

Hambleton District Council 01609 779977

Council Tax

Band G identified as likely to be amended on sale.

Energy Performance Certificate

EPC rating of 47.


Details and photographs taken June 2019.

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1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

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4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

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