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Handley Cross, Leven Bank, Nr Yarm - &1,200,000

A splendid country home set within approximately 4 acres of secluded established grounds, approximately 1.5 miles from the centre of Yarm. An additional area of adjoining paddock land and outbuildings extending to approximately 2 acres is available by separate negotiation.




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A well laid out house with many appealing features to include a magnificent dining hall with carved oak fire surround, wall cabinet and staircase from the 'Mouseman', Thompson of Kilburn, who also made the front door. The 7m long picture window in the living room provides a beautiful outlook across the south facing rear gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room, which faces south and north, is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream coloured high gloss finish floor and wall mounted units with black granite worktops. The large central breakfast island incorporates retractable electric socket towers, a 5-ring gas hob unit and a large overhead canopy with remote control downlights and extraction unit. Other integrated appliances include Miele twin electric ovens, steam oven and microwave oven, and Miele wine chiller. There is an integrated dishwasher and two fridge freezers. The kitchen opens directly into a large sitting room, currently used as a dining room, which overlooks the large private front garden. There is a large indoor swimming pool, which has been floored over in beech to provide a magnificent entertainment room and gymnasium. Large and wide sliding patio doors provide views and access to the rear gardens. This section of the property offers excellent potential to be adapted to provide annexed accommodation if required. There is a cinema room off the gymnasium.

There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms to the first floor. The largest bedroom within the master suite includes fitted wardrobes, a walk-in dressing room and a large en-suite bathroom with tiled underfloor heating, a Jacuzzi and whirlpool bath and a corner multi-spray shower unit with steam facility. Drop down ladders provide access to the large attic room (9.7m x 4.5m including fitted cupboards), with doors at either end opening to further attic space. There is a dormer window to the south. This area also offers potential, subject to necessary consents, to provide additional accommodation.

Remote control timber security gates provide vehicular access to a long and winding private tarmacadam driveway which runs through the grounds to a wide expanse of block paving to the front of the house and access to the large garage. The grounds are well maintained and enclosed by mature woodland with secluded sitting areas, extensive lawns and well stocked shrubberies. A walled garden adds a further dimension to this beautiful property. The grounds are licenced for landing helicopters and for clay pigeon shooting. A large garage provides parking for 4/5 motorcars. In addition there are a number of further useful storage rooms and a plant room housing the swimming pool water treatment equipment and the gas fired boiler.

Coffee morning, ice bucket challenge & the GNR


A charity close to everyone's heart - Macmillan Cancer Support. Most people have been affected in one way or another so it is with pleasure we are helping to support this great cause.

On 26th September our Duke Street office and other offices will be taking part in the worlds biggest coffee morning.

We will provide tea and coffee and plenty of cakes! At Carver Residential we have a few resident bakers who keep our colleague's sugar levels topped up and ensure their desire for cake fulfilled, so we can guarantee there will be a good selection of treats in store. We also have some who keep their baking skills quiet who are going to wow us with their tasty delights.

So, don't let all of this yummy goodness go to waste - come along to our office on Duke Street on the morning of 26th September and help us raise money (and eat cake!)




James and Henry Carver started off the Ice Bucket challenge in Carvers by being nominated - all donations to the ALS charity.


Helen and James Carver are running the Great North Run in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare. The charity provides nursing to patients who are near the end of their life in their own home through out Richmondshire and Hambleton Districts.

To raise money they are giving people the chance to buy raffle tickets to win a fantastic prize. A nights bed and breakfast for two at the Crab and Lobster, Aisenby (Sunday-Thursday nights).

It is &1 a ticket or &5 a strip and the draw will take place on 8th September.

If you would like to purchase a ticket please contact us on 01325 357807 or email

Any donations and support would be greatly appreciated


Introducing the new Mr & Mrs Carver (round 2!)

On the 1st of August 2014, Henry John Carver, the youngest son of Gordon Carver, finally made an honest woman of Ashley Victoria Wilson, his girlfriend of 7 years. After Ashley amended her vows, to share everything apart from pudding with Henry, they were married at St Mary’s Church, Barnard Castle, where Henry attended school and the reception was held at the newly restored Lartington Hall.

The wedding celebrated the couple’s love of movies, complete with their own mini film, which Henry himself, produced. 150 of their closest friends and family were in attendance at the second Carver wedding of the Summer and the hen party even threw in a surprise flash mob dance, much to the amusement of the guests.

The newest Mr and Mrs Carver have just returned from their honeymoon in Italy, where they toured through Tuscany and visited Rome. They made sure they left no gelateria un-investigated in their quest to find the world’s best ice cream and despite Ashley’s new found obsession with post cards and frequently coming under attack from the local mosquitoes, they made it back safely and are still married 4 weeks on.


Rightmove blog - One minute guide to mortgages

Homeowners took out more than 606,300 mortgages in the UK last year, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML)
Click here to read Rightmove blog - One minute guide to mortgages.

Celebrating 10 years with Carver Residential

Shelly Alderson has worked at the Newton Aycliffe branch of Carver Residential for the last 10 years.  Pictured here with branch manager David Tinkler, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team and together with her friendly personality has provided fantastic customer service for the company and we hope she continues to do so for many more years to come!

David Tinkler, branch manager of Newton Aycliffe
"Shelly has been a valuable member of our team for the past 10 years and has contributed enormously to our ongoing success. Her experience and knowledge of the local market has proved to be invaluable to our clients and potential buyers"


Angie Simpson has worked at the Richmond branch of the company for 10 years also this year - working alongside Trish Henderson, another long standing member of the team.

James Carver, branch manager of Richmond says "Angie has been an invaluable member of our sales team and has been pivotal in the on going success of our Richmond office. She has lived around Richmond for most of her life meaning she has an extensive knowledge of the area and property market. We are delighted to have such a hard working and loyal member of the team and I would like to congratulate her on 10 years at Nick and Gordon Carver Residential. Lets hope there are many more to come. "

Shelly and Angie join a number of people who have been working for the Carver Group for more than 10 years - they include Val Cheesebrough, Suzanne Carver, Alison Jackson, Julie Wallin, Trish Henderson, David Buckle, David Tinkler and Sonia Walton.

Tomarrow's World

Is this the future of  vegetables ?

Nick Carver certainly thinks so having unearthed this whopper in his vegetable garden . The monster marrow is already over half a meter in length and three quarters of a meter in circumference with approximately three weeks still to grow .

Nick has been encouraged to enter his exhibit into a big vegetable competition on 19th September.


Can you guess the final weight? Email with your guess and win a &50 voucher for Sam Turner Garden Centres (competition closes on the 19th September)




Catriona Archer, shares a few Home truths….

Even in an area of rising house prices it is still very important to style your home to sell says Catriona Archer on Home-Truths...
Click here to read Catriona Archer, shares a few Home truths…..