New owner vows to restore historic Harrogate mansion

The new owner of Pineheath Jason Shaw outside his mansion. Picture: Adrian Murray
The new owner of Pineheath Jason Shaw outside his mansion. Picture: Adrian Murray

The new owner of Harrogate’s grandest house, the 40-room former home of the wealthy Indian Bomanji family, has assured concerned neighbours he means to restore the Cornwall Road property to its original grandeur.

Fascinating pictures have emerged of Pineheath which is frozen in time, with luxury furniture and artefacts exactly as they were in the 1920s.

This week new owner Jason Shaw invited the Harrogate Advertiser inside to take incredible pictures of the rooms caught in a time warp.

Mr Shaw plans to recapture Pineheath’s status as Harrogate’s finest home, once owned by the town’s richest family.

However those living in the Duchy conservation area are preparing to object if Mr Shaw’s plans for the property do not match their view .

Mr Shaw confirmed to the Harrogate Advertiser his intention to keep the traditional look and feel of the 1890s mansion, complete with a minaret.

He said: “I bought this house with the sole intention of keeping it in my family and restoring the house to its grandeur. It is one of the best houses in Harrogate.”

Click here for a slideshow of pictures from inside the mansion

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