Recreate a rural idyll in stately surroundings
High Baxtonhowe, Slingsby, near Malton Guide price: £750,000 Contact: Rounthwaite Woodhead, Malton. Tel: 01653 600747, www. rounthwaite-woodhead.co.uk THE sale of this derelict cottage and farmbuildings offers the rare opportunity to create a country house on the Castle Howard estate. The property, which is being sold as surplus to requirements by the estate, comes with 7.5 acres of land and planning permission to create a country house.
While the proposed house won’t be as grand as the Palladian beauty of Castle Howard, it is impressive and sits in an enviable rural location.
The planned accommodation will include an entrance hall, drawing room, large kitchen and dining area, conservatory, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a play room, office, garage and utility area.
Outside there plans for a south facing courtyard with swimming pool, a garden area and grazing land of 6.37 acres.
There is an open to view event at the property today from 10am to 12.30pm and the sale is by informal tender by noon on Thursday, May 20. Parklands, 4 Busker Lane, Skelmanthorpe Price: £620,000 Contact: Simon Blyth Tel: 01484 689689, www.simonblyth.co.uk THIS bungalow was once an impressive three-storey period home and its sale offers the chance to resurrect the original house.
It was bought by the late owners in 1939 and in 1966 they decided to remove the top two floors to create a single-storey dwelling.
It has cellars, an entrance hall, sitting room, former second sitting room (now bedroom one with en-suite), dining room, rear lobby, w.c, kitchen, inner hall, two further bedrooms, bathroom, pantry, double garage and gardens.
The long lost first floor had four bedrooms and bathroom, and at the attic level there was a box room and three further bedrooms.
Plans and photographs of the house as it was are available and planning permission has been sought to reinstate the lost half of the house.
High Baxtonhowe and an artist’s impression of the house for which there is permission to build at the site. Right, Parklands is now a bungalow but there is permission to recreate the missing storeys.