Find a place in the country, whether Moors or Dales
If you long to escape to the country, here are two homes that could make your dreams come true.
BLUE Beck is a stone cottage full of period character in 1.5 acres between Egton and Grosmont.
It comes with stunning views across the Esk Valley and there is a stream and a waterfall at the bottom of the garden.
The property, which has scope for extension, has a kitchen, liv- ing room, sitting room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Andrew Turner, head of residential sales at Smiths Gore, says: “This is a fabulous location which would suit either a family looking for a primary rural home or someone looking for a sec- ond, holiday home. Either way, Blue Beck is the kind of property that will attract buyers looking for a long-term property. With such a fabulous location and surrounded by National Park scenery and with the advantage of being close to the coast at Whitby and Sandsend, Blue Beck has much to recommend it.”
Offers are invited in excess of £350,000. For details, contact Smiths Gore on 01904 756303. If the Dales is your preferred location, then Park House at Askrigg, near Leyburn, could be perfect. It is on the market for £250,000, but it does need complete renovation. The house is a twin gabled 17th century Dales house with a Victorian extension to the rear.
Arranged over two storeys, there are two good reception rooms on the south side of the house plus a kitchen and large pantry at the rear. A stone staircase leads to the first floor where there is planning permission to create three bedrooms and a large family bathroom.
There is planning permission to construct a single storey extension on the western end of the house which will provide a utility room and a small conservatory.
Adjoining the house itself is a former agricultural byre, planning consent exists for this to be converted into a workshop.
Outside there is a small walled front garden and further land to the front of the property. To the side of the house is a walled garth/vegetable garden with a small stone shed.
For details, contact George F White tel: 01677 425301.
Blue Beck, left, in the Esk Valley in the North York Moors National Park, and right, Park House at Askrigg in the Dales.