Home in the vil­lage for those with a love of steam en­gines

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Bar­net House, Goath­land

in­cred­i­ble and I am a steam en­thu­si­ast. You can see the North York­shire Moors Rail­way track for a mile from the con­ser­va­tory.”

The old farm­house had been ex­tended in the 1970s to cre­ate more space for guest house ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“We ran it as a guest house for five years and re­ally en­joyed that,” says David. “We’d of­ten have mem­bers of the crew on Heart­beat stay­ing here but in 2007 we wanted to take early re­tire­ment and so we sold off half the prop­erty and kept the orig­i­nal part.”

Bar­net House is still a size­able prop­erty and the ac­com­mo­da­tion is ar­ranged over three floors.

It in­cludes an en­trance hall, cloak­room, util­ity room and con­tem­po­rary tim­ber kitchen with Stoves range-style cooker. There are four bed­rooms, one with en-suite, and a fam­ily bath­room.

The sit­ting room leads through dou­ble doors to a large con­ser­va­tory which has far-reach­ing views across coun­try­side.

Out­side, the prop­erty, which sits in an el­e­vated po­si­tion, is ap­proached along a pri­vate drive and has gar­dens to three sides. These are laid largely to lawn with ma­ture trees in­ter­spersed with stone ter­raced seat­ing ar­eas and there is a tim­ber sum­mer house to the front. A grav­elled park­ing and turn­ing area leads to the rear of the prop­erty with un­in­ter­rupted views across the moors and be­yond.

Although the house is in the heart of the vil­lage, David says it is tucked away and quiet even at the height of the tourist sea­son when vis­i­tors flock into the area.

Goath­land is sit­u­ated in the North York Moors National Park and is best known as the set­ting for the fic­tional vil­lage of Ai­dens­field, in the Heart­beat tele­vi­sion se­ries.

Goath­land rail­way sta­tion is the home of the North York­shire Moors steam rail­way and has fea­tured in a host of TV pro­grammes and films, in­clud­ing the Harry Pot­ter se­ries, where it serves as Hogsmead sta­tion.

The vil­lage it­self has many ameni­ties and is a short drive from Whitby and the mar­ket town of Pick­er­ing.

David says: “I’m sad to leave and I just hope it sells to some­one who loves it as much as we did. It is a won­der­ful place.”

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