Plane lovely: the home with its very own run­way

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale Lady Bank House, Kiplin, near Rich­mond Price: £575,000-£625,000 Con­tact: Robin Jes­sop, tel: 01937 425950, www. robin­jes­sop.co.uk

THIS se­cluded coun­try home comes with its own land­ing strip for light air­craft.

The prop­erty’s owner Steve Samp­son bought the house in the late 1990s af­ter work brought him to North York­shire.

“I wanted some­where I could grow some fruit and veg and some­where that had enough space to oc­ca­sion­ally land a light plane,” he says.

The 1,000ft long strip is noth­ing like an air­port run­way and if you didn’t know it was there it would look like a close-cropped field.

“It is noth­ing more com­pli­cated than a flat field that I run the mower down,” says Steve, a mem­ber of the Fly­ing Farm­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, whose hobby started with glid­ing in the 1970s and pro­gressed to light aero­planes.

His land ex­tends to 8.8 acres and in­cludes garag­ing and a work­shop, sta­bles, a tack room and two large farm build­ings

The garage block has plan­ning per­mis­sion for con­ver­sion into two self-con­tained an­nexes as an­cil­lary ac­com­mo­da­tion to the main house.

The house has a large re­cep­tion/din­ing hall with French doors lead­ing to the sit­ting room with brick-built in­glenook and Pergo floor­ing.

The ground floor also has a cloak­room, din­ing room lead­ing to the con­ser­va­tory, which, in turn, leads out into the gar­den.

A din­ing kitchen, which has a wood burn­ing stove, leads to the boot room/util­ity room. On the first floor, there is a bed­room and bath­room above the boot room, which has sep­a­rate ac­cess via a rear stair­case and could be a po­ten­tial teenage an­nexe.

The main stair­case leads to a gal­leried land­ing and study area, a master bed­room with en-suite, two fur­ther dou­ble bed­rooms and a walk-in wardrobe.

Over the years, Mr Samp­son, an en­gi­neer, has planted 25 fruit trees in the grounds to cre­ate an or­chard.

He says: “It’s a lovely place to live and would be ideal for some­one with a light air­craft or he­li­copter or some­one with horses.”

Lady Bank House is set back down a long pri­vate farm road in a ru­ral set­ting in Kiplin, a ham­let be­tween the mar­ket towns of Rich­mond and Northallerton.

It is close to the vil­lage of Scor­ton which has a thriv­ing com­mu­nity with a shop, pub­lic houses, doc­tor’s surgery and garage.

Lady Bank House of­fers seclu­sion, po­ten­tial for an an­nexe and its own land­ing strip for light air­craft.

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