Plane lovely: the home with its very own runway
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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