This house could be the answer to your prayers
Mass House, Egton, near Whitby. £400,000. Smiths Gore, York, tel: 01904 756300, www.smithsgore.co.uk WITH panoramic views across the verdant farmland of the surrounding dales to the dramatic hills of Sleights Moor in the east and Glaisdale Moor in the west, this property has a prime site.
Its origins stretch back to the 17th century and its name reflects a fascinating history.
The house is thought to have been used by Father Nicholas Postgate to carry out secret Catholic Masses during the religious persecution of the 1660s and 1670s. Father Postgate, commonly seen as a good Samaritan to those of all faiths, was famously arrested in 1679 for “exercising his priestly functions” and was tried and executed in York.
The house was largely rebuilt in the early 20th century and a small, intact oratory was found views and a stone fireplace, and a dining room with sash windows and views across the garden.
The kitchen has painted cabinets, an Aga and an LPG central heating boiler. A stable door leads through to the rear lobby and utility room. On the first floor, there is a full-depth landing with windows and views to Sleights Moor. There are three bedrooms and a house bathroom. Outside, there is a large lawned garden and a gated drive leads to the rear, which has a broad paved area and log/coal store. Beyond this the garden is laid out as a low maintenance, gravelled area enclosed by hedging and mature shrubs with stunning views towards Eskdale. The property also has a pretty range of traditional, stone and pantile outbuildings plus agricultural building useful for garaging and storage, plus a raised,stone terrace and enclosed flagged courtyard.
Mass House in the pretty vilage of Egton has glorious views and an interesting history.
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