Sea­side chic: Scar­bor­ough home with char­ac­ter and coastal views

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale

St Mary’s Walk, Scar­bor­ough. Price: £235,000. Con­tact: Hunters: tel: 01723 371468, www.hunter­ PUR­SU­ING a pas­sion for prop­erty ren­o­va­tion has brought Su­san Sil­ver a string of in­ter­est­ing homes from old chapels to barn con­ver­sions.

Now she has re­tired from her day job in the south and moved back to her na­tive York­shire, she has ded­i­cated more time to her favourite hobby. The re­sult is this pretty cot­tage-style home in Scar­bor­ough, which has ben­e­fited from a full makeover.

Part of a con­verted school, it is full of char­ac­ter­ful beams and wood floors. It also boasts stun­ning views over the South Bay and the har­bour.

“I pre­fer prop­er­ties that are a bit dif­fer­ent and I re­ally liked this build­ing and its lo­ca­tion,” says Su­san. “The in­te­rior wasn’t look­ing as I wanted it to but that wasn’t a prob­lem for me.”

She has up­graded the cen­tral heat­ing sys­tem, in­stalled a new light­ing scheme and dec­o­rated through­out. The fur­ni­ture and fur­nish­ings are a mix of new and vin­tage with some great finds from lo­cal auc­tions, in­clud­ing Dug­gleby’s.

“In the past I’ve sold prop­er­ties lock, stock and bar­rel, so the fur­ni­ture can be avail­able by sep­a­rate ne­go­ti­a­tion if some­one wants it,” says Su­san.

The prop­erty, which is in the Old Town, is set over four floors. It has a hall, sit­ting room/ study with stove, and a kitchen and boiler room on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a din­ing area and cloak­room. On the sec­ond floor, there are two bed­rooms and a pe­riod-style bath­room. On the top floor, there is a large third bed­room/sec­ond sit­ting room with wood burn­ing stove and French doors lead­ing onto a gal­leried bal­cony with breath tak­ing sea views.

Su­san is sell­ing the house to move to a larger prop­erty with a gar­den. “I now have a Bedling­ton ter­rier and al­though the ter­race is lovely, I need a gar­den for the dog,” she says.

Her sec­ond home, an apart­ment on The Es­planade in Scar­bor­ough, is also on the mar­ket for £229,950, and is avail­able through Four Walls or

I pre­fer prop­er­ties that are a bit dif­fer­ent and I re­ally liked this build­ing and its lo­ca­tion.

More, www.four­wall­sor­more. com.

It has a break­fast kitchen, spa­cious sit­ting room, two dou­ble bed­rooms, two bath­rooms and a sec­ond floor bal­cony with mag­nif­i­cent views of the sea.

Scar­bor­ough is the largest re­sort on the York­shire coast. It at­tracts le­gions of day trip­pers and hol­i­day mak­ers, but it is also be­com­ing a mag­net for surfers, artists, mak­ers and writ­ers.

The abil­ity to work from home thanks to the in­ter­net, ameni­ties such as the Stephen Joseph The­atre and the stun­ning sea­side scenery are all part of the at­trac­tion for cre­atives. Surfers have also dis­cov­ered the area and there is now a surf school at Cay­ton Bay.

House prices are around 20 per cent cheaper than fash­ion­able Whitby. You can buy a one bed­room flat from around £55,000 and some even have sea views.

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