Idyllic open country views and plenty of potential
Castle House, 22 Church Street, Castleton, near Whitby. Price: £265,000. Contact: Smiths Gore, tel: 01325 370500, www.smithsgore. co.uk THIS pretty four bedroom house, constructed from herringbone dressed stone, is in the picturesque village of Castleton.
It is need of modernisation but is packed with period features, including exposed beams, sash windows and a large open fireplace decorated with a stone surround.
The property faces south from an elevated position and enjoys dramatic views over Danby Dale’s moorland landscape.
The house has an entrance hall, under stair cupboard and an adjoining cloakroom plus a kitchen overlooking the gardens to the rear. A cosy dining room overlooks the front gardens and there are two further reception rooms with stunning views.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a house bathroom. Outside, there is a rear garden laid to lawn with a patio and seating area, plus a stonebuilt stable block, a workshop and two garages.
Castleton is on the edge of the Esk Valley in the North York Moors National Park and offers a host of local amenities, including a tea room, traditional village shop, supermarket, bank, art gallery and school.
The village is served by Castleton Moor railway station. It is 17 miles from Whitby. Ivy Cottage, Grewelthorpe, near Ripon. Price: £150,000. Contact: Robin Jessop, Leyburn, tel: 01677 425950, www.robinjessop.co.uk IVY Cottage is a compact, stone built single storey cottage with lots of potential. It is need of modernisation but could also be extended, subject to planning permission.
The property overlooks open countryside on the edge of Grewelthorpe and the accommodation comprises a reception lobby, cloakroom with wash basin and W.C., a kitchen with Belfast sink and fitted units, a living room with wood burning stove in a feature fireplace plus loft access. The cottage also has one bedroom with loft access, a fitted wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom.
To the front of Ivy Cottage, there is a sweeping gravel drive. There is also a courtyard and lawned area with plenty of scope to landscape and further develop the garden and car parking area.
Estate agent Tim Gower, of Robin Jessop, says: “There is particular scope to extend to form a more substantial dwelling with garaging.”
Castle House, Castleton. Right, Ivy Cottage. Both properties sit in stunning rural locations and offer a lot of potential.