Idyl­lic open coun­try views and plenty of po­ten­tial

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale

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.

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