Yorkshire Post - Property

Escape to a remote and incredible farmstead

- Sharon Dale, Property editor Email: sharon.dale@yjpimedia.co.uk Twitter: @propertywo­rds

Estate agent Tim Richardson of Whitby-based Richardson­s and Smith called me this week to say he was about to put the ‘For Sale’ sign up on an incredible property that had been waiting in the wings for a year.

“Are you still interested in featuring it?” he asked, knowing full well that the answer would be “Is the pope a Catholic? Yes!” So this weekend I bring you Dale Head Farm in Westerdale.

It is, without doubt, one of the finest properties I have ever featured. It’s not a million pound plus grand design, it’s not got a fancy kitchen with a boiling water tap, the interiors aren’t the sort that Instagram influencer­s post and it’s not in the Golden Triangle.

It is much, much more special than that. Dale Head Farm is in a sublime, remote setting in Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park.

A post on the picturesof­englandofe­ngland.com website describes the location perfectly: “The undulating countrysid­e is awesome in its sheer splendour and tranquilli­ty, it is peace and perfection everywhere. Very little disturbs this atmosphere of calm save for the chatter of wildlife species and for the sweet sound of song-birds. For the walker and naturalist it is indeed a paradise on earth.”

Tenanted and beautifull­y kept by the same family for over 60 years this is a very rare, perfectly preserved example of a traditiona­l small farm from a long gone era. I hope you enjoy reading about it. You can find more pictures on out website yorkshirep­ost.co.uk.

 ?? ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom