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5 bedroom character property for sale

Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21

Guide Price £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Farmhouse
  • Breath-Taking Location
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Stone Farm Buildings
  • Livestock Buildings
  • 71.18 Acres

Full description

A rare opportunity to purchase a small residential farm situated in this breath taking location on the edge of Houlsyke village between Guisborough (13 miles) and Whitby (11 miles), set within the North York Moors National Park, offering a potential purchaser the opportunity to own a property with traditional and modern buildings and land extending to over 71 acres or thereabouts which rarely comes available in this locality.
The farmstead occupies an elevated position overlooking the Esk Valley toward Fryup Dales, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Farmhouse briefly comprises entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, inner hall. To the first floor is a galleried landing and five bedrooms. To the outside is a single garage adjoining the farmhouse, coalhouse and wc. A further range of farm buildings and stable/barn, together with over 71 acres of land offers considerable potential.
An early internal inspection is recommended to appreciate this country property.
Period 5 bedroom farmhouse
Traditional farm buildings
General purpose livestock buildings
Extending to 28.80 hectares, 71.18 acres or thereabouts
GUIDE PRICE: 650,000 to 700,000


The accommodation includes:

On The Ground Floor:

Entrance Hall

wooden doors to garden and rear, electric meters, radiator.


2.46m(8'1'') x 4.04m(13'3'')

Rear aspect window, fitted wall and base units, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, exposed ceiling timbers, large chimney breast, radiator.


1.94m(6'4'') x 2.46m(8'1'')

Front aspect window, panelled bath, tiles over,
pedestal basin, low flush wc, electric shower, exposed ceiling timbers,

Hallway / Stairs

Rear aspect window, pantry, open tread staircase, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator.

Dining Room

4.68m(15'4'') x 3.76m(12'4'')

Front aspect windows, rear aspect window to hall, tiled fireplace, back boiler to domestic hot water and heating, storage cupboard, exposed ceiling timbers.


3.48m(11'5'') x 6.11m(20'1'')

Rear aspect window, front aspect bay window, tiled fireplace, glazed side display cupboard and alcove, fitted rustic stone cocktail bar, exposed ceiling timbers.

On The First Floor:

Galleried Landing

Rear aspect window, radiator, matchwood boarding to sloping ceiling.

Bedroom One

3.30m(10'10'') x 3.56m(11'8'')

Rear aspect window, matchwood boarding to sloping ceiling, radiator.

Bedroom Two

3.07m(10'1'') x 3.60m(11'10'')

Front aspect window, matchwood boarding to sloping ceiling, radiator.

Bedroom Three

3.56m(11'8'') x 4.88m(16'0'')

Matchwood boarding to sloping ceiling, radiator, large chimney breast.

Small Landing

1.07m(3'6'') x 1.65m(5'5'')

Exposed ceiling timbers.

Bedroom Four

3.86m(12'8'') x 2.99m(9'10'')

Front aspect window, matchwood boarding to sloping ceiling, airing cupboard, radiator

Bedroom Five

3.17m(10'5'') x 3.93m(12'11'')

Matchwood boarding to sloping ceiling, chimney breast, radiator.


Adjoining Single Garage

4.15m(13'7'') x 5.95m(19'6'')

Of stone and tile construction, up and over door.


4.25m(13'11'') x 4.30m(14'1'')

Of stone and tile construction.


Farm Buildings:

Livestock Building

Of timber and profiled fibre cement construction, concrete blocks to 2.74m and 2.28m, space boarding and GI over, 2 no personnel doors, 3 no double sliding doors, central forage store/feed passage, full length hay racks and troughs to lean-to's, concrete floor.

10 Stall Pig Building

Of stone and tile construction.

2 No Pig Sties

Of stone and tile construction.

Old Cow House

Of stone and tile construction.

Northern Range:

Stable / Barn

12.10m(39'8'') x 5.80m(19'0'')

Of stone and tile construction, stone steps to gable.

General Information:


Mains water supply, mains electric, private drainage, mains water troughs in fields 3063, 4060, 4783, 5943, 4200, 2925, spring fed water troughs in fields 3092, 5493, 2100, 3000, 5923


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements whether referred to in these sales particulars or not.

Rights Of Way

Public footpath from Houlsyke hamlet in a northerly direction towards Oakley Walls Farm across field numbers 4200, 4015, 2925 and 4137.

Sporting Rights

Sporting rights are included in the sale.


Lawns Farm is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.

Local Authority

Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG. Tel: 01723 232323.


Tax Band D.


Strictly through appointment with the agents Boulton & Cooper Stephensons, Malton. Tel: 01653 692151.

Plans, Areas & Schedules

Plans provided of areas in these sales particulars are for guidance only and subject to verification with the title deeds.

Method Of Sale

Lawns Farm is offered for sale by private treaty. However, the Agents reserve the right to conclude negotiations by other means at their discretion.

The Land

The land which is all in pasture and typical of grassland in the locality lies between 125m and 255m above sea level and is classified as Grade IV under the land classification of England and Wales. 6.15 acres has roadside frontage to Lawns Road, south of the railway at Houlsyke bridge, 7.26 acres adjoins and includes the farmhouse and buildings with a southerly aspect over the Esk Valley. A further 21.49 acres of grassland and amenity land lies within a ring fence between the railway and Oakley Side road. A track by Brook House Farm to Oakley Walls divides an area of intake and grassland which rises to approximately 255m above sea level and extends to 36.28 acres.

Single Farm Payment

The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for Single Farm Payment purposes and entitlements are established. The entitlements are included in the sale and the eligible area extends to 28.55 hectares of which 9.86 hectares is scheduled as SDA with the remaining 18.69 scheduled as disadvantaged.

Stewardship Scheme

ENTRY LEVEL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME: The farm forms part of an Entry Level
Stewardship Agreement AG00353804 from 1st December 2010 until 30th
November 2015 and the purchaser will be required to abide by the terms
and conditions.



If you are proposing to purchase a property you are strongly advised to obtain an independent survey and valuation prior to exchange of contracts. Our area surveyor HELEN BARCLAY MA MRICS carries out professional surveys and valuations on all types of residential properties for banks, building societies and private clients. For more details on the popular RICS Homebuyers Survey and Valuation Report, please contact us at our Malton office on 01653 602801. NATURALLY, DUE TO A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WE CANNOT ADVISE ON THE CONDITION OF ANY PROPERTY BEING SOLD BY BOULTON & COOPER OR STEPHENSONS.

Property Misdescriptions

The description contained in this brochure is intended only to give a general impression of the property, its location and features, in order to help you to decide whether you wish to look at it. We do our very best to provide accurate information but we are human, so you should not allow any decisions to be influenced by it. For example any measurements are approximate and, where such things as central heating, plumbing, wiring or mains services are mentioned, we would advise that you take your own steps to check their existence and condition. Although we cannot accept any responsibility for any inferences drawn from this brochure or any inaccuracy in it, we shall always try to help you with any queries.

Boulton & Cooper Stephensons for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of the property/properties whose agents they are give notice that: (i) the particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as general guide only and do not constitute any part of the contract; (ii) no person in the employment of Boulton & Cooper Stephensons has any authority to make or give representation or warranty whatever in relation to this/these property/properties

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 May 2012

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