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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Cliff House, Filey, North Yorkshire YO14 9ET

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • OVER 5000 SQ FT
  • 8 ACRES

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautiful home in Filey


Scarborough 8 miles / Malton 23 miles, York 41 miles (London Kings Cross 1 hr 55 mins)  Beverley 34 miles, M62 46 miles, A1 (M) J45 56 miles

Accommodation and Amenities 

Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, morning room, study, living kitchen, utility room, conservatory and cloakroom.

Master bedroom suite, guest suite, 5 further bedrooms and three house bathrooms

Mature gardens including walled garden and fruit trees, extensive lawns, paddocks and field shelter.

Two garages, out buildings and private parking.

Wonderful views out to sea and across the bay,  a short walk from the property.


Church Cliff House dates back to 1799 and was built as a ‘gentleman’s residence’ on the site of the much earlier Manor House of Sir John Buck, High Sheriff of York in 1790

It is situated on the north side of the church ravine next to St. Oswald’s Church, which was described by Pevsner as ‘easily the finest church in the north east corner of the East Riding’ and is in an elevated position above the popular coastal seaside town of Filey.

The house is an impressive and striking Grade II listed residence, built of light red brick in English brick with stone dressings and a hipped slate roof. It has been skilfully refurbished to a high standard and comes to the market having been owned by only 3 families in the last 120 years. Retaining a wealth of original period features and with a stylish mixing of both original and contemporary, the accommodation is both extensive (5,000 sq ft plus) and comfortable offering much flexibility in its layout.

The reception rooms are accessed from a wide entrance hall, which leads to the bespoke kitchen and includes an impressive drawing room (20ft x 20ft) with marble fireplace and original window shutters, dining room, family room, study and morning room which catches the early morning sun from the east. The breakfast kitchen has been fitted with handmade and hand painted bespoke units and continues the travertine stone floor from the hall, a Lacanche range cooker and all usual integrated appliances under a nero-plus granite worktop accompany a delightful breakfast/sitting area overlooking the gardens. Adjoining the kitchen is a fitted laundry room with walk-in pantry and access to the rear courtyard.

The first floor is accessed from an imposing returning staircase with half landing and arched window with sea views and a large landing gives access to a master bedroom suite with two separate bedrooms and bathroom (also accessed by the rear staircase), a guest bedroom with en-suite, 3 further double bedrooms and house bathroom. A further good sized room is currently used as a gym. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and have views over the Bay.

A particular feature of the extensive grounds is the delightful walled garden containing species of apple, pear and plum trees, a pond and a number of herbaceous borders with a summer house and York stone patio. Beyond the gardens is a fully fenced paddock which leads away from the house towards the cliff tops of the north Yorkshire Jurassic coastline.

The property is enclosed at the front with wrought iron gates with brick pillars leading on to a large gravel driveway. There is a brick outbuilding off the drive with two garages and two store rooms as well as a detached single garage.


Filey has been a popular coast town since the Victorian period, with a long history and is still a traditional fishing port. The town is dominated by the beautiful sandy beach which runs the length of the bay meeting Filey Brigg, a rocky piece of land jutting out into the sea to the north.

The town offers comprehensive services and a full range of everyday shops, independent retailers, public houses, hotels, restaurants and schools, including both a primary and a secondary school. Close by Scarborough is home to the highly regarded fee paying Scarborough College.

The area is famed for it walks and Filey is the coastal end of the Cleveland Way which runs through the nearby North York Moors National Park all the way to Helmsley and also at the northern end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way which runs down to Hessle on the Humber Estuary. The Centenary Way runs from York to Filey and the area is also covered by the East Riding Heritage.  Filey is located just off the A165 coast road which connects Hull to Scarborough and is also within easy reach of the A64 for York and Leeds. Filey has its own train station with regular services to Scarborough to Hull via Northern Rail and from nearby Seamer there are regular services to York and beyond via First Transpennine Express. York offers first class links to London and Scotland via the East Coast Mainline with journey times to London in under two hours. From Hull there are continental ferry services to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. Regional airports at Humberside, Doncaster and Leeds Bradford offer a comprehensive range of European destinations.

Additional Information


We are advised that the property has mains water, electric, drainage and gas. The central heating is gas fired and served by three boilers.

Local Authority

Scarborough District Council.


We are advised that the property is freehold and that vacant possession will be granted upon legal completion.


From York proceed along the A64 in the direction of Scarborough, continue pass Malton and at the roundabout just beyond Saxton, take the second exit signposted to Filey the A1039. After Muston turn right onto the A165 and at the roundabout take the first exit towards Filey onto the A1039 Mill Hill/Muston Road. Proceed over the level crossing and at the roundabout take the first exit. At the second roundabout continue straight on and at the third roundabout take the third exit onto Church Cliff Drive, at the top of Ravine Hill, turn left and immediately right and the gates to Church Cliff house will be straight in front.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 May 2015

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