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6 bedroom house for sale

Harwood Dale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Sold STC £1,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fine listed period House
  • with 4 first class well established holiday cottages
  • Set amidst stunning National Park scenery
  • In all about 17 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Thirley Cotes occupies a magnificent elevated south facing position affording magnificent panoramic views over Harwood Dale, itself lying between the neighbouring Harwood Dale and Broxa Forests in the heart of the North York Moors National Park yet the complex lies just 4 miles north west of the attractive and much sought after village of Scalby, itself located on the northern fringes of Scarborough on the edge of the National Park.

The area offers many miles of hill walking and outstanding scenery to enjoy and there are numerous small villages and pubs and excellent sandy beaches at Scarborough whilst further north is the dramatic rocky coastline near Robin Hoods’ Bay and Whitby. Attractions in the area include an extensive range of leisure facilities in Scarborough itself, Flamingo Land near Pickering, the North York Moors Steam Railway, mansion houses such as Castle Howard, Duncombe Park (Helmsley) and Nunnington Hall, the ecclesiastical ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and the walled city of York with its many different attractions to include York Minster, the National Railway Museum and the Yorvik Centre.

Scarborough itself is one of the oldest coastal resorts in the country and has a range of facilities which more than adequately cater for the majority of visitors’ requirements. The attractive village of Scalby itself has a village store, newsagent, two public houses, two Churches, licensed restaurant, hairdresser and beauty therapist. There are therefore a wide variety of attractions available to holiday visitors which are capable of being translated into a good occupancy rate for letting units within the area.

The sale of Thirley Cotes Farm and Cottages therefore offers a complete package for someone wishing to live in an idyllic rural location set amidst beautiful North York Moors National Park countryside whilst at the same time generating an appreciable income from a holiday cottage letting enterprise.

Thirley Cotes Farm
Believed to date from around the early nineteenth century and listed Grade II as being of architectural importance, Thirley Cotes Farm is constructed of attractive stone elevations under a slate roof with dressed stone window sills and lintels, kneelers and coping stones and lies on the southern edge of the homestead where there is a superb walled garden laid down to a single lawn from where there are uninterrupted views over Harwood Dale. The front of the property is approached up a flight of stone steps leading up to a doorcase housing a panelled door with overlight opening to the Entrance Hall which provides access to all of the principal accommodation on this floor. There are two well proportioned south facing reception rooms from where one may take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views and both of which have the benefit of stone floors and multi-fuel stoves. The Kitchen is fully fitted and contemporary in design featuring extensive polished granite worksurfaces with extensive cupboards and drawers beneath, an electric Rangemaster stove, central island unit and wood burning stove. Adjacent are a most useful Utility Room and a Cloakroom and the entire ground floor has the benefit of underfloor heating. The first floor is no less impressive with the principal Bedroom arranged to the southern elevation and completing the picture on this floor are three further Bedrooms and the House Bathroom whilst to the second floor are two good sized Attic Bedrooms with extensive eaves storage and its own separate Shower Room.

The Cottages
The present owners have created four superb holiday cottages from a substantial range of traditional stone buildings forming the northern side of a large courtyard lying directly to the rear of the house. The cottages are impeccably appointed and feature exposed traditional timbers and have the benefit of air source heat pump central heating with underfloor heating throughout with the resulting accommodation offering luxury accommodation as follows:-

• Holly Cottage – Sleeps 2
Two storey cottage comprising Hall, Double Bedroom, Bathroom, Utility Room, first floor Living Room – Kitchen/Dining Area.

• Sycamore Cottage – Sleeps 10
Two storey cottage with Galleried Entrance Hall, five double bedrooms, Bathroom, first floor Kitchen and Living Room/Dining Area.

• Oak Cottage – Sleeps 4
Two storey cottage with Galleried Entrance Hall, two double bedrooms, Bathroom and first floor Kitchen and Living Room/Dining Area.

• Willow Cottage – Sleeps 4
Single storey cottage with Entrance Hall, two double bedrooms, Bathroom, Kitchen/Dining Area and Living Area.

The property is approached across a gravelled driveway leading to a good sized parking/turning area with adjacent car port/cycle store. Immediately to the front of the principal house is a superb walled garden with good sized lawn and from where there are extensive southerly panoramic views over Harwood Dale towards Broxa Forest. Beyond, lie two paddocks thereby making the property eminently suitable for those who wish to keep a horse, pony or some other form of grazing livestock. There is also a pond which provides a water supply for stock as well as providing a wonderful wildlife habitat. Further grass paddocks lie to the east and west of the homestead whilst the southern boundary is formed by a pretty stream adjacent to which is a small area of woodland adding still further to the amenity value of this wonderful property.

Immediately to the rear of the house is a courtyard garden bounded on either side by single storey stone ranges being the original stables and a piggery which are currently used for storage but which have obvious potential for conversion to further residential accommodation subject to obtaining planning and any other necessary consents. To the rear of the holiday cottages is a secure shared garden with a lawn, childrens’ Play Area and a purpose built Games Room with adjacent outdoor Hot-Tub.

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04 August 2016

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