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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Picturesque village location on the National Park's heritage coastline
  • Stunning views over the bay from both inside and outside the property
  • 4 bedrooms including master bedroom with en-suite shower room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

'Hillcrest' sits in the picturesque lower village of Runswick Bay on the Heritage Coastline of the North York Moors National Park. With 4 bedrooms and an upside down layout providing a first floor sitting room and dining-kitchen to make the most of the stunning views both over the Bay and out to sea, this is a very attractive property.

Between 2011 and 2013 the property underwent a comprehensive program of remediation and modernisation, which included the following works: complete removal and re-build of upper garden retaining wall, roof replaced, all external stonework re-pointed, ground floor ceiling replaced/raised, ground floor layout changed, many joists and lintels replaced, one internal wall replaced, front elevation restrained, tanking and damp proof course installed, new kitchen, bathroom and en-suite shower room installed, all walls stripped back to stone and re-plastered, new floor coverings throughout, full decoration. All structural works were managed and supervised by Louis Stainthorpe of Bell-Snoxell and certificated by North Yorkshire Building Control.

A winding path and steps run up through the village, past the spring, to a yard at the side of the house, where a part-glazed entrance door leads into:

Entrance Hallway: with fitted carpet and inset spot lighting the hallway has a cupboard housing the electricity consumer unit and an under-stairs airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and offering additional storage. Stairs rise to the first floor and panelled style doors open to

Master Bedroom 1: 10'0 x 8'4 A bedroom with a uPVC double glazed window facing to the side with opaque glazing, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, wall unit with hanging rail, coat hooks and a shelf. Inset spot lighting and bedhead lights. Recess for flat screen TV. A bi-folding connecting door opens into

En-Suite Shower Room: with fully tiled walls and vinyl flooring this compact shower room is fitted with a modern white suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with a plumbed thermostatic bar-mixer shower fitting with both shower rose and separate hand hose, wall mounted wash hand basin and low flush WC. Velux rooflight, inset spot lighting, mirror fronted vanity unit, chrome ladder style towel radiator.

Bedroom 2: 12'0 (ave) x 7'1 A twin bedroom with uPVC double glazed windows looking to both the front and side, fitted carpet, inset spot lighting, central heating radiator and built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves.

Bedroom 3: 10'2 (ave) x 5'3 A single sized third bedroom arranged with bunk beds and a uPVC double glazed window facing to the side by the front door. Central Heating radiator, fitted carpet and wall unit with hanging rail, coat pegs and a shelf.

House Bathroom: The modern bathroom has tiled walls and a vinyl floor covering. There is a modern white suite comprising a panel bath with mixer taps and hand hose, plus a separate Mira shower over with a folding glass shower screen. Wash hand basin with mirror fronted vanity unit over and low flush WC. Inset spot lighting, extractor fan, chrome ladder style towel radiator.

1st floor
The staircase rises from the entrance hall to a galleried landing with a short flight of steps leading up to the double glazed screen and side door out onto the patio. Panelled style doors open to the sitting room and bedroom 4 and a wide archway opens into

Kitchen / Dining Room: 11'4 x 8'0 The kitchen has a modern range of cream coloured cabinets at both floor and wall levels, including a larder unit, with laminate worktops and under unit lighting. Very well equipped, there is an electric oven with electric hob over, a concealed automatic washer-dryer, a fridge-freezer and a slim-line dishwasher. There are windows to the front and side with an L-shaped window seat providing views towards the Kettleness headland and out to sea.

Sitting Room: 13'9 x 13'3 narrowing to 10'2 A good sized first floor room with a large uPVC double glazed window, with a deep window seat, giving splendid elevated views across the Bay. There are additional uPVC double glazed window looking out to either side, a fitted carpet and 2x central heating radiators. Vanished pine panelled ceiling, wall lighting.

Bedroom 4: 9'4 x 6'5 A single sized fourth bedroom presented with bunk beds and a uPVC double glazed window facing to the side by the patio. A partitioned cupboard houses the Heatrae Sadia electric boiler unit and offers additional storage. Central Heating radiator, fitted carpet and wall unit with hanging rail, coat hooks and a shelf.

At the front side (east) of the property is a shared concreted yard. On the rear side (west) of the property, a flight of steps rise up to a yard with a plastic storage bunker and space for dustbins etc. These steps continue up the side of the house to first floor level where there is a concreted private patio with a southerly aspect looking out over the Bay and access back into the house, adjacent to the lounge and kitchen.

From this patio a path runs around the rear of the house and a further flight of steps rise up to a bankside garden area with a steel framed decked seating area which has panoramic views over the bay and out to sea, over the roof-tops.


Viewing: Viewings by appointment. All interested parties should discuss this property, and in particular any specific issues that might affect their interest, with the agent's office prior to travelling or making an appointment to view this property.

Directions: From Whitby take the coast road (A174) north approx. 8 miles, turning right where sign-posted to Runswick Bay. Turn right in the upper village and descend the bank into the old village where you must park. From the car park head into the village along the road until you reach the end. From here follow the footpath straight ahead and the turn first left, passing the spring, then immediately going up steps and following the winding path along until you find Hillcrest on your left hand side. See also location plan.

Services: The cottage is connected to mains water, electricity and drainage. Heating is provided by radiators that run from a Heatrae Sadia electric boiler source positioned in the cupboard off bedroom 4 and there is a pressurised hot water cylinder with immersion heater located in the cupboard under the stairs. The house is fitted with a extraction system which constantly removes air from the house and keeps it fully ventilated.

Council Tax Banding: Band 'D' - approx. 1,667 payable for 2016/17 (verbal enquiry only) Scarborough Borough Council. Tel: 01723 232323.

Contents: The vendors are prepared to offer the cottage to include the furniture, fixtures and fittings, as seen, save for a couple of personal pictures and ornaments which would be removed.

Parking: The Local Authority operates a resident's parking facility in the village with a car park designated. Annual tickets are available on payment of a fee.

Postcode: TS13 5HU

Richardson and Smith have prepared these particulars in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property based on their inspection and information provided by the vendors. Nothing in these particulars should be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or that any services or equipment are in good working order as these have not been tested. Purchasers are advised to seek their own survey and legal advice.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2016


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