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Westerdale Side, YO21 2DE

Key features

  • Very well presented three bedroom detached house
  • Spacious and bright
  • Conservatory with beautiful rural views
  • Set within four acres
  • Lovely garden and patio area
  • Orchard, yard and outbuildings including paddocks


Ivy Hall lies on Westerdaleside about a mile from Castleton and a mile from Westerdale village, in a rural position that is private without being isolated. Lying on a southwesterly facing slope, sheltered from the north and east, the property was formerly a commercial orchard and market garden.

The property stands in over 4½ acres of gardens and grounds, amongst which stand a few of the last remaining fruit trees, to create areas of orchard alongside the grazing pasture. There are also a number of fir trees offering shelter. The property lies in the centre of its plot and has eye-catching panoramic views over Westerdale, up to the moors beyond.

From the driveway, steps descend to the rear of the house where a part glazed door opens into a tiled hallway with a door opening into a beautiful modern shower wetroom. An archway from the hallway turns into a utility room housing the combi boiler, a sink and a position for the washing machine and tumble dryer. A door opens into a walk-in understairs cloaks cupboard and a further door opens into the dining room.

The dining room has a beamed ceiling and a broad bay window to the front offering views over the dale. A glazed door opens into the front hall and glazed double doors open through into the modern garden room dining kitchen. With windows to two sides and glazed double doors out onto the patio, the dining kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with 2 Velux rooflight windows. There is ample room for dining as well as an attractive array of cream cabinets with laminate worktops and a matching coloured sink unit. The focal point of the kitchen is a multifuel range style oven with matching extractor cooker hood and spaces for appliances such as a fridge and automatic dishwasher.

From the dining room a glazed door opens into a front hall with stairs to the first floor, and doors opening to the lounge and the front porch conservatory. The lounge has a broad bay window to the front and further windows to the side and rear but the main feature of the room is a broad fireplace with a multifuel stove. The conservatory porch is double glazed and has double doors opening onto the patio as well as panoramic views.

The staircase rises to the first floor landing with double doors to a recessed cupboard and an adjacent airing cupboard houses the insulated hot water cylinder. A hatch with drop down wooden ladder gives access to the loft and doors open to the bedrooms and bathroom.

The property has 3 double / twin bedrooms, the 2 doubles lying to the front and enjoying the best views, one of them having a feature bedroom fireplace with tiled slips and a walk in wardrobe cupboard with additional window to the front. The twin bedroom lies to the rear.

The bathroom also lies to the rear and is fitted with a modern white suite comprising a panel bath, a separate shower cubicle, low flush WC and wash hand basin set in a vanity unit.

To the rear of the house stands an L-shaped stone and pantile range of outbuildings. These have light and power connected and some have double doors, and some single with a loft over the larger unit with the double doors. There is a further, heavily dilapidated timber garage building, set by the dale road to the east of the property and overgrown by trees/shrubs, ripe for redevelopment.

Bought by the current owners in 2004, the property was modernized and refurbished to a high standard with the dining kitchen garden room added, new bathroom and shower room, oil central heating, double glazing and fresh wiring.

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.


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 the A171 moor road between Whitby and Guisborough, follow the signs to Castleton (via Danby if approaching from the Whitby side). In Castleton drive up through the village towards the moor, as though heading for Blakey Ridge and Hutton le Hole. As you reach the final houses, take the second left off the village road, where signed to Westerdale. Drive along and take the left where the road forks and the entrance to Ivy Hall lies on your right-hand side just after the cattle grid. See also location plan.

Council Tax: The property is rated as band E for council tax. Approx £2,662 payable for 2023/24. North Yorkshire Council. Tel: .

Services: The cottage is connected to a shared spring water supply, mains electricity and private septic tank drainage. Heating is provided by radiators that run from an oil fueled boiler in the Utility and the range in the kitchen is dual fuel, including bottled Calor gas to the hob. There is also a log burning stove in the lounge.

Postcode: YO21 2DE What 3 Words: vineyard.headed.trickles



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Westerdale Side, YO21 2DE

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  • Castleton Moor Station1.5 miles
  • Danby Station2.3 miles
  • Commondale Station2.7 miles
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Richardson & Smith, Whitby

8 Victoria Square, Whitby, YO21 1EA

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