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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Witchpost Cottage, Glaisdale, YO21 2PZ

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedroom detached house
  • Magnificent views of Glaisdale Dale
  • Plenty of character
  • Beautiful modern fixtures & fittings
  • Paddock & stable suitable for a pony

Full description

Witchpost Cottage was originally constructed in 1876 as the Glaisdale parish school but was later superseded by the village school that is still in use today. The property was converted to a private residence many years ago and has been modernized and extended by the current owners.

The property provides comfortable accommodation with a master bedroom and en-suite shower room to the ground floor plus three further bedrooms and a house bathroom on the first floor. The living accommodation is generally open plan with a large L-shaped dining kitchen which makes the most of the stunning views across Glaisdale Dale and a spacious principle reception room with Inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove.

Outside, in addition to the gardens lying near to the house is approximately one acre of grazing land which has been divided into paddocks but also includes a pony stable. This amount of land is ideal for a single pony but is equally useful for anyone wishing to keep stock as a small holder.

Approached from the road a path leads upto the byre style entrance door which opens into

Entrance Hallway: with window to the rear and welsh slate flooring. Panelled doors lead to two large recessed storage cupboards and part glazed doors open to a storage cloakroom and into the living room.

Cloaks Cupboard: 6'6 x 4'11 with welsh slate tiled floor and coat hooks.

Living Room: 17'6 x 16'10 (maximum) positioned in the centre of the house this large well proportioned reception room has windows to both the front and rear and part panelled walls. The main feature of the room is a brick fireplace and hearth with a "Stanley" multi-fuelled stove. Fitted seagrass floor covering, ceiling cornice, central heating radiator, central and wall light fittings. Separate door and a wide archway open to the kitchen diner

Dining Kitchen: 21'6 x 6'8 plus 18'9 x 8'1 a spacious L shaped dining kitchen makes the most of the attractive aspect across and down the dale looking up towards the moors beyond. The dining area has four windows plus a Velux roof light, a byre style door opening to the garden and welsh slate flooring. Central heating radiator. The kitchen area has five windows facing to the front, rear and side plus a further Velux roof light. The kitchen is fitted with a simple range of hand built antique style pine cabinets and worktops. There is a Calor gas/electric cooker point, Belfast style sink, dishwasher and automatic washing machine points. The focus of the kitchen however is a cream two oven oil fuelled Aga (cooking only), central heating radiator. A half glazed door opens into

Side Porch: with tiled floor, this part glazed timber porch leads from the kitchen out into the garden at the side of the house.

From the living room two steps lead up to a landing with a door to the enclosed staircase rising to the first floor landing. Three steps then lead down from here to a lobby with a half glazed door opening to the garden and a stripped pine panelled door opening to:

Master Bedroom Suite comprising double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 1: 12'7 x 10'0 with two windows facing to the front looking across the dale, fitted carpet and central heating radiator.

A doorway opens to

En-suite Shower Room: with a modern white suite comprising low flush WC and pedestal wash basin and tiled shower cubicle with Gainsborough shower fitting. Central heating radiator, extractor fan, inset spot lighting, Karndean flooring.

First Floor
The enclosed staircase leads up to a first floor landing with an arched window giving views up the dale towards the village and a roof light window to the rear aspect. Central heating radiator, seagrass matting, exposed roof beams. From here doors open to

Bedroom 2: 9'10 x 9'6 a bedroom with part panelled walls, dormer window to front and window to side. Seagrass matting, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3: 11'7 x 9'5 (maximum) a generous bedroom with central heating radiator, seagrass matting and dormer window to the front offering views across the dale.

Bathroom: 9'10 x 7'0 the bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC and pedestal wash basin. The room also contains the airing cupboard housing the lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater and linen storage shelving. Part tiled and part panelled walls, window to side, central heating radiator, varnished boarded flooring.

Bedroom 4: 11'7 x 6'3 a single bedroom with dormer window facing to the front, central heating radiator and recessed cupboard with hanging rail.

The property has off road parking for up to four cars just off the dale road to the side of the house. This area of land is strictly owned by the Court Leet and a small fine is paid annually - see notes below.

The main garden lies to the side of the house and is grassed with a walk way leading across the front to a gate opening into the roadside. The oil central heating tank is stored here and a small hatch gives access to an undercroft storage area.

Lying below the level of the terrace garden, the grazing extends to just over an acre and also includes a stable with water trough. A wicket gate gives access from the larger paddock directly onto the roadside.


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.

Services: The property has spring water and electricity. Drainage runs to a private septic tank. Heating is provided by an oil fuelled boiler positioned in the master bedroom suite. The Aga is oil fuelled and the cooker point is connected to a bottled Calor gas supply.

Directions: From Whitby, head along the moor road (A171) towards Guisborough, turning left where signed to Egton. In the upper village of Egton, turn right towards Glaisdale. Follow this road into Glaisdale and then turn left into Glaisdale Dale. Witchpost Cottage lies on the left hand side of the road, where the dale road splits and is marked by the Richardson and Smith 'For Sale' board. See also location plan.

Council Tax Banding: 'D' 1,662 payable for 2016-17 (verbal query only). Scarborough Borough Council. Tel (01723) 232323.

Court Leet: The property pays a fine of 5 per annum to the local Court Leet for the driveway across the common land between the property and the road. The Court Leet is a feudal institution that manages the laws of the common.

Post Code: YO21 2PZ

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