A beautiful country home in the most spectacular setting with extensive outbuildings and barns with consent for conversion in the National Park
Murk Side House is nestled in the pretty Murk Esk valley close to the village of Goathland where there is a pub, village shop, post office, and primary school in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
The property is surrounded by some of the National Parks most wonderful countryside and overlooks the historic North York Moors railway line, along which steam trains can be viewed traveling from Whitby to Pickering.
The A171 and A169 give access to Teesside, Scarborough, Pickering, Malton and York via the A64.
The historic port of Whitby and coastal beach of Sandsend are less than 10 miles to the north east. Pickering and Whitby provide a range of shops and amenities for both locals and visitors to the area.
Please note all distances are approximate.
Murk Side House is a wonderful detached property with an extensive range of outbuildings surrounding a courtyard to the west of the property. The setting of the house, elevated in the Murk Esk valley gives the most wonderful views across open fields rising towards the moors beyond.
Built in traditional sandstone under a pantile roof the property has been extended over the years. Internally the accommodation requires full refurbishment and improvement, but with many period and traditional features could be renovated to suit a purchasers taste. In all, the internal accommodation extends to about 1,670 sq ft.
Ground floor accommodation includes; kitchen with fitted units and electric range cooker, dining room with log burning stove, pantry, shower room with w.c. and wash basin and sitting room with traditional open fire.
First floor includes three double bedrooms, single bedroom and family bathroom with w.c. and wash basin. Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler located in the kitchen. The property has a mix of double and single glazed windows throughout.
The property is approached via a private shared driveway to a large courtyard area enclosed by the traditional buildings and the farmhouse to the north. A small garden encompasses the immediate east of the house bordered by a low stone wall and traditional outhouse. To the north and west are areas of orchards and additional land, which add to the amenity of the property.
Traditional buildings and planning consent
There is an extensive range of traditional buildings in a courtyard format, these benefit from planning consent for change of use from outbuildings to holiday accommodation / camping barns (Planning reference NYM/2019/0340/CU). Notwithstanding the planning consent, the buildings would also make the ideal location for a holiday cottage enterprise or indeed extending the accommodation of the current farmhouse.
Attached to the farmhouse is an extensive single storey stone built traditional building (1,265 sqft) The building has been re-roofed with pantiles. North of this range is a further stone built traditional farm building with a pantile roof. This again has potential for conversion subject to the necessary consents.
To the south is a large stone built double height barn (1,411 sgft) dating from 1880 and built in sandstone under a pantile roof, part with first floor. Attached to this building is a range of four stables which complete the courtyard.
There is obvious potential at the property for leisure and holiday development in what is such a beautiful setting in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
A pretty orchard and wooded area are included in the sale, adding to the amenity and seclusion, in all the property extends to about 1.14 acres.
Rights of way Easements and Wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way public and private whether specifically mentioned or not. The property will be granted a private right of way for agricultural and equestrian purposes along the access road, subject to a contribution of 33% towards the maintenance and repair. There will be no obligation on any party to improve the condition of the track beyond its current condition and surface. Should the use of the track be intensified through additional consented development, maintenance proportions may increase.
Mains electricity and water, with private drainage. The private drainage system is understood to be located in the land forming part of the sale. Appropriate rights to drain from the private drainage system across the vendors retained property will be granted subject to making good any damage done in maintaining or repairing the system. The provision of a phone line or broadband connection is unknown.
Subsidies and Grants
The land is not registered for any farm subsidy or stewardship schemes nor are any entitlements to such schemes included in the purchase.
Sporting rights are including in the sale, in so far as they are owned and subject to any lease agreements in place.
The mineral rights are reserved from the sale.
Health and Safety
Given the potential hazards we would ask you to be a vigilant as possible when inspecting the property for your own personal safety.
Square Footage: 1674 sq ft
Acreage: 1.14 Acres