The ultimate rural bolthole within a secluded location within the highly desirable North York Moors National Park
Murk Esk Cottage is located in a secluded valley between the pretty villages of Goathland, Egton and Grosmont which together provide pubs, village shops, post office, tea room and primary school all in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
The property is surrounded by some of the countys finest countryside in an area very popular with those passionate about the great outdoors.
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.
Murk Esk Cottage is a superbly positioned detached property with extensive outbuildings, woodland and a rare planning permission for the siting of eight caravans on the land for bed and breakfast accommodation. This provides an excellent opportunity to develop a leisure and tourism enterprise in the National Park. The cottage has spectacular views over the Murk Esk valley. Built in sandstone with a pantile roof the property requires a full renovation, but has a wealth of period features which could be enhanced and incorporated into a refurbishment. In all, the internal accommodation extends to about 2,155 sq ft. Ground floor accommodation includes; kitchen with traditional fireplace, utility / hall, dining room complete with large cast iron range, sitting room with traditional open fire and a w/c with wash basin. The first floor includes three double bedrooms, one single room and a large family bathroom comprising bath, w/c and wash basin. Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler located in the kitchen. The property is predominantly single glazed windows throughout. The property is approached by a private driveway leading to a parking area to the north. A small garden encompasses the north of the house bordered by a post and rail fence. To the south of the property is a large open garden with hedgerows, trees and traditional stone walls. Whilst this area is somewhat overgrown it could be made into a wonderful garden making the most of the views south, down the valley.
Attached to the east of the farmhouse are single storey stone built traditional farm buildings, under a pantile roof. These cattle byres have been used latterly as showers for the caravan bed and breakfast enterprise. This building provides storage space, but subject to the necessary consents, could be incorporated into the residential accommodation of the main house. To the north east is an off lying small stone barn with a pantile roof, latterly used as a store and attached dog kennel. To the east is what remains of a traditional stone barn being four walls only at waist height, but makes for an attractive walled garden area. In the southern extreme of the garden is a large traditional stone barn which has fallen in to a state of disrepair, this provides the most wonderful backdrop to the garden albeit being slightly overgrown.
Caravan Bed and Breakfast Planning Consent
The woodlands are interspersed with areas of clearings and open ground which have consent for the siting of eight caravans to provide bed and breakfast accommodation. Further details and conditions can be found via planning reference NYM/2011/0183/CU or by request from Savills York. This caravan siting consent, together with the traditional farm buildings, could be further developed (subject to consents) to provide a very interesting leisure / camping business ancillary to the main dwelling.
Surrounding the property to the south and west are wonderful woodlands with areas of clearings, these provide a wildlife area to be enjoyed with the property and add an extra dimension to its amenity and seclusion, the total sale area extends to about 8.5 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. There are public rights of way that pass through the property to the north, east and south of the farmhouse and wider curtilage. A mains water pipe and electricity line also pass through the land. The property will benefit from a private right of way for residential, agricultural, equestrian and holiday purposes along the access track coloured brown on the plan. Maintenance and repair of the lower section will be shared 50/50 with the vendor. From Murk Side House to the public highway the owner of Murk Esk Cottage will be required to contribute 33% of any maintenance costs of the access track. These provisions are to repair and maintain with no obligation on any party to improve the access beyond its current condition. Should the use of the track be intensified through additional consented development maintenance proportions may increase.
Health and Safety
Given the potential hazard we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the property for your own personal safety. No viewings of the traditional stone barn at the southern boundary of the garden will be permitted due to its unsafe nature.
Square Footage: 2155 sq ft
Acreage: 8.5 Acres