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Littlebeck, Near Whitby
- Idyllic Residential Smallholding
- Beautifully Located
- Modernised Character Property set in 5 Acres
- Three Reception Rooms
- Three Bedrooms
- Range of Outbuildings and Stable Block
Stray Head Farm embodies the definition of a tucked away rural idyll. Set down a lengthy private drive with meadow land to either side the house itself lies nestled down at the bottom and is surrounded by landscaped garden and grounds to all sides. Occupying a wonderfully sheltered spot the property is still elevated to allow for a lovely outlook over the Esk Valley and is set in over 5 acres in total.
Over the last 25 years Stray Head Farm has been thoroughly renovated and extended enlarging the original farmhouse into a range of traditional dressed stone buildings. The result being a property which provides exceptionally well presented and maintained accommodation with a flexible layout of rooms which could be adapted to suit any buyer. Many of the rooms benefit from a dual aspect, allowing them to be especially bright and sunny and also able to take in views looking down the Esk Valley towards Whitby, or across towards Littlebeck.
The accommodation amounts to approx. 1,800. square feet and comprises the following. To the ground floor, entrance hall with cloakroom and ground floor bedroom, smart modern breakfast kitchen with walk in pantry, bright and airy living room with windows to the front and rear and a door opening onto the raised grass terrace at the rear. Dining room with beamed ceiling and a cosy sitting room with garden room off to the front. A large utility room lies to the far end of the ground floor and could provide scope to create further sleeping accommodation. If required. The first floor provides three bedrooms, two of which are fair sized doubles and a refitted shower room.
The property is set within 5.7 acres, or this 3.7 acres amounts to pasture and grassland, making the property well suited for those with equestrian or small holding interests. Enhancing this appeal are a range of practical and useful buildings which include a substantial concrete block work agricultural building, traditional pole barn and timber stable block. Although Stray Head’s situation offers peace and tranquillity as well as the opportunity for excellent outdoor activities, the town of Whitby lies only 5 miles distant where good local amenities can be found.
The property is located in a quiet, rural position in open countryside yet is within only 5 miles of the popular coastal town of Whitby. The village of Sleights provides the nearest services including school, public house, fish and chips, butchers, bakery and village shop / post office.
The traditional sea port of Whitby is a fascinating mix of eclectic shops and high quality restaurants, at the centre of the Heritage Coast and surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North York Moors National Park. It has featured in many television dramas and most famously in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Whitby is popular for general tourists but in particular with walkers and cyclists.
The historic City of York is around 40 miles distant and provides a further large range of services and amenities including a mainline train station providing links to London and Edinburgh within 2 hours.