SUPERB RESIDENTIAL FARM WITHIN THE NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL PARK
Cherry Tree Farm sits on the eastern edge of the pretty village of Lockton, in an idyllic location within the North York Moors National Park. The village sits proudly overlooking the sweeping valleys and moorland to the north, forming a delightful back drop to the property's gardens and grounds from which to enjoy the undulating countryside of the national park. The village of Lockton is well located providing swift access to Pickering and the A170 with wider motorway connections. Cherry Tree Farm is particularly well placed to take advantage of the remarkable surrounding landscapes, moorland and historic villages within the North York Moors, whilst also being within close proximity to the coast. Local amenities include a historic church, two public houses within a mile, highly rated tearooms and bistro and an active community with the village hall regularly hosting a range of activities and social events.
Cherry Tree Farm is an attractive residential farm comprising a traditional farmhouse and partially renovated, attached cottage with planning consent for use as a holiday cottage. A courtyard of traditional farm buildings with development potential (subject to consents) lies to the north, along with a modern farm building suitable for equine, livestock or storage uses. This is all set within a ring fence of approximately 9 acres of amenity grassland. The property is perfectly suited for hobby agricultural, equestrian or amenity use.
Cherry Tree Farm has a notable history and is rumoured to have been the home of Oscar winner, Charles Laughton and also featured in The Runaways, a classic children's adventure film.
Dating back to the 1700s and constructed of stone beneath a pantile roof, the farmhouse is a wonderful, Grade II Listed property with a southerly aspect and gardens and grounds, sheltered by a courtyard of substantial traditional buildings. The accommodation consists of three large double bedrooms and a further bedroom, family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC to the first floor. A second bathroom housing the original, rectangular bath is still in situ adding a historical element rarely seen in a modern, renovated property. The ground floor comprises entrance hallway, kitchen with AGA, expansive sitting room, parlour, utility room, rear hallway, pantry and downstairs WC. A spacious, carpeted attic room with dual aspect, well suited to use as a home office or recreational space, offers further opportunity to extend the accommodation. The property has been beautifully restored over a period of time with care taken to preserve period features, including fire places, original doors, beams, floor boards, quarry tile flooring and flag stones. A tasteful, muted colour scheme has been chosen throughout to enhance the property in keeping with its age and character, creating a unique ambience.
To the rear of the property is a beautifully kept garden with stone flagged terrace and lawn. The property is heated via oil central heating and fitted with a new boiler.
Adjoining the house to the east was a traditional barn, with renovations begun to create a two bedroom, two bathroom dwelling with planning consent granted for use as a holiday cottage, offering a further income stream to the potential purchaser. Renovations include new windows, staircase, insulation and new heating system including underfloor heating. Upon completion, the holiday cottage could provide a useful additional income or annexe space for visiting guest.
Northeast of the farmhouse lies a courtyard of substantial, traditional farm buildings. Varying between single and double height and of stone construction under a pantile roof, they were formerly used for stabling and livestock housing. The majority of the timber doors and shutters have been replaced along with some internal joinery. There is also new guttering throughout. There is obvious potential to develop the buildings into additional residential or holiday accommodation (subject to consents).
To the rear, adjoining the courtyard is a modern, steel portal framed building providing additional storage which could be repurposed as American Barn style stabling or Livestock accommodation. The buildings in total extend to over 4,100 sq ft. Further east of the courtyard lie three kennels within the smallest field parcel, again of stone construction with a pantile roof.
The land is situated to the east of the farmhouse and in part undulates to the northern boundary making for a very attractive setting. A copse of mature trees lines part of the southern boundary which is formed by the road approaching Lockton from A169. Open fields flank the northern perimeter and the A169 borders the eastern edge of the land. The land is ideal for grazing or meadow purposes in connection with equestrian or livestock uses. The land includes a water trough and a separate direct access to the public highway.
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