Superb established holiday cottage business with distinctive event space presenting the ability to develop a wider offering and increased revenue.
Sands Farm Cottages offers an extensive and well developed holiday cottage complex with characterful residential accommodation and wonderful event and dining space. The property includes a three bedroom family home and seven holiday cottages which have been created through gradual and high quality conversion from stone farm buildings and a former Methodist Chapel.
Set within the small village of Wilton, close to the pretty village of Thornton-le-Dale, the property is ideally positioned to take advantage of the established local tourist market and lies very close to the North York Moors National Park and East Coast attractions.
Attractions nearby include Dalby Forest, Flamingo Land, Eden Camp, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Castle Howard, the historic market town of Pickering and coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Robin Hoods Bay.
Sands Farm House
The principal house at Sands Farm sits close to the entrance and extends to three first floor large double bedrooms, with a dining kitchen and living room with log burning stove on the ground floor. The property incorporates many period features and makes for an attractive residence for an owner or manager. There is scope to increase the owners living accommodation, which is currently divided providing a separate one bedroom disabled access holiday cottage at the rear. If this was reincorporated there is versatility to provide a larger family home.
Seven characterful holiday cottages of varying size which have been subject to a rolling schedule of refurbishment and upgrading works and comprising one 4 bedroom cottage, two 3 bedroom cottages, two 2 bedroom cottages and two 1 bedroom cottages. Each cottage is individual in character with beamed ceilings and feature stone walls with five cottages having open fires. Chapel Lodge, Fuchsia, Poppy, Rose and Daisy Cottages each have private hot tubs and gardens whilst Honeysuckle and Jasmine have a communal hot tub situated in a shared courtyard. All the cottages are available for short breaks during off peak periods and last minute during peak periods ,often booked together for large groups.
Fuschia and Poppy Cottages both cottages have one double bedroom each with a king size four poster bed. Both have a private garden with hot tub seating up to 4 people. Fuchsia Cottage is designed to accommodate guests with mobility difficulties with level access and an ensuite wetroom.
Daisy Cottage, refurbished in 2023 is situated adjoining the north side of the house, this cottage is spacious with two doubles and one twin bedroom, all with ensuites. Daisy Cottage has a private garden and hot tub.
Chapel Lodge, the largest cottage also refurbished in 2023, with two double rooms and two twin rooms, all with ensuite shower rooms, one with bath. Chapel Lodge is a detached property with a private garden, patio and hot tub.
Situated around a courtyard with a communal patio and hot tub are Honeysuckle and Jasmine Cottages. Rose Cottage, a three bedroom cottage with a double bedroom with ensuite, two twin bedrooms and a communal bathroom.
Honeysuckle and Jasmine Cottage, both cottages sleep 4 guests with a king size room on the ground floor and a twin bedroom in the eaves. Each cottage has a ground floor bathroom with large hot tub seating 8 people.
Rocking Horse Barn
The vendors have created a unique stylish venue space, currently utilised for events and parties. This has been developed from a large portal frame building, with large windows and double height open to the eaves, it is a superb addition to the property and business. The facility also includes a bar, commercial kitchen, WC and disabled WC. The venue can seat up to 50 people.
The current owners use Rocking Horse Barn for one off events and regular cuisine nights, occasional live music, beer, wine and whiskey tasting events. The space is often booked by group visitors to the property for family events and could be further developed to offer an more formal café or food and beverage offering to serve guests and visitors alike.
This recreation building is sited between the Cottages and The Rocking Horse Barn, the building is a timber construction and includes a range of entertainment and games for visitors use.
Additional Buildings and Car Parking
To the rear of the property there are further service buildings for the business and car parking.
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