Savills | Hackness, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0JU | Property for sale
3,062 sq ft(284.47 sq m)
Guide price £950,000

HacknessScarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0JU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Four superb reception rooms
  • Generous office room
  • Potential paddock with triple stable block
  • Extensive mature gardens surrounded by stunning countryside
  • Private and secluded location about seven miles from Scarborough.

A charming five bedroom period country residence surrounded by picturesque countryside within the North York Moors National Park.

About this property

  • Lowdales Cottage is an idyllic Grade II listed property nestled in a peaceful and picturesque rural hamlet of three houses within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

    This period property dates back to the 17th Century and has been sympathetically enhanced by the current owners, extending to just over 3,000 square feet of beautifully appointed, character filled accommodation. The ground floor is approached through an original hardwood door into a welcoming entrance hall with flagged stoned flooring and exposed stone walls, with a glazed door at the other end leading to the garden.

    The sitting room is an original part of the house with flag stone flooring which continues throughout most of the ground floor rooms. There is a log burner with original stone fireplace, exposed beams and salt cupboard, and the staircase which incorporates original panelling. This leads to a generous principal bedroom which has a wonderful view of the garden and a few steps lead up to the en suite bathroom. Two further double bedrooms and a shower room can be found on this floor.

    The dining room on the ground floor adjoins the kitchen which has bespoke units designed and created by Hovingham Interiors with granite worktops and an Aga, there is an additional breakfast area off the kitchen including a separate utility room/pantry. Through double doors is an attractive oak framed garden room with double doors onto a patio area and views to the banks of the garden and woodland beyond. A glass walkway links the main house to the spacious family room with a vaulted beamed ceiling and three sets of French doors opening out to the rear garden. Beyond the family room the current owners have created a significant office with bespoke handmade units and shelving, the addition of two sets of folding doors making a light and bright room, which could be used as a guest bedroom. Above the family room there are two double bedrooms with eaves storage and a shower room.

    Externally the house is approached via an adopted road with two fords and then a private drive to double electric gates on to a gravelled drive with ample of parking for a number of vehicles. A separate stable block lies adjacent to the paddock (about 0.7 acre).

    The delightful grounds covers about 2.28 acres incorporating Lowdales Beck, a mature woodland, a paddock area and gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with mature hedges, trees and stone raised beds all with spectacular views to Whisper dales and Silpho. The owners have created an open stone summer house and a storage room with electrics.

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The setting for this home is magical, with a cosy yet spacious home it is a rare find indeed.

Ed StoyleProperty agent

Local information

  • Lowdales is an unspoilt and beautiful valley about one and half miles north from the village of Hackness, set at the head of the Forge Valley in the North York Moors National Park and ideal for outdoor pursuits such as walking, fell running and mountain biking. Lowdales is well situated for the coastal towns and villages including Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Filey and the market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley.
  • Hackness has a long standing tennis club, a church, village hall and a primary school (Ofsted Good, June 2021). Scalby village is about four miles to the east with a general store, bistro, pubs, churches, tennis courts, community hall as well as rugby/squash club, supermarket, doctor's and dentist surgeries.
  • Scarborough is a popular seaside resort on the Yorkshire Coast, about seven miles away. The town has an array of amenities including restaurants and shops, supermarkets, as well as an open air theatre, Spa complex, art gallery, sea life centre, cricket club, castle and the famous Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. There are a number of festivals hosted by the town throughout the year.
  • The area has a range of schools including Scarborough Sixth Form College (Ofsted Good, January 2020) and St. Augustine's R C School (Academy), Scalby School (Academy). Independent schools on offer are Scarborough College and Bramcote Junior School (about eight and half miles), Fyling Hall School (about 14 miles). York offers further boarding schools The Mount, St Peter's and Bootham.
  • The railway station within the town has regular services to Malton and York, some trains ending in Liverpool. There are direct trains from York to London King's Cross with some journeys taking less than two hours to Kings Cross. It is possible to board the train from Seamer Railway Station, about eight miles south of Lowdales. The A64 give access to York (about 41 miles) with links to the A1(M).
  • The historic market town of Pickering (about 18 miles)has a number of public houses, supermarkets, leisure and sport facilities, local independent shops and cafes as well as a 13th century castle, the North York Moors steam railway and a museum.
  • Please note all distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold