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Fylingholm, Boggle Hole, Whitby

Offers In Excess Of £800,000

5 bedroom house

Remarkable period coastal house with garden and glorious sea views

Fylingholm is situated in the National Park and is a perfect blend of late Victorian and Arts & Crafts architectural styles. The house stands alone, a mile or so down a winding country lane that descends to the cove at Boggle Hole. This North Sea bay between Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar is known for its fossils, Whitby jet and fascinating history. The date of the property, 1899, is carved in ornamental brickwork above the original front door.

Fylingholm has been sold only a handful of times since it was first built by Mr Byles, a newspaper proprietor from Bradford. This treasured family home is now offered for sale for the first time in nearly 50 years

Entrance vestibule, hallway, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, garden room, studio

5 bedrooms, bathroom

Off street parking, garden, covered log store, shed

Separate band of woodland

In all some 0.8 acres

  • Detached three storey house
  • Surrounded on all sides by established gardens
  • Family sized accommodation of more than 2250 sq ft
  • Period and character features throughout
  • Glorious sea views from most aspects
  • Additional slice of land across the lane
  • Strolling distance to the bay on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast
  • Comfortable walk along the beach to Robin Hood’s Bay and further to remoter beaches
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A small drive with parking for two cars lies just off the country lane. The house is sheltered by an imposing Corsican Pine tree and the garden is bounded by a mature beech hedge along the south-east edge, both original to the house. An ornate brick path leads through the mature garden to the front door. There is an oil tank in the drive and a sheltered brick log/coal store attached to the house. The well-established garden is bounded on three sides by a Hawthorn hedge, has lawns and flowerbeds providing year-round interest as well as magnificent views of the surrounding country and sea.

On the opposite side of Bridgeholm Lane is an additional enclosed slice of land that falls within the curtilage. This south-facing bank is well wooded with oak, hazel and apple trees and a network of green pathways. For fifty years at least, no chemicals or weedkiller has been used on any of the land belonging to the house.


Fylingthorpe 2 miles, Robin Hood’s Bay 2½ miles, Whitby 7 miles, Scarborough 16 miles, York 50 miles

Bridgeholm Lane runs off the Moors between Stoupe Beck and Butchers Beck to Boggle Hole itself, where local fore lore has it inhabited by benign fairy-folk known as ‘boggles’. This old smuggler’s inlet has a water mill, recently restored and developed into a youth hostel, café and bar. The lane itself was featured in AS Byatts award-winning novel ‘Possession’ where it is described as abundant with wild flowers along its length; this still holds true. As well as the obvious attraction of strolling on the beach there is an abundance of walking, cycling and horse riding routes in the immediate area including the disused Whitby to Scarborough railway line. Also local are three famous walks: The Cleveland Way that runs along the cliff path, the Coast to Coast walk that terminates at nearby Robin Hoods Bay and the moorland Lyke Wake Walk that terminates at nearby Ravenscar.

The neighbouring village of Fylingthorpe leads to Robin Hoods Bay and has a range of amenities including shops, pubs, churches and a primary school. Fylinghall School, an independent co-educational school, is situated in the countryside between the property and the village. A wider range of amenities can be found at the thriving seaside town of Whitby, just a short drive to the north.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: Exempt as Grade II listed

Services & Systems: Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating. Private drainage.

Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Local Authority: North Yorkshire Council

Money Laundering Regulations: Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers are required to produce identification documents in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations. Your co-operation with this is appreciated and will assist with the smooth progression of the sale.

Directions: Fylingholm can be found on Bridge Holm Lane on the left hand side, some half a mile up from Boggle Hole car park. ///tidal.upwards.bars

Photographs, particulars and showreel: Summer 2023 and April 2024

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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