Landmark period house with unrivalled views of the North Yorkshire Heritage coast.
Entrance vestibule, staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/dining/living room, utility room, wc, cellar
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite, 1 jack & jill)
Second floor attic space
Double garage and workshop, summer house, gardens
In all some ¾ acre
Old Ridley, Church Lane, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4PN
This handsome, double-fronted, detached house enjoys glorious southerly views of the Heritage coast dominated by the dramatic Ravenscar headland. Old Ridley stands at the threshold of Fylingthorpe enjoying all the advantages of the village amenities but with a peaceful, elevated setting on the eastern edge of Fylingdales Moor. Constructed in the 1920s the house has enjoyed a long and happy tenure under the current owners, and is offered for sale for the first time in forty years.
• Detached 1920s family house standing within large, private gardens
• Breathtaking views from every window: to the front, uninterrupted sea views and the dramatic 600 ft cliffs of the Ravenscar headland; to the rear, the rising North York moors.
• Period house: original 1920s windows, internal doors and floors; bay windows; high ceilings and elegant room proportions; working fireplaces; stained glass window panels in the hall, fine turning staircase and dry cellar
• Wonderful 24 ft family-sized kitchen/dining/living room with multiple kitchen units, large kitchen island, wood-burning stove and side access to the garden. A large and well fitted utility room lies adjacent.
• Three large, bright reception rooms, two with deep bay windows presenting southerly views that never fail to impress
• Double doors from the broad first floor landing open to a former balcony with sea views - easily reinstated.
• Four generously sized bedrooms with outstanding views and three bathrooms, all with underfloor heating
• Potential to create additional bedroom or living space in the large attic
• The garden summer house is a room with a view; its terrace provides a perfect spot for al fresco dining
• Within a thriving village with shops and facilities, close to Whitby
The property and drive is accessed from a side lane with double timber gates that open to the gravelled drive, parking area and double garage and workshop (built February 2011) with up-and-over electric doors, power and light. A broad stone path wraps around the house linking to the summer house and principal house. A stone building with slate roof, it was converted in 2009, has power and enjoys glorious views from the south and east elevations. The garden itself is walled, mostly laid to lawn with some shrubs and mature planting on its border, and rhododendron bushes to the front. It rises gently away from the house. A strip of woodland lies on the northern boundary providing additional privacy.
Robin Hood’s Bay 1 mile, Whitby 4 miles, Scarborough 16 miles, Durham Tees Airport 45 miles. (Distances approximate)
A short stroll brings you to Fylingthorpe village which has excellent facilities including a village shop, butcher, church, bus, local inn serving food and Fyling Hall School (a post office can be found just over a mile away). From Old Ridley a footpath takes you over the fields to the historic village of Robin Hood's Bay with its steep and winding cobbled streets and lovely bay; above is the coastal footpath on the Cleveland Way and Fylingdales Moor. The thriving town of Whitby lies ten minutes’ drive away with the supermarkets lying on the easily accessible southern side of the town.
Services: Mains gas, electricity, drainage. Gas central heating (new boiler fitted 2015).
Fixtures & fittings: Items mentioned in these particulars are included. Others may be made available separately
Local authority: Scarborough District Council 01723 232323. North York Moors National Park Authority.
Directions: on the B1447 Whitby Road, take the right turn signposted Fylingthorpe ¾ mile on to Church Lane and Old Ridley can be found some half a mile on the right hand side just before the road turns and dips steeply down to the village.
Photographs and particulars: September 2019
NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.