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Church Cliff House, Filey Guide Price £895,000

Under Offer
  • House and garden
  • Drawing Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Office
  • Family Room
  • Entrance Hall
  • Entrance Hall
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Church Cliff House
  • Front Elevation
  • Aerial
  • Entrance
  • Garden
  • Paddock, Garden & Paddock

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A substantial Georgian residence of 4800 sq ft above Filey Bay and adjacent to St Oswald’s Church with formal grounds, paddock and outbuildings.

Entrance hall, 4 reception rooms, study, kitchen breakfast room, laundry room with walk-in pantry, cellars.
Master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms
Mature gardens, paddocks, field shelter, outbuildings, 2 garages, private parking

In all some 7 acres

Church Cliff House, Filey, North Yorkshire YO14 9ET

Church Cliff House dates back to 1799 and was built as a gentleman’s farmhouse on the site of a much earlier manor house. The only house on the north side of the ravine, this handsome property enjoys an elevated position high above Filey Bay and across the way from the Victorian seaside town. Historic St. Oswald’s Church - ‘easily the finest church in the north east corner of the East Riding’ according to Pevsner – flanks its eastern boundary.

Built in English brick with stone dressings and a hipped slate roof, this Georgian property has been skilfully refurbished and comes to the market having been owned by no more than three families in the last 120 years.

Distinguished grade II listed Georgian house
Large and versatile property - 5000 sq ft plus
Formal gardens, orchard and land
Period features include elegant room proportions, fireplaces, deep windows with original shutters, sweeping staircase
Bespoke, Stirling & Jones handmade kitchen units with Lacanche Range Cooker, Nero granite worktop, travertine stone floor, and a breakfast/living area overlooking the gardens
Adjacent to the kitchen is a fitted laundry room with walk-in pantry and access to the rear courtyard
Imposing drawing room of elegant proportions with marble fireplace and original shutters (20 ft x 20 ft)
Morning room catches the rising sun
Wide and spacious entrance hall with travertine floor
Impressive returning staircase with fabulous arched window on the half landing
Versatile bedroom layout – currently seven bedrooms, three with fitted wardrobes
Potential first floor annexe with its own staircase
Strolling distance from all the amenities of Filey

The private road leads to the wrought iron gates of Church Cliff House and beyond to the church. Within the gravel driveway lies a brick outbuilding accommodating two garages and two store rooms as well as a detached single garage. The front garden is largely laid to lawn and bounded by a high fence and mixed hedge.

The enclosed gardens and grounds lie predominantly behind the house. A sheltered York stone patio sits immediately outside the kitchen breakfast room and family room beyond which lies the formal garden. A central gravelled path, through parkland with a variety of trees leads to the far paddock.  To the western boundary of the property stone steps rise to a delightful walled garden, and within its part-Medieval mellow walls stands an established orchard, pond, herbaceous borders, vegetable beds, a potting shed and greenhouse.

Beyond the gardens and heading towards the cliff tops of the north Yorkshire Jurassic coastline are the fully fenced paddocks with a holding paddock and field shelter.  There is access via a five-bar gate at the end of the garden and a separate access from the Church Cliff Drive.

A path leads from the private rear courtyard to a single garage within a six-bay garage block.  This garage block sits within a large paved courtyard and has separate shared access from Church Cliff Drive, behind secure electric gates.  From the same courtyard is a communal utility space shared between Church Cliff House and the neighbouring Church Cliff Farm residential development.

Scarborough 8 miles, Malton 23 miles, York 41 miles, Beverley 34 miles, Hull 36 miles, M62 46 miles, A1M J45 56 miles, Leeds 65 miles (distances approximate)

Filey Bay was named as one of the UK’s best beaches in the TripAdvisor awards 2019 and voted Beach of the Year 2019 by The Sunday Times.  It has been a popular seaside town since its Victorian heyday but remains at heart a traditional fishing port. The town is dominated by the beautiful sandy beach which runs the length of the bay meeting Filey Brigg to the north, a rocky piece of land jutting out into the sea.  The area is famed for its coastal walks with Filey being at the end of the Cleveland Way, Centenary way and Yorkshire Wolds Way.

The town itself offers a wide range of amenities and Scarborough College is within easy driving distance.  Located just off the A165 coast road - connecting Hull to Scarborough - Filey is also within easy reach of the A64 for York and Leeds. Filey Railway Station has regular services to Scarborough and Hull, and from nearby Seamer Railway Station there are regular services to Malton and York. York offers first class links to London Kings Cross in under two hours, and there are regional airports at Humberside and Doncaster, and an international airport at Leeds Bradford.


Services: all mains services. Gas central heating served by three boilers.

Fixtures & fittings: Items mentioned in these particulars are included. Others may be made available separately.

Local authority: Scarborough District Council www.scarborough.gov.uk

From the roundabout at the top of Ravine Hill take the exit onto Church Cliff Drive.  Immediately turn right, following the signs to St Oswald’s Church.  The gates to Church Cliff House are some 50 yards away on your left.

Photographs and particulars: 2017 and July 2019.
NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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Name Location Type Distance
Filey YO14 9ET
County: North Yorkshire
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 02274

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