• A 1 bedroom, mid-terrace cottage
  • Set in one of the old yards off Church Street in the heart of the old town
  • Yard to the rear with shed
  • Sunny south facing terrace to the front
  • Would make a wonderful bolt hole or holiday let
  • GUIDE PRICE: £130,000 - £150,000

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Set in a yard, just off Church Street, near to the foot of the 199 steps leading up to the Abbey, this 1 bedroom cottage will make a wonderful bolt hole and could be a lucrative holiday let.

From the steps rising up through Bensons Yard, an entrance door opens into...

Entrance Hall: with a window to the front and stairs rising up to the first floor. From the hallway doorways open into the kitchen and ...

Lounge: 14'4 x 11'4 (into recess) With a broad bow window facing south to the front onto the patio, the lounge has a beamed ceiling and a traditional painted slate fireplace with tiled hearth and inner and a gas living flame fire unit. There are wall mounted pine display shelves in the recesses to either side of the fireplace and an open hatch through to the kitchen. Fitted carpet and central heating radiator.

Kitchen: 12'6 x 5'8 The kitchen has a window and a glazed external door opening to the rear yard, a beamed ceiling and is fitted with a modern suite of cabinets including base and wall units in an oak effect under laminate worktops. Fittings include a stainless steel sink unit, electric oven and hob, concealed fridge and freezer. Tiled floor and spot lighting.

1st Floor
A stair rises to a landing where there is a recessed airing cupboard and a hatch to the loft void as well as doors opening to...

Bedroom: 14'4 x 11'9 (overall) A double bedroom with a broad south facing window to the front and 2 ranges of built-in pine wardrobes / cupboards including housing the central heating boiler. Fitted carpet and central heating radiator.

Shower Room: 5'11 x 4'9 Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a quadrant shower cubicle and a pedestal wash basin. A window faces out to the rear overlooking Kiln Yard. Vinyl flooring, part tiled walls and central heating radiator.

Separate WC: with window to the front and low flush WC suite.

Loft: 18'1 x 6'6 (between purlins) A folding wood loft ladder is fixed to the hatch giving access to the boarded storage loft with electric light.

At the front of the property is a small, south facing, terraced seating area, part bounded by a brick wall. The main external area lies to the rear in Kiln Yard and is accessed from the kitchen. The yard is part covered with a raised deck and there is a wooden storage shed.


Viewing: Viewings by appointment. All interested parties should discuss this property, and in particular any specific issues that might affect their interest, with the agent's office prior to travelling or making an appointment to view this property.

Directions: From our offices, head through the town centre, across the swing bridge before turning left onto the cobbled section of Church Street. Walk along the street past Monks Haven Tea Room and the Market Square on your left hand side and continue along past the old chapel until the road narrows. Just beyond here is a doorway on your right hand side with a sign in it 'Bensons Yard'. Turn right up here and follow underneath the houses into the yard, where steps eventually lead up to No.7. See also location plans.

Method of Sale: For sale by public auction on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (unless sold before hand) at Whitby Rugby Club, White Leys Road, Whitby, YO21 3PB. A separate auction catalogue is available on request from the selling agents giving more detailed information.

Tenure: The property is understood to be held long leasehold on a 999 year lease dated from 1638 freehold. Further details are in the legal pack.

Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. The property has gas central heating with the boiler located in a cupboard in the bedroom.

Planning Authority: Scarborough Borough Council. Tel: 01723 232323.The property is a grade II listed building and lies within the town Conservation Area.

Vendor's Solicitor: Mr Richard Evans, Colin Brown & Kidson Solicitors, 5 Wellington Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire. YO21 2BH. Telephone: 01947 603391

Council Tax Banding: The cottage is assessed as band B - £1,490 payable for 2019-20 (verbal enquiry only). Scarborough Borough Council . Tel: 01723 232323.

Post Code: YO22 4DQ.

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