Monday 30 September 2019

Two Yorkshire near-coast homes to renovate

I'm currently between homes. Or more accurately, we've just bought a temporary do-upper while we sell the house we've been rebuilding for the past six years and look for what, we hope, will be our final wreck.
As marvellous George likes to put it, our "forever" home.
Personally, I'm not a fan of the word 'forever' being put in front of anything. Particularly something so dependent on market vagaries and family stability as a property. But the idea of settling somewhere for longer than a decade definitely has appeal right now.
Anyway, back to why we're here.
I've been looking around North and East Yorkshire this week in terms of potential do-uppers and wanted to show you these two finds.
Starting with this handsome out-grown family home (top and below) in the Yorkshire village of Hunmanby, a couple of miles from Filey and the coast.
Grade II listed, detached, four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs; three reception rooms and a chunky kitchen downstairs.

Lovely period details, an awful lot of de-cluttering to do and, underneath it all, remedial works that aren't really specified. My guess is there's been a disappointing damp survey.
I can tell you as a frequent cellar owner that there is never any point in trying to ignore that a cellar is damp - whatever you spend, water will out - we've just got bad at working with that reality.

But back to Prospect House.
It's a beautiful space, lovely big rooms, secluded (walled garden and parking area) and lots of potential for anyone looking to live close to the coast and in a position to bypass a mortgage.

On the market through DMA at £230k. Details and more pictures here and here.
My next choice is rather less pretty (depending on your perspective) but a fantastic opportunity for someone able to take on a bigger remodelling project.

Two semi-detached houses on the market together so potentially one three or four-bedroom detached home in a pretty bit of North Yorkshire close to the more popular (and pricier) Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Staithes.
The houses are on the edge of Skelton-in-Cleveland with lovely views over the village and surrounding landscape.

Each has two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, with kitchen and a couple of reception rooms downstairs.
No 9 East Parade seems to have had some work done already - the lounge and dining have been knocked through and opened up into the kitchen and the bathroom looks like it's been replastered.

The back of the properties is a bit of a boxy mess and personally I'd rebuild that - not least to make more of those views.
The garden needs rethinking too but is a decent size - and the drive and parking area to the side of No. 7 is a bonus.
On the market through the unfortunately-named Grimwood Estates at offers over £110k for the lot. Details and more pictures here and here.