£795,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Cropton, Pickering


An Imposing Country Residence with Development Potential
Set in approximately 7 acres of the North York Moors National Park

Main Residence -

8/9 Bedrooms

6 Reception Rooms


Numerous Storage Rooms

Adjoining Former Coach House -

Dining Kitchen

Sitting Room

Master Bedroom EnSuite

Three Further Bedrooms, Bathroom

Planning Permission -

Guest Rooms

Holiday Letting Cottage

Activity Centre

Approximating 7 Acres

Cropton is situated on the southern fringe of the North York Moors National Park and is a community of farms, smallholdings and traditional houses and cottages only 5 minutes drive from the main A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road. This in turn gives quick and easy access to the market towns of Pickering and Kirkbymoorside to which Cropton is dependant for most of its every day amenity, although does have its own thriving village pub. The village is situated in the heart of great walking country and is surrounded by forestry and moorland. Its nearest train station is in Malton some 15 miles away where a direct service to York gives access to the Intercity London to Edinburgh service.

Sutherland Lodge is some 5 miles North East of Cropton and can be found ‘off the beaten track’ down a forestry Commision road. Sutherland Lodge is a former Victorian Hunting Lodge believed to date back to 1890. Built of Sandstone under a slate roof this striking Country House has splendid far reaching views over its own land, the adjoining forests and rolling countryside beyond. In recent years the property was used as an Activity Centre and then bought by a Private Owner who started a serious program of refurbishment with a view to producing guest rooms and a holiday let. This dream has been partially realised in the alterations and could be seen through to completion. The main residence has had its second floor altered to offer 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a ‘bunk’ room. The first floor has been arranged but not completed to offer a further 4 ensuite bedrooms. The Ground floor can be adapted to a purchasers requirements but offers atleast 6 reception rooms, 2 of which are quite sizeable ‘barn-like’ spaces. There are also storage rooms that flank these that could be utilised in many differing ways. Adjoining is a former coach house that has been renovated to offer a Dining Kitchen, Sitting room, 4 bedrooms (master en suite) and a house

Services: Mains electricity is connected. Connection to private drains. Water from a private borehole. Central heating is connected to not only oil fired boilers but also has the option of electrical boilers and air source heat exchangers. There is the provision for solar panel water heating. Telephone connection subject to the usual British Telecom Regulations.

Council Tax: We are informed by Ryedale District Council that this property falls in Band A

Tenure: We are advised by the Vendor that the property is freehold and that vacant possession will be given upon completion.

Viewing Arrangements: Strictly by prior appointment through the Agents Messrs Rounthwaite & Woodhead, Market Place, Pickering. Telephone: 01751 472800/430034.

Directions: Arriving at the village of Cropton travel past the Pub on the left hand side and then take the next right turn onto the village main street. Continue out of the village, bearing right and travel approximately 4 miles down the road. The Forestry commision lane is one the left hand side, signposted Sutherland and has a metal memorial bench before the turn off. Continue down this track for little under a mile. The drive for Sutherland Lodge is on the right hand side. Postcode: YO18 8ET

Planning Permissions: The following planning Permissions have been granted by the North York Moors National Parks - Planning Numbers: NYM/2012/0529/FL, NYM/2008/0338/FL. 303100559.

Also the planning gives approval for Stabling and cycling (two stables and a tack room), Spa Building, Pavillion, 4 Dog Kennels.

Messrs Rounthwaite & Woodhead for themselves and their vendors and lessors whose agents they are give notice that these particulars are produced in good faith, set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No person employed by Messrs Rounthwaite & Woodhead has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. The dimensions in the sales particulars are approximate only and the accuracy of any description cannot be guaranteed. Reference to machinery, services and electrical goods does not indicate that they are in good or working order. All reference to prices and rents etc. exclude VAT which may apply in some cases.