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Eastgate, Pickering

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A most unusual character town house with scope to extend and a useful range of 13 outbuildings


Sitting Room


Dining Kitchen



Three Bedrooms

Study/Bedroom 4


Hobby Room

Row of Stables

Games Room

Range of Outbuildings

Garage/The Forge

Large Workshop

Self Contained Garden Cabin



EPC Rating D

Potential for Annexe

The Old Forge (49) stands boldly along a section of the A170 that runs through Pickering known as Eastgate. This tree lined avenue is just a short stroll from the amenity of the town centre and is made up of mostly older period properties. The Old Forge, as the name suggests comes with a wealth of history believed to date back to the 1700's and behind its wooden coach gates, the now courtyard, was once a street that saw ironmongery and mill stone production. In fact part of the property was previously a separate dwelling no.48 .

Over more recent years The Old Forge has been updated yet offers accommodation that has retained much of its character. The current owners have adapted the inside space to suit their own specific family needs whilst exhibiting their artistic flair. The main cottage consists of an entrance that extends to a good sized sitting room, toilet, a dining kitchen and a snug with log burning stove. A cellar with limited head height is also accessed from the hall. Upstairs on split levels there are three double bedrooms, a single fourth bedroom/study, a spacious house bathroom and a separate second toilet.

However the versatility of this accommodation is such, that a large (27ft long) barn has been converted into a hobby room with glazed bi-fold doors and although currently used for a workshop, with its log burning stove might just as easily (with planning consent) convert to additional living space or an annexe. This is made even more attractive by the range of outbuildings and stables that adjoin this space to its northern gable. Yet more outbuildings share the courtyard including a good stone and pantile garage (previously the Forge) as well as a spacious workshop with gantry crane. A wooden gate opens into a well stocked secret garden with a uPVC summer house and a cleverly designed, self contained cabin with log burning stove, kitchen area and shower.

Location: Pickering is an attractive market town situated along the A170, Thirsk to Scarborough road. It is a short drive to the east coast and to the surrounding market towns of Helmsley and Malton. Malton has a train station with regular links to the City of York and services beyond. Pickering has an active Monday Street market, a good selection of shops, schools for all ages and amenities which include doctors surgery, dentists, vets and library.

Services: Mains water, electricity and gas are connected. Connection to mains drains. Gas fired central heating. Telephone connection subject to the usual British Telecom Regulations.

Council Tax: We are informed by Ryedale District Council that the property is a Band D

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

Note: This property is Grade II Listed

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

Directions: Travelling into Pickering in a Northerly direction along the A169, take the 3rd exit at the (Forest & Vale Hotel) roundabout on to the A170 heading East. Travel approximately 500 yards with the Old Forge (49) being on the left hand side indicated by a Rounthwaite & Woodhead 'For Sale' board.