Guide price £320,000 For Sale

Bondgate, Helmsley

A pretty stone cottage with a garden and garage in this popular market town

Entrance Hall



EPC Rating D

Sitting Room

Rear Porch

Outside Annex/Bedroom 3



2 Double Bedrooms

Shower Room

Pretty Cottage Garden

Situated in the heart of this popular and picturesque Market Town lie the 'Twelve Apostles', nos. 27-49 (odd) Bondgate, former estate workers cottages once belonging to the Duncombe Park Estate. The cottages were built around 1850 and thought to have been designed by the great architect, Sir Charles Barry. In 2009 they became Listed Grade II for their high degree of architectural interest.

Built of stone under a Welsh slate roof, No. 49 is situated at the end of the terrace having private, footpath access from front to rear. The Vendor, who lives abroad, has occupied the property as a holiday retreat during the English Summer for the past 36 years. Whilst fixtures and fittings are dated in parts, this attractive well maintained cottage could continue as a holiday home or a secure comfortable retirement property located just a short distance from the town centre. Heating is via a Worcester gas boiler in the kitchen and the windows (installed before the listing and with National Park consent) are double glazed.

A former outbuilding has been transformed into a delightful additional bedroom with built-in cupboards, shower, wash basin and toilet ideal for extra guests. From the rear courtyard garden there is footpath access through a wooden hand gate leading to yard belonging to the Duncombe Park Estate over which both No. 49 and the neighbouring properties have access. Here there is a stone and pantile garage belonging to the subject property with vehicular access coming off Carlton Lane.

The pretty cottage garden in front of the property provides a wealth of colour during the Spring and Summer months.

Services: Mains water, electricity and gas are connected. Connection to mains drains. Gas central heating.

Council Tax: We are informed by North Yorkshire Council that this property falls in band C .

Tenure: We are advised by the Vendor that the property is freehold and that vacant possession will be given upon completion. There is no onward chain.

Viewing Arrangements: Strictly by prior appointment through the Agents Messrs Rounthwaite & Woodhead, 26 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside. Tel: 01751 430034.

Helmsley of the most sought after towns in Ryedale with a weekly market on a Friday and an array of shops providing important every day amenities as well as good eateries, craft shops, boutiques and well stocked delicatessens. Helmsley lies at the foot of the North York Moors National Park along the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road. Places of interest include Duncombe Park Grounds, Helmsley Castle & Walled Garden and Helmsley Art Centre popular for its film programmes, theatre productions, art exhibitions and workshops. The abbeys of Rievaulx, Byland and Ampleforth are nearby.