6 bedroom period style sandstone house
Subject to Agricultural Occupancy Condition
Modern farm buildings and stables
40 acres organic grassland
4 acres of woodland
Free running beck on the south western boundary
Island Farm is a traditional property extending to some 47 acres comprising a fine house, gardens, outbuildings and about 40 acres of organic grassland and 4 acres of woodland. The house was built by the current owners\' parents in 1967/8, and offers excellent flexible accommodation.
To the ground floor is the well proportioned drawing room overlooking the front garden, with oak flooring with pine inset and wooden fireplace featuring a Nestor Martin Harmony 33 multi fuel log burner. Adjacent is the dining room, with oak flooring and a fine bay window looking south over the gardens.
A Milners safe is situated under the stairs.
The ground floor bedroom could easily become an additional reception room.
The first floor currently offers 5 bedrooms, all en suite, and a wonderful snooker room with views towards Harwood Dale Forest. The master bedroom has a dressing room, currently used as an office, and its own bathroom. The first floor rooms could be reconfigured to create better proportioned bedroom space and bathrooms.
The house has been used as a bed & breakfast and is managed by the current owners. The majority of bookings taken are repeat visitors.
Grounds & Garden
The house is approached along a drive (shared with Island Cottage) to the back of the house, where there is a turning circle and parking. To the front of the house is the extensive lawned
garden leading to a pond and all-weather tennis court. There is also a productive orchard, vegetable garden and greenhouse.
There is a double general purpose steel portal frame barn with 4 bays, part currently used to store hay, which has 5 loose boxes. Adjoining the main barn is a further building offering a loft, garage and workshop. In addition there is a separate steel portal hay barn.
To the east of the house is the former silage pit with concrete base.
The farmland comprises a ring fenced block of Grade 3 grassland extending to approximately 40 acres. The land has been registered as organic with the Organic Farmers & Growers since 1st May 1999. The grassland is separated into 8 fields with a water supply to each enclosure.
The land is classified as being situated in the Disadvantaged Area and is currently subject to an Organic Entry Level Stewardship Agreement, which expires on 28th February 2011.
Staintondale is a peaceful village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and the beautiful Yorkshire coastline. The Village Shop and Post Office is within half a mile of the farm.
Cloughton is the next closest village, with church and choice of public houses. The popular seaside town of Scarborough has further amenities, theatres, sport and leisure facilities, a range of
schools and private schools . The historic port of Whitby offers a variety of shops, facilities, schools and tourist destinations.
The A171 provides good access to Scarborough, Whitby and Teesside, whilst the A64 provides access to York, Leeds and the south. The train station at Scarborough has frequent direct
links to York, Leeds and Hull.