A WONDERFULLY SITUATED AND MODERNISED PERIOD FARMHOUSE WITH ADJACENT COTTAGE AND RADITIONAL BARNS WITH POTENTIAL FOR CONVERSION (SUBJECT TO PLANNING) AND ALL WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OVER FARNDALE
Monket House comprises the former farmstead of an agricultural holding situated in a superb elevated position on the western edge of the renowned valley of Farndale over which there are panoramic views in this spectacular part of the countryside. In nearby Church Houses there is a well regarded public house and a church, whilst a wide range of local services are available in the nearby market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and Pickering.
There are many natural attractions in the area and the North York Moors National Park offers many miles of hill walking and outstanding scenery to enjoy. Attractions in the area include the North York Moors Steam Railway based at Pickering and in and around the nearby Howardian Hills (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), lie the mansion houses of Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall, the ecclesiastical ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and castles at Helmsley, Pickering and Scarborough. In addition, the City of York with its City walls and superb Minster lies about 37 miles away to the south.
Believed to date from the middle of the 19th Century and constructed of attractive mellow stone elevations under a pantile roof with coped gables and stone windowsills, Monket House is a prime example of local vernacular architecture at its best. The accommodation is spacious and has been recently renovated to a high standard and now offers potential purchasers the opportunity to put their own stamp on this wonderfully situated property from where there are quite outstanding views over Farndale. The accommodation is extensive with three reception rooms, a fitted Kitchen with oil fired Aga and of particular note is the large second floor Bedroom Suite to include an ensuite Bathroom and two Dressing Rooms. The accommodation is well presented and has the benefit of UPVC double glazed windows virtually throughout, two wood burning stoves, many panelled pine doors with matching architraves around and panelled reveals to the ground floor Sitting Room window.
Monket Cottage. An imaginative conversion of a former single storey traditional range from where there are quite outstanding views over Farndale which may best be appreciated from a purpose built verandah to the rear of the property. The centrepiece of the accommodation is perhaps the Sitting Room which is open to the ridge and features exposed timbers and a brick fireplace on a stone hearth housing a wood burning stove. There are two Bedrooms (one with ensuite Shower Room) and a House Bathroom. The property is unencumbered thereby making it eminently suitable for either permanent occupation by an owner occupier or alternatively for letting purposes if required.
Adjoining Monket Cottage and completing the eastern side of the courtyard is a substantial traditional stone and pantile barn being open to the ridge with exposed structural timbers and housing the Biomass boiler. Completing the picture is a further traditional barn forming the northern side of the courtyard which is currently given over to garaging and stabling but which has potential for conversion to further accommodation (subject to planning and other consents).
In all about 3.75 acres.
THE BIOCOM BIOMASS BOILER
A 50 Kva Guntamatic Biocom Biomass boiler with 1500 litre thermal store and approximately 7 tonne automatic pellet hopper. Classed as a District heating installation thereby attracting a significant Renewable Energy Annual Subsidy payment. The boiler serves both Monket House and Monket Cottage via insulated underground pipework.