£340,000 3 Bedroom Character Property Ref: 258847_SCASP200812
This Grade II * listed timber framed period property is situated in the heart of the historic "Old town of Scarborough" close to the Harbour Marinas was built in the 14th century and is a former sea captains home. Offering a unique style of living and is ideal for those of an artistic learning. The 700 years of history and character envelop as soon as a foot is placed over the threshold. Scarborough was one of the first spa towns, following the discovery of mineral springs in the 1620s, with the added benefit of sea bathing. The elegant terrace of The Esplanade was laid out in the 1840s on the south cliff, with The Crown Hotel as its centre-piece. The railway arrived in 1845 and still provides a regular direct cross-country service to York, Manchester and Liverpool. Change at York for the East Coast main line service. Scarborough's attractions are manifold and include: two spectacular sandy beaches, extensive twelfth century castle ruins, fishing harbour and lighthouse. The town is well served with amenities and lies on the eastern boundary of the North York Moors National Park. Culturally, Scarborough is the home of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, where Sir Alan Ayckbourn was for many years the resident director. County cricket is played in the town in summer. The accommodation is arranged over four floors and comprises; entrance hall, lower ground floor open plan living dining kitchen with separate utility room. Sitting Room to the Ground Floor with Inglenook Fireplace and panelled walls, a further Snug - with the original bar still in situ, an open fire and views across to the harbour. On the First Floor; large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, further double bedroom with feature fireplace and original Priest hole and the house shower room. On the Second floor is a large open plan room, ideal as a further bedroom or as a home office or hobby room with triple aspect views across to the harbour, Castle and Foreshore. Outside is found a small yard. The property has been the home for smugglers, sea captain, sanctuary for persecuted Catholics and even a "bone setter" repairing damaged limbs of sea farers, a medieval public house and has been a museum for most of the last century with the property still retaining most of its original features. ***PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE AREAS OF RESTRICTED HEIGHT IN KEEPING WITH A PROPERTY OF THIS AGE***
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