- Former Whitby Foghorn station which now stands as a home with holiday cottage
- 4 bedrooms to the main house and 1 bedroom to the cottage
- The versatile cottage could make an ideal dwelling for family members or could continue as a holiday let ideal for 2 people
- A long driveway which leads to gardens which wrap the whole way around the building
- Sea views do not come more impressive, or more un-interrupted, than those which can be admired from this location
- EPC rating D
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a important piece of Whitby history. 'Horn Blower Lodge' is the former Whitby Foghorn station and now stands proudly on the cliff, by the 'Cleveland Way' footpath, as a 4 bedroom home with a 1 bedroom self-contained cottage. From this prominent position - uninterrupted views across the sea to 'Whitby Highlight Lighthouse' can be enjoyed as well as breath-taking sunsets and sunrises.
The one acre of land, on which the building stands, was originally purchased by 'Trinity House' in 1856 and a lighthouse was built on it 2 years later - being one of 2 lighthouses on the clifftop at that time. At the turn of the century the lighthouse was demolished and replaced by the fog horn station - which was decommissioned in 1988. The current vendors have owned the building since 2007 and converted into the wonderful home and holiday cottage that it is today. The 2 huge fog horns measuring 20 ft in length, although no longer functional ,still stand on the roof as a reminder of the rich history behind this property.
The main house is made up of an L-shaped kitchen/diner with a built-in dresser, a pantry cupboard, space for a fridge and large Range oven as well as space/plumbing for a dishwasher. The huge living space incorporates a lounge and dining area and there is also a shower room and bathroom. Also, a further living area to the centre of the building comprises a compact kitchen, having an integrated oven/gas hob and space/plumbing for an automatic washing machine, as well as a 'snug'. There are 4 double bedrooms, all having period-style fireplaces, and with one having the benefit of an en-suite shower room. A laundry room, with space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a tumble dryer, can be accessed from the central courtyard.
The house has a wealth of storage in the form of a cupboard located by the entrance to the main kitchen, a large office/storage cupboard off the lounge, an airing cupboard to the bathroom and integrated cupboards to 2 of the bedrooms.
Hot water comes via a water tank located within a cupboard off the snug, and the property is warmed by oil central heating. There is a floor-standing 'Rotterton Statesman' boiler within a boiler room which also houses useful shelving. There is a log-burning stove to 'Bedroom 1', an electric fire to 'Bedroom 3' and a Multi-fuel stove to the 'Snug'.
The bright and airy holiday cottage has an entrance hall, an open-plan living area with a lounge and fitted kitchen, a bedroom with built-in cupboards and a clothes rail and a fully tiled bathroom with a bath, hand basin and WC. Hot water is via a water tank, housed within a cupboard to the lounge, and there is a heated towel rail to the bathroom, plug-in electric heater to the lounge and radiator to the bedroom. This versatile cottage could make an ideal dwelling for family members who want their own separate living space, or could continue as a holiday let ideal for 2 people.
The property is approached via a long driveway which leads to gardens which wrap the whole way around the building. These gardens are made up of lawned areas, easy-to-maintain gravelled areas, patios and a shed all enclosed by stone walls.
The location is truly superb being near to Whitby and yet in a quiet area, close to coast and country, and therefore ideal for walkers. Sea views do not come more impressive, or more un-interrupted, than those which can be admired from 'Horn Blower Lodge' and its gardens.
Those looking for something truly special should not hesitate in arranging closer inspection of this quirky, and unique, property.
DIRECTIONS: (See also the location plan provided.) From Whitby follow the A171 road out of the town towards Scarborough. About ½ a mile from Sainsburys supermarket, at Summerfield Garage - Stainsacre, turn left, turning left again at the T-junction opposite Hawsker School. Drive along this road for about 1½ miles until you see a track to your right with a sign for Smithy Barn. Drive along this single track road, through a farm, for about a further mile until Hornblower Lodge lies on your left hand side.