Auction of countryside chalet in Staintondale, near Scarborough, attracts UK-wide interest

Auction of hidden countryside chalet attracts UK-wide interest

This aerial view shows the stunning countryside around the Staintondale chalet

Inside the chalet

Stunning scenery near the chalet

Auctioneer Tom Watson with the holiday chalet in Staintondale near Scarborough which is been offered for sale at a guide price of £130.000

Inside the chalet

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IT'S a one-bedroomed tiny timber holiday home, with no running water, gas or electricity - and it could be yours for £75,000 to £130,000.

The Chalet, in Staintondale is fast becoming one of the most sought after properties in Yorkshire as people vie to snap up the back-to-basics building.

Standing in an idyllic 1.5 acre location by the coastline on the North Yorks Moors National Park near Scarborough, it has been subject to interest from people all over Britain.

Tom Watson, of Cundalls estate agency in Malton, said: "We have had endless queries.

"Some people are thinking of extensions or redevelopment subject to consent but a lot just want to keep it as it is.

"It is a bit like going back in time. For families with children now, it's like reliving their youth as well as an enjoyable place for their families to go."

The 1930s chalet has been owned by the same family since about 1949 and has been passed down to brothers David and Philip Hopwood.

Philip said the family had fond memories of holidaying at the chalet which was purchased around the time he was born.

He remembered: "At that time it was a working farm and we would go over and help milk the cows. We helped the farmers over the years.

"I'm not surprised by the interest - there must be very few places like it.

"It's certainly idyllic. If you look across the field from the gate you can't see it and wouldn't know it was there."

He said at some times there would be 16 of them staying there during holidays such as Easter weekend.

The accommodation comprises of a kitchen, living, dining area and a bedroom with an outside toilet and storage shed and could be "re-configured" subject to planning permission, the estate agents notes outline.

The chalet is approximately 20 minutes walk to the nearest beach at Hayburn Wyke, nine miles from Scarborough and 12 from Whitby.

The public auction is due to be held at The Hayburn Wyke in Staintondale at 7pm on September 3 with a guide price of £75,000 to £130,000

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3:01am Sun 3 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Chalet?
it has no running water, no mains gas or electricity.

it is a shed. A nicely painted shed in a field.
Chalet? it has no running water, no mains gas or electricity. it is a shed. A nicely painted shed in a field. Magicman!
  • Score: 4

11:45am Sun 3 Aug 14

markymmark says...

Magicman! wrote:
Chalet?
it has no running water, no mains gas or electricity.

it is a shed. A nicely painted shed in a field.
Exactly - This is another none story free advert for an estate agent !
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Chalet? it has no running water, no mains gas or electricity. it is a shed. A nicely painted shed in a field.[/p][/quote]Exactly - This is another none story free advert for an estate agent ! markymmark
  • Score: 2

12:00am Mon 4 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Wonkas.
A desirable shed in a desirable field going for what could house, home and offer a future to a full family?
Wonkas the lot of em.
Wonkas. A desirable shed in a desirable field going for what could house, home and offer a future to a full family? Wonkas the lot of em. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 2

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