Property: St Hilda's Terrace, Whitby, £595,000

Perhaps one of the most well-regarded period homes in the town, this large period house on St Hilda's Terrace stands with a lovely south facing aspect looking over Pannett Park. With five bedrooms and three reception rooms plus a dining kitchen, the house is larger than you might imagine and the rooms have a generosity to their proportions that modern homes rarely enjoy.

Built in the latter part of the 18th century for ship owners and merchants of the town, which at the time was a thriving port, these houses are a real local landmark.

This property oozes period charm, the grade II listed status underlines the importance of the house in the terrace. With ornate plasterwork, original shutters and sash windows, deep skirting boards and panelled doors, as much of the original character as possible has been retained by the owners during their modernisation of the house.

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Positioned just a short walk from the town centre yet retaining a great deal of privacy with its walled yard and gardens, as well as the practicality of a double garage and driveway parking for two cars, this house makes a wonderful home.

Despite their size, these houses have become popular in recent years as holiday homes and exclusive holiday lets because of their charm and handy location.

The amenities of the town are on the doorstep with shops, pubs and restaurants, a short walk away.

In good modernised condition this house needs to be on the list of anyone looking for something special. With a price that looks like good value compared to the cottages along the coast this may well be the best ‘holiday cottage’ on offer at present.

Contact Richardson and Smith on 01947 602298 for more information or to book a viewing.