Whitby home next to 199 Steps boasts impressive panoramic views of town and out to sea
Built at the turn of the 20th Century by a returning mariner, this Whitby property is a substantial double-fronted brick villa commanding some of the most impressive panoramic views over the town and out to sea.
Positioned alongside the iconic 199 Steps that connect the Abbey ruins to the old town and harbour, the property has an elevated viewpoint and is a great place from which to explore the town’s shops bars and restaurants.
The well-presented property has accommodation set over three floors providing five bedrooms and two reception rooms, all having views that any property would boast about either out to sea, over the harbour and town or up the river towards the marina.
The property - Fashoda - is understood to be named after an incident in east Africa on the White Nile in 1898 where the French and British empires squared up to one another and posed a threat of war, prior to the Entente Cordiale being signed between the two nations in 1904.
The gentleman who built the house had been involved in the incident prior to retiring to the town.
The gardens have been terraced and offer places for entertaining with aspects to the north, south and west, as well as including a useful garden room structure adjoining the house.
The west side of the house is more private from the steps, and has the better aspect for the afternoon/evening sun as well as access to the garden room.
For more information on this property call Richardson and Smith on 01947 602298, visit www.richardsonandsmith.co.uk, or pop into the office on Victoria Square.