- Can be Holiday Let
- Ensuite Shower
- Period Features
- Sea Views
- Stunning Views
- Successful Holiday Let
A Former Foghorn Station Built in the 1850’s, decommissioned in 1988
Spacious 4 Bedroom Family Home with Flexible Reception Accommodation
Property Steeped in History Sat in an Approximate One Acre Plot
Adjoining self-contained 1 bedroom holiday cottage with ongoing bookings
Stunning Character Property with far reaching views of Coast and Country
On-Site Family Business in Form of Tea Garden serving Walkers on Cleveland Way
Semi-Rural Location Along Single Track Approx. 2.5 miles from Whitby town centre
Two Previous Owners (Including Current Owners)
Fantastic Home / Family Business / Investment Opportunity
Viewings Strictly by Appointment Only
Jacksons Estate Agents are delighted to offer a rare opportunity on the open market to purchase an individual property steeped in local history.
‘Hornblower Lodge’ stands proudly on an approximate 1 acre cliffside plot between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay along the ‘Cleveland Way’, a historic trail popular with walkers and tourists alike.
The land was purchased by the Trinity House Corporation in the 1850’s and by the end of the decade the plot on which Hornblower Lodge sits housed one of two neighbouring lighthouses. At the turn of the century the lighthouse was demolished and replaced with Whitby Foghorn Station – and according to the local press at the time, it was much to the annoyance of many locals. It would issue four sharp blasts of sound reaching far across the area within a 90 second window, and became as famous and familiar part of the Whitby soundscape, warning passing ships of danger until it was decommissioned in 1988, with locals now mourning its passing as the tributes poured in.
The property was bought at auction by a private owner who then sold the property to the current owners in 2007 who have since carried out much renovation and own it to this day.
Now, enjoying the same uninterrupted views and breath-taking sunsets and sunrises sits Hornblower Lodge. With the two 20-foot long fog horns atop as a reminder of its rich past, the property now houses a spacious and characterful 4 bedroom family home, a self- contained one-bedroom annexe and to the side the new addition of the Hornblower Tea Garden, first serving snacks and refreshments to the Cleveland Way visitors in 2019.
The property offers flexible accommodation and previously enjoyed the commercial benefit of two self-contained holiday apartments, though the current vendors have incorporated one of the apartments into the main house to give more sizeable family accommodation. There is a balance to the property which can be altered to suit new purchasers and their individual requirements, and at present the owners enjoy a rental and commercial working income from the property.
Away from the business side, the property benefits from a Breakfast Room leading into the Kitchen. From there the hallway offers access to separate Bathroom and Shower Room, extending one way into a spacious Lounge with dual aspect views and a raised feature Dining Area and small Storage room / Library area off. To the other way the Hallway leads to a Gym Room / Snug with stunning sea views which then leads to the four bedrooms of the living accommodation with the good-sized Master Bedroom & En-Suite boasting more superb views of the sea and neighbouring lighthouse in the distance.
Externally the plot is enclosed by stone-built walls and a sweeping driveway to the front and side of Hornblower Lodge and extends to the brow, over which the property is first seen and offers a ‘Wow’ factor second-to-none.
There is access to a welcoming central courtyard area with space to fit a hot tub and a door to a laundry room. To the right is an external brick-built workshop / Kitchen prep Room serving Hornblower Tea Garden, various patio seating areas and a Kiosk serving snacks and refreshments to the public most days.
The main residence benefits from oil-fired central heating and the property utilises bottled gas.. There is a floor-standing 'Potterton Statesman' boiler within a boiler room which also houses shelving and storage. To the rear of the Lodge there is a parking area and access to septic tank serving the property, a stone-built wall separating the property from the adjoining Cleveland Way.
Hornblower Cottage is self-contained and has an Entrance Hall, open-plan Living Area and fitted Kitchen, a Bedroom with built-in cupboards and a fully tiled Bathroom with a panelled bath, wash hand basin and low-level WC.
This is a truly unique and wonderful home and/or business opportunity offered in times where an increasing number of people are looking to enjoy the idyllic Yorkshire Coast lifestyle. All viewings strictly through Jackson Estate Agents.
Directions: From Whitby follow the A171 Scarborough Road. Approximately ½ a mile after Sainsburys supermarket, turn left opposite Summerfield Garage turning left again at the T-junction opposite Hawsker Primary School. Drive along this road (towards Whitby Abbey) for about 1½ miles until you see a track to your right with a sign for Smithy Barn. Driving along this single track road takes you through a farm, past Smithy Barn and continues to end where Hornblower Lodge lies on your left-hand side.