Lovingly renovated home for sale on the coast with an annexe and views over Robin Hood's Bay

This coastal property with an annexe is attracting plenty of attention and it’s easy to see why.

It sits in the small, cliff-top village of Ravenscar, aka the town that never was and some would say “thank goodness”. In the Edwardian period, there were plans to make Ravenscar a seaside resort to rival Scarborough.

A start was made on the infrastructure but the company behind the scheme went bankrupt and Ravenscar was left in peace – and peace is what you can find here, along with glorious, long-range sea views that stretch over to Robin Hood’s Bay. Raven Heath offers sea views and much more, which is why Carl and Nicola Peel bought the property 14 years ago.

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“I’m from Leeds originally but my mum’s side of the family are from this part of the coast and so I know it well,” says Carl. “When this house came up for sale I couldn’t resist the chance to buy it.”

An aerial shot of the house and its settingAn aerial shot of the house and its setting
An aerial shot of the house and its setting

The other big draw was that Raven Heath has 0.75 acres of grounds and a separate annexe and was in need of updating. Carl is a builder with a wealth of experience in renovating properties so a project appealed to him.

He says: “It needed a lot of work including replumbing, rewiring and a new roof and ceiling joists. It’s a bungalow but I also added rooms in the roof so now it’s a dormer bungalow, and I also insulated all the external walls and under the floor joists.”

The annexe, which could be used as a holiday let, was also upgraded, but now Carl and Nicola are selling to downsize so they can move closer to her elderly father in West Yorkshire. Carl says: “We will miss the house. The wonderful thing about up here are the sea views but also the countryside and the many walks you can do from the house, including the cinder path and the Lyke Wake Walk.”

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Raven Heath sits in large grounds spanning three quarters of an acre with views looking across from Robin Hood’s Bay along the sweep of the bay and back towards Ravenscar. The 1,906 square feet house now has accommodation on two floors and that includes an entrance hall, a dual aspect living room with multi fuel stove, a dining kitchen and an adjoining utility room.

The house with annexe at RavenscarThe house with annexe at Ravenscar
The house with annexe at Ravenscar

There are two bedrooms and a large bathroom on the ground floor, while upstairs are a further two bedrooms and a shower room. The annexe adjoins the main house but has an independent access, making it ideal for those with dependants or those keen to use it as a holiday let.

Recently redecorated and re-carpeted, the annexe is 477 square feet and has a hall, dual aspect living room and separate kitchen, a double bedroom and a shower room. There is also 0.75 acres of land, a detached single garage and a large parking area.

Ravenscar is in the North York Moors National Park and is 10 miles from Scarborough and 14 miles from Whitby. It has a church, village hall, National Trust Visitor Centre, a country house hotel, tea rooms and a part-time post office. The property is on the market at £600,000 with www.cundalls.co.uk