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Downcliffe House Hotel, Filey, �2.3m,
Downcliffe House Hotel, Filey, �2.3m,
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Downcliffe House Hotel, Filey

Price: £2.3m

Contact: Jackson Stops, York, tel: 01904 625033,

Billed as a “once in a lifetime opportunity to live, work and play on the beach”, this beautiful boutique hotel with owners’ accommodation is on the market with a substantial reduction.

The Mount House guesthouse, Trinity Road, Scarborough, �315,000,

The Mount House guesthouse, Trinity Road, Scarborough, �315,000,

Downcliffe House is a Victorian mansion, which was built as a private house in 1840. It sits by the beach at the head of Filey bay and enjoys breathtaking panoramic sea views.

The owners have spent £1m on a no-expense-spared refurbishment and the property, which has 12 en-suite rooms and includes the Waterside restaurant, was voted one of the top ten beach hotels and restaurants in Europe.

Tom Gould, of Jackson Steps estate agents, says: “This is truly a remarkable property and offers outstanding potential to suit various lifestyles in a very special location.” He adds that there is also potential for development as the hotel has large private gardens to the rear and sides, which also have sea views. “Downcliffe House sits on a footprint of a large scale and offers huge opportunity,” says Tom.

Filey was developed in Victorian times from a small fishing village. Today the town retains much period character along with views over the sandy beach, which runs the length of the bay. T

The Mount House, Trinity Road, Scarborough

Price: £315,000

Contact: Reeds Rains, Scarborough, tel: 01723 365335,

The Mount House has been a popular guest house for decades and estate agent Daniel Thomas, of Reeds Rains, describes it as “a fantastic investment opportunity”.

It has eight letting bedrooms with seven en-suites. On the ground floor, there is a sunroom, a reception room and owners’ accommodation, which includes a sitting room, master bedroom with en-suite shower room plus another bedroom with a dressing room. On the lower ground floor, there is a kitchen and walk-in pantry, dining room, bar area and lounge, utility room and separate cloakroom.

Outside, there is parking on the driveway for numerous vehicles, a private, well-maintained garden and separate garage with electricity.