2 bed character property to buy in TS12

Boroughgate Lane, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12 2DJ

Starting Bid
Current Bid £161,000
6 Bids

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  • Two Bedrooms
  • Detached Garage
  • Rear Garden
  • Close To Local Amenities

2 bed character property to buy in TS12

If you're looking for a Yorkshire stone farmhouse with barn conversion, steeped in history and with an abundance of potential, it's hard to imagine a better option than this one offering several outbuildings in addition to the main house, along with over half an acre of land.

This wonderful 17th century building that's a characterful family home, is now in need of some TLC throughout to restore it to its former glory. There's a touch of Sleeping Beauty about this farmhouse, tucked away in a shady spot with planting and mother nature doing its best to reclaim the building.

Skelton Green is a former ironstone mining village on high ground to the South of, and almost adjoined to, Skelton about 13 miles East of Middlesbrough. Manless Green Farm sits on the former Borough Gate Lane boundary which we are led to believe was the location for the weekly market held for over 400 years and occupies a pleasant situated adjoining open countryside on the edge of Skelton Green.

Originally owned by local farmer Robert Thompson and in the latter years by former art teacher John Wiggins, Manless Green Farm was developed as a wild nature reserve many years ago and indeed, was painstakingly planted with many trees and sown thousand of wild flowers.

Over a period of 15 years, Mr Wiggins also built a replica ironstone mine building complete with two mine shafts embedded into an embankment and installed a head stock tower where men and ironstone would be lifted out of the mine, an up cast shaft pulley wheel and rail lines on his half acre plot of land which was visited by organised school parties, Wildlife Trusts and individuals and indeed made light reading for many columns in national and local newspapers. Lots of fun for any mining historian!

Indeed, a replica full size 4 wheel pit hub stands prominently approaching into Skelton and on Marske Lane and is annually stocked with an abundance of flowers by the local community, as a memento of past mining activity.

Although in need of modernisation and sympathetic refurbishment throughout, the property has the benefit of a recently installed gas central heating system via a combi central heating boiler and offers a wealth of varied family living accommodation of generous size and proportions and we feel hat although work is required, this more than compensates by the competitive asking price. Offering immediate vacant possession upon completion


  • Property Type: Character Property
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Receptions: 2
  • Central Heating: Gas
  • Parking: Garage

L Shaped Reception Hallway

Approached from the front garden pathway, with a grand Oak front door, original feature black and white tiled flooring, access to the rear garden and all ground floor rooms, original feature brass light switches and mahogany wall mounted telephone system.

Living Room

3.24m x 4.00m (10'7" x 13'1")

With two wooden sash windows to the front aspect, feature original fireplaces with cast iron log burner and wall lights above.


4.22m x 2.69m (13'10" x 8'9")

With sash window to front aspect, Belfast pot sink and black and white flooring

Laundry / Utility Room

3.83m x 2.71m (12'6" x 8'10")

With recently installed wall mounted combi central heating boiler, plumbing for automatic washer, space for fridge and freezer, black and white flooring.

Rear Studio / Office

3.77m x 2.40m (12'4" x 7'10")

With sash window to rear aspect, loft hatch.


With rear access door, black and white flooring, original feature brass light switches and wall lights.


3.61m x 2.71m (11'10" x 8'10")

In need of refurbishment, white white panelled bath, wc, pedestal wash hand basin, window to rear aspect, tiled splashbacks and black and white tiled flooring.

Bedroom One

3.62m x 2.71m (11'10" x 8'10")

Window to front aspect, radiator and door to walk in storage area (ideal for wardrobes or dressing room).

Living / Drawing Room / Library

5.59m x 5.39m (18'4" x 17'8")

A superbly appointed room which in all fairness could be used as the main living room due to its size and location with several sash windows to the front and side aspects, built-in pine bookcases and staircase leading to the first floor level.

Vaulted Barn Conversion

10.96m x 5.69m (35'11" x 18'8")

A vast, superbly appointed first floor room with breathtaking Oak beamed ceiling forming part of the original barn conversion, offering a vast space with a wealth for expansion and development which could easily accommodate multiple bedrooms alongside a family bathroom or for the modern minded developer, a Contemporary open plan living /dining area, having windows to all four sides having sea and coastal views with Belfast sink, double wooden doors to the front.


EPC for 2 bed character property to buy in TS12

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