Thursday, September 11, 2014

House hunting




Newton-on-Rawcliffe; Another pretty quiet village, this time a 17th century long house, which you can see in the photo.  Slightly ramshackle inside, needs work, but plenty of space, small sun trapped garden at the back.  There is a negative/positive side to this house, the present owners are converting a large barn behind into a house, very friendly we spent almost two hours with them and learnt everything about the village, and then surveyed their acres, can always negotiate land if we want for grazing but the fox eats all the hens round here...
We walked up the village, 3 minutes probably onto a track way that goes over the moors, the North Yorkshire Railway runs below in the valley, and over the hill is the Hole of Horcum; the views are spectacular but then this is my favourite road over the moors from the Wheeldale Beck Roman Road, enough said.

View to the moors




the little brown beck



 heather still flowering;


plenty of wool colours there



Very large fly agaric, and unbitten.


these fly agarics were coming up everywhere on the edge of the larch wood

The dark miserable larch woods
Village duck pond

8 comments:

  1. It seems an interesting spot. I wouldn't care for neighbors that close by, but then, we have nearly always lived in a rural setting. It is always a compromise to find a home that ticks most of the boxes within a price range. Are you up for more refurbishing? I hope that once we are [finally] thoroughly moved to our 'other house' the effort will seem worth-while. Just now we are merely tired!

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    1. Hi MM, England is a small country, we have a tendency to live close to each other, and these cottages have such thick walls you hear no noise. Refurbishing is the sticking point on this house, there is no kitchen cupboards at all, just one large kitchen/dining room, pantry and dairy room. It must be hard work getting the new house ready, but it will be worthwhile!

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  2. I like the look of it....the village and the house. x

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    1. The house looks good on the outside, the inside has a lovely cruck beam on the landing, but we should be looking at more houses; also in Cornwall, what sells the property for me is just going for a walk up the road, it is so peaceful and beautiful...

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  3. When you finally get moved in somewhere up here Thelma, we must meet for coffee. Thirsk?

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    1. Yes definitely meet up for coffee, the problem at the moment is that the car is showing a warning light, so we are very careful how we use it. Don't know if you know the problems with parking cars in Whitby, but we have just been negotiating with Tom the gallery man about a car space in his underground basement - expensive business!

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  4. This looks a lovely spot - in summer. I guess you would see snow most winters : ) Lovely looking village though, and superb walks. The house has a nice look to it.

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    1. O yes snow Jennie, apparently they have only been snowed in once, the farmers have to come out onto the moors to feed the sheep so apparently the road is kept clear.

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