3 bedroom Detached House for sale: Lastingham, Kirkbymoorside

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 3
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 35349_42392

Key Features

  • Three bedroom detached property, formerly the Old Reading Room
  • Sitting room, dining room, kitchen and hall
  • Three bedrooms and house bathroom
  • New double glazed windows
  • Electric remote Fischer radiators
  • Beamed ceilings
  • Cottage style doors with latches
  • Paved elevated sitting out area to the front
  • Superb view towards the historic St. Mary's Church
  • Situated in a fabulous location in the outstanding North York Moors National Park village of Lastingham


Situated in a fabulous location in the outstanding North York Moors National Park village of Lastingham can be found The Old Reading Room, with a superb view looking through part of the village main street over the bridge towards the historic St. Mary’s Church famous for its crypt.

The property has been recently sympathetically improved by the current owner, with new double glazed windows, new modern fitted kitchen and bathroom. The electric remote radiators are by Fischer. Beamed ceilings, cottage style doors with latches make this into a very desirable property. There is a paved elevated sitting out area to the front. There is no further garden area, making this an ideal property for purchasers and investors who run busy lives and do not have time for gardening.


The Old Reading Room was built around 1880 and was the village school to begin with, becoming a reading room shortly after the school closed. Reading rooms became popular at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. They were a facility in the village where the locals could go and read newspapers and books. The building was converted into a private dwelling in about 1970. We would imagine the first owner decided to keep the name The Old Reading Room as it was appropriate.

The village has an excellent and highly regarded hostelry known as the Blacksmiths Arms as well an equally regarded hotel known as the Grange. The village is close to the historic market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley and ideally positioned to enjoy the North York Moors National Park. The ancient city of York and the coastal resorts of Scarborough and Whitby are easily commutable.
Tenure: We understand the property to be freehold. Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are laid on.

Energy Performance Rating: F

Property Tax: D

Photography: By Peter Illingworth

Need to sell your own property? Contact Peter Illingworth on 01751 475557 for no-obligation advice.

Need advice on buying through another agent? Contact Helen Shaw on 01751 431107 for an independent inspection by an experienced Chartered Surveyor, backed up by the RICS HomeBuyer report.

Strictly by appointment through the Agents Kirkbymoorside Office, 16 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, York. Tel: 01751 431107

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Reference: 35349_42392

Contact Agent

Peter Illingworth
Tel: 01751 431107