A home built by Whitby swing bridge designer and lighthouse builder could be yours

Brook House, Briggswath
Brook House, Briggswath

A property built by renowned engineer Francis Pickernell, who rebuilt Whitby’s piers, designed the town’s iconic Swing Bridge and designed and built the lighthouse on the West Pier, could be yours!

Built with Aislaby stone (the same stone used to build the piers), Brook House in Briggswath oozes character and quirkiness and is an absolute gem.

Brook House, Briggswath

Brook House, Briggswath

The cottage, on Brook Park, is enveloped in lush green gardens and dressed stone walls. Peppered with pink blossoms and mature shrubs, the gardens are a welcome, tranquil getaway.

There are elevated views over the lower Esk Valley to enjoy, three patios, a secret walled garden and vegetable patch. There is a larger than average garage with electric door and parking.

The accommodation comprises a good size kitchen with integral appliances, a formal dining room with patio doors onto the patio and garden areas, a separate snug/breakfast room, two good size bedrooms and family bathroom.

There is a stunning lounge to the front of the property with Gothic arch windows and another quirky feature of the property is a secret room above the breakfast room, this would make an ideal workshop/gallery or even a playroom.

To the first floor there are a further two double bedrooms and bathroom again with plentiful storage. There is some cosmetic upgrading needed throughout but with the flexible accommodation it is ripe for a layout conversion and perfect to put your own stamp on.

The property is on the market for £395,000.

Call sole agents Astins on 01947 821122.