Restoration and Renewal

A £90,000 refurbishment project at Burniston Farm House near Scarborough has paid dividends, with new tenants moving into the property within days of completion. The 3-bedroomed detached dormer bungalow which sits on an elevated site in the centre of the village, is part of the Duchy of Lancaster’s 1,173-hectare Cloughton estate which includes 40 residential and tenanted properties.

The Duchy team has completely renovated and refurbished the house in line with the Duchy quality standard and specification to create a modern family home which retains the character of the original building but is contemporary in its layout, décor and finish.

The new tenants are local to Burniston and were keen to stay in the village, but were looking for a larger property that would give them and their two young children room to grow. They first saw Burniston Farm House while the refurbishment was underway and signed up almost immediately.

“We were really pleased to be able take on the tenancy of Burniston Farmhouse” explains new tenant, Mr Ian Carroll. “The property offered plenty of space and a large private garden which is perfect for the children. The work to the property has been finished to an excellent quality and has made this a perfect family home. Absolutely brilliant all round!”

The Duchy of Lancaster owns a number of properties in Cloughton, Scalby and Burniston villages and is currently working hard to roll out a programme of maintenance, repair and refurbishment where appropriate across its residential portfolio. “The Duchy is committed to investing in its residential properties and bringing them in line with our new design and specification standards,” added Duchy of Lancaster Head of Rural Christopher Sparrow. “We believe that the Duchy should be a byword for quality and the early indications are that both tenants and newcomers to the Duchy are very pleased with the results. We are working hard to roll this programme out across the estates in the years ahead.”

For information on Duchy of Lancaster properties currently available to rent across Yorkshire, please contact Megan Trotman on 01904 756300.