New Future For Grade II Listed Building in Burniston

A Grade II listed building on Rocks Lane, Burniston has been lovingly restored, updated and refurbished by the Duchy of Lancaster.

Beck Farm has been part of the Duchy’s Cloughton estate since it was built in the late 18th century.  When the property fell vacant, the Duchy took the opportunity to invest in a full-scale refurbishment and renovation, bringing the property in line with its residential design specification.

Every aspect of the property has been investigated and improved to protect the fabric of the building. A new damp proof course has been installed, smart heating and an A-rated boiler to improve energy efficiency. Traditional materials have been used throughout, including new hardwood windows, a new staircase and period skirting. The living accommodation includes four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open farmhouse kitchen with range cooker, as well as an airy reception room with stone hearth and wood burner.

The result is a beautifully restored landmark building which combines the character of a period property with all the comfort and efficiency of a contemporary family home.

Commenting on the project, Duchy Head of Project Management, Graeme Chalk said: “In bringing this landmark property back to life, we were really keen to reflect its history and the character of its original design. Working with local craftsmen, we took the building back to its core and rebuilt it using the same heritage materials and techniques. We overlaid this with our high quality design specification and the latest available technology.”

The Duchy has decided to open Beck Farmhouse to the general public to showcase the quality of the finish and the extent of the restoration works completed here. Readers are invited to attend the official Open Day on Tuesday 20th December 2016 (further details are available from the Duchy’s managing agents Savills on 01904 756300.

Beck Farmhouse is part of an ongoing programme of refurbishment works underway across the Duchy’s Cloughton estate. In the last two years, over £2m has been spent in property maintenance, repairs and refurbishment in Yorkshire.