Grade II Listed Property Fully Refurbished

Working closely with the Conservation Officer at North York Moors National Park, the Duchy of Lancaster has completed the refurbishment of a Grade II listed building on the Pickering Estate in Yorkshire.

Park Gate Cottage is a detached, stone-built 3-bedroomed property located in a picturesque setting flanked by fields and woodland. Originally built as a farmhouse in the 18th century, the property has been refurbished to the Duchy’s own Design Standard and quality specification while carefully preserving its character and heritage.

The ground floor accommodation has been opened up to provide an open plan living kitchen as well as a separate sitting room, utility room and downstairs cloakroom, while the first floor offers three bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom), a family bathroom and a loft room for storage. The property has private front and rear gardens which have been laid to lawn as well as secure parking and a covered linked to a number of smaller outbuildings equipped with light and power.

Commenting on the project, the Duchy’s Regional Surveyor of Lands for the North Andrew Johnson said: “We are very pleased to have been able to bring this period property back to life. Everyone involved in the project has worked extremely hard to complete the works, particularly at a time when we have been observing strict Government guidelines around social distancing and safe working practices. The end result is a stunning family home in a beautiful semi-rural location which is also within easy reach of the town and all local amenities. We look forward to letting Park Gate Cottage to a new family of tenants and starting the next chapter in the property’s history.”

Park Gate Cottage is located on Blansby Park Lane beyond the level crossing for the North York Moors Steam Railway and is within a 20-minute drive of Malton station which has regular train services to York and London.

The refurbished property is now available for rent at £1,050 pcm. For details or to arrange a viewing please contact lettings agents Rounthwaite & Woodhead on 01751 472800.

The Duchy of Lancaster’s Pickering Estate extends to 1,027 hectares and forms part of the Yorkshire Survey which also includes estates in Cloughton, Goathland and Pontefract. For further information on the Duchy and its estates across England and Wales please visit