One of the UK's most remote cottages is available for £300,000

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Three Blea Moor Cottages in the Yorkshire Dales. (swns)
Three Blea Moor Cottages in the Yorkshire Dales. (swns)

This beautiful three-bedroom cottage is up for sale, but it's located in the middle of nowhere and is not accessible by road.

Three Blea Moor Cottages, in Whernside, north Yorkshire, is a 20-minute walk from the nearest official parking spot.

The former railway worker's property is entirely surrounded by the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.

If you purchase it for the £300,000 asking price, it will need an extensive renovation, with the walls being completely bare.

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It is a 20 minute walk to the nearest parking spot. (swns)
It is a 20 minute walk to the nearest parking spot. (swns)

The property, situated next to England's most remote signal box on the Settle to Carlisle train line, has no mains services available in the house.

When it was last occupied, electricity was generated through a windmill and water was transported by a trailer.

But you will have access to a almost completely blue bedroom, from floor to ceiling - while another bedroom is the same but in purple.

Interested parties are advised the closest parking spot would only be suitable for 4x4 vehicles and quad bikes.

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It will cost you back £300,000. (swns)
The cottage will cost you £300,000. (swns)

Three Blea Moor Cottages is being sold by estate agents Fisher Hopper.

Fisher Hopper said: "The property presents an interesting investment, with a range of potential commercial opportunities apparent: private holiday home, unique AirBnB style experience, bunkhouse or refreshment stop on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge route.

"Plans will be subject to the necessary consents - this is in the heart of the National Park - but for the right buyer with vision, there is great potential here."

The home will need to be renovated. (swns)
The home needs renovation. (swns)

The cottage was originally built for workers by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway behind the world wars, and is the last survivor of a row of three properties.

The previous owner was John Myerscough, a recluse who was served with planning enforcement action by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in 2010.

This was after he stored a large number of scrap vehicles and waste on the land, including five disused oil tanks, a caravan, a small digger and two shipping containers.

He complied with the order and the site was cleared.

The house is part of the Three Peaks challenge in which approximately 200, 000 people compete yearly.