Former toilet block overlooking Aysgarth Falls up for sale

A former loo with a famous view will go under the hammer next month.

An old toilet block that overlooks Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale is being sold off with a guide price of £8,000.

Estate agents Robin Jessop, who are selling the building on behalf of the owners, admit it is an unusual property which they describe on the sale literature as “bog standard accommodation” and “a loo with a view”.

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Aysgarth Falls were the setting for a famous scene in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.

The falls have been painted by Turner and photographed by countless visitors over the years, with Ruskin and Wordsworth both enjoying visits to the beauty spot.

And the estate agents say the 2.25m by 3.5m building may be suitable for an artist, a photographer or even as a small music studio.

They describe the sale as a “superb opportunity to purchase a unique property which is situated in an unrivalled position overlooking Aysgarth Falls”.

They say the former toilet block offers scope for a variety of uses, subject to planning.

The blurb adds: “It may perhaps be of interest to an artist or photographer in view of its strategic position in front of the falls or indeed a small studio for musicians who may be inspired by this unique riverside location.

“The building would also be a great store for local cottages who may be short on space.

“The property includes the concrete apron built onto the rock and provides a great viewing platform for the falls. It could be secured with railing to provide a super small terraced garden.

“There will never be a better opportunity to buy such an affordable and unique property, particularly if you are ‘well flushed’. A real hidden gem.”

The toilet block is accessed down steps from the road near the road bridge at the falls.

Anyone wanting to view the property has been warned that extreme caution should be used as there is no safety barrier at the end of this plinth.

The former toilet block will be auctioned off on April 10.

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