A HIGH QUALITY TRADITIONAL BARN CONVERSION OFFERING STYLISH AND FLEXIBLE LIVING ACCOMMODTION IN A POPULAR CASTLE HOWARD ESTATE VILLAGE
Constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof, Chapel House is an extremely high quality conversion of a traditional barn believed to date from the Georgian period. The property lies in a discreet position set well back from the road in the centre of the beautiful estate village of Bulmer, itself lying only a short distance away from the mansion house of Castle Howard and set amidst the beautiful eponymous Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In neighbouring Welburn, is a public house and restaurant, tea rooms and a primary school and close by is the well regarded preparatory school Terrington Hall, whilst to the north west lies the renowned public school of Ampleforth College. At nearby Sheriff Hutton there is a wide range of local facilities. The village is conveniently located about two miles west of the main A64 York-Malton trunk road and there is a station at Malton which connects to the main line station at York from where there are regular services to London (Kings Cross) with trains running about every half an hour.
The property has a number of attractive features to include Spanish Terracotta tiled floors to all of the principal accommodation on the ground floor, boarded doors with wrought iron furniture and a plethora of exposed structural timbers whilst the judicious use of recessed ceiling lights adds considerably to the overall ambience and attractiveness of the property. The immaculately appointed accommodation is extremely stylish and finished to the highest possible standards thereby offering the discerning purchaser the opportunity to acquire imaginatively designed and flexible living accommodation of quite some quality and style. The central heating boiler has been recently replaced. The signature feature of the property is perhaps the large open plan Living Room which in common with the two ground floor bedrooms, is open to the ridge and is of a scale and nature more redolent of a far larger property. Adding to the ambience and feeling of spaciousness of this fine room is the fact that there are two conservation roof lights, a Charnwood dual fuel stove, an exposed stone elevation and French doors opening to the south facing garden. Adjoining is the Kitchen which has recently been completely refurbished and boasts an extensive range of polished granite worksurfaces incorporating a single drainer sink unit with vegetable sink, tiled walls behind, base cupboards beneath and matching wall cupboards above. There is also a four ring NEFF hob with extractor hood over and Lamonia eye level microwave, washing machine and an integrated NEFF dishwasher. The House Bathroom is no less impressive with its tiled floor and Travertine tiled walls and incorporating a roll top bath, pedestal washbasin and a shower cubicle with glazed shower screen.
Externally the property has a most attractive enclosed garden which is approached across a flagged and stone sett sun terrace forming a most wonderful summer seating and al fresco dining area. The garden is principally laid down to a lawn centred upon a specimen Chilean Pine with a number of established trees, plants and shrubs around to include espalier Apple, Bamboo and Grape whilst adjoining the southern elevation of the property is a prolific Clematis. To the east an arbour surmounted by Clematis opens to a further inner garden which is similarly lawned and enclosed by boarded fencing with an area of wooden decking. Arranged to the southern boundary is a detached stone and pantile Double Garage with twin boarded doors and also incorporating a Study area and an extensive boarded loft with descending ladder access. Adjoining is a most useful flagged parking space from where boarded double doors open to the gardens thereby ensuring almost complete privacy.
Approaching from the east, carry on into the centre of the village and shortly before the church the access road to Chapel House is on the left, passing over a broad grass stray. Chapel House is the second property on the left.