AN EXTENDED PERIOD COTTAGE WITH GOOD SIZED GARDENS IN A POPULAR FORMER CASTLE HOWARD ESTATE VILLAGE
Believed to date originally from the middle of the 19th Century and constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof, Scatterpenny occupies a good sized corner plot on the western edge of this renowned village. Bulmer is typified by attractive stone houses arranged to either side of a central thoroughfare bounded by a broad grass stray making for a most wonderful living environment. The village is only a short distance away from the mansion house of Castle Howard itself and lies amidst the beautiful eponymous Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In nearby Welburn there is a Norman Church, a Public House and Restaurant, Tea Room and a Primary School and close by at Terrington there is the well-regarded Preparatory School of Terrington Hall whilst to the north west lies the renowned public school of Ampleforth College where there is also a sports centre open to the general public. In nearby Sheriff Hutton there is a wide range of local facilities. The village is conveniently located about 2 miles west of the main A64 York Malton trunk road thereby affording quick access to these two centres as well as to the wider motorway network. There is a station at Malton which connects to the main line at York from where there are regular services to London (Kings Cross) with trains running about every half an hour.
Formerly a modest cottage, Scatterpenny has over the years been extended significantly to the rear creating space for a good sized Staircase Hall with adjacent Kitchen and domestic offices with a Bathroom and Shower Room above. This has allowed the entirety of the original property to be given over to two good sized principal reception rooms and indeed, the nature and scale of the Drawing Room is redolent of a far larger property; there are windows to three elevations and two window seats to the front elevation which together with exposed ceiling timbers, a stone fireplace and a garden lobby off, all goes to make for a most light and spacious principal reception room of great character, ideal for entertaining on all scales. There are UPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation and the property has the benefit of a security system. The garden lobby leads to a low level sun terrace with a good west and south facing aspect and bounded by terraced beds making for a most wonderful summer seating and al fresco dining area whilst to this elevation of the house is a well established Wisteria. Steps lead up to the main garden which is principally laid down to a single lawn dominated by a specimen Copper Beech whilst adjacent are Apple and Cypress and close by is a timber arbour surmounted by a climbing Rose. The southern boundary is formed by a clipped Beech Hedge whilst the rear is marked by Laurel, Cypress and Holly. Adjacent to the front door is a raised flagged terrace where there is an ornamental pond with running water feature and an adjacent lean-to glazed Sun Room from where there is a wonderful south facing aspect over the gardens. The entrance to the property lies to one side of a specimen Silver Birch where a 5-bar gate leads directly to a Double Garage with electric up-and-over doors and close to which is a metal framed Greenhouse.