A QUITE SUPERB EXTENDED AND REFURBISHED PERIOD COTTAGE WITH MATURE GARDENS AND EXTENSIVE RURAL VIEWS TOWARDS CASTLE HOWARD
Believed to date originally from the Georgian era and for the most part constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof, Rose Cottage occupies a generous plot on the eastern edge of the beautiful estate village of Bulmer itself lying only a short distance away from Castle Howard and amidst the beautiful eponymous Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In neighbouring Welburn is a public house and restaurant, tea rooms and primary school and close by is the well regarded preparatory school of 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 2 miles west of the main A64 York Malton trunk road and 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, Rose Cottage was significantly extended in the late 1960s and again more recently by the present owners who have created further open plan living space to the rear of the house which has been cleverly designed so as to take full advantage of the superb views over the surrounding countryside towards Castle Howard where both the Pyramid and the Mausoleum may clearly be seen. The property has been comprehensively renovated and upgraded and now provides superbly appointed and well equipped living accommodation of quite some quality and style whilst at the same time retaining the period feel of the original dwelling. Particular features are the ceramic tiled floors to much of the principal ground floor accommodation and the unpolished porcelain tiling to the rear extension where the Garden Room and Study area also have underfloor central heating. The Sitting Room runs the full depth of the main body of the house and is of a scale more redolent of a larger property and is a most comfortable and spacious principal reception room. Full height glazed rear doors open to a most wonderful Garden Room from where there are outstanding views over the surrounding countryside towards Castle Howard. This links with the Study area and domestic offices which lie immediately adjacent to the superb Fitted Kitchen which comes complete with ceiling lights, polished granite worksurfaces, painted cupboards and drawers, ceramic sink, 2-oven Belling Range and integrated Bosch dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer units. The Dining Room has ceiling timbers and a range of built in bookshelves to one side. To the first floor the principal Bedroom is of a generous size and the House Bathroom (complete with shower cubicle) and separate guest Shower Room are fitted with quality contemporary suites.
A paved driveway leads past a traditional Range to a parking area and adjacent prefabricated Garage. Adjacent is a stone flagged sun terrace and adjoining patio forming a most delightful summer seating and al fresco dining area with superb rural views. This area of the garden is dominated by a number of specimen trees to include Cedar, Silver Birch, Scots Pine, Cypress, Sorbus and Portugal Laurel. Beyond trelliswork surmounted by a prolific Rose is a principally lawned middle compartment where there are Bamboo, Apple trees and a vegetable garden bounded by Box hedging whilst to the western boundary is a mature Atlas Cedar and an impressed shaped border containing a variety of plants and shrubs to include Plum, Holly, Cotoneaster and Acer. Behind twin Pleached Cherry and Plum and an arbour clad with Honeysuckle is a more informal area of garden based upon a small spinney comprising Silver Birch, Pine, Sycamore, Swedish Whitebeam and Cotoneaster whilst adjacent are two greenhouses and a timber garden shed.
Approaching the village from the east via the carriage driveway to Castle Howard, Rose Cottage is the very first house on the right hand side of the road as one enters the village.