For those who love Yorkshire, this handsome period property in the scenic village of Welburn in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire nestles quietly between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Coast on the historic and exclusive Castle Howard Estate.
Chanting Hill Farmhouse is a beautiful listed property within the English Heritage portfolio, so its interior and decor sympathetically reflects its period and sits seamlessly amongst the other properties on The Castle Howard Estate. Spacious and light with sash windows to admire the views, this house is designed for elegant living. With no less than two wood burning stoves in the sitting room and dining room, you can look forward to relaxing evenings full of good conversation in the elegant sitting room, before enjoying supper in the dining room. Entertaining is made easy with the well-equipped farmhouse kitchen which comes with a central island plus additional seating for two. Through a door in the kitchen and down six steps to the cellar you’ll find a utility area with two freezers and there is a further separate boot room (also down some steps) which houses the laundry facilities and doubles as a practical boot room with WC making it the perfect place for hanging coats and storing muddy boots after a busy day exploring the moors. From the hallway, a staircase leads you upstairs to three light and welcoming bedrooms and two spacious bathrooms, all tastefully decorated with antique furniture and treasured finds. Both bathrooms feature a claw-footed roll top bath, making them the perfect place to unwind.
One of the many special features of Chanting Farmhouse is that it provides peace and quiet and affords spectacular views over the Castle Howard Estate from its mature enclosed gardens, which also back onto working farmland. Being that the house is only 2.9 miles from the Castle Howard House in what is also the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests staying at Chanting Hill Farmhouse will be able to take a walk north from the property and explore the vast grounds of the estate. Also within walking distance of the farmhouse is renowned Crown and Cushion pub serving excellent locally sourced homemade food. In nearby Welburn there is a bakery with it's own delicatessen and cafe called "Dogh" offering traditional afternoon teas and cakes. With seating outside, it makes for great place to stop after a long walk.
Castle Howard is familiar to many for being the backdrop to the fictional television series; ‘Brideshead Revisited’ which first appeared on screens in the 1980s and was later adapted for cinema in 2008. Now one of the Treasure Houses of England it attracts visitors from the UK and abroad.
Also available to book close at this location are: Coral Cottage (sleeps six guests), Lime Kiln Farmhouse (sleeps six guests), The Green (sleeps four guests) and Librarians Cottage (sleeps four guests).