For sale: manor house near Castle Howard

The Manor House, Bulmer, near Castle HowardPrice: £1.75m

This beautiful manor house is in the Castle Howard estate village of Bulmer and owner Michael Burrows, who used to live on the other side of the A64, has never regretted buying it.

He says: “We love the house and the village. It's very quiet with wonderful walks on the doorstep.”

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He and his wife are hoping to stay in Bulmer when they downsize and are leaving a lovely legacy for the next owners of their home. Over the last decade, they have sensitively updated the period property and lavished a great deal of care and attention on the magnificent garden. They have added a number of features, including a croquet lawn and fish ponds.

The house, which sits in 3.42 acres with views over the Howardian Hills, has a reception hall, dining room, drawing room, a study, kitchen, breakfast room, boot room, garden room and a guest annexe with a separate entrance.

It also has a master bedroom suite and four further bedrooms.

Outside, there are large gardens along with a paddock of 2.33 acres.

The house is just two miles from the main A64 and there is a train station at Malton which connects to the main line at York.

Contact: Humberts, York, tel: 01904 611828, www.humberts.com