Originally two farm cottages, Anna Cottages dates from 1904 and is now a substantial detached house that has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated but with state-of-the-art technology and superb modern craftsmanship. Anna Cottages is situated in a peaceful corner of the Swinton Grange Estate surrounded by lovely countryside, overlooking its own landscaped garden and paddock land with views towards the North York Moors to the north.
The 700 acre Swinton Estate was owned by a Rothschild family member in the late 1800s where one of the country’s finest cattle herds was developed and where The Great Yorkshire Show was held in the early 1950s. All of the buildings which have now been superbly restored and developed date from the late 19th century.
Anna Cottages is approached via a long driveway (shared in part) from the Castle Howard Road with parkland railings leading to the private electric gates through which lies the private driveway, parking and double garage. The garage has a pair of oak doors, power, light, water and a room above accessed by pull-down ladder stairs.
The principal gardens are to the south and east and are mainly lawned flanked by well stocked flower beds. On two sides the ha-ha borders the paddock and two paved terraces offer outside spaces for al fresco dining. Beyond the paddock land there are mature parkland trees and a small copse.
The Swinton Grange Estate lies just outside Malton in the beautiful countryside of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sitting in a lovely rural setting Anna Cottages is very accessible with York and Helmsley little more than half an hour’s drive away. The Yorkshire coast lies to the east and can be reached in about 45 minutes. The railway station at Malton has a regular service to York (from where London can be reached in under 2 hours) and connections to Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.There is an excellent rage of varied shops in Malton and numerous recreational pursuits locally.
•Fixtures and fittings include: Di Scacchi Italian marble flooring; marble & limestone tiling; premium wall light fittings by Vaughan and David Hunt; Perrin and Rowe taps; Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware; handmade staircase with oak handrail
•Superb handmade kitchen by Peter Thompson of York with double butler sink, double fridge freezer and second integrated fridge. The pillar-less corner bifold doors open on two aspects to create an intimate connection to the gardens and land beyond
•Large utility room adjoining with handmade cabinetry and extra large butler sink
•Drawing room with Burgundian limestone fireplace housing log burner in a granite hearth with bespoke wooden panelling
•Bespoke conservatory by David Salisbury with dual access French windows to north and south facing terraces and gardens
•Snug/study with bespoke panelling, bookcase and fireplace housing electric stove
•Principal bedroom suite with bespoke oak-lined wardrobes
•Attic room accessed by pull-down ladder stairs
Services: Mains water and electricity. Shared drainage (Klargester bio sewerage treatment plant). Nuheat underfloor heating system thermostatically, zone controlled and run by a Stiebel Eltron ground source heat pump system.
Local authority: Ryedale District Council 01653 600666, www.ryedale.gov.uk
Directions: From Malton take the Castle Howard Road and after some two miles (and just beyond Swinton Lane) turn right down the first driveway to Swinton Grange. Follow the drive to Anna Cottage.
Post Code: YO17 6QT
Tenure:We are informed the property is freehold and that vacant possession will be given on completion.
Viewing:Strictly by appointment with the Agents
Rounthwaite & Woodhead
53 Market Place, Malton. Tel: 01653 600747
Council Tax:We are informed that the property lies in band G.