Your beautifully, characterful home with its roots in the fourth century, how would you like to own a slice of Roman history in Hollowbanks Hamlet? Read more
Your beautifully, characterful home with its roots in the fourth century, how would you like to own a slice of Roman history in Hollowbanks Hamlet?
Historic hamletNestled by the old Roman road Dere Street, Dere House was developed from it's Victorian farmhouse roots in 1998, at the same time that archaeologists were evacuating Roman burial remains in theneighbouring field (now a lake), discovering artefacts dating back to the 4th Century. Set back from the road leading between Brompton-on-Swale and thevillage of Scorton, enjoy all the convenience of the town from this perfectlypeaceful rural refuge, looking out over fields and farmland. Pull along the tree-lined cobbled driveway where there is plenty ofparking in the courtyard to the front. Built of cobble from the nearby river as opposed to stone, thebuilding has a unique and friendly façade. Warm welcomeMake your way in through the traditional front door, into an impressive entrance hall whosewrought iron galleried landing creates an airy sense of space and light above.Stone flooring extends underfoot with light toned panelling to the lower walls.Modern spotlighting contrasts contemporary comforts with classical details foran eclectic mix of new and old. Stash your coat in the cloak room to the right and then turn left, and then right toarrive at the media room, a snug space containing a fitted glossy media unitand wine rack, the ultimate venue for weekend movie marathons and match day. Formality with flairReturning left, double doors open to the drawing room, the heart of the home. Carpetedunderfoot and with exposed beams overhead, this light, bright living area isideal when entertaining guests. An impressive stone pillared fireplace istopped with a robust beam reclaimed from the original farmhouse, the insetdouble-door log burner emanating warmth and welcome. With ample space for sofas, sideboards and a grand piano, sense the spaciousness of a home withplaces for family to retreat and enjoy their own privacy, and communal spacesupon which to converge and socialise. Lush views extend over the lawned garden through full height windows. Feast your eyesEnter the neighbouring dining room via double doors from the drawing room or hallway.Note the multitude of five-amp and midfloor sockets, easy to control and freefrom trailing wires. The carpet of the drawing room is replaced by exposed stone in the dining room,another light and inviting space, where authentic beams crisscross overhead.French doors provide easy access out onto the decking for alfresco summerdining and barbecues. Make your way along the hallway to the kitchen, another sociable hub in this expansive home, whererooms are set spaciously apart for privacy – perfect for modern family life. Family livingEmanating cheerful warmth, a corner log burner sits within an exposed cobble alcove, creating theultimate cosy welcome. Rustic and at once contemporary, vertical chromeradiators and downlights balance past with present. A sizeable area, there isample space for sofas and a dining table. In the solid wood Shaker-stylekitchen, an array of appliances includes a Range oven, fridge-freezer anddishwasher, with vegetable baskets within the central island, topped ingranite. Doors open out to the stone patio, where a covered dining area and stone-built barbecue create aMediterranean vibe; perfect for summer parties and entertaining. From the kitchen, peep through to the utility room, with abundant storage and space also for a second freezer, separatemicrowave, cooker and dryer. From the utility room, stairs lead up to the studyabove. Accessible livingReturning along the ground floor hallway to the entrance hall, continue past the frontdoor along a separate wing, where through the first door on the left is astylish bathroom, tiled underfoot in monochrome and where white panelling tothe walls meets charcoal grey. A freestanding clawfoot tub is fitted withshower head attachment, also with wash basin and WC. Turning left, arrive at a modern double bedroom, with fitted glossy black wardrobes andcupboards surrounding the bed, set across from a fitted media unit. Outside theprivacy glass windows, soak up views of the serene side garden. A second double bedroom is found at the end of this private wing, dressed in morecountry-vibe pastel tones, with built-in wooden wardrobes and peaceful viewsonce more to the side garden. Bedroom blissFrom the entrance hall, admire the wrought ironwork and exposed stone of thestaircase, ascending to the galleried landing above. Beams are a characterfulmotif found throughout the home. To the right, the main bedroom offers light and spacious living, furnished with a wall offitted, white glass-fronted wardrobes. Along one side of the vaulted ceiling,Velux windows fitted with plantation shutters draw natural light through.Shades of duck egg blue to the panelling and clotted cream to the upper wallsprovide a soothing sense of timelessness in the décor. Listen out for thegentle nightly hooting of resident owls outside. Refresh and revive in the en suite, where an impressive double size walk-in shower, wash basin withvanity unit storage and WC are surrounded in marble. Returning to the landing, turning left from the top of the stairs, step up once more,turning right into the fourth bedroom, where the gentle slope of the ceilingadds a cosy intimate feel. Pretty panelled walls are painted buff tones with afitted wardrobe to hand. Open a door to the en suite, featuring a bath with showerhead attachment, wash basin, WC and attractive mosaic tiling to walls. Back on the landing, continue along, passing fitted eaves storage, before arriving atbedroom five, carpeted and cosy, with light pouring in through the plantationshuttered Velux. Each with its own unique shape and style; no two bedrooms arethe same at Dere House. Versatile livingFinally, arrive at the snug, a versatile room ideal as a media room or playroom, nestledbefore the study, which leads back down to the utility room below. A home witha substantial footprint whilst retaining great flow, every room serves itspurpose and is well utilised. OWNER QUOTE: “With a media room,playroom, office and two staircases, it really lends itself well to families,there are spaces for kids to enjoy time away from their parents and viceversa!” Glorious gardenAn all-year home, Dere House lends itself perfectly to the festive décorand twinkling trees of Christmas, whilst equally alive in the ambient twinklelights and sizzling barbecue smoke of the summertime. To the front of the home, there is ample storage in a building off thecourtyard, whilst to the rear and side, lawn meets with fields beyond. An areaof decking leads to the hot tub and a patio offers the perfect party area, withSpanish kitchen, barbecue and sheltered seating area. Near and Far Poised between the pretty village of Scorton and Brompton-on-Swale, DereHouse enjoys the best of both worlds. With walks in abundance, loop around one of the many nearby lakes ordiscover the wildlife at Brompton-on-Swale Nature Reserve. Nestled along the famousWainwright’s ‘Coast to Coast’, the region is popular among walkers. Only a short walk away is the village of Scorton, served by two village pubs, with a number of nearby farm shops anddelicatessens selling local produce. Brush up on your Yorkshire history and make your way to the nearby market town of Richmond,site of an eleventh century castle, one of thefirst stone-built fortifications raised by the Normans. Richmond Waterfalls are well worth a visit, not far from the Market Place where you can sample artisanal ice cream or enjoy a coffee at The Station. Catterick Racecourse, a thoroughbred horse racing venue, dating back to Georgian times, is also close by in the hamlet of Catterick Bridge, whilst you can fulfil your culturalquota at the nearby Georgian Theatre Royal, the UK's oldest working theatre in its originalform with guided tours available upon request. Dine out at the Heifer overlooking the beautiful village green and savour fresh, home cooked cuisine sourced from all local produce. With an array of tastes catered for, sample the Parisian stylings of Rustique or dine on Italian at La Piazza. Within walking distance is Brompton On Swale Post Office – only a mile away, a general store where you can pick up your essentials. Tesco is also only a short four-mile drive away. With excellent local schools, a dedicated office, playroom, media room and sociablekitchen, Dere House is the party home which draws visitors time and again.Ideal for accommodating a growing gamily, blended family or extended family,book your viewing today to discover its charm for yourself.
This property can also be purchased with Dere Cottage and Mouse Cottage