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Deer Park

Scampston, near Malton, Yorkshire
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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Pets 3
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Enjoy a stay at this unique gothic miniature castle exuding character and history, set amidst parkland designed by Capability Brown.

“My home is my castle.”

Bounded by 20 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, this gothic miniature castle has served many a purpose throughout the years. Former folly and tea house, gamekeeper’s cottage and family home, army camp and now historic holiday home, Deer Park is invariably imbued with a rich sense of history.

You are met with a dazzling welcome upon arrival – arched windows and crenelated walls tower above the surrounding pastureland, that’s studded with mature oak trees and scots pines. The drawing room is beautifully in keeping with the period of the building, with cream walls, high ceiling, soft drapes and comfortable furnishings all set around a large open fire.

Elegance is another key aspect that runs freely through the property particularly in the dining room, with its dark wooden table, chairs and picture windows looking out over the garden. In conflict with the formal dining and drawing rooms, the sociable L-shaped layout of the farmhouse kitchen/diner makes for a much more relaxed environment in which to breakfast. The kitchen is well-equipped with an Aga, which turns the chore of cooking into an absolute delight, and the flowery fabrics and country décor give the living room a timeless charm.

For the discerning bibliophile, there’s a library of books around the house to peruse at your leisure, and outside, you will fall in love with the garden during the spring. Sitting out on park benches, you can watch the kids dance around the lawn as the garden blossoms with wildflower, and beyond are the landscaped grounds of the stately home Scampston Hall; a fine example of Lancelot Capability Brown’s artistic flair. The park is a natural nature reserve, home to a wealth of native wildlife including deer, stoats and a diverse range of birdlife.

Three entrances (step to one). Living room with wood burner. Dining room with stone flagged floor. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with TV, Aga, electric cooker, induction hob and tiled floor. Breakfast room with open fire. Utility/boot room. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two staircases to first floor: Drawing room with open fire. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin) with washbasin. Two further double bedrooms; one leading to single bedroom. Further single bedroom with two ladder steps to 6ft long single platform bed. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fires - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Aga
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • 20 acres of natural grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Please note: There is a stream in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Folly
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    A historic house that's very comfortable and homely. Had lots of spaces for us all, along with a well equiped kitchen. Surrounded by large grounds and nearby woods ideal for a short wander out.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    Terrific holiday home. Absolutely amazing building full of character, perfect for out get together with family and friends.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2018
    Lovely and quiet location With lovely views Great for family get together or group gatherings

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    The adults in the group found the beds hard, not one of the seven nights did we have a good nights sleep. Unfortunately that sleep deprivation affects the enjoyment of a holiday. There are many that love hard beds, you win some, you lose some.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Oh dear Lynn, that is such a shame...if you had let us know we have some spare mattress toppers that can help in these situations. I'm glad you had a nice time otherwise.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Second year at Deer Park. Just as enjoyable as the 1st time. Lovely house. Great location for a family gathering. Everything provided, even the little things, dishwasher tabs, etc. Owners always on call. All in all a fabulous family holiday location.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Welcome back Megan, North Yorkshire missed you ;-. Thanks for the lovely review.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/07/2018
    We hired Deer park for a long weekend to attend a family wedding close by. The accommodation was perfectly located with everything you need for a family holiday -all bedrooms where nicely decorated, the kitchen area was a great place to gather and the living room was lovely to relax in. My favourite rooms was the upstairs living room -the sunset from here were amazing. One family member was in awe of the collection of books. I will definitely be back and highly recommend this house - thank you for our basket of goodies they were greatly appreciated Jackie and family

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thanks Jackie, so lovely to hear you had a great weekend and the wedding went well.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2018
    Wonderful location and great character of the property contributed to a great weekend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Fabulous house and location. The owner was lovely, central location. we will be back :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Highly recommend this lovely home which is great for family gatherings . Wonderful ambiance , really relaxing , and a good location for visiting attractions . Near to Malton for pubs and restaurants , e.g. the New Malton .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    Well equipped. Loads of space. Would go again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    We stayed here for a special family Birthday. There were various ages between 3-75 and we all had an amazing stay. The house is very special unique and caters for large parties. The grounds are fantastic for exploring and looking for wildlife. We would recommend a visit to the lavender park next door as walking distance and has a lovely cafe. Overall a brilliant break in the country.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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