Bulmer Farm Ryton, has been in existence for over 300 years hidden away in the Vale of York.
Bulmer Farm Ryton, has been in existence for over 300 years hidden away in the Vale of York, with local history pointing to the Bulmer Farm House being part of Swans Nest Farm and described as a modest brick built dwelling dating as far back as 1708. The house is far from modest and is set in beautiful well established gardens.
Prior to Barbara and John purchasing the farmhouse it was being used as a holiday cottage and had proved to be extremely popular with holiday makers being fully booked all year. Barbara and John fell in love with the house and the area and have lived at Bulmer Farm, since August 1996. John had worked abroad previously for several years as an engineer, followed by a short time working on drilling riggs. He then started his own business in Malton in Horticultural Engineering. John has a keen interest in aviation, having built his own biplane.
Barbara has worked as a Primary school teacher at a local village of Amotherby for thirty four years.
They have two daughters, Fiona and Sam. Fiona, also a teacher, lives in Zurich with her husband, Rob and their two daughters. Sam is a Beauty Therapist who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her partner, Richard and their daughter.
The Lodge Park Development
On the land adjacent to the family home was an established sawmill which was owned by Julian Dukto a polish gentleman and then latterly his daughters who had made their home in the area after the war, but during the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001 the sawmill ceased trading after 40 years. John and Barbara took the opportunity to purchase the land and after a few years of wondering what to do they decided to apply for planning permission for a “lodge park” and Bulmer Farm Park Lodges was born.
Their idea was to design a lodge park development in keeping with the local environment rather than a traditional lodge park of tarmac and concrete with no private space. With the idea of a wildlife haven at the forefront of their mind they set about creating a luxury eco-friendly environment for lodge owners to enjoy for years to come. A BIG vote of confidence was given by international biologist and wildlife campaigner Professor David Bellamy and when he visited the development at Bulmer Farm Lodges, North Yorkshire recently.
The story doesn’t stop there. After the success of the original phase of the lodge park, a new development of park homes has been released for sale with views over an ornamental pond which is designed as you would expect: to encourage wildlife onto the park. A selection of lodges will have views across the beautiful, open countryside. This exclusive lodge development is going from strength to strength with the idea of working towards David Bellamy’s Gold Award in the very near future.