About this property
Unexpectedly back on the market is this handsome Victorian townhouse with 4 double bedrooms, beautiful courtyard garden, close to the shops on Bishopthorpe Road and within an easy walk of York city centre and railway station.
DESCRIPTION Dating from the late 1800s, the house is constructed in the attractive pale brick typically associated with the Bishopthorpe Road area, under a slate roof. It is one of the larger types of townhouse, originally built over 3 storeys. As such, the second floor space is original to the house and provides generous room sizes and ceiling heights. Raised up and approached by steps leading up from the street, this imposing property has generously proportioned rooms and blends up to date décor and modern touches with some superb period features and lovely high ceilings..
The kitchen was refitted just 3 years ago, the main bathroom has been refurbished in sympathetic Victorian style, there is a gas central heating system powered by a combination boiler and the rooms benefit from double-glazed windows.
ACCOMMODATION To the ground floor:
Entrance vestibule; stained glass half-timber door to inner hall with original Victorian tessellated tile floor, cornicing, understairs store with alarm control; sitting room with fantastic original slate fireplace, to which a gas fire has been added, sash windows, huge cast-iron ceiling rose, cornicing, picture rail, stripped wood floor, and open to; dining room with sash window to rear, cast-iron fireplace and stripped wood floor; kitchen with tiled floor, a range of modern units in sage green, quartz work surfaces and various integrated appliances, door to; utility room also fitted to match the kitchen with plumbing for washing machine and door to garden; Cloakroom/WC.
To the first floor;
Master bedroom to the front with 2 sash windows and cornicing; second bedroom to the rear with cast-iron fireplace; main bathroom with claw-foot, roll-top bath, and window to rear; separate shower room; landing with stairs to second floor.
Landing and 2 lovely bedrooms.
OUTSIDE At the front of the house is a well-stocked garden, meticulously maintained and raised up above the street behind railings and a wrought-iron gate, with steps leading up to the path and front door. To the rear is a wonderful courtyard garden, designed with separate seating areas, one raised up. The whole garden is an oasis of colour and offers peace, quiet and a surprising degree of privacy. There is a pedestrian gate to the rear lane that provides vehicular access for loading and unloading.
PARKING Parking is available on street where a permit scheme operates. The parking zone includes a stretch of Bishopthorpe Road and Southlands Road.
LOCATION The location requires little in the way of hard sell. Bishopthorpe Road is one of the most popular places in York and indeed the country, having won awards as an incredibly desirable place in which to live. The nearby shopping parade comprises a range of trendy cafes, restaurants and mainly independent retailers. If further amenities are sought, York’s vibrant city centre is only 5-10 minutes’ walk away. Rowntree Park and the riverside walks and cycle paths are within easy reach, as is the railway station. Being on the south-west side of York, the property is also conveniently placed for vehicular access out to the A64 for commuting to Leeds and beyond. London is just 2 hours away by train.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment only.
SERVICES Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage