About this property
A charming Grade II listed early 19th Century 3 bedroom cottage in an outstanding position overlooking the river within walking distance of York city centre.
DESCRIPTION Garden Cottage is an absolute delight which has many period features including delightful arched Gothic style windows to the South and West elevations.
The mid Georgian cottage is believed to have been built for Thomas Maude, an eminent tea dealer as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of High Ousegate. Other original features include cornicing to the ceilings and a bay window believed to have been brought from Maude’s shop.
The accommodation is arranged so that the main rooms take advantage of the wonderful views over the private garden and tree lined riverside walk.
Briefly comprising: to the ground floor; a panelled front door with glazed fanlight over leads to the entrance hall with elegant staircase and mahogany handrail, recess for coats and storage. Open plan living room with beautiful bay window to the front and Gothic window to the side, open fire to the dining area and electric fire to the sitting room. The kitchen benefits from a hand made oak units by ‘Shaw and Riley’ with granite worktops over and inset ceramic Villeroy and Bosch sink unit, intergrated Neff cooker with ‘slide and hide’ door, freestanding units housing fridge freezer and large butchers block with inset granite worktops, utility room with door to the rear courtyard and plumbing for washing machine.
To the first floor; is a wide galleried landing with attractive Gothic window to the side, a half landing leads to the separate w/c. To the front of the property is the master bedroom which enjoys amazing views through the bay window down the river and has lovely cornicing. There are two further double bedrooms and an inner landing with recently installed boiler. There is a refitted bathroom with modern suite comprising shower, low flush w.c and wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE The gardens are an exceptional feature of the property. To the rear is a walled area with flagged steps leading to a paved terrace and pedestrian door from the lane. The vendors have investigated the possibility of creating a parking space in this area. There is a useful timber shed, an archway of clematis leads to the main garden on three sides. There are lion heads from Bolton Abbey in the gorgeous garden. The current vendors have ploughed an enormous amount of time and effort in creating an amazing space which comprises lawn and seating areas which overlook the riverside and New Walk.
FLOOD RISK Please note that the house has flooded several times over the past few decades (ie 1982, 1995, 2000, 2012 and 2015). The ground floor was converted to a design which prevents significant flood damage, so the floors are solid, the walls are tiles and both have water resistant finishes, as well as this the property has two water pumps which are easy to operate and flood barriers that go over the ground floor windows and doors. The electrics are placed at a high level and the kitchen units are free standing and removable. This permits a straightforward cleaning exercise after flooding. For this reason, insurance against flood risk is available at normal rates. The guide price reflects the flood risk.