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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Shipton Road, YORK, North Yorkshire

Sold STC £475,000

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An extremely conveniently located detached house with large well established gardens.

Conveniently located detached house
Large well established garden
In all about 0.38 acre
3 Bedrooms


Constructed of attractive mellow brick elevations under a tiled roof, Whinchat is a handsome detached house situated in a convenient location on Shipton Road which is itself one of the main arterial routes into the City thereby enabling quick and easy access to all of the facilities that York has to offer. The northern section of the Outer Ring Road lies about 0.75 mile away to the north which makes the property accessible to a number of centres in the area as well as to the Clifton Moor retail and business park which lies close by. A convenient distance away is the thriving Clifton Park sports ground and social club. Approaching the centre of York one passes through the established and renowned residential area of Clifton which lies about a mile away to the south and which is arranged around the eponymous Green. There is an excellent variety of local shops and in nearby Bootham there are various private schools to include St Olave's, St Peter's and Bootham Schools thereby making the property eminently suitable for prospective purchasers who might wish to send their children to those particular co-educational establishments.

The property itself is believed to date from the 1930s and is typical of the many fine detached family houses built on the edge of the city centre at that time. Of particular note is the impressive Entrance Hall which has limed Oak panelling to the height of a matching delft rack and with similar panelled doors to both principal reception rooms whilst a limed Oak handrail rises to a good sized Galleried Landing. The adjacent external elevation is principally glazed at half-landing level which gives a most light and airy feel to the centre of this impressive property. The Sitting Room is of generous proportions and extends across the full depth of the property and a wide bow window to the rear elevation allows a pleasing outlook across the superb gardens. Completing the picture is a well proportioned Dining Room which is arranged to the front of the house and the whole all goes to make for flexible and comfortable living accommodation of great character and charm.   In recent years UPVC double glazed window units have been installed virtually throughout and care has been taken to replicate the diamond patterned leaded window lights of the original thereby preserving the period feel of the property.

The gardens and grounds are unusually extensive for a property of this nature and are a true delight. They are extremely well established and imaginatively planted thereby forming the most perfect backdrop for the house and comprising one of the principal selling points of the property. The front of the property lies behind a dwarf brick boundary wall with matching pillars supplemented by a mixed hedge of Hawthorn, Beech, Yew, Berberis and Jasmine. Adjoining is a small lawned area and close by are Clipped Yew, Rhododendron, Beech hedging and a specimen Scots Pine. Adorning the front elevation of the house are Pyracantha, Virginia Creeper, Honeysuckle and Winter Jasmine.

The principal gardens lie to the rear of the house where there is a large main lawn bounded on its eastern side by a high Privet and Holly hedge adjoining which is a shaped border containing Rhododendron, Berberis, Robinia, Roses, Jasmine and various other annuals and perennials.   To the rear is a clipped Cypress hedge and two superb shaped Yew to the side of which is a raised stone edged border dominated by Lavender. To the rear, and approached across a stone pathway, is a small area of Orchard bounded by a Privet hedge and containing two fruit trees and a timber built garden shed. Immediately to the rear of the house is an ornamental garden area comprising borders edged by clipped Box hedging and where there is also a rustic arbour surmounted by Roses. Adjacent steps lead down to a lower lawn which is eliptical in shape and bounded by a perimeter pathway flanked by deep raised beds containing a wide variety of established plants and shrubs to include Roses, Lavender, Berberis and a specimen Viburnum. An adjacent stone flagged pathway separates this part of the garden from the main lawn and leads down the garden to a further Rose clad arbour which in turn opens to the Orchard.

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