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3 The Garth, 2 St. Olaves Road, York

Guide Price £350,000

2 bedroom apartment

Ground floor garden flat with two bedrooms, a parking space and lovely communal gardens, in a prime central position just off Bootham within strolling distance of the city centre.

This two bedroom apartment is one of six within what was originally a private residence built in 1886 for Mr Platnauer, Keeper of the Yorkshire Museums. The 1905 wing retains exceptionally fine fixtures and fittings designed by Walter Brierley, a Yorkshire architect known as the ‘Yorkshire Lutyens’. The Garth enjoys a prime position within a leafy street off Bootham just around the corner from two of York’s top independent schools, and a short stroll from both the city walls and railway station.

Entrance hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), single private parking space, shared garden

  • Garden flat with accommodation totalling 779 sq ft
  • Two bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • 20ft sitting/dining room with large bay
  • Separate fitted kitchen
  • Communal garden with a southerly aspect
  • Leafy residential road off the main thoroughfare
  • Strolling distance from the city’s amenities
  • Prime residential location
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Additional Details

Flat 3 has a secure entry phone system, full double glazing, recessed spotlighting and high ceilings. The fitted kitchen faces south west and has a range of integrated AEG appliances including a compact dishwasher, and the sitting/dining room has a ‘real’ electric fire within a stone fireplace and a bay along its western elevation. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The main bathroom has a bath tub.


Stone steps descend from The Garth to the rear walled garden which faces in a southerly direction and is predominantly lawned with a small stone patio and a scattering of mature trees and shrubs. This is a shared space but it feels both private and peaceful. The single allocated parking space lies within the rear communal parking area.

At the front, the property is set back behind a low wall with wrought iron railings, some mature shrubs and a central path leading to the communal front door.


Bootham is probably York’s most handsome street, lined with fine Georgian and early Victorian properties and culminating in Bootham Bar, an eleventh century gateway on the site of a Roman fortress. St Olave’s Road is a leafy residential street that lies perpendicular to Bootham, only a leisurely amble from the medieval walls that enclose the city centre. A few minutes’ walk from the house is a Sainsbury’s Local, delicatessen and local baker, and the mainline railway station lies a short stroll across the pedestrian bridge.


Tenure: Leasehold 150 years from 2004

Services: All mains services connected. Gas central heating. Service charge £340/quarter.

Fixtures & fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

Local authority: City of York Council 01904 551550.

EPC rating: D

Directions: St Olave’s Road lies parallel to Bootham Crescent and opposite St Peter’s School. No. 3 is just down from Bootham on the right hand side.

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