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36 Burton Stone Lane, York

Offers In Excess Of £800,000

4 bedroom house

Exceptional Victorian family town house with walled garden and private parking, within walking distance of the city centre, railway station and top independent schools.

No. 36 is an attractive early Victorian town house that has been skilfully extended at the rear to create a kitchen/dining/living space that connects to the garden and is designed to sit sympathetically with the original building. It lies at the end of a smart terrace of period houses close to the hustle and bustle of York city centre and comes with the rare benefit of both private parking and a walled garden. The independent schools of St Peters and Bootham and York mainline railway station all lie within comfortable walking distance of this most appealing York property.

Entrance vestibule, staircase hall, cloakroom/wc, 2 reception rooms, store room, kitchen breakfast room, garden room

Principal bedroom suite with shower room, 3 further bedrooms, house bathroom

Landscaped gardens, secure parking, outbuilding

  • End of terrace period town house
  • Dates from the 1840s and not listed
  • Accommodation of more than 1800 sq ft
  • High specification fixtures and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Southerly facing, landscaped, walled garden
  • Secure, off street parking along with a storage facility
  • Half a mile from the railway station and York city centre
  • Close to green open spaces, riverside walks and botanical gardens
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Further Details

This is a Victorian property of great character with an abundance of architectural features all in keeping with the property’s age and history: there is a deep bay window, high ceilings and elegant room proportions, wall panelling, sash windows, handsome fireplaces in the sitting room and dining room, ornate cornicing, traditional panelled doors and a handsome staircase with elegant balusters and a polished handrail.

Towards the rear of the house is the family-sized, open plan kitchen/dining/living room with its terracotta tiled floor, bathed in light from a pair of French doors that open onto the garden terrace. The Shaker-style kitchen includes a Belfast sink, Rangemaster cooker, granite worktops, integrated appliances and ample space for a dining table. Alongside is a useful utility room with plumbing. The formal sitting room enjoys west facing light through the bay window and an ornate fireplace houses a gas stove; bifold doors open to the dining room with its wood-burning stove, creating the option of a large 24ft entertaining space. On the first floor the landing is illuminated by two skylights giving access to four bedrooms, all double. The principal bedroom suite feels self-contained, being separated by a door from the remaining bedroom accommodation. The elegantly proportioned bedroom enjoys fine views over the garden from its 12-panelled sash window and has a bespoke bathroom that includes a wall-to-wall shower enclosure with rain shower head. All the bedrooms are served by a large and luxurious house bathroom with a free standing roll-top bath and shower.


The house is set back behind a front garden bounded by a low wall and railings with a mature hedge adding further screening and privacy. A garden gate leads to a traditional entrance with a four-panel front door. At the rear is a beautifully maintained walled garden with mature herbaceous borders, an area of lawn, and a pergola adorned with climbing roses that traces a gravelled path to the rear of the garden. Two paved areas provide options for sitting out and enjoying the sun at different times of day. At the far side of the house on the northern elevation a paved driveway (shared) leads alongside the house to the rear where there is parking for a single vehicle, secured by timber gates. Here also is a timber storage facility and a gate giving access to the rear garden.


Bootham is a grand Georgian thoroughfare that connects to Bootham Bar, one of the four gateways into the city centre, and Burton Stone Lane lies off Bootham. At the head of the lane is the ‘Burton Stone’, believed to be a Medieval plague stone. It sits in front of Burton Stone Inn which was rebuilt in 1897 by Walter Brierley, a York architect knows as the ‘Yorkshire Lutyens’. Burton Stone Lane is located midway between York city centre and Clifton with its village green, local stores and amenities. A Sainsbury’s Local lies within a ten minute stroll. From Clifton the A19 connects to the York ringroad/A1237 leading to Leeds, the A1M and motorway network.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: D

Services & Systems: All mains services. Gas central heating.

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.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Local Authority: City of York council Council Tax Band D.

Directions: Heading north west up Bootham from the city centre, turn right onto Burton Stone Lane, identified by the Burton Stone Inn, and No. 36 can be found some 100 yards up on the right hand side.

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