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2 Dewsbury Cottages, York

Offers In Excess Of £600,000

3 bedroom house

Outstanding, double fronted, Victorian town house facing the City walls with courtyard gardens.

Entrance and staircase hall, kitchen/dining room, sitting room

2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, house bathroom

Front and rear courtyard gardens

This charming Victorian terrace sits in a quiet residential corner of the city centre facing the grassy slopes of the rampart upon which sit the medieval City walls. No. 2 Dewsbury Cottages has been elegantly restored by the current owner and is offered in impeccable decorative condition.

  • Oustanding city centre town house with courtyard gardens
  • Circa 1850s and not listed
  • More than 1000 sq ft of stylish accommodation
  • High end and high spec throughout
  • Quiet residential area, historic corner of York
  • Currently run as a successful holiday let
  • Easy walking distance from the railway station and York city centre
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2 Dewsbury Cottages has been skilfully renovated and restored to the highest specification appropriate to the age and character of the property. The Period House Store in Richmond has provided the parquet flooring in the sitting room, the porcelain floor tiles in the kitchen, the column radiators and the many internal oak doors with traditional latches. In addition there are Neptune light fittings, plug sockets with usb charger points and dimmer light switches; Crucial trading carpets have been laid throughout and the entire property has been decorated using Farrow & Ball paint. Double glazed, timber sash windows have been fitted on both floors.

The kitchen/dining room with its characterful exposed beam has ample space for a family-sized table. Recently fitted, the bespoke, handmade kitchen has Quartz work surfaces, an island with a rising extractor fan and breakfast bar, integrated Neff appliances, a HotPoint washing machine, wine cooler and a useful storage cupboard. The double aspect sitting room has a woodburning stove with a ‘real’ electric fire. Upstairs the two front bedrooms are elegantly proportioned and both have ornate cast iron fireplaces and south facing views over the front garden, walls and ramparts. The luxurious house bathroom has a heated towel rail, a Burlington high level flush and freestanding Nickel bath tub with a shower attachment.


To the front, the house is set behind a high wall and south facing courtyard garden comprising a gravelled area interspersed with brickwork, paving and shrubs. Beyond the mellow brick wall are the grass ramparts and historic City walls. A wrought iron garden gate, gives access to a shared pathway and the handful of properties on Dewsbury Terrace. To the rear of No. 2 is an attractive courtyard garden very recently landscaped with new render on the walls, limestone paving and a south-facing loggia with a slate roof. There is external lighting and an outdoor tap.

There is Residents’ Parking on Dewsbury Terrace.


This house could not be more conveniently located: the railway station is within a few minutes’ walk as is a Sainsburys Local and countless cafés and restaurants on Micklegate including the award-winning Skosh. The city centre proper lies just over Ouse Bridge. From Micklegate Bar the Knavesmire with York Racecourse, Park Run and dog walks lie a mile to the south. The A64 ring road leading to the A1M is two miles beyond.


Systems & Services: All mains services connected. Gas central heating. The boiler is in the loft, accessed from Bedroom 1.

EPC Rating: D

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: Council Tax: City of York Council 01904 551550

Directions: From the top of Micklegate, close to Micklegate Bar, turn into Priory Street and then right onto Dewsbury Terrace. Dewsbury Cottages is located parallel to the southern stretch of the City walls.

Photographs and particulars: November 2022

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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