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26 New Walk Terrace, York

Offers In Excess Of £625,000

2 bedroom terraced house

Attractive Victorian townhouse within one of York’s most popular streets with riverside walks into the city centre.

Dating from 1870, No. 26 is a handsome townhouse standing behind traditional railings with a long front garden and delightful outlook. It has elegantly proportioned rooms and provides appealing accommodation of 1,784 sq ft. New Walk Terrace is a much loved York street originally conceived to take advantage of the tree-lined riverside path created during the reign of King George III and which, to this day, provides a pleasant shortcut to the city centre.

Vestibule, staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room and wc, outside store, 2 double bedrooms, house bathroom, second floor home office/occasional bedroom 3

Front garden, enclosed rear courtyard, residents’ parking

  • Victorian townhouse in the heart of York
  • Wealth of period features
  • Versatile accommodation arranged over three floors
  • Superb second floor room ideal as a home office
  • Fine outlook across a south facing garden
  • Adjacent to riverside walks and close to Rowntree Park
  • 20 minutes’ walk to the railway station
  • Easy access to the southern section of the ringroad, Leeds and A1M
  • Convenient for the University of York
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No. 26 New Walk Terrace retains many period features including the original Victorian wrought-iron railings and a four-panelled front door with brass furniture and glazed overlight; inside there are exposed floorboards, stripped panelled doors with architraves, open fires, sash windows, working shutters, ceiling cornice and picture rails.

The ground floor has been extended to create additional living space with a large roof lantern that floods this room and the connecting dining room with natural light. The fitted galley kitchen has a large Belfast sink, tiled floor, deep pantry and useful hatch. Alongside is the utility room and wc with original wooden lead-lined JapKap cistern. A rear door opens to the enclosed courtyard. The dining room has a gas fire and the sitting room an open fire housed within a decorative mosaic surround and cupboards to either side. This delightful front room also has a deep bay window with the original shutters and faces south over the attractive garden to the ‘Twelve Apostles’ beyond.

The 17ft principal bedroom has an ornate fireplace and pair of south facing windows; the second bedroom is a generous double also with a pretty cast iron bedroom fireplace. Both are served by a family bathroom with claw foot cast-iron bath. A decorative spiral staircase rises to the second floor room lit by three Velux windows, ideal as a superb home office but also suitable as an occasional guest bedroom.


The attractive south facing front garden is enclosed by wrought-iron railings. An area of lawn along with planted beds and mature shrubs provide a pleasant area for sitting out. To the rear of the house is a secure courtyard ideal for storage and providing pedestrian access. CCTV cameras overlook the front and rear doors.


Running west from Fishergate, New Walk Terrace is rightly considered to be one of York’s most desirable residential streets. Greatly elevated from the river Ouse it a no-through road with stone steps descending to the delightful riverside ‘New Walk’ that leads into the city in one direction and to Rowntree Park over Millennium Bridge in the other. The property is convenient for a range of excellent schools, both state and independent. Fishergate has many local amenities with the Barbican Centre, York’s biggest music and arts venue, close by as well as a number of green open spaces. The mainline railway station provides a regular service to London, Edinburgh and Manchester Airport.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: D

Services and Systems: All mains services. Gas-fired 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

Directions: From Fishergate turn right into New Walk Terrace and No. 26 can be seen half way down on the right hand side.

Local authority: City of York 01904 551550

Photographs August 2020 and Particulars January 2021

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