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2 Precentors Court, York City Centre

Guide Price £775,000

4 bedroom terraced house

Charming Georgian townhouse with courtyard garden some fifty paces from York Minster.

This exceptional eighteenth century townhouse with courtyard garden is discreetly located in a quiet residential street next to York Minster. Sympathetically restored and renovated in recent years, it is steeped in character and retains an abundance of fine period features many of which date back some 300 years. Currently run as a successful holiday let it would happily serve as an outstanding city centre bolt hole or second home.

Entrance and staircase hall, kitchen/dining room, utility room, sitting room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, storage/cellar room

Courtyard garden

  • Terraced townhouse just a stone’s throw from York Minster
  • Circa 1730 and Grade II* listed
  • Quiet corner of the city, off the main thoroughfare
  • Views to York Minster and adjacent to Dean’s Park
  • 2033 sq ft arranged over three floors, plus lower ground floor rooms
  • Contemporary, high specification kitchen and two bathrooms
  • Good storage options including walk-in cupboards
  • Currently run as a successful holiday let
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This early eighteenth century property is imbued with evidence of its long history. There are leaded windows, 16-pane sash windows, Yorkshire sliding sash on the upper floor, quarry tiles in the hall, mellow floorboards, exposed beams, cast iron fireplaces, original doors and cupboard doors with authentic iron fittings, ornate cast iron column radiators, lime plaster and a fine staircase with oak handrail.

The kitchen dining room has a fully-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops, bespoke fitted units, integrated fridge freezer, a pantry cupboard and ample room for a dining table; adjacent is a useful utility room with a butler sink and integrated dishwasher. The sitting room is a cosy space with original floorboards, a corner cast-iron fireplace with ornate tiles and walk-in corner cupboards. On the lower ground floor, the two basement rooms total more than 550 sq ft, have natural light and good ceiling heights: the laundry room holds the original Victorian wash house boiler and has a separate coal hole; the storage room has ancient stone facings and a brick floor. Together these rooms offer significant potential to develop further. The four double bedrooms are on the two upper floors. They all have decent ceiling heights including those on the second floor that rise into the roof space, and all enjoy side views of York Minster. The house bathroom has modern fixtures and fittings and includes a bath with shower over and heated towel rail. On the second floor there is a skilfully designed wet room with electric shower.


At the south side of the house is an enclosed, paved and sunny courtyard garden ideal for sitting out. A discreet door opens to an outside wc at the far corner.


York Railway Station 0.7 miles, York Ring Road 3 miles, Harrogate 22 miles, Leeds Bradford Airport 29 miles

Precentor's Court is a residential street that dates back to 1610. It is discreetly located towards the far end of Precentor’s Court as it emerges into the west end of York Minster, in the heart of the city. No. 2 lies near the entrance to Precentor’s Court and occupies an unrivalled position just 50 paces from the western front of York Minster. Adjacent lie the public gardens known as Dean’s Park. The whole city lies within strolling distance including York’s railway station with its mainline connection to London Kings Cross (in under two hours), Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: Exempt as Grade II* listed

Services & Systems: All mains services. Gas central heating. New gas boiler fitted 2023.

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

Directions: From the west face of York Minster turn west up Precentor’s Court and the house is the second on the left hand side.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: June 2023

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

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