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York House, Upper Poppleton, York

Guide Price £2,950,000

7 bedroom detached house

Spectacular contemporary family house with separate coach house, set in lovely mature walled gardens and located just outside the City of York

York House is a remarkable contemporary house completed some twenty two years ago to an impressive scale and skilfully designed so all rooms are relevant, utilised and connected; this is first and foremost a family property. High tech luxury and day-to-day comfort are at the heart of this modern home with the centrepiece being a spectacular cantilevered staircase that rises to a galleried landing. Of note is the separate coach house, believed to be of Edwardian origins, that provides contemporary ancillary accommodation ideal for a guest or family member. The location of York House is ideal with its edge of village location giving countryside views across the Vale of York; the city is on the doorstep and the ring road provides rapid access to Leeds and the A1M.

Reception and staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, study, kitchen breakfast room, back kitchen/utility, 2 cloakroom/wcs. Principal bedroom suite with bathroom, 2 dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobe, 6 further bedrooms (3 with en suite bathrooms), 2 further bathrooms, linen cupboard, cinema room, gym.

Coach house: living room, kitchen, cloakroom/wc, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, single garage

3-bay car port with store over, store room, gardener’s wc, summer house, mature walled gardens

  • York family house located just outside the city ring road
  • Good privacy and not overlooked
  • Luxurious and versatile accommodation of more than 8250 sq ft
  • Impressive living space and reception rooms ideal for family and entertaining
  • Separate study and superfast broadband
  • Luxurious fixtures and fittings
  • Cinema/games room and gym on the second floor
  • Separate Edwardian coach house with stylish, high spec accommodation
  • Triple car port and ample off street parking
  • York railway station and the A1 both within 15 minutes’ drive
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High specification is in evidence throughout the property: there are deep skirting boards, heavy panelled wooden doors, a cantilevered staircase, elaborate plaster work, wooden panelling, picture rails, limestone and oak parquet flooring, deep sash windows with sealed unit double glazing and high ceilings. In addition, there is a security system, an internal vacuum system and superfast broadband with fibre to the property.

The reception and staircase hall has a limestone flagged floor, panelling and an open fireplace with limestone surround and overmantle housing a living flame gas fire. The dramatic, cantilevered staircase with cast balusters and polished timber rail rises to the first floor gallery where there is a window seat facing east over the front garden.

The elegant drawing room is a large, light room with tall sash windows facing south, east and west. There is polished herringbone parquet flooring, a decorative cornice and two elaborate ceiling roses, raised panelling to the walls and a fireplace with painted and carved surround, panelled overmantle and marble hearth. French windows lead to a lawned area. The formal dining room has an open fireplace in a simple stone surround and hearth, a walk-in drinks cupboard and French doors that open south on to the garden. On the western elevation of the house is the study, a light-filled room with French doors opening south and north.

The kitchen breakfast room with its connecting sitting room is a wonderful family space. The living area has a bespoke television and media cabinet with a further range of cupboards, shelves, drawers and bookshelves. The kitchen has a 4-oven cream Aga in tiled recess, and a substantial central island unit with a green marble worktop including drainer, drawers and cupboards in maple, and a 4-ring halogen hob with stainless steel surround. There is a substantial built-in dresser with shelves, drawers and glazed cupboards and a further built-in unit for housing fridges and freezers. French windows open to the garden towards the summer house, and a door leads to the back kitchen/laundry with larder, double sink, granite worktop and dresser unit. A rear staircase rises to the first floor rear landing and bedrooms.

The principal bedroom suite has an open fireplace in a simple stone surround, walk-in wardrobe with built-in wardobes, two dressing rooms and a bathroom. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor, two with fitted wardrobes. On the second floor are two designated bedrooms, one with walk-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. In addition there is a cinema/games room, separate gym and bathroom. The boiler room houses three boilers, two hot water cylinders and the centravac cleaning system.


Electric wrought iron gates open to a gravelled drive that sweeps in front of the house with its stone terrace flagged either side by ornamental fountains and shrubberies. This area provides ample parking. The driveway continues to the coach house and adjoining single garage with its up and over door. Here is also the gardener’s wc with hand basin. From the drive there is easy access to the three-bay green oak car port which has a boarded attic space above and store room to one side.

York House stands in a beautifully maintained garden protected by a two metre brick wall which forms the greater part of the boundary. Wisteria climbs the south facing elevation of the house and a high brick wall provides shelter from the east. There is a timber summer house with a lead roof, well established and productive fruit trees, shaped lawns, herbaceous borders and shrubberies. The garden sweeps round to the west past mature holly, laurels and rhododendrons, culminating in a substantial row of yew trees.

Coach House

The traditional detached coach house with weather vane offers self-contained accommodation of some 1770 sq ft. A glazed front door opens to the conservatory-style living area with oak flooring which is open plan to the kitchen dining room. The contemporary kitchen is fitted with a range of timber units under granite work surfaces, incorporating wine racks, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a Rangemaster cooker with twin ovens, 4 ring hob, separate ceramic hob and griddle and another cupboard conceals the gas-fired combi boiler. The ground floor bedroom suite has a built-in plasma screen television and separate dressing area with bespoke fitted wardrobes and a Travertine wet room with a cast iron roll top bath. The second bedroom on the first floor has its own shower cubicle and wc.


Upper Poppleton lies some two miles to the west of York’s historic city centre and is ideally situated for access to York, Leeds, Harrogate and the motorway network. York’s top independent schools are within easy reach and the mainline railway station has regular trains running to London Kings Cross in less than two hours. The village is close to the York ring road which provides rapid access north and west, whilst the A59 leads straight to the A1 about ten miles away. The village itself is a popular centre having all the facilities expected in such a community including a primary school, shops, pubs, library and doctor’s surgery.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: C

Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas central heating - zoned central heating system. The Coach House has a gas combi boiler.

Systems: Internal vacuum system. Fibre to the cabinet. Most of the lighting has been switched to LED Burglar alarm attached to a monitoring station.

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: York House stands on Hodgson Lane. Approaching Upper Poppleton from York, proceed over the level crossing, bear left at the Green and past the Admiral Collingwood on the right hand side. York House is the last house on the right hand side behind electrically operated gates.

Local authority: City of York 01904 551550

Photographs, particulars and showreel: June 2022

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