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Poplar House, Shirbutt Lane, York

Guide Price £1,200,000

5 bedroom house

Rare opportunity to acquire a modern house close to York, privately situated with superb well-wooded land and grassland of 7.5 acres. In addition, there is an opportunity to purchase the neighbouring Tockwith Training premises by separate negotiation.

Entrance and staircase hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, cloakroom wc

Principal bedroom suite with bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (1 with en suite bathroom), house bathroom

Flagged terrace, lawns, well wooded land and grassland

In all some 7.5 acres

For Sale Freehold

Poplar House is a well-conceived modern house that enjoys a rural setting at the end of a no-through road some two miles west of the York ring road. The house is designed with a southerly orientation and all principal rooms face the extensive grasslands and native woodland belonging to the property. The whole feels very private and self-contained. Extended and updated in recent years, Poplar House features a fine Jeremy Wood kitchen with a magnificent 12ft picture window providing far-reaching views across its own land. This is a rural sanctuary where wildlife can be enjoyed in abundance.

  • Fine modern family house of more than 3000 sq ft
  • Private setting with far-reaching, unspoilt rural views
  • Large principal rooms with bright and light interiors
  • The house enjoys a south and east orientation
  • Scope for further development - smallholding, equestrian, etc
  • Range of village services within two miles
  • The right side of York for access to St Peter’s and Bootham schools
  • Close to the City of York and convenient for Harrogate and A1M
  • Available separately is Lot 2. Adjacent to Poplar House, this commercial property comprises two industrial units and totals some 1.25 acres
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The handmade Jeremy Wood kitchen was fitted in 2018. It is part double height with underfloor heating and features two magnificent 12ft high picture windows, paned and facing south/east, one delivering a spectacular sky-to-land view across the grassland as far as the eye can see. Along with underfloor heating, the kitchen has a Shaws double bowl Belfast sink, silestone work surfaces, an island with breakfast bar and Siemens and Neff integrated appliances. A large utility room sits alongside. Entered through double doors, the sitting room is beautifully proportioned with a traditional working open fireplace and a pair of French doors opening east on to the terrace. The formal dining room, again entered through double doors, is double aspect and comfortably accommodates a ten-seater dining table.

Upstairs the 20ft principal bedroom suite has a pair of windows facing east across the land, fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. All bedrooms are double and have fitted cupboards or wardrobes. Bedroom suite 2 would serve well as a guest bedroom being annexed on the northern side of the house with its own bathroom. The house bathroom is generous in size, fully tiled with both a bath tub and shower.

Lot 2

Available separately is Lot 2 which lies adjacent to Poplar House, totalling some 1.25 acres. This commercial property comprises two industrial units, the larger with a mezzanine floor, ideal for a range of businesses. For further details contact Andrew McBeath at McBeath Property Consultancy Ltd 07725 416002.


The property is approached via a long, gravelled drive flagged by stretches of lawn and young trees, bounded either side by high timber fencing and continuing to a large parking and turning area in front of the house. The land totals 7.5 acres and surrounds the house, predominantly lying to the rear and extending to the south and east. A large stone flagged terrace edged with gravel abuts the house on two elevations and is bordered by sweeping lawns. The current owners have planted many hundreds of native trees during their 21 year tenure creating thriving bands of young English woodland on the eastern boundary and at the far end of the property. On the southern boundary, a shelterbelt of established trees and mature hedging successfully screens the property from the passenger railway line. Mowed paths create walkways through the grass meadows lands where scattered trees provide fine viewpoints.


Poplar House is situated in a country lane off the A59 York to Harrogate road, some two miles from the York ring road. The village of Upper Poppleton is a five minute drive away and provides local services with its Co-op convenience store, pubs, primary school, railway station (regular service into York) and village store. Clifton Moor shopping centre with the Tesco Extra and York city centre are both within easy reach by car and Poppleton Bar Park & Ride provides regular bus services to and from York Centre. York mainline railway station has regular services to major cities including Manchester, Edinburgh and London, with travel times to London Kings Cross often taking less than two hours. Being close to the A59 Poplar House is convenient for easy access to York, Harrogate, Leeds and the motorway networks, the A1(M) and M62.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: D

Services & Systems: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage from a treatment plant. Oil 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 01904 551550

Directions: From the York ringroad, head some two miles along the A59 take the left hand road (south) signposted ‘Shirbutt Lane’. Drive some 200 metres to where the road ends and you will see the drive on the left hand side, signposted ‘Poplar House’.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: May 2022

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

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