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22 Shipton Road, York

Offers In Excess Of £2,500,000

5 bedroom detached house

Undoubtedly one of York’s finest modern detached houses with more than half an acre of gardens and grounds, full of period elegance with the feel of a town house in the country in walking distance of the city centre.

Entrance and staircase hall, 2 reception rooms, study, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, cloakroom wc

4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (2 with dressing rooms), 5th bedroom, house bathroom

Detached cinema room with bar and separate wc

Triple garage block, summer house, gardens and grounds

In all some 0.6 acres

No. 22 is an outstanding modern town house that emulates the enduring style of classic British architecture popular in the mid nineteenth century. Constructed some ten years to the highest specification, this handsome double fronted property encapsulates period elegance, symmetry and proportions augmented by high end, luxury fixtures and fittings. Set discreetly in over half an acre of mature, landscaped grounds, No. 22 is immensely private, surrounded by neighbouring parkland gardens and sheltered by established trees; it feels like a town house in the country. The location is superb being within walking distance of Bootham, home to York’s top independent schools, as well as York city centre. Across the road is Homestead Park and the boundless riverside walks of Rawcliffe Bar Country Park.

  • Detached York house within half an acre
  • Versatile accommodation of nearly 4500 sq ft with additional cinema room
  • Private, discreet and secure
  • Beautifully appointed with luxurious fixtures and fittings
  • Practical family house with utility space and ample storage options
  • Exceptionally energy efficient
  • Triple garage block and generous secure parking
  • Glorious gardens and landscaped grounds on all sides
  • Walking distance to local amenities at Clifton village
  • Short stroll to St Peter’s School and Bootham schools
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This modern house incorporates the best of nineteenth century domestic architecture with deep bays, wooden sash windows, cornicing, traditional panelled doors and handsome fireplaces. The fixtures and fittings are high specification and emphatically luxurious; there is underfloor heating in all of the bathrooms and throughout the ground floor, state-of-the-art digital smart lighting, the sash windows are handmade and double glazed, and the hallway with bespoke oak staircase is flooded by natural light through a large, lantern window. At the rear the magnificent 40ft kitchen/dining/living room opens directly on to the flagged terrace and landscaped gardens through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that extend across the rear elevation. The statement kitchen and island unit were designed and fitted by Clive Christian Furniture Co. as was the media unit in the living area. The kitchen has a gas fired Aga with electric companion and multiple fitted appliances including two Sub Zero fridges and a bespoke larder cupboard. There is a large utility/laundry room, a study and two elegant, south facing reception rooms with bay windows and fireplaces. On the first floor the superb bedroom suite accommodation is versatile with bespoke dressing rooms and luxury fitted bathrooms.


Electric wrought iron gates open to a paved drive and turning area in front of the house providing ample parking for up to ten cars and a detached, triple garage block with power and light. At the rear of the garden is a detached cinema room, stylishly designed with a bar. Majestic gardens surround the house, abundantly planted with a shelterbelt of established trees, hedging and shrubs providing a high degree of privacy. Enclosing the flagged terrace is a garden colonnade of Ionic columns draped in wisteria and rambling rose as well as stone raised beds. Lawns with herbaceous borders are encircled by gravel paths and sculpted yews line a flagged path on the eastern boundary. These extensive landscaped gardens are a delightful sanctuary within a city.


Shipton Road is one of York’s main arteries into the city centre meeting up with Bootham and the city walls; it thus provides a route into the historic city and to the ringroad giving rapid access to Leeds and the A1M. It’s a short stroll to St Peter’s and Bootham Schools, and York’s mainline railway station is a pleasant walk or a short drive by car. Alongside Shipton Road are riverside walks leading into York and out to the open green spaces of Rawcliffe Bar Country Park with its Green Flag Award. Opposite lie the fourteen acres of Homestead Park with its floral displays and children’s playpark and York Sports club, host to cricket, rugby, squash and tennis. Clifton village with its independent shops and amenities lies within walking distance and Clifton Moor retail Park, Monks Cross and Vangarde Shopping Park are a short drive away.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: B

Services & Systems: All mains services. Gas central heating. Rako Smart Lighting.

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 01904 551550

Directions: heading into York on the A19/Shipton Road you will find the drive to No. 22 on your left hand side opposite and just beyond York Sports Club.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: May 2022

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