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2 South Parade, York

Guide Price £950,000

4 bedroom terraced house

Distinguished Georgian townhouse with private parking, situated in a cobbled lane in a Conservation area, close to the city centre and just south of Micklegate Bar.

South Parade is regarded as one of York’s most charming streets and is the city’s most complete Georgian terrace. Built in the 1820s and referred to as “a venture in relatively high-class housing for genteel occupiers”, No. 2 is one of three houses along the Parade that was singled out in 2002 for a top-to-toe renovation. Almost every architectural detail of this classic early nineteenth century town house has been restored, replaced or replicated. The result is a sympathetic restoration that blends the old with the new, creating a wholly modernised and practical family home in a prime city location.

  • Terraced Regency townhouse extending to over 2400 square feet
  • Versatile accommodation arranged over four floors
  • Principal rooms face south
  • Comprehensively renovated and restored
  • High specification fixtures and fittings
  • Basement has an independent entrance and could be entirely self-contained
  • Rear courtyard garden and a cobbled forecourt
  • Parking for up to three cars
  • Strolling distance to York railway station and the city centre
  • Close to green open spaces
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Further Details

The entire property has been comprehensively renovated throughout with fixtures and fittings that reveal high quality workmanship. There is cornicing and ceiling rose, wooden panelled radiator covers, fireplaces on three floors, beautiful sash windows fitted with Pilkington thermal glass, and a Peter Thompson kitchen as well as Peter Thompson staircase and solid oak flooring. The layout is currently arranged with four living rooms at the front of the house enjoying south facing light, and bedrooms at the rear enjoying an outlook over the lovely courtyard.

The large kitchen breakfast room has a Peter Thompson kitchen with a John Lewis wall-to-wall unit incorporating a media facility. There is a Quooker tap, granite work surfaces, Bosch and Samsung integrated appliances, LED spotlights and room to accommodate a family table. Alongside the kitchen is a cloakroom and a useful utility room facing the courtyard garden. The elegant dining room, also on the ground floor, has a bay window and an imposing fireplace with an ornate cast iron grate. On the first floor, the traditional 20ft drawing room has a pair of deep windows overlooking the cobbled street below. An antique Georgian fire grate and surround has fitted cupboards to either side. The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room, and all three bathrooms have contemporary fixtures and fittings. The two rooms above could serve as double bedrooms or additional living rooms/study. A loft ladder leads to a part boarded loft. The lower ground floor rooms have independent access and would make an idea self-contained flat.


The glorious, private and sheltered courtyard garden with its high walls and automatic watering system is paved and has a wrought iron fence that surrounds the lower ground section. At the front is a flagged path to the front door with wrought iron gates that can fully enclose the whole space. Here is a useful garden storage facility. The paved forecourt accommodates up to two cars, with a further space opposite. This is a private parking area and South Parade is a single no-through road.


South Parade is a prime residential address just 250 yards south of the city walls and Micklegate with its superb cafes and restaurants. Amenities are all within strolling distance as is the railway station with its mainline service to London Kings Cross in under two hours. The children’s playpark at Scarcroft Green is close by as is York Racecourse and the extensive green open space of The Knavesmire. All Saints RC School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’) and Millthorpe School with its superb outdoor sports facilities (Ofsted ‘Good’) are close at hand, and a number of top independent schools lie within easy reach.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: Exempt - Grade II Listed

Services & Systems: All mains services. Gas 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 at

Directions: From Blossom Street heading south, turn left opposite the Odeon cinema onto the no-through cobbled road of South Parade. No. 2 is the second house on the left.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: June 2022

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

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