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14 Marygate, York

Offers In Excess Of £1,500,000

4 bedroom detached house

Enjoying probably the best location in York this detached house with garage is discreet and private with an unusually large, walled garden

Constructed in the mid half of the twentieth century on the site of an orchard belonging to 46 Bootham and twice extended in 1963 and 1970, this detached property enjoys a remarkable setting just outside the city centre. Surrounded by a fine, mellow wall some three metres high and screened by abundant foliage, the entire property is concealed from sight and barely noticed by passers-by. Its large plot, wide rather than long, as well as its lovely south facing garden distinguishes this property from many others that enjoy a central location in this historic city; it stands opposite the old abbey walls and York Minster can be viewed from the first floor. No. 14 is being offered on the market for the first time in its history having remained within the same family since it was first built.

  • Detached York property offering scope for improvement
  • 1950s house of more than 2000 sq ft now requiring renovation
  • Conservation area, house not listed
  • Much loved family home for 65 years
  • Large city centre plot with house, garage, outbuilding and large garden
  • A green oasis, enclosed by a high wall and utterly private
  • Direct view of York Minster from the first floor
  • Outlook over the historic ruins of a Benedictine Abbey and York City Art Gallery
  • Private drive and double garage providing ample parking
  • York’s best address five minutes’ stroll from city centre and railway station
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Electric gates open from Marygate onto the drive that leads directly to the integral double garage. The garden itself sits directly to the front and north east of the house. Much cherished and maintained over the years it is planted with an array of perennials, shrubs and trees that surround two open stretches of lawn. Abutting the house is a southerly facing stone terrace and a York stone path that traverses the length of the garden, passing the brick outbuilding and greenhouse. A timber summer house enjoys a west facing outlook. The whole is surrounded by a long-standing three metre wall with a line of trees providing further privacy at the front.


14 Marygate occupies a discreet position at the top of Marygate just off Bootham, one of the grand Georgian thoroughfares into the city. Marygate itself is probably York’s most desirable street with its array of fine period houses facing the medieval walls of St Mary’s Abbey. The property sits on a hill that slopes gently down towards the Ouse and the green open spaces that run along its river edge. Just a few minutes’ stroll away are the principal shopping streets of York reached along Bootham or through the Museum Gardens past the medieval ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. Two high-ranking independent schools lie on Bootham and the mainline York Railway Station is reached in minutes on foot via a pleasant walkway across Scarborough Footbridge.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: F

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

Directions: From Bootham Bar head along Bootham and Marygate is the first turning on the left. Follow the wall on the right hand side and the gates of No. 14 can be seen towards the top of Marygate immediately before Galmanhoe Lane.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: June 2022

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

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