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48 Shipton Road, York

Guide Price £1,250,000

5 bedroom detached house

Attractive detached family house on a large corner plot with garage and gardens, highly convenient for the independent schools on Bootham, half a mile from Clifton Village and a mile from the city centre.

This is a fine example of a 1930s suburban town house originally designed to accommodate a family and more recently modernised and extended to the rear and over three floors to create well-designed and versatile living space perfect for modern-day requirements. No. 48 sits within a generous corner plot extending to one third of an acre with a southerly outlook across green pastures and Ings land where walking, running and cycle routes along the river Ouse provide direct access into the city centre. No. 48 Shipton Road is a cherished family home convenient for a range of local amenities, access into York and north to the ringroad.

Entrance vestibule, staircase hall, cloakroom wc, 2 reception rooms, garden room, kitchen/dining/family room, utility room. Principal bedroom suite with shower room and walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms (1 en suite)

Garage, bike shed, log store, gardens to three sides

In all some 1/3 acre

Clifton village ½ mile, York 1 mile, A1 12 miles Harrogate, 21 miles, Leeds 25 miles

  • Detached period property with a garage and gardens
  • Versatile, light and bright accommodation extending to more than 3000 sq ft
  • Multiple storage options throughout, ideal for a family
  • Set in a large plot of 1/3 acre
  • Private, mature and well screened gardens to three sides
  • Ample off-street parking and integral garage
  • Superfast broadband
  • Access by car, bicycle and on foot to St Peter’s and Bootham schools, the city centre and railway station
  • Convenient for the York ring road, Harrogate, Leeds and the A1M
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Further Details

This 1930s property has some interesting architectural features including the original servants’ bells, stained glass, fireplaces, elegant wood panelling, a decorative hallway arch, and a fine original staircase with a stained-glass window on the half landing. Following the programme of modernisation, the property has double glazed UPVC windows, contemporary fixtures and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms, and is energy efficient.

The superb kitchen/dining/living room is a functional and appealing open-plan living space with ample natural light, a double-sided wood-burning stove and two sets of French doors opening onto the garden terrace. The kitchen area has underfloor heating, integrated appliances, and an island unit with breakfast bar. The entire rooms is nearly 30ft with ample space for a family-sized dining table in the bay window and a generous seating area alongside the wood-burning stove. In addition there is a separate utility room. To the front of the house is the drawing room featuring a large, south west facing bay window with window seat and wood-burning stove. The sitting room spans the south east elevation, has natural light to three sides including a bay window and the original aluminium glazed doors opening onto the sun-filled garden room. On the first floor the four bedrooms (three double) and house bathroom all have open aspects either to the south, east or west. The smaller bedroom is currently used as a study with built-in cupboards and storage. On the second floor the principal bedroom suite is skillfully designed into the roof space with a full-size picture window, shower room with exposed beams and a separate dressing area/walk-in wardrobe (restricted height).


A long, gravel drive from Shipton Road provides off street parking for up to four cars and culminates at the integral garage with power, light, generous roof height and shelved for storage. The deep front garden has been skilfully landscaped with a range of mature shrubs and trees intersected by a stepping-stone path; a beech tree and silver birch trees stand alongside a well-established mixed hedge provide screening and privacy from the road. Being on a corner plot, the gardens wrap around three sides of the property and are bounded by hedging and timber fencing, with the rear section secured behind pedestrian gates at either side of the house. These mature gardens have been abundantly planted to provide all-year colour with well-placed trees lining the boundary, shrubs, herbaceous borders, a generous expanse of lawn, a barbeque area and paved terraces placed to catch the sun as it traverses across the garden. There is an outside tap, and alongside the timber bike shed is a wood store and functional area for composting.


This property could hardly be more conveniently situated. It sits on the corner of Shipton Road/A19 and the leafy no-through lane that is Malton Way. Shipton Road heads directly into Bootham Bar/the City of York passing St Peter’s and Bootham schools on the way, all accessible by bicycle or on foot. The Dormouse country pub and York Sports Club - hosting cricket, rugby, squash and tennis and social events – are a short stroll away as is Homestead Park. Immediately opposite lie Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings providing miles of riverside pathways into the city centre, out to Rawcliffe Country Park and beyond to Beningbrough Hall. Clifton Village has a range of local facilities including a Spar, independent Butcher and cafe, and Clifton Moor retail park lies some five minutes’ drive away. The nearby ring road/A1237 provides rapid access to the A64, Leeds and motorway network.


Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating.

EPC Rating: C

Fixtures & fittings: Only those items mentioned in these particulars are included. Others may be made available separately.

Viewings: by appointment only

Local Authority: City of York 01904 551550

Directions: No 48 lies on the northern corner of Shipton Road/A19 and Malton Way, on the left hand side heading into York, as denoted by the agents For Sale board.

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