Price Guide £1,750,000
6 bedroom house
Outstanding townhouse, garden and garage on a prestigious York street.
Bootham is flanked with Georgian and early Victorian properties culminating in Bootham Bar, an eleventh century gateway on the site of a Roman fortress. It is probably York’s most handsome street. No. 76 is a grand house that stands discreetly on Bootham’s southern flank, a leisurely amble from the medieval walls that enclose the city centre. The entire property has been the subject of a meticulous renovation, giving rise to a substantial and stylish townhouse that combines period elegance with a high tech finish. It comes with a landscaped walled garden, a garage and a parking space.
- Early Victorian terraced townhouse
- Circa 1852s and Grade II listed
- Nearly 4000 sq ft of versatile accommodation
- Ideal for family living
- Elegantly refurbished from top to bottom
- Landscaped walled garden
- Secure garage and parking space in front
- Lovely outlook front and back, including Bootham Park
- Short stroll to St Peter’s and Bootham schools, the city centre and railway station
Mid nineteenth century features abound within this beautifully restored property: there are bay windows on three storeys, deep skirting, handsome fireplaces in the reception rooms and attractive cast iron fireplaces in many of the bedrooms, a sweeping staircase that ascends to the second floor with a polished handrail, restored and newly crafted multi-paned sash windows, working shutters on the ground floor, cast iron column radiators, traditional panelled doors, and refined plasterwork such as a lotus leaf ceiling rose in the sitting room. The entire property has been newly decorated with Farrow & Ball paints and, alongside the comprehensive programme of renovation, the installation of the latest technology has created a comfortable and high-functioning modern home. No. 76 is a super-insulated property with an efficient heating system that includes underfloor and zoned heating controlled by an app, there are high specification kitchen and bathrooms, a fire repression sprinkler system, countless data points with usb chargers, and a one-phase electricity supply to the garage for rapid EV charging. A damp proof course has been installed and, outside, the house has been re-roofed with new leadwork and guttering.
From the staircase hall, handcrafted stone steps descend to the lower ground floor kitchen/living space that extends some 33 ft and usefully provides secondary front and rear entrances to the property and generous storage space. Here the kitchen breakfast room has a large window above the sink that swathes the room in natural light, an island unit with breakfast bar, integrated Neff appliances, a larder cupboard separate pantry, and suitable space for wine storage. The dining area includes a handsome fireplace and an external door, flanked by windows, that gives access to the south west facing lower garden terrace. In addition to the kitchen, a large and light-filled laundry room sits on the ground floor. There are three further formal reception rooms, all elegantly proportioned and all with restored fireplaces. The first floor drawing room is the grandest room of the house with wood panelling, fine plasterwork, a marble fireplace and a pair of windows, including a bay, giving a leafy outlook across the park. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms are located on the second and third floors, served by a useful butler’s pantry. The top floor ceilings rise into the roof space and a lightwell infuses the landing in natural light. The bathrooms are luxuriously fitted and those on the second and third floors have each been fitted with a shower and a freestanding bath. The second floor bathroom is Jack and Jill style with a double vanity unit, louvre shutters and underfloor heating.
At the front, the house sits on Bootham behind a cobbled verge and traditional wrought iron railings. Three stone steps lead up to the traditional front door under a moulded pediment. At the rear is a delightful walled garden that is sheltered, private, landscaped and south west facing. Abutting the house, a lower terrace gives access to the gardener’s wc and the secure plant room. Stone steps ascend past raised beds to the higher terrace which meets a gravel path edged with copper-coloured steel. The path winds its way along the garden, flanked by deep herbaceous borders with mature shrubs and colourful planting, to an area of gravel where a Sorbus tree stands sentinel. The pedestrian garage door gives rear access to the garage (built in 2005 of brick with a Welsh slate roof) with mezzanine storage into the roof space, an EV charging point, and electric up-and-over doors. The garage comfortably accommodates a large car or two small cars and there is a private parking space in front. The rear lane is accessed from St Mary’s. Residents’ parking is also available.
72 Bootham is a mere saunter from the city walls wherein lies historic York. An artisan café and a Sainsburys Local conveniently lie across the road some five minutes’ on foot, and the mainline railway station is a short stroll across the pedestrian bridge. For dog owners, Bootham Park lies opposite and behind are miles of riverside walking and cycle paths to Clifton Ings, Rawcliffe Country Park and far beyond.
Services: All mains services connected. Gas central heating. Double boiler.
EPC: Exempt as Grade II listed
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.
Local authority: City of York Council 01904 551550 www.york.gov.uk
Directions: From Bootham Bar No. 76 can be found on the left hand side, just beyond a traditional red postbox and opposite Bootham Park.