138 Clifton, York, North Yorkshire YO30 6BH
York City Centre ¾ mile, York Railway Station 1 mile
Substantial York city town house overlooking a leafy village green
Entrance vestibule, reception and staircase hall, dining kitchen, 3 reception rooms, cloakroom, utility room, butler’s pantry, 4 basement rooms, 2 store rooms, 7 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, second floor kitchenette, box room
Front garden, large rear garden, garage
Freehold for sale
138 Clifton is one in a row of four distinguished period town houses on the edge of Clifton Green, a desirable city ‘village’ located at the far side of Bootham, one of the grandest historic thoroughfares into York. This elegant double fronted town house has substantial accommodation and offers significant potential for further development and refurbishment. It lies within walking distance of York city centre, overlooking Clifton green, an attractive expanse that is carpeted with flowers and swathed in blossom during the spring months, within easy walking distance of York’s thriving city centre, two city parks and riverside walks.
• Substantial Grade II* Victorian terraced town house
• Accommodation totally 6500 sq ft arranged over four floors
• Lower ground floor of 1630 sq ft offering significant development potential
• Second floor of more than 1500 sq ft offering the potential to be converted into a self contained flat for teenagers or guests
• Large rear family-sized garden
• Attractive, leafy location on Clifton ‘village’ Green
• Short stroll to St Peter’s and Bootham Schools
• Superb location - walking distance from the city centre and railway station
The house enjoys the traditional layout of a double fronted house with a central hallway and landing, and four beautifully proportioned rooms on the first floor. Steps lead up to the vestibule and into the reception and staircase hall which is grand in scale and design.
There is an abundance of character features throughout including high ceilings, wonderful supersized sash windows many with twelve panes, window shutters, multiple original fireplaces, ceiling roses and ornate plasterwork, stained glass, wall panelling and original floor tiles.
The traditional dining kitchen has an Aga, butler sink and original fitted cupboards and drawers; it is well served with a large pantry and secondary butler’s pantry.
There is a formal dining room with a deep bay facing south west and imposing fireplace. The drawing room is an elegantly proportioned room with three floor-to-ceiling windows all with the original shutters intact, ornate plasterwork and a majestic marble fireplace.
All seven bedrooms would fit at least a double bed. There are four bathrooms, two of which have a freestanding claw-foot bath tub and cast iron fireplace.
The front garden is set behind a low brick wall and ornate wrought iron railings with shallow stone steps ascending to the entrance. At the rear is a large, mature garden some 45 metres in length containing a variety of well established trees, a tree house and small pond. There is access to the rear garden via a back lane through double iron gates. There is a garage and space for off street parking.
Clifton has village facilities in its own right: on the doorstep of No. 138 is the much-loved local butcher Tony Neary’s, a convenience store, cafes and a pub, and nearby York Sports Club hosts sports and social events. In addition to local riverside walks, the property lies close to Homestead Park with its 14-acre gardens and large play area. York city centre proper is a short stroll away via the riverside path, the longest snickleway in York, or Bootham, passing two highly regarded independent schools on the way, and York mainline railway station can also be comfortably reached on foot. Clifton lies at the right side of the city for easy vehicular access to Clifton Moor business/retail park, on to the A1237 bypass, A64 and motorway network.
Services: We are advised that the property has mains water, drainage and electric with 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.
Local authority: York City Council www.york.gov.uk
Directions: from the A1237/York ring road head into York on the A19 to Clifton. No. 138 is on your left hand side opposite the green. Parking is available on the cobbled area at the front of the property.
Photographs and particulars: April 2021
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