Renovated Victorian town house in a delightful terrace within and overlooking York City walls.
Entrance and staircase hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, utility room
4 bedrooms, (loft bedroom restricted height), bathroom, shower room
Front and rear courtyard gardens
10 Dewsbury Terrace, York YO1 6HA
Dewsbury Terrace lies south of the river, within the City walls and in a quiet residential corner that is greatly cherished. Facing the walls, the longest medieval city walls in England, No. 10 lies in the middle of this charming and much sought after mid Victorian terrace. Sensitively renovated and restored by the current owner, No. 10 is offered in impeccable decorative condition.
Built in the 1850s, Dewsbury Terrace was designed by eminent architect George Townsend Andrews who was responsible for York’s first railway station within the City walls. The terrace was constructed in the gardens of the Benedictine Priory of the Holy Trinity, at the time the largest remaining open space available for development within the City walls. The timeless view from No. 10 has barely changed since.
• Town house with nearly 1500 sq ft of well designed and versatile accommodation arranged over 4 floors
• Dewsbury Terrace lies within a Designated Area of Archaeological Importance and No. 10 is Grade II listed.
• Beautifully renovated and restored, yet retaining the character of the period: staircase with restored mahogany handrail; all windows refurbished and draft-proofed, some faithfully restored and others reproduced; original internal doors, some stripped pine; ceiling rose a faithful reproduction of the original; working fireplaces.
• The ground floor is skilfully designed using half walls to allow each of the rooms to retain a sense of privacy and specific use but with all the benefits of open plan living
• Beautiful Neptune kitchen with integrated fridge and dishwasher, granite worktops, Butler sink and engineered oak floor.
• Good-sized utility room with sink, housing a brand new gas-fired boiler
• Engineered oak flooring throughout the lower ground floor
• Dining room with wood-burning stove and custom-made cupboards with Neptune fittings
• Master bedroom with decorative cast iron fireplace and south-facing views over the City walls
• Villeroy and Boch bathroom furniture and fittings
• Well placed Velux windows to draw in natural light
• Easy walking distance from the railway station and York city centre
The house itself is set back behind a fully restored wrought iron pedestrian gate and railings, clad in Wisteria. There is a York stone patio and newly-fashioned stone steps up to the front door with handsome restored pediment. The rear courtyard garden, accessed from the kitchen through double doors, is walled with a verdant Rowan tree and a high timber gate leading to the back lane. There is ample Residents’ Parking on Dewsbury Terrace.
York railway station ½ mile
This house could not be more convenient: the railway station is within a few minutes’ walk as is a Sainsburys Local and countless cafes and restaurants on Micklegate including the award-winning Skosh. The city centre proper lies just over the river Ouse. From Micklegate Bar the Knavesmire with its racecourse, Park Run and dog walks lies a mile to the south. The A64 ring road leading to the A1M is two miles beyond.
Services: All mains services connected.
Fixtures & fittings: Items mentioned in these particulars are included. Others may be made available separately.
Local authority: Council Tax: D. City of York Council 01904 551550
Directions: Dewsbury Terrace is accessed from Priory Street that runs parallel to the City Walls and is accessed via Micklegate Bar on the southern stretch of the City Wall.
Photographs and particulars: September 2015
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