A perfectly discreet town house, some would say York’s finest - in central York, next to the Museum Gardens.
Entrance and staircase hall, cloakroom, wc, 2 reception rooms, garden room, kitchen dining room, laundry, rear hall
Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 3 further bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms
Studio flat with bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette
Walled rear garden
2 stores, double car port, secure off-street parking for at least 5 cars
Almery Garth, Marygate Lane, Marygate, York, YO30 7BJ
Almery Garth probably has the best setting of any town house in York. It lies within the historic grounds formerly belonging to the Almonry of St Mary’s Abbey from which it takes its name and within a five minute stroll of York city centre, the railway station and the wide open spaces that run along the river’s edge. Dating from circa 1720 with later Victorian additions, this Grade II listed gem of a Queen Anne house enjoys a discreet position within its walled garden, almost entirely unseen and well screened from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Freehold for sale
• Large house - 3800 sq ft arranged over three floors
• Queen Anne house mentioned by Pevsner and listed Grade II
• Tucked away in a setting rivalled by few houses in York
• Features of architectural interest are in abundance: two magnificent bowed windows; original working panelled window shutters; ornate plasterwork; fluted door cases; graceful early 19th century staircase with slender turned balusters and serpentine handrail; lovely period fireplaces on all floors.
• Glorious south west facing principal rooms of elegant proportions
• Luxury, high end fixtures and fittings throughout: Rako smart lighting system; Philippe Starck bathroom fittings and taps, Victoria & Albert freestanding bath; Jamb and Chesney fireplaces; two flat televisions operated by a rise-and-fall mechanism and concealed in custom-made cabinets; parquet and stone flooring; interiors designed by Woods of Harrogate
• Bespoke kitchen dining room with 5-oven gas-fired Aga with electric modules, Siemens combination built-in oven, Zip hydrotap, marble countertops, double Butler sink, limestone flooring and underfloor heating
• Four large bedrooms, all with good ceiling heights; the guest bedroom has an internal door concealed in the panelling.
• Magnificent master bedroom suite with double aspect: the large dressing room is lined with bespoke wardrobe furniture; the luxury bathroom has a freestanding bath, twin basins in a marble countertop and underfloor heating.
• New-build, two storey, double carport beautifully constructed using reclaimed materials and secure off-street parking for at least three cars
• Self contained accommodation above the car port, with separate access
• Generous sized garden, particularly for a York town house
The main entrance stands on Marygate Lane, next to Little Garth, of which Almery Garth once formed a part. So discreet is the approach that you might walk past, unaware that behind lies one of York’s most extraordinary houses.
The walled garden faces south west, and is almost 50 yards deep and 20 yards wide, with a substantial York Stone terrace approached from all ground floor rooms. Clipped box, yew and espalier evergreen hedging give the entire garden formal structure and shape, lining the paths and herbaceous borders. The large central area of lawn is fringed by a number of mature trees including a fine horse chestnut, laburnum, magnolia, yew, cherry, acer, various hollies and a walnut tree.
At the far end of the garden is the resin drive – providing ample room for three cars – as well as a double car port with a self-contained studio flat on the first floor and separate access. Attached to the car port are two outbuildings. Tall electric double gates give access from Hetherton Street and provide absolute privacy, and the view from the house to the drive is filtered by an espalier screen and hedge. Further gated parking for two cars is provided alongside a small landscaped yard on the western elevation of the house.
York city centre approximately ¼ mile
Almery Garth occupies a very discreet position off Marygate and Bootham. Marygate is an historic street that slopes south towards the river Ouse, with one of York’s finest restaurants, Roots, at its farthest point. The principal shopping streets of York are a few minutes’ stroll through the Museum Gardens past the medieval ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. Two independent schools lie on Bootham and the railway station (with London less than 2 hours) is a 5 minute walk across Scarborough Rail Footbridge.
All mains services
Fixtures and fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as furniture, curtains, light fittings, stand alone appliances, garden ornaments, etc, are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
City of York 01904 551550
Marygate is found off Bootham, the ancient route into York which passes through one of the original Roman gateways. The main entrance to the house is on Marygate Lane; the rear entrance gates/drive are found on Hetherton Street.