Gillygate House is a beautifully remodelled townhouse in the very heart of the city centre with stunning private gardens backing onto the historic city walls.
Double garage available by separate negotiation
Accommodation comprises: Entrance hall, 4 reception rooms, study, utility room, dining room, 6 bedrooms, dressing room, 4 bathrooms, playroom/home office/gym, downstairs WC, cellar, store room
This spectacular house combines grandeur and warmth and is simply one of the finest townhouses you will come across in York. The property has been comprehensively renovated by the current owners who have taken great care to maintain the original integrity of the building whilst providing every modern comfort and an enormous amount of style.
One of very few signifcant double fronted houses in the city, the rooms are of near perfect proportions and display many original features including an impressive central staircase, period fireplaces, intricate plasterwork, elaborate ceiling friezes and deep cornicing. The history and character of this impressive house has been sympathetically fused with luxurious contemporary bathrooms and an impressive dining kitchen and a further 3rd floor of accommodation offers potential as a generous self contained apartment if required.
Unexpectedly, given the central location, the property enjoys a peaceful and sizeable mature garden framed by mature trees and shrubbery. The garden is bound by the city walls themselves and enjoys dramatic views of York Minster's Towers. Ideal for al fresco dining this private space is a true oasis and benefits from a substantial single story building currently used as gym but offering potential as home office, annexe or further accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.
The setting is second to none, being just steps away from the city centre which is home to a fabulous range of cultural and leisure attractions, including a thriving retail area, incorporating countless independent shops, restaurants and historic buildings. York boasts some of the regions best schools, including St Peter’s, Bootham, The Mount and York University. The House is also within a short walk of the mainline railway station with some trains giving access to London in just 1 hour 50 minutes. Access to the local A roads is straightforward, the outer ring road being just 2.5 miles away, linking the A59 to Harrogate and A64 to Leeds and the A1(M).