The Old Manor House is a Grade II* listed Jacobean building and one of the most distinctive and notable houses within the prestigious Clifton area of York. The 17th century façade features Dutch gables and intricate masonry and was built around a medieval timber-framed building. It is known locally as ‘the Nell Gwynne house’, since it is rumoured that when Charles II visited the City his mistress stayed here.
The present owners have sympathetically renovated and restored the building, updating the house to serve as a contemporary family home. The original timber-framed house remains very much in evidence in the exposed beams, intricately detailed fireplaces and an 18th Century corner cupboard. The magnificent geometrically panelled entrance door is one of the oldest in York.
The house is deceptively spacious at over 3500 square feet, and the layout lends itself perfectly to family living. Ground Floor: Entrance hall, three well-proportioned reception rooms, a spacious kitchen with dining area and access to cellar, utility room and WC. First Floor: 3 generous bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room, a family bathroom and a further shower room. Second Floor: Bedrooms 4 and 5, in the converted attics, have been transformed into light and airy spaces running from the front to the back of the house. Outside: The garden is a delightfully secluded and green haven, bathed in sunlight. The patio features a pond with a waterfall formed from stone salvaged from Hull City Hall. Beyond the garden lies the garage with workshop area and driveway parking for 2-3 vehicles.
Clifton is one of York’s most desirable districts with excellent local facilities including a butcher, a public house, a chemist and a local store, all of which give it a village feel. The renowned St Peter’s and Bootham schools are a few minutes’ walk. York’s historic city centre is within easy walking distance, just over half a mile. The railway station is a pleasant 20 minute walk. The ring road and Clifton Moor are close by.