Yorkshire Properties - Houlgate House, Clifton, York
PUBLISHED: 23:38 01 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:41 20 February 2013
This substantial family home started life as a modest farmhouse in 1720, built on what is believed to have been a grand Elizabethan country house.
Where: Houlgate House is in the popular York residential area of Clifton, known locally for its pretty tree-lined green and proximity to two of the regions leading independent schools, St Peters and Bootham.
Clifton is on the west side of the city, close to the A19, A59 and A64. It is also just minutes from the railway station, which benefits from regular high speed services to London and Edinburgh.
What: This substantial family home started life as a modest farmhouse in 1720, built on what is believed to have been a grand Elizabethan country house. In the years since, it has been extended and has undergone a recent major programme of refurbishment including the replacement of many of the ceilings, floors, heating and electrical systems.
The property offers a blank canvas for a purchaser to create their own dream house, whether contemporary or traditional, without the usual costs of updating an old building.
Interior: Houlgate House has three main reception rooms including a fine dining hall with a stained glass window, a large sitting room with an open fire and a snug. The kitchen and adjoining family breakfast room are equipped to a high standard and, upstairs, you will find five double bedrooms, the largest of which has its own en-suite bath and shower room, and a newly-fitted house bathroom.
The sale also includes a detached single-storey cottage at the back of the main house, offering a kitchen, conservatory, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small private garden.
Exterior: The sizable, private garden is one of this propertys most outstanding features. The house is enclosed by a brick wall with iron railings at the front, while the secluded rear garden is home to a range of mature trees, hedges and shrubs.
There is plenty of parking for four cars in addition to the space offered by a detached double garage, all of which is securely enclosed within the boundaries of the property behind electric gates.
Price: The property is currently being offered at a guide price of 975,000.
Contact: For more details, call Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01904 625033 or visit jackson-stops.co.uk using the Fast Find code 48077.