Yorkshire Properties - Sunnyside, Upper Poppleton, York
PUBLISHED: 10:56 23 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:17 20 February 2013
Sunnyside sits on the edge of the pretty and conveniently-located village of Upper Poppleton on the outskirts of York.
Where: Sunnyside sits on the edge of the pretty and conveniently-located village of Upper Poppleton on the outskirts of York. It boasts its own railway station, two public houses, a shop, post office and library, and enjoys a rural atmosphere despite being located just off the York ring road and A59 with easy access to the culturally rich city.
There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area, including fee-paying St Peters and Bootham as well as a number of excellent state primary and secondary schools, York College and two leading universities, York St John and the University of York.
Sporting facilities nearby include golf courses at Pike Hills, Skelton, Stockton on the Forest and Fulford. York is also home to a famous racecourse and there are a number of leisure centres and gyms close by including David Lloyd and Bannatynes.
What: The property is an outstanding Edwardian house of immense character that has been thoughtfully modernised and extended. Forming the significant half of a substantial villa on the edge of Upper Poppleton, the property offers a wealth of original features and represents the very best in Edwardian architecture.
Inside: Intricately carved woodwork, ornate plasterwork, deep decorated friezes, elaborate art-deco stained glass mullion windows, parquet and marble flooring and a Juliet balcony enhance this stately property.
The reception rooms have striking proportions, with imposing fireplaces, large windows, high ceilings, and many original features that were once enjoyed by famous guests including Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
The house has been extensively improved with the addition of a full-length orangery to the rear, accommodating a bespoke timber kitchen with marble worktops and floor, underfloor heating, and dining and garden rooms.
A sympathetic programme of decoration has created a number of unique bedrooms featuring frescoes painted by an award-winning artist.
The family bathroom features wall to ceiling travertine, underfloor heating, a freestanding bath and oversized shower. The recently completed master bedroom en-suite has marble throughout, underfloor heating and decorative Lincrusta.
Outside: The property lies at the end of a tarmac and gravelled driveway, complete with wrought iron electric gates. There are attractive hedged gardens enclosing a good sized lawn, woodland area, terrace, two brick stores to the rear of the house, and a magnificent marble pergola.
Contact: Call Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01904 625033 or visit jackson-stops.co.uk and use the fast find code 46552.
The print version of this article appeared in the May 2012 issue of Yorkshire Life
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