A charming 5/6 bedroom Grade II Listed end townhouse with generous and versatile accommodation, enviably located on the fringe of the city walls.
Thought to be built by John Hart between 1812 and 1815, the façade of 65 Monkgate is typical of the architecture of its time; red bricks under a slate roof with four pane sliding sash windows, stone sills and modillioned doorcase, eaves and guttering.
On stepping inside the property, it begins with an entrance vestibule then on into an entrance hall. From here, the principal reception rooms offer a wealth of character and charm which continues throughout the remainder of the property.
To the front is the sitting room with large sash window allowing for plentiful light to filter through. The room boasts decorative coving, deep skirtings and dado rails. The dining space adjoining the sitting room offers an area from which to eat and entertain and comprises two sliding sash windows to the side elevation and stairs leading to the first floor. From here accesses the kitchen with fully fitted cream Shaker style wall and base units, wood effect work-surfaces and a quarry tiled floor. The kitchen has a built in dishwasher, range cooker with gas hob and space for a fridge freezer. An under stairs cupboard offers plentiful storage and a courtesy door gives access to the side of the property. An outside boiler room houses a washing machine so is useful as a utility space.
The ground floor continues to the rear offering further reception space by way of a breakfast room and additional sitting room. There is a rear staircase leading to the first floor and a ground floor bedroom which boasts an en-suite shower room. This additional accommodation offers a wealth of possibilities to house extended family, elderly relatives, live-in staff or space for a growing family.
To the first floor are five bedrooms, four of which benefit from their own en-suite facilities and the master bedroom features a wonderful period case iron fireplace. In addition, is a house shower room and a house bathroom.
Externally, the property benefits a long access driveway to the side which can allow for parking of up to 3-4 cars. To the rear is a delightful enclosed paved courtyard which offers a low maintenance private space for al fresco eating and entertaining.
For those for whom location is crucial, the property is ideally situated to enjoy and explore the many cultural and historic attractions of York city centre. York’s mainline train station, District Hospital and York St Johns University are all also within walking distance. York is well served by both state and independent schools including St Peters, Bootham and The Mount. Well regarded St Wilfrid’s & Park Grove Primary School’s are both within short walking distance.
Leaving the centre via Monk Bar, continue along Monkgate where the property is situated on the left hand side.