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Askham Lane, York

An exceptional family home, built circa 1935 and enjoying a remarkable degree of privacy for such a central location. Hillfield House was reputably built by the architect as his own residence and takes influences from both Arts & Crafts and Art Deco movements popular at the time. 

The property is approached along a discreet private driveway and stands surrounded by gardens with superb far-reaching views from the first floor. 

The generous accommodation exceeds 3,000 sq ft and opens via a stunning stone surround front door.  A large entrance hallway with parquet flooring and wooden panelling, links to reception rooms including the principal sitting room, dining room and secondary lounge in addition to a cloakroom/WC and separate store. The kitchen is accessed via the lounge and consists of a range of wall and base units with built in appliances, a walk in pantry and space for a breakfast table. A handy utility room and second WC completes the ground floor space.

Stairs from the hallway lead to a first floor landing and five bedrooms and house bathroom. The Master suite has an ensuite bathroom and courtesy door opening to a roof terrace with spectacular views of the gardens and vista beyond. The roof terrace has dual access also from the guest bedroom.  

Externally the property is approached by a private driveway with plentiful parking. The house is situated in an elevated position within well established private gardens approaching an acre. The gardens have been lovingly created over many years and continuously cared for. The house and gardens are wonderfully private and have a rural feel despite the suburban location.

In summary, a quite unique home with superb gardens tucked privately away.


Askham Lane is located on the edge of the suburb of Acomb, approximately 2 miles from the city centre. Numerous shops and amenities can be found along the thriving Front Street including a Morrison’s Supermarket and Acomb Explore Library. The bus service into the city is excellent as is access out onto the A1237 (York outer ring road) that connects with the York to Leeds/Scarborough A64.


From the A1237 heading south, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Askham Lane. Follow over the mini roundabout and continue for several hundred yards. The property is along an unmarked private drive a few yards before the next mini roundabout on the right hand side.

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