Bootham, York, YO30 7DF | Property for sale | Savills
3,818 sq ft(354.70 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

BoothamYork, YO30 7DF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2023
  • Beautifully presented and maintained
  • Generous family friendly accommodation
  • South west facing garden
  • No onward chain
  • Close to city walls, railway station and independent schools

A magnificent early Victorian Grade II listed townhouse close to the city walls and highly regarded independent schools

About this property

  • 80 Bootham is believed to date from the 1830s and showcases the handsome façade and elegant proportions of that period, justifying the Grade II listing. There are large bay windows on two floors, sash windows throughout, stained glass panels, deep skirting boards, plasterwork with cornicing and ceiling roses, ornate early Victorian floor tiles, striking fireplaces on all floors, and an outstanding original staircase with polished handrail and finely turned spindles.

    The kitchen breakfast room is a beautifully proportioned room and has been finished to a high standard with handmade units, a gas-fired Aga, integrated microwave oven and a double butler sink that overlooks the garden, plus there is also space for a central family-sized table. There is also a cloakroom and a utility/laundry room.

    The lower ground floor is used by the current owner as an informal space for children having two interlinking rooms, currently used as a games room and a family TV room, as well as a WC and a space/store rooms. There is also a rear entrance to the garden. On the ground floor the formal sitting room has an open grate fire within a distinguished marble fireplace and a deep bay window dressed with half louvre blinds and enjoying a leafy outlook across Bootham.

    The bedrooms are all generously sized and arranged over three floors with a well-appointed guest bedroom suite on the top floor. The large house bathroom is an appealing family space with a supersized tub and shower facility. At the front of the house the glorious principal bedroom has impressive proportions extending over the ginnel; it has an ornate fireplace and a pair of floor-to-ceiling windows that give views across the park. Although it could easily be returned to its original function as a first floor drawing room it could also become part of an extensive bedroom suite, still leaving four additional bedrooms and three bathrooms for children and guests. The current arrangement of the rooms works beautifully but this is a house that offers many possibilities to the incoming buyer.

    Outside - The rear, south facing private garden is well screened from the hustle and bustle of the city, a private family space that is secure for children and pets, and not overlooked by neighbours. Predominantly laid to lawn with an herbaceous border and York stone terrace, it has two useful brick outbuildings, one on the far boundary and a larger lean-to attached to the back of the house that provides useful storage for bikes, garden equipment, refuse, etc. Double gates open to a secure ginnel linking the garden to Bootham, thus providing a valuable alternative approach to the rear of the property. No. 82 has shared access to the ginnel. There is residents' parking available and a possible option may be available to rent parking spaces.

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This is an attractive period home with a very practical modern finish, ideal for growing families who are considering one of the local independent schools.

Ed StoyleProperty agent

Local information

  • Bootham is probably York's most handsome street, lined with fine Georgian and early Victorian properties and culminating in Bootham Bar, an eleventh century gateway on the site of a Roman fortress.
  • No. 80 lies a leisurely amble from a Sainsbury's Local and to the medieval walls that enclose the city centre (about half a mile). Opposite is the green public space of Bootham Park and the riverside path and cyle lane that lead into the city and in a westerly direction to Rawcliffe Park (about two miles) . York mainline railway station (about half a mile), provides a regular service to London Kings Cross, the station can be accessed via the pedestrian footbridge. St Peter's and Bootham School are both situated along Bootham.
  • Please note all distances and travel times are approximate.
  • Photography Summer 2022.

Additional information

  • York City Council, Council Tax Band G
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G