Gate Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO41 1NE | Property for sale | Savills
4,335 sq ft(402.73 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000(€1,361,951)

Gate HelmsleyYork, North Yorkshire, YO41 1NE


    Key features

    • A handsome Grade II listed family home
    • Five bedrooms, three bathrooms
    • Three fine reception rooms
    • Cellar and gym
    • Covered courtyard garden room
    • Separate two storey self-contained holiday/guest cottage
    • Garage and off street parking
    • Landscaped garden

    A handsome and stylish Georgian home with self-contained annexe close to York

    About this property

    • The Elms, is a handsome Georgian family home, located south-east of York in the village of Gate Helmsley, the current owners have sensitively renovated and modernised the property creating a wonderful balance between old and new.

      A side entrance leads into the hallway of the property, leading into the kitchen; decorated in a functional and balanced style that compliments the house. A staircase from the kitchen leads to a room that is currently used as a study with a separate bathroom, it could be used as a fifth bedroom. Downstairs, on the other side of the hallway, lies a useful utility room with a guest W.C.

      There are double doors that lead into the original courtyard which has been converted to an orangery via a recent addition of a glazed roof, creating an additional living space.

      To the front of the house are three fine reception rooms, two of which are a part of the original Georgian house with high ceilings and large original sash windows. A 1920s extension now houses an open-plan dining and bar with doors opening onto a terrace with barbecue area. The ground floor also benefits from a study and across the orangery a gym/studio has been created from the outbuilding. In addition, there is a useful cellar, ideal for additional storage.

      The grand staircase with original handrail and spindles leads to the first floor which has four bedrooms in total, including the generous principal bedroom which boasts two walk-in wardrobes/dressing rooms as well as a large en suite bathroom. The three other bedrooms all share a spacious and stylish family bathroom. Three of the main bedrooms benefit from stunning views over open countryside beyond.

      The outdoor area of the property is not to be forgotten. Alongside a gravelled driveway is a garage and a two-storey, self-contained one-bedroom annexe/holiday cottage. The ground floor of the annexe is a wide entrance hall with a contemporary shower room beyond. Stairs descend to an open plan bedroom and living space with kitchenette equipped with a wood-burning stove. The cottage is currently let on a short term basis via AirB&B and over the past few years has earned in excess of £20 p.a.

      The garden area, surrounded by tall beech hedges, offering a wonderfully private feel to it and contains a lawned front garden as well as a number of entertainment spaces; including a covered outdoor kitchen area and terrace for al fresco dining. To the side of the house is ample parking for multiple cars and an electric car charging point.

      This multifaceted property has plenty to offer, for someone looking to live near York yet still enjoy a countryside and village atmosphere.

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    I genuinely believe that the owners have created something special with The Elms! Their love of restoration, retaining and reintroducing the original roots of the house along with a contemporary twist, they have created a wonderful family home.

    Ed StoyleProperty agent

    Local information

    • Gate Helmsley is a delightful hamlet some seven miles from York city centre, with a highly popular farm shop and cafe.
    • Stamford Bridge is within one mile of the village and offers a wide range of amenities, including a doctor's surgery, veterinary clinic, local supermarket, post office, café, hairdressers, public house and well regarded primary school.
    • Excellent schooling is available, including the well regarded Warthill primary school and Huntington secondary school, both of which are Ofsted rated outstanding. There are independent schools on offer within the city, The Mount, St Peter's and Bootham.
    • Dunnington is less than three miles distant with a wide range of local facilities and many local activities, including the Sports Club which offers cricket, football, squash, tennis and a bowls teams. There is a local pub, scouts hut, village church and a local play park with a picnic area. There are local shops along with a café, bakery, Post Office, an award winning florist and newsagent. There are lovely walks on the eastern edge of the village in Hagg Wood.
    • The historic cathedral City of York boasts an excellent range of shopping facilities, attractions, race course and restaurants including the award winning The Star Inn the City by Andrew Pern and the Michelin-starred restaurant, Roots, by Tommy Banks. In addition, there is Skosh by Neil Bentinck which also boasts a Michelin-star, positioned on popular Micklegate.
    • There are a number of supermarkets in and around the city, including a Waitrose at Foss Islands Road and a large Marks and Spencer at the Vanguard Shopping Park. York Leisure Centre at Monks Cross (6 miles) offers gym facilities, swimming pool and a sports hall with a Clip N Climb arena.
    • York railway station has regular services to major cities including Manchester, Edinburgh and London with some journeys taking less than two hours to Kings Cross.
    • The village allows for quick access to York, the A64 outer ring road and west to Leeds and the A1M for the wider motorway network.
    • Please note all distances and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G