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2 bedroom house for sale in Bondgate, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62

Guide price £349,500

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45 Bondgate occupies an enviable position just a short level walk away from the Market Square in the centre of the renowned Georgian market town of Helmsley, itself located on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park where the River Rye descends from the Moors. It is rightly regarded as the jewel in the crown of this beautiful part of the countryside. The area has a rich history as shown by castles not only in Helmsley but also at Pickering and Scarborough and in addition, the city of York with its city walls and superb Minster lies about 25 miles away to the south. Helmsley has a full range of local facilities to include churches, public houses, shops, a bank, a post office and a wide variety of retail outlets together with the renowned Black Swan and Feverhsam Arms hotels. Of particular interest is the nearby mansion house of Duncombe Park which lies at the heart of its eponymous estate and whose parkland adjoins the town centre. Of equal note is the proximity of the well known co-educational public school of Ampleforth College which lies approximately 4 miles away to the south where there is a well regarded Sports Centre offering a variety of facilities to the general public. About 3 miles away in nearby Beadlam is the Ryedale secondary school.

Believed to date from the middle of the 19th Century and one of “Twelve Apostles” of similar properties constructed by the Duncombe Park Estate, 45 Bondgate is a most attractive property of mellow stone elevations under a slate roof with dressed stone windowsills and lintels with the layout and design being very typical of the attractive vernacular architecture to be found in the area at that time. The house is set back from the road being protected by a stone wall within which is a small landscaped front garden. The property has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of renovation and restoration and now provides extremely comfortable and well appointed accommodation of quite some quality and style whilst retaining many original period features to include original York stone flagged floors, panelled doors, original ceiling timbers and a period fireplace which all go to make for a most desirable and attractive bijou residence for the discerning purchaser. Of particular note are the relatively high ceilings which provide an unexpected feeling of spaciousness in this charming period property.

A part glazed panelled front door opens to a Porch with stone floor opening to a most handsome Sitting Room arranged to the front elevation with exposed ceiling beams and a coal-effect gas fire housed in a period fireplace with basket grate, stone hearth and shelved store cupboard to one side. Immediately adjoining is the Dining Room with a Cloakroom off and which links conveniently with the Kitchen which comes complete with recessed ceiling lights, built in worksurfaces and base cupboards, a 4-ring electric hob and fan assisted oven, single drainer sink with mixer tap and wall mounted central heating boiler. An enclosed staircase leads to a Galleried Landing where a raised ceiling height gives a feeling of light and spaciousness to this part of the house and which gives direct access to both bedrooms which each have characterful exposed structural timbers. A good sized Bathroom with loft access contains quality contemporary fittings to include a bath with antique style mixer tap and hand-held shower unit, separate wall mounted shower head, WC, pedestal washbasin, two wall mirrors and built in low level cupboards to two elevations.

The front of the property is bounded by a stone wall behind which is a landscaped garden complete with York stone flags and symmetrically arranged clipped Box hedging and the front elevation is adorned by a well established Cotoneaster. Immediately to the rear of the house is a small York stone flagged terrace with steps leading up to a small lawned garden with an espealier Apple and various climbing roses. It is bounded by a stone wall and a traditional single storey outbuilding containing a Utility Room with plumbing for washing machine and an open fronted Store with a rear access door leading to an enclosed communal rear yard.

Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Messrs Humberts York office, telephone (01904) 611828.

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