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6 bedroom house for sale in Boroughbridge Road, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26

Guide price £775,000

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A substantial Edwardian property with mature grounds in an accessible location

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  • Semi Detached
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  • Freehold
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Tree Tops lies on the edge of the conveniently located village of Upper Poppleton on the outskirts of York. Together with adjoining Nether Poppleton, the village enjoys excellent local facilities to include shops, pubs, a primary school, sports facilities, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries and a library as well its own railway station on the Harrogate – York line. The property is also very conveniently situated for easy access to York city centre and all the facilities that it has to offer to include a number of well regarded independent schools.

Believed to date from about 1903, Tree Tops is a substantial property constructed of attractive brick elevations under a Westmoreland slate roof with dressed stone window sills, brick-on-end lintels and a deep modillioned eaves cornice. Internally, there are also a number of period features to include sash windows, delft racks, dado rails, architraves, panelled doors, picture rails and moulded plasterwork cornices and period fireplaces. It forms one half of a substantial Edwardian villa with the scale and nature of the original property being extremely redolent of many of the large Gentlemen’s residences built on the edge of the city at that time.

The accommodation, which is need of a certain amount of upgrading and modernisation, offers tremendous potential to create a most comfortable and spacious family home with elegant period accommodation of generous proportions. An impressive doorcase with engaged pilasters opens via a lobby to the spacious Entrance Hall with period patterned tiled floor and providing direct access to the principal reception rooms. The Drawing Room is extremely substantial and of elegant proportions with a principal feature being the wide canted bay to the south western elevation overlooking the front garden whilst completing the picture are a moulded plasterwork cornice, tiled fireplace, wall light points and picture rail. Adjacent, the former Nursery provides a convenient Dining Room where there are two deep sash windows. A turning staircase with hardwood handrail leads to a generous Landing with access to the principal bedroom with an interesting feature being the glazed door to the balcony situated above the original entrance. The remaining three first floor bedrooms, House Bathroom and a Shower Room lie immediately adjacent. On the second floor are two good attic rooms with dormer windows and access to extensive non-boarded eaves storage space.

To the rear of the house is a useful traditional domestic outbuilding comprising a Laundry, Coal Store and Log Store whilst immediately adjacent is a substantial Double Garage with wooden double doors and with potential for conversion to further accommodation if required (subject to planning and other necessary consents).

From the main road a winding driveway passes to one side of a substantial spinney where there are mature Yew, Sycamore and a number of Beech trees with an understorey of Laurel, Rhododendron, Willow and Holly. Beyond lies a pleasant garden adjoining the front elevation where there is access to a Loggia formed from the original Porch. The driveway continues past an ancient Copper Beech and specimen Ash to a turning area adjoining the Double Garage whilst a spur leads to the front door adjacent to which is a small border. To the rear of the garage is a small area of grass where there is an ancient Pear surmounted by Honeysuckle.

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

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