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House for sale in Bridge Street, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62

Guide price £795,000

  • Secondary Accom
  • House
  • Freehold


Helmsley itself is a renowned Georgian market town located on the southern edge of the NorthYork Moors National Park where the River Rye descends from the Moors in a southerly direction towards the Vale of Pickering. It is rightly regarding as the true jewel in the crown of this beautiful part of the countryside. There are many attractions in the area to include the North York Moors Steam Railway based in Pickering, mansion houses such as Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall and ecclesiastical ruins to include Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey. The area has rich history as shown by the castles not only at Helmsley but also at Pickering and Scarborough and in addition, the City of York with its city walls and superb Minster lies within easy reach about 25 miles away to the south. Helmsley itself has a full range of local facilities to include churches, public houses, shops, banks, post office and a wide variety of retail outlets. Of particular interest is the nearby mansion house of Duncombe Park, home to Lord Feversham and heart of the eponymous estate whose parkland adjoins the town centre.

14 Bridge Street lies only a short distance away from the market square and is believed to date originally from around the first half of the 19th Century. It is principally constructed of attractive stone elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone windowsills and lintels and deep bargeboards to the gable facing Bridge Street whilst there is a most attractive rustic Porch to the south facing principal elevation. The layout and style are very typical of the attractive vernacular architecture to be found in the area at the time and Number 14 is believed to have been originally constructed as a good size end of terrace residence, part of which was later converted into ground floor retail premises.

The first floor is given over to an elegant residence (Coronation House) with the imaginative layout making for great flexibility of use and is equally suitable for either an owner occupier or alternatively, perfectly capable of being let in order to generate a most useful rental income.

To the rear of the main building is a detached cottage (Coronation Cottage), constructed of stone elevations under a pantile roof and which is an extremely well appointed self-contained residence of quite some quality and style.

Completing the picture are two retail units with direct frontage on to Bridge Street, a popular thoroughfare on the main southerly approach to the town centre.

The sale of 14 Bridge Street therefore offers potential purchasers the ideal opportunity to acquire a superb mixed investment opportunity in an extremely convenient location just a stone’s throw from the square in the centre of this much sought after Georgian market town.

An elegant residence with the accommodation principally arranged over the first floor and possessing a number of interesting and attractive period features to include pine panelled doors with architraves, moulded plasterwork cornices, display alcoves, sash windows and traditional Yorkshire sliding windows. From a most charming flagged forecourt, a handsome south facing doorcase in the main facade opens to a Staircase Hall with a ground floor room off and from where an elegant Pine staircase with turned handrail and shaped balusters leads to a Galleried Landing providing access to the remaining accommodation. The signature feature of the property is perhaps the elegantly proportioned west facing Drawing Room with its stone fireplace and wood burning stove, moulded plasterwork cornice and wall lights and from where a multi-paned door opens to a wonderful Roof Terrace complete with wooden decking, cast iron balustrade and spiral staircase down to the walled garden. Adjoining is a convenient Dining Room which also connects with the Kitchen with recessed ceiling lights, wood-effect laminate floor, two Yorkshire sliding windows, worksurface to two elevations with cupboards and drawers beneath and matching wall cupboards above, single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, integrated washing machine, four ring electric hob, Tricity Bendix oven and integrated refrigerator and freezer units. There is a Master Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom, second Double Bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a separate Shower Room with glazed shower cubicle.

Coronation Cottage is a detached single storey property situated to the rear of the walled garden and principally constructed of stone elevations under a pantile roof. The electrically heated accommodation comprises a good sized Sitting Room with recessed ceiling lights, wood-effect laminate floor and a feature wood burning stove on a raised stone plinth. The Kitchen has a range of worksurfaces with base cupboards beneath, integrated dishwasher, four ring electric hob and oven and single drainer stainless steel sink unit. There is a Double Bedroom, Twin Bedroom and fully equipped Wet Room with WC.

A first class retail unit with a prominent frontage to the main approach to the Market Square and extending in all to approximately 423.2 sq ft gross internal retail floor area. Currently divided into front reception area and rear work room with access to separate WC.

A useful and manageable sized retail unit with dual aspect to both Bridge Street and Buckingham Square. Extends in all to approximately 185.8 sq ft gross internal retail floor area.

To the rear of the principal property is a completely enclosed south west facing garden which forms a most pleasant sheltered summer seating and al fresco dining area. It is stone flagged and walled with a raised perimeter stone bed containing climbing Hydrangea and prolific roses whilst adjacent trelliswork is adorned by Honeysuckle. Beneath the roof terrace is a useful storage and/or covered seating area with adjacent log store.

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

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