A significant 6 bedroom detached house standing in delightful and private grounds of around ¾ of an acre just 2 miles from the city centre and railway station and under 2 miles from the A64.
Accommodation comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, WC, breakfast kitchen, butler’s pantry, utility room, dining room, sitting room, garden room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, five further bedrooms, two further bathrooms.
Double garage, plentiful parking, beautiful landscaped gardens and mature grounds just over ¾ acre in total.
Windyridge is an exceptional family home built in 1935 reputedly for one of the railway Kings; it enjoys a stunning setting in one of York’s few elevated positions just 2 miles from the city and mainline railway station. Approached along a discreet private drive from the public highway, the house stands on a ridge surrounded by gardens affording a semi-rural feel, with superb far-reaching views to the York cityscape beyond.
The handsome house is large without being rambling and has a real sense of inside/outside living. The versatile accommodation is arranged over three floors and exceeds 3,200 sq/ft with exceptionally large windows throughout taking full advantage of the commanding, elevated views. The property has been well maintained by the current owners who have updated the accommodation, which provides all modern comforts whilst remaining remarkably unspoiled.
Many delightful arts and crafts features have been retained including the original Crittall windows, stunning oak staircase and flooring. It also has two superb art deco fireplaces and a charming system of servants’ bells which remain fully operational. Comfortably elegant, Windyridge enjoys well-proportioned rooms of significant size with tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light throughout. There are six double bedrooms, one currently used as a first floor sitting room, and three bathrooms. To the ground floor are two handsome reception rooms, a sunny garden room and a generous hand-built oak kitchen with a dining/family area ideal for informal entertaining.
A thoroughly practical family home, in addition to the main living areas, which are large in their own right, attention and space is given to functionality with a useful butler’s pantry, a generous laundry room and a cloakroom. Arguably, the best part of this house is its situation: Windyridge is one of very few houses close to the City which enjoys an elevated position and significant private gardens which have been lovingly created over many years. The house is surrounded by landscaped semi-formal grounds with a dramatic gazebo at its centre and a variety of specimen trees, planted beds and borders, an orchard and productive kitchen and fruit gardens. There is a sizeable south-facing stone terrace, ideal for al fresco entertaining, and a variety of further seating areas.
The house and garden offer several vantage points taking in York’s iconic cityscape, including the landmark former Terry’s Chocolate factory clearly visible in the distance. The house has plentiful parking and 2 garages. Askham Lane lies on the fringe of the well-served conurbation of Acomb and is ideally situated just inside the ring road with the A64 under 2 miles away. This gives access to the major road networks and to the rest of Yorkshire beyond. The railway station is less than 2 miles away with some trains to London Kings Cross in under 1 hour 50 minutes. The city of York itself offers an abundance of bars, restaurants, theatres, museums and excellent schools.