Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York YO23

Asking Price £495,000

A charming double fronted 18th century cottage with private courtyard gardens, off street parking and a separate garage/store, tucked away in a peaceful corner of this highly sought after village.

  • Freehold
  • 3 Beds
  • House
  • Detached
  • Patio
  • Outbuildings


Bell Cottage is a charming property believed to date from the 1770's and takes its name from the village midwife, 'Granny Bell', who resided there. Originally built as 2 cottages, the property has evolved over the past century to become the surprisingly spacious and well-proportioned character home which stands today.

The house is approached via a short driveway which arrives at a block paved parking and turning area with a single garage and store on one side and a flagged patio on the other. This space doubles as a sheltered front garden which enjoys the afternoon sun. Inside there is an instant feeling of space and light, a theme that continues throughout the entire property. Many of the rooms are larger than expected, each with its own distinct character and charm. Having originally provided 4 bedrooms, the first floor has been reconfigured to create a master suite with a walk through dressing room and full bathroom. In addition there are 2 double bedrooms and a recently updated shower room.

The property has been well maintained by the same owners for more than 30 years but would now benefit from a degree of modernization. The size, style and setting however, are most appealing and rarely available in this prime village. Many of Bishopthorpe's excellent amenities are within a short walk and the local road network provides swift access to the A64 and York City Centre.


01904 558200

82 Micklegate
York YO1 6LF