Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23

Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23

3 Bedroom | Freehold | 2 Baths

Guide price £625,000
York 2.5 miles
Poppleton 4.2 miles
Bishopthorpe Post Office 0.1 miles

Newly renovated and stylish double fronted cottage with private courtyard, off street parking and a separate garage/store, tucked away in a peaceful corner of the highly sought-after village of Bishopthorpe

Originally two cottages, this house dates back to the 1770s but the current owners have sympathetically and lovingly restored it to create a contemporary home.

The open plan reception room, kitchen and dining area immediately catch your attention as you walk through from the entrance hall, with sky lights, patio doors giving a feeling of light and space.

There is a delightful courtyard accessed form the dining area, an ideal sun trap for al fresco dining.

For cooler evenings, the property has 2 log burners. One in the open plan reception room and the second in the cosy snug.

Contemporary colours have been used throughout the property to create a calm, modern feel but traditional features such as the parquet flooring and brick fireplace are a nod to the property’s heritage.

On the first floor, you will find three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and one with an en-suite bathroom with shower over roll top bath.

To the front of the property, there is a large courtyard area with parking for three cars and bike storage. To the rear, there is a private courtyard.

Many of Bishopthorpe's excellent amenities are within a short walk, including 3 pubs and a selection of independent shops. The local road network provides swift access to the A64 and York City Centre or the local cycle network, includes a route that takes you into York.

If walking is more your style, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is within 20 miles and it borders the North York Moors National Park

Accommodation comprises: Entrance hall with built in storage, open plan kitchen, reception, dining room, snug, utility room, WC, courtyard, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, bike store, off street parking.

The next steps...

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