Driffield Terrace, York YO24

Driffield Terrace, York YO24

5 - 10 Bedroom | Freehold | 10 Reception Rooms

Asking price £1,200,000
York 0.4 miles
Poppleton 2.7 miles
Knavesmire Gate 0.2 miles

***Best and final offers invited before 12pm on the 15th March 2021***
College House is a substantial Arts and Crafts characterful property spread over 5 floors and in excess of 8850 sqft with generous rear and adjoining garden.

Situated in one of Yorks most popular areas: College House offers a potential purchaser the opportunity to create one of the City’s finest houses or alternatively create a number of apartments in a prime location (subject to planning).

The property has in recent years served as boarding school accommodation but not to the detriment of the building which has a versatile mix of large communal living spaces, bedrooms and bathroom facilities over 5 floors. Many of the alterations/adaptations are informal and easily reversed; with original features retained including superb floor to ceiling bay windows, a splendid turned staircase and an observatory on the top floor with 360 degree views of the city skyline.. ).

Unusually for a house so close to the city centre, the property benefits from delightful and spacious private gardens and is ideally situated just a short distance from the green open spaces of the racecourse and Knavesmire; with the immediate area also providing a number of useful shops and a mini supermarket, several restaurants and good schools. The city centre is only a short stroll away with its perfect blend of history, culture and shopping/leisure facilities. The mainline railway station is equally close by offering regular services to London's King's Cross in just 1 hr 50 mins.

The next steps...

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