Orchard Court is an exclusive development of just seven homes, built to exacting standards in 2011 by the reputable firm Mack & Lawler in the gardens of the former property belonging to George Hudson, the railway king. Number 5 is particularly impressive, the specification having been upgraded at the time of build, and benefits from the remainder of a 10 year NHBC guarantee.
The accommodation is laid out over 3 floors and is presented to an exceptional standard throughout. All of the fixtures and fittings chosen are of the highest quality, the level of thought and care clearly demonstrated in the attention to detail; Junckers Oak flooring, oak staircase, deep ceiling cornicing, fitted kitchen by Smith Brothers of York with Neff appliances and fitted Hammonds wardrobes. With a focus on low maintenance and energy efficiency, the house benefits from high levels of insulation, extensive LED lighting, heat reflective and insulated windows, and aluminium fascias and soffits. The windows and external doors are architectural decorative timber on the inside with aluminium powder coated cladding on the outside.
A well-balanced, bright and practical house, all of the rooms are of good proportions and generously sized. The ground floor is free flowing; the dining room leading through to the kitchen with the sitting room at the rear of the house boasting French doors onto the south facing garden. The first floor comprises the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room, alongside bedroom 2 and a family bathroom. Bedrooms 3 and 4 occupy the second floor and share a further shower room.
Beautifully landscaped by Vertigrow, the south facing rear garden is a delightful area in which to enjoy such a peaceful location. Showcasing an artisictally created lawned area, pond, a variety of interesting shrubs, in addition to a useful storage shed and gated rear access. To the front, electric remote and intercom controlled gates give access to the secure parking area, which includes one private parking space for the property and further visitor parking. There is also a cycle store with two allocated spaces and a bin store to the side.
Orchard Court is a very private and exclusive development located just off Monkgate, adjoining the city walls. Despite its central position, it is surprisingly quiet and hidden away. A perfect location for the multitude of facilities that the city of York has to offer, it is also within walking distance of the main line station which provides fast and regular services further afield including London Kings Cross in less than 2 hours.