17 York Gardens is a superb family home; semi-detached and situated in the heart of Clifton with a south facing garden, access to the stunning Royal York Crescent communal gardens (directly opposite) and the option, subject to consent, of creating a self-contained lower ground floor flat.
The current owners have sympathetically refurbished and restored the house to create a versatile family home arranged over the full four floors.
From the front door there is a useful entrance lobby perfect for coats and boots, with a door into the welcoming entrance hall with delightful stripped wooden floor boards and retained stained glass windows.
To the front of the house is a charming and generously proportioned sitting room, flooded with natural light from its triple sash bay window, complete with fitted New England style shutters. The stripped wooden floor immediately creates a homely feel, with an open fire and period marble surround providing a central feature.
Opposite the sitting room is a superb sociable family kitchen and open plan dining room, running the full width of the house and opening out onto a decked south-facing balcony with access down to the garden below. Finished with a stripped wooden floor there is plenty of space for a dining table and chairs in-front of the marble fire place, with the sun streaming in through the south facing sash window and French doors.
The kitchen itself is beautifully finished with a large standalone island and plenty of floor and wall mounted storage. An oversize Rangemaster cooker should keep the best of chefs happy, with plenty of wall space for double fronted American style fridge / freezer and an integrated dishwasher.
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to provide two floors of excellent family accommodation, comprising five bedrooms and three bath / shower rooms.
The master bedroom, to the front of the first floor, enjoys a walk-in wardrobe with direct access to a stylish en-suite shower room complete with an oversize walk-in shower, w.c, wash basin and a heated towel ladder. On the opposite side of the landing is a generous second double bedroom, also with access to a walk-in wardrobe and a “Jack & Jill” shower room complete with an enclosed shower cubicle, w.c, wash basin and heated towel ladder.
Upstairs, over the top floor lie three further bedrooms; two double (one to the front and one to the rear) as well a smaller fifth bedroom currently used as a home office. These share a beautifully appointed family bathroom compete with a panelled bath (with an integrated shower above), w.c, washbasin and a heated towel ladder.
Across the lower ground floor lies a wonderfully versatile footprint currently comprising a family room with French doors opening out into the rear garden, a decent size study to the front, a fully fitted kitchen and a separate utility room with access into a vaulted cellar. There is easy access via internal stairs from the entrance hall as well as independent access from the side of the house creating the opportunity for a well-proportioned self-contained one bedroom flat.
The private south-facing walled garden catches much of the day's sun, with an area of level lawn bordered by mature raised beds; currently planted with a mixture of herbs, shrubs and vegetables. It is deceptively private, with access from either the lower ground floor family room, stairs down from the balcony or direct external (gated) access from the side of the house.
Accessed from the kitchen is a full-width timber decked balcony - a real sun trap, and enjoying views over the gardens of nearby Cornwallis House and the pastel coloured houses of Cornwallis Crescent opposite.
To the front of the house are the stunning Royal York Crescent communal gardens, running almost the full length of York Gardens itself. Residents of York Gardens have access to the communal gardens which host several social events throughout the year.