Imagine the thrill of waking up every morning in a highly desirable period home within 2 minutes walk of Beverley town centre that is bursting with character and has retained many original features whilst having undergone a schedule of sympathetic modernisation.
Mention the words York Road to any Beverlonian and you'll no doubt realise by their reaction just how desirable an address this is. These homes are grand and in days gone by owners often employed live-in Staff to keep house. It is pleasing to see that in this particular property the servants bell located in the sitting room has been retained and is in working order. During the 10 years they have lived here they have lovingly and tastefully transformed this property into a wonderful family home where traditional values meet the luxury of modern day living.
From a practical viewpoint much has been done to improve and update it - new roof, re wiring, new boiler, new windows. The windows are all double glazed - the front ones being wooden framed sash style - a detail that the owners felt was and both important and necessary in order to retain the property's true character.
It's very difficult to transfer onto paper everything that makes this house so desirable. Set back from the road thanks to a wide verge it stands proud from its elevated position. A low brick wall to the front marks the boundary beyond which there is a lush lawn with rope top edging and mature borders to greet you.
Somehow from the moment you step through the entrance porch and into the hallway you feel welcome. Note the high ceiling, ornate cornice and it's also pleasing to see the Lincrusta wall covering - a firm favourite with the Victorians because of its durability and ornate effects. These details are seen time and time again throughout this property.
The first room to your right hand side is the lounge. There's a peaceful ambiance about this room - perfect to escape to when you just want to sit and relax. Maybe it's the combination of the varnished oak floor, attractive fire place, the large bay window, the high ceiling, deep skirting boards. There's no doubt that the installation of a multi fuel burner has also added to its appeal.
Next right, the sitting room. It's very useful to have an additional reception room especially as your family grow and feel the need to spread out a little. This particular room flows through into the kitchen diner giving you plenty of space for family celebrations and larger social gatherings.
Towards the rear is the kitchen diner. The owners have excelled themselves here with their thoughtfulness and sensitivity and the result is a beautiful and desirable well equipped kitchen and good sized dining area. The Welsh slate flooring is both striking and practical. There is a good range of cabinets - hand crafted in ash and the work surfaces are granite. The inclusion of an Aga gives this area a real homely feel and the double Belfast sink is another nod to the past.
The dining area enjoys a great degree of natural light thanks to both the large skylight overhead and the double doors leading out onto the patio area of the private rear garden.
The rear garden is split level and low maintenance. An eclectic mix of pavers, raised beds and gravel. It is both easy to manage and private - a wonderful area to sit out and relax. There's also parking for 2 cars to the very rear and a roller door marking the boundary and making this secure. If you listen very carefully you might just hear a game of tennis taking place at the nearby club.
To the first floor are two bedrooms, a study, the family bathroom and a W/C. The two bedrooms are doubles and the room currently being used as a study could very easily be transformed into an en-suite or dressing room Although not the largest of the doubles one of these is actually in use as the Master bedroom.
The family bathroom is large and beautifully appointed with ceramic tiles to the floor and a white suite to include the luxury of a free standing roll top bath - perfect for a leisurely soak. In addition there is a separate shower cubicle which is very useful for when you do not have quite so much time on your hands. There's also built in storage to one wall. The addition of privacy shutters is a nice touch.
Up on the top floor are a further two bedrooms - both doubles. One of these rooms has the benefit of fitted wardrobes to one wall, whilst the other boasts a fantastic view across York Road and beyond.
Homes of this calibre just do not come to Market too often. If, having read this, you think that this could be the destination home you have been searching for call us now to book a viewing. We will show you round at a time that best suits you so that you can see for yourself how this could be just perfect for you.
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