UNDER £300,000

Church Road, Osbaldwick, York

Traditional semi

Price £285,000

Contact: Ashtons

Tel: 01904 659222

HERE’S an interesting fact to come out of the last census. Apparently there are some 23.4 million households in England and Wales and the most common number of bedrooms is three. It seems this accounts for 42 per cent of the total properties.

What the census doesn’t tell us, though, is the most popular type of property we Brits go for. But chances are it has to be the good old traditional semi.

One thing is for sure, despite outward similarities, each one is unique, which is amazing when you come to think of it. And one of the most popular things to do with a three bed semi is to extend outwards and up into the attic. Which is precisely what has happened to this brick built home on Church Road in Osbaldwick.

The results are truly impressive and now the property boats a superb family room with feature cast iron fireplace and aged pine surround. This leads to the dining room, which overlooks the lovely garden. More of which later.

A separate sitting room will prove handy for larger families, as will the attic which has been converted into a fourth bedroom.

Other modifications include a modern fitted kitchen, gas central heating, PVC double glazing and a block paved driveway.

Situated in a sought after and convenient location this superb family home also boasts large and private mature gardens. These have been beautifully tended and look a real picture at this time of year. The large workshop garage will be another magnet for potential buyers, while Church Road itself is convenient for a range of shops, schools and local amenities which are practically on the doorstep. There is also good access to the A64 for commuting further afield.

So there you have it, statistics may tell us that 42 per cent of this country’s 23.4 million households have three bedrooms, but how many we wonder have been subjected to such a good programme of improvements as this fine brick built semi in Osbaldwick?