A FEW weeks ago we introduced you to a fine period home in Bootham, York, which we suggested might be the best home to have come on to the rental market for some considerable time.

Well, the team at Ashtons Lettings, never people to duck a challenge, reckon they have come up with an equally admirable property…

“How does this one grab you,” they e-mailed in a message along with the property details.

By the heart strings was the obvious answer.

Number 92 The Mount is quite simply a stunning home – definitely up there with the best we have seen on the rental market (or the For Sale market for that matter).

It’s a very substantial house, meandering its way elegantly across five storeys and with a lot to admire along the way.

We will start at the bottom and work our way up, starting with a self-contained basement that is a home in itself, offering as it does a sitting room, shower room and bedroom (or games room as it presently houses a slate bed pool table).

The ground floor has an impressive vestibule and entrance hall off which you will find an absolutely superb breakfast kitchen which overlooks the garden (more of which in a moment) and is fitted with a fabulous bespoke range of wall and base units, a centre island and a feature period fireplace. There is also a large and pleasing dining room with stripped floorboards and a feature fireplace and a useful study with a door giving access to the garden.

On the first floor there is a delightful sitting room with stripped floorboards and another of the period feature fireplaces which help provide this home with such a wealth of character. There is also a kitchen and bathroom and low level WC and a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

On the second floor you will find two further bedrooms served by a stylish bathroom and there is a fourth bedroom to the third floor.

With plenty of room inside it is a treat to find that there is also – something of a rarity for such large town houses – a superb walled garden with a long shaped lawn with pond and water feature, terraces and patio areas and gravelled walkways – all made gentle by mature trees, shrubs and borders.

The Mount being one of – if not the – most prestigious locations in the city can only add to the many attractions of this quite brilliant home.

And now, I hear you ask, cut to the chase… how much does it cost. Well, you would not expect such a luxurious home on the cheap, would you? And if you compare it to what you would have to pay in a similarly smart area of London then it seems almost a snip at £3,000 per calendar month. Reeds Rains can be contacted on 01904 655546.

Now, back in what, for most of us, is the real world…

Here is a property which might not be in the £3k a month bracket but we believe to be one that is a brilliant home for all that…

It can be found in Bright Street, just off Leeman Road, and is a beautifully presented period mid terrace house which has undergone a recent programme of upgrading including a new kitchen and bathroom, flooring throughout and joinery including built in cupboards and window shutters. And, what’s more, it has been quite beautifully done, too – with very attractive presentation and décor rounding off a fine improvement programme. What is on offer is a quite beautiful light and bright 21ft dual open plan lounge/dining room set off by wood effect flooring and a smart kitchen with black marble effect worktops, a ceramic hob with extractor hood, oven/grill, tiled floor, integrated fridge/freezer and washing machine.

The modern downstairs bathroom/WC has a white suite with shower over the bath with large rain style shower head and it is wrapped up with two double bedrooms on the first floor.

Offered unfurnished it is available for £695pcm. Contact Ashtons.

Hudson Moody, meanwhile, can offer a pleasant Victorian terraced house in Nunmill Street, off Scarcroft Road. This is a house which also offers a good amount of period character and charm and is set in a sought-after spot half a mile away from the city centre. Here you will find an entrance hall, a living room and separate dining room, the latter of which opens to a kitchen with a range of smart, contemporary fitted units.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom. Good house in a good spot, Hudson Moody are looking for £695pcm. And we will finish off with another well presented terraced home in Brunswick Street, in another des res area, South Bank. Here there is a an entrance hallway, living and sitting/dining rooms, a modern kitchen with appliances including hob and oven, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There are two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. On-street parking and courtyard to the rear complete the picture. Linley and Simpson are asking for £695pcm.