Church Lane, Nether Poppleton, York


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5

A quite stunning Grade II Listed period detached house which has been sympathetically restored and comprehensively refitted by the current owners to provide outstanding 5 bedroom living accommodation set across three floors.

Tenure: Freehold

Services: All mains services connected

Council Tax: City of York Band E

Viewings: Strictly from the York office 01904 625533

The property was purchased in 2014 before architectural renovation and design in conjunction with the city of York conservation team in order to provide an environmentally sustainable property with minimal ongoing maintenance.

Internally, the property is entered through a front entrance door into a spacious entrance hall with engineered oak flooring and staircase leading to the first floor accommodation.

The principal reception room is represented by a spacious lounge located at the front of the property having a feature wood burning cast iron stove set on York stone hearth. The lounge benefits further from recessed downlighters and engineered oak flooring. Located off the entrance hall is a double fronted storage cupboard and secondary staircase leading to the lower ground floor accommodation.

Forming part of the property s skilful extension and without a doubt the feature room of the property is the stunning open plan living kitchen which creates the ideal family environment. The kitchen features a stylish range of built in base units with silestone worktops and matching central serving island. Included within the kitchen is a five-point induction hob unit with retractable Neff extractor fan, twin built Neff ovens in addition to full height fridge and freezer units. The kitchen includes a built in Neff automatic dishwasher and features expansive double glazed casement windows with rear entrance door and sliding patio doors. The kitchen is completed by part tiled and part engineered oak flooring with recessed ceiling downlighters and twin double glazed Velux rooflights, one of which is both remote and rain activated. The kitchen is completed by a walk in pantry cupboard.

The accommodation continues to the rear with a spacious study enjoying recessed ceiling downlighters with engineered oak flooring and built in cupboard. Beyond is a family room/snug, again with an open fireplace set on a York stone hearth. The snug features an original arched period storage cupboard, exposed beam ceiling and engineered oak flooring. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a utility room with separate shower room and built in boiler room housing the Ideal gas fired central heating boiler. There is a secondary rear entrance door directly off the utility which also includes a stainless steel sink unit with low level storage cupboards. Most notably, the whole of the ground floor features underfloor heating.

The first floor landing services all the first floor accommodation and includes a turn staircase leading to the second floor. The master bedroom suite is located at the front of the property having a period radiator with recessed downlighter and walk in en-suite shower room with heated chrome towel rail.

There are two further bedrooms located on the first floor in addition to a built in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and electric emersion heater. The first floor accommodation is completed by a modern house bathroom having a Victorian style white suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and roll top bath with separate walk in shower cubicle including a drying bay.

The second floor accommodation features two further spacious double bedrooms with recessed eaves storage, period effect radiators and an exposed beam ceiling. Crucially, there is a second floor shower room which includes a low flush WC, wash hand basin and walk in shower cubicle.

The restoration of the property is extended to the external accommodation and includes the retention of the surrounding walls in addition to the building of the garage through reclaimed bricks. Through a gated entrance, the property boasts off street parking for numerous motor vehicles with the rear garden being centrally laid to lawn with a gravelled surrounding pathway in addition to a landscaped herbaceous boarder and raised vegetable bed. There are two separate patios including a covered patio enjoying sympathetic over head lighting, ideal for outside entertaining.

The south facing rear garden is private and fully enclosed to all sides by walled and fenced boundaries with a timber built garden shed which is included within the sale. The property s garage has been purposely built and maintained as a secure store with electric and light as well as internal and external power.

Old Fox House is one of the most recognisable property s in this ever popular village and an early inspection is strongly recommended to appreciate the true quality of the accommodation on offer.


Old Fox House was shortlisted in the residential category for the 2018 York Design Awards. The restoration of the property received wide acclaim due to the sensitive nature of the restoration. The property itself dates back to around 1730 and was renovated over a two year period between 2015 and 2017. The wall and roof insulation are an eco-friendly wood fibre Pavadentro with the ground insulated through recycled glass crushed into powder Glapor. The property is plastered using lime plaster to maximise breathabilty.

The new double glazed side and rear windows are bespoke, state of the art, Accoya which is the world s leading long life sustainable wood. Internally, the property s architrave, staircase and internal doors were restored where possible and the roof was completely renovated using reclaimed tiles.

The property has retained a wealth of its original period features and combines historic character with contemporary living.

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