Incredible Queen Anne townhouse becomes York estate agents' most popular property ever

A stunning 18th-century house in the centre of York has sold for nearly £3million after 'unprecedented' levels of interest.

Almery Garth

Almery Garth has been described by agents Blenkin & Co as the best city centre property they've ever marketed.

After the Queen Anne house, which dates back to 1720, went online with a guide price of £2.95million, the vendor's website was inundated with visitors keen to view photos of the Grade II-listed residence.

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One of the finest homes in the Leeds suburb of Headingley is on the marketA number of viewings were arranged and the house is now under offer within two weeks of going on the market.

Previous owners of the townhouse include an antique bookseller with a business in the city and a member of the prominent Rowntree Mackintosh family.

The Sunday Times had commissioned a feature on the property before a sale was agreed.

Almery Garth lies within grounds belonging to the almonry of St Mary's Abbey - the abbey ruins are still standing in Museum Gardens.

A first-time buyer has turned this terraced house in Huddersfield into an amazing des-resIt has a large walled garden that offers privacy and seclusion despite being just a short distance from some of the busiest streets in York.

There are also original features including two magnificent bowed windows, working panelled window shutters, ornate plasterwork, fluted door cases, a graceful early 19th-century staircase and period fireplaces on all floors.

There's even a self-contained flat above the garages.

A Georgian house in Adel that was once a commune has gone on the marketBlenkin & Co confirmed that the property enjoyed 'unprecedented' levels of interest from potential buyers. Edward Hartshorne said:

“This is probably the best city centre townhouse I’ve had the privilege of marketing. It is a glorious building, perfectly discreet, almost entirely unseen and protected from the hustle and bustle of the York, yet just a five-minute stroll across the Museum Gardens to the city centre.

"It is a complete one-off, without rival or precedent.”