£595000 Nunnery Lane, York


Over looking the Historic City Walls, offering an easy walk into York centre this lovely home has character and charm having being built in 1829. The current owners have used the ground floor as a successful business venture but this space could be converted (subject to the necessary planning) to become part of the home once again or become a new venture for you?
There is a large cellar and three floors above with a lovely dining kitchen on the second floor with a super view of the walls. The formal dining room is one of our favourite rooms! The second and third floors contain the three bedrooms and bathroom. Versatile living with scope to play. Pretty rear walled garden which is south facing adds to the appeal.

Look forward to showing you around!

Council Tax Band C
EPC Rating E

Full Description


Composite door.

Entrance Hall

Door into office/Shop. Dado Rail. Radiator. Door leading to the sitting room. Composite door into the garden courtyard.

Office / Shop space

4.70m x 4.52m

Entrance door. Radiator. Door to store.


Large store cupboard with shelving.

Sitting Room

4.04m x 3.86m

An attractive feature fireplace with surround and hearth. Sash window looking into the courtyard garden. Radiator. Door leading into the utility room.

Cellar Storage Front

4.52m x 4.70m

Cellar Storage Rear

4.01m x 3.86m

Utility room

Space and plumbing for washing machine. Sink. UPVC window. Side door into courtyard.


White two piece suite comprising toilet and wash hand basin. Two UPVC windows.


With staircase which runs up over three floors and features an arched window. Radiator. Storage on the second floor.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room

6.05m x 4.70m

A lovely spacious kitchen with views of the city walls; fitted with both high and low-level units. Central Island and matching work surfaces. Built in oven with electric hob and extractor over. Built in microwave, wine fridge, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Two sash windows. Beautiful fireplace. Radiator.

Dining Room

4.04m x 3.86m

One of our favourite rooms in the house with another gorgeous fireplace. The dining room is the perfect entertaining space, it is light and spacious with high ceiling. Sash window. Radiator. Built in cupboard.

Principal Bedroom

4.70m x 3.86m

With sash window looking onto the city walls. Radiator. Attractive Fireplace. Built in cupboard.

Bedroom 2

4.04m x 3.86m

Sash window. Radiator. Fireplace. Either side of the chimney breast there are two cupboards, one has a wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3

3.45m x 4.88m

With Velux window. Radiator. Eaves storage.


A little suntrap: the south facing courtyard garden is a lovely space to relax.


Nunnery Lane is a historic street located in the city of York, England. The lane’s name is derived from its association with the nearby Nunnery, which was once a prominent religious institution in the area. Here’s a brief history of Nunnery Lane and its significance:

The Nunnery: The Nunnery was a medieval religious house established in the 12th century. It was originally founded as a Benedictine convent dedicated to St. Mary and St. Ursula. The nuns lived a secluded life of prayer, study, and manual labor within the confines of the convent.

Dissolution of the Monasteries: Like many religious institutions in England, the Nunnery fell victim to the Dissolution of the Monasteries, initiated by King Henry VIII in the 16th century. In 1539, the nunnery was closed, and the buildings and lands were seized by the crown. The nuns were forced to disperse, and the convent was dissolved.

Subsequent Use of the Site: After the dissolution, the buildings of the Nunnery were repurposed for various purposes. The site was used as a private residence and later converted into an almshouse for the poor. Over time, the buildings fell into disrepair, and only fragments of the original structures survive today.

Modern-Day Nunnery Lane: Today, Nunnery Lane is a bustling street in York’s city centre. It retains its historical name as a reminder of the religious institution that once stood nearby. The lane is known for its mix of residential, commercial, and cultural establishments, including shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Points of Interest: Along Nunnery Lane, there are several notable landmarks and attractions. One of the surviving remnants of the original Nunnery is the picturesque Nunnery Ruins, which can be viewed from the lane. St. Lawrence’s Church, situated on Nunnery Lane, is another historic site worth visiting. The church dates back to the 12th century and has its own intriguing history.

Nunnery Lane serves as a reminder of York’s rich medieval past and the presence of religious institutions in the city. Its historical significance and the remnants of the Nunnery make it an interesting destination for visitors interested in exploring York’s heritage

Key Features

  • Over Looking The City Walls
  • 1829 Property With Previous Shop Unit
  • Three Floors of Living
  • Cellar With Two Rooms
  • Three Bedrooms
  • South Facing courtyard garden
  • Spacious kitchen with central island
  • Formal Dining Room
  • EPC Rating E