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Dales dream home with its own private woodland, streams and caves

his idyllic Dales house comes with its own private nature reserve with woodland, caves and streams. Sharon Dale reports.

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Main Street, Bishop Wilton,  �265,000,

Pretty as a Hockney picture: homes in the Wolds

Main Street, Bishop Wilton

Price: £265,000

Contact: Clubleys, tel: 01759 304040,

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Crowdfunding ventures allow a part-share in a property

The Parklane Properties dynasty has spawned another bricks and mortar venture

Scientists have never investigated the existence of a property gene but if they do they will find compelling evidence in the Ahmed family.

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From stopgap to forever home

This super-stylish garden flat has proved far more family-friendly than a traditional house thanks to a clever makeover. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Vases from a selection at Habitat

Get the tribal look

The tribal trend is big news and the reasons for its appeal are not just aesthetic.

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For Sale Sign

Yorkshire tops monthly house price table but Harrogate flounders

Yorkshire experienced the UK’s greatest monthly rise in house prices between January and February this year, according to the latest Land Registry House Price Index.

Wentworth Woodhouse

Manor from heaven: Inside Britain’s biggest house

It’s spring when thoughts turn to home repairs and redecorating and we groan at the prospect of the upheaval and expense. So, spare a thought for Julie Kenny, who has just totted up the restoration costs for Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, and arrived at £50m. It’s an eye-watering sum but after pulling off the seemingly impossible task of raising the £7m needed to buy the gargantuan grade I-listed property, there is every reason to believe that the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust will achieve its goal of turning it into the “Chatsworth of South Yorkshire”.

House prices in Yorkshire showed the highest rise in the country in February this year.

Shock result for Harrogate in house price index

The latest Land Registry house price data for Yorkshire revealed some surprises. Sharon Dale reports.

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Nether Brea, which was once owned by Anne Lister

House owned by Regency wonder woman Anne Lister up for sale

Nether Brea, Shibden

Price: £690,000

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The Farmers Arms, Muker, brings in �120,000 net profit. It has a flat and a converted barn, �525,000,

Live-work homes in the country

Live-work homes are more popular than ever as we seek to escape to coast and country. Sharon Dale reports.

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Highcliffe Court, Bridlington

Retirement housing by the sea and in a market town

Mickle Hill, Pickering

Prices from £204,950

Contact Mickle Hill, tel: 0800 0923369,

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Where old meets new

This contemporary extension to an Arts and Crafts home has been shortlisted for an architecture Oscar. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Andy Haslam.


Harrogate chapel reborn

This Wesleyan chapel has been transformed into a luxurious home that looks set to become Harrogate’s most sensational boutique B&B. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by James Hardisty.

Leeds needs more homes, say property experts

Experts serve up solutions to Yorkshire housing issues

A winners’ dinner and discussion brought fresh ideas and some radical suggestions on how to solve Yorkshire’s housing issues. Sharon Dale reports.

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Open the door on an artist’s travels

Travelling has had an enormous impact on artist Sarah Hall Baqai and its influence on her work is obvious. There’s a sense of place in almost everything she does. The enormous papier mache bull that sits in front of the bedroom fireplace and the bust of a bullfighter sculpted from paper and wire that lives in her home studio are both inspired by working and exploring in Spain.

The former school room is now a cosy sitting room

Gorgeous Georgian rectory in Hambleton is a winner twice over

The Old Rectory, Thormanby


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Glynis Frew

Hunters celebrates 25th birthday

Hunters estate agency is 25 years old. Chief executive Glynis Frew reveals the secrets of its success.

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Amy Lord and Rebecca Whitney at work

Our dream job didn’t exist, so we created it

Cut adrift from university, graphic art and design graduates Rebekah Whitney and Amy Lord were temping and trying to keep their spirits up while hunting for a dream job. The search turned out to be pointless as the job they wanted didn’t exist, which is how the imaginative pair came to create a new profession and are now fully-fledged Connoisseurs of Make Believe and joint founders of one of Britain’s most exciting creative agencies.

Beckside Cottage, Helmsley

In the frame: Helmsley cottage on the tourist trail

Beckside Cottage, Helmsley


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Houseplants are on trend this year. This selection sits among a collection of melamine cups from

Make it a green house

Gardener and designer Jo Banks reveals why houseplants are so important to interior design and well-being.

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