Beautiful homes in the Golden Triangle's top spots

Two Homes in sought-after locations

Bell Cottage, Bishopthorpe

Low Fam, Linton, near Wetherby

Price: £1.25m

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Contact: Beadnall Copley, tel: 01947

Low Farm, Linton

This historic house is in a Golden Triangle hotspot and is one of the oldest and most characterful homes in the village.

It sits in the heart of Linton and has private grounds of 1.5 acres plus outbuildings, stables, summer house, garage and self-contained annexe.

Inside, there is a reception hall with fireplace and stairs, a study, 21ft drawing room with beamed ceiling, a large sun lounge, dining room, newly-installed kitchen with Aga, pantry, utility room and cloakroom. Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area, two further bedrooms and a house bathroom.

Estate agent Andrew Beadnall says: “Low Farm is believed to be the third oldest property in this exclusive village and, as expected, reveals charming accommodation with numerous characterful features. The grounds have to be viewed to be fully appreciated.”

Low Farm, Linton

Linton is close to Wetherby and offers easy access to Leeds.

Bell Cottage, Bishopthorpe, York

Price: £495,000

Contact: Carter Jonas, tel: 01904 558200,

This pretty Georgian house on Sim Balk Lane takes its name from the former village midwife Granny Bell.

Originally built as two cottages, the property has evolved to become a spacious, light-filled home in one of York’s sought-after locations.

The house has a driveway, parking and turning area with a single garage and store on one side and a flagged patio on the other.

It has a breakfast kitchen and pantry, a sitting room, cloakroom, dining room and study. What was originally four bedrooms on the first floor now has a master suite with a walk-through dressing room and bathroom. There are also two double bedrooms and a shower room. The property has been well-maintained by the same owners for more than 30 years but would now benefit from a degree of modernisation.

The house is in Bishopthorpe, dubbed the Notting Hill of the North, and renowned for its independent shops and cafes and racecourse.