Rare self-build plot near Harrogate for sale - in a magical woodland setting

The chance to construct a woodland eco home on a six-acre plot of land in the heart of the Golden Triangle between Harrogate and York is set to excite would-be self-builders.

The plot is on the edge of the picture-perfect village of Great Ouseburn and has a price tag of £650,000 and is on the market with Croft Residential. It comes with architects’ plans for a five-bedroom, environmentally-friendly home with gardens and paddocks.

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Owners Richard and Rachel Kay, who run Green-tech, a large landscaping supplies business based in nearby Arkendale, purchased the land, close to their current home, with plans to develop a new property for their own family.

“When we bought our house in Great Ouseburn the woodlands were not with it originally but I was so captivated by them that we simply had to have them. They are a stunning and very private oasis with wonderful trees, shrubs, flora and fauna ,” said Rachel.

The plot on the edge of Great Ouseburn

“We have had some lovely parties and even a wedding in the woodlands, and the kids have enjoyed plenty of games and climbing of trees as they have grown up. However, our children are growing up fast and we’ve realised our needs for a home and its surroundings will change over the next few years.

“Reluctantly, we decided that if we did build our dream eco-house we probably wouldn’t live there long enough to justify the expense of building it and so have decided to give someone else the opportunity.”

The planned two-storey house with open-plan kitchen and dining area is designed with views out over the woods. There is an exotic variety of trees on the land, including a cypress from each continent, an Indian bean tree, walnut trees and fruit trees. The woods are also under-planted with daffodils, bluebells, snowdrops and aconites, and overflow with foxgloves in summer.

Toby Cockcroft, director of York agent Croft Residential said: “This is a really magical woodland plot with the chance to build a super-cool modern eco home. The plans and planning consent are already in place so it is a project that could be got underway rapidly, creating a truly fantastic house with its own mature woodland gardens.

“Great Ouseburn itself is a picture-perfect North Yorkshire village, and just half an hour’s drive from York and 40 minutes from Leeds.”

For further information on the land for sale visit www.croftresidential.co.uk or call Croft Residential on 01904 238222.