Major renovation: Cliff Hill Farm in Shelley for sale

The phrase “They don’t make ‘em like that anymore” applies not only to this farmstead but the people who lived there. The three houses, two barns and eight-and-a-half acres of land that make up Cliff Hill Farm in Shelley, near Holmfirth, were home to the Griffiths family who lived there from 1927. The last surviving […]

Cricket legend Geoff Boycott is selling his Yorkshire home to move to Cheshire

When Geoffrey Boycott and his wife, Rachael, agreed to buy Boston Hall, it was on one condition. The feng shui had to be right. The hall wasn’t sold subject to contract. It was subject to feng shui,” laughs Rachael, who was very serious about making sure Mr Li, a highly-respected feng shui master, inspected the […]

Award winning home in Scarborough’s old town

This historic home in Scarborough has just won the LABC award for best refurbishment of an existing building. Sharon Dale finds out why. Pictures by Bruce Rollinson. A sea view was top of the list when Tony and Tricia Wilson decided to move to central Scarborough and they found it through the windows of a […]

How Bank of Mum and Dad can protect money lent or gifted

Nigel Shaw, Tax expert at Garbutt and Elliott, on how the Bank of Mum and Dad can safeguard the money they lend or gift: Many of our clients ask how they can financially help an adult child or grandchild to get on the residential property ladder. A lot will depend on the ages of […]

Winners put Yorkshire property issues at the heart of a debate

A panel of winners of last year’s Yorkshire Residential Property Awards gathered for a round table discussion on challenges, solutions and the future of the housebuilding industry. Here’s what they said: Factory-built home versus conventional build There will be more prefabricated homes and housing associations are especially keen on this type of construction. However, the […]

Why now could be the time to build more bungalows

Front man and property developer Paul Stone sang to a different tune and defied convention when he decided to build bungalows on a site near his home in Birkenshaw. Brand new bungalows are now a rarity, though not through lack of demand. Planning guidelines now stress the importance of high density developments and single-storey properties […]