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Ceramicist Eric Moss and his house in the country

Ceramicist Eric Moss and his house in the country

Eric and Christine Moss spent 25 years holding on tight to their dream of moving to the country and becoming full-time artists. Their patience and persistence finally paid off. The couple gave up their previous careers, sold their home in Harrogate and bought a rural, riverside cottage in the pretty village of Asenby, near Thirsk. […]

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Georgian gem Arthington Park is for sale

Georgian gem Arthington Park is for sale

One of Yorkshire’s most elegant Georgian country houses, designed by renowned architect John Carr, is on the market. (Read more about John Carr) Built in 1755, Arthington Park, near Otley, is a handsome Grade 11-listed family home with a separate cottage. It is set in private grounds with an orangery, a stunning walled garden and […]

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Wakefield refuses to let Brexit affect housing market

Wakefield refuses to let Brexit affect housing market

Estate agency abounds with tales of woe surrounding the Brexit effect, which has led to a paucity of property for sale as would-be buyers and sellers stay put so they can “wait and see what happens.” This approach is crippling the industry but there is a startling exception where it’s business as usual thanks to […]

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All you need to know about buy-to-let

All you need to know about buy-to-let

The rental sector has become more difficult for landlords to navigate due to tax changes and an increasing number of laws aimed at protecting tenants’ rights and their safety. Compliance is essential, which means that buy-to-let investors need to be well-informed about more than 170 pieces of legislation. The Landlord’s Friend, a freshly- updated book […]

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Hannah Hauxwell cottage now up for auction

Hannah Hauxwell cottage now up for auction

Hannah Hauxwell’s cottage in Cotherstone, which was on the market for £160,000, is now set to go under the hammer with a guide price of less than half the original asking price. Bidding will start at £75,000 for the semi-detached property, which is in need of renovation. Three-bedroom Bellview cottage, which Hannah retired to in […]

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Why southern buyers are moving to Yorkshire

Why southern buyers are moving to Yorkshire

Alex Goldstein, a property consultant in Yorkshire and London reveals why Yorkshire has growing appeal to those moving from London and the south. It’s official. This is the first time in eight years where property prices in the south have dipped, while those in the north have increased. I was asked by Talk Radio the […]

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Children in charge as Yorkshire estate agency stars on Channel 4

Children in charge as Yorkshire estate agency stars on Channel 4

Children are in charge when Hunters estate agency branches in Yorkshire star in the Channel 4 TV show “When I Grow Up” tomorrow, Thursday  May 16 at 8pm. The programme sees groups of primary school children go headfirst into the world of employment by working in some of the country’s most reputable firms. Hunters will conclude […]

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Gorgeous Regency house for sale

Gorgeous Regency house for sale

  Chartered surveyor and retired estate agent Peter Burrans visited and admired many beautiful homes as part of his profession but this handsome Regency house stole his heart. He first spotted it as a schoolboy. “The school bus used to drive past this house and I loved it. I always fancied living here,” he says. […]

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Sarah Beeny on why she is selling Rise Hall

Sarah Beeny on why she is selling Rise Hall

Sarah Beeny is saying goodbye to Rise Hall, near Hull, after 18 years that have brought a lot of joy and not nearly as much pain as portrayed on the 2010 TV series that chartered her “restoration nightmare”. “It wasn’t as bad as it appeared on TV. It’s been an amazing journey and it took […]

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Fashion for foliage

Fashion for foliage

How to embrace the fashion for real and faux plants and flowers. Sharon Dale reports

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