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Major renovation: Cliff Hill Farm in Shelley for sale

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Award winning home in Scarborough’s old town

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Yorkshire tops English house price league

Yorkshire tops English house price league

The Nationwide house price index shows Yorkshire as the top performing English region with a three per cent year-on-year rise in the second quarter of the year. This brings the average house price to £159,780. This is significantly higher than the UK average rise of 0.6 per cent between the April to June last year […]

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This house won two York Design Awards and here’s why…

This house won two York Design Awards and here’s why…

The Longhouse in Heslington won the Large Residential  category and the Lord Mayor’s special award at the York Design Awards 2019. A new build and the conversion of two brick barns were combined to create one striking contemporary home. The property, which is on an old farmstead, is in a conservation area and straddles green […]

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Castle Howard station is now a home and holiday let, but its place in rail history is assured.

Castle Howard station is now a home and holiday let, but its place in rail history is assured.

The train no longer stops at Castle Howard station but rail passengers on the York to Scarborough line still wonder at the grandiose trackside property, which once served the rural stop. Now, thanks to over 30 years of research and digital technology, it only takes a couple of clicks online to find the story. The […]

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For sale: former lock-keeper’s home by Ripon canal

For sale: former lock-keeper’s home by Ripon canal

Lock House, Ripon £375,000Contact: www. linleyandsimpson.co.uk This grade II former lock keeper’s home in Ripon sits by the edge of the city’s canal.Lock House on Boroughbridge Road is believed to date to the early 19th century and retains many of its period features. When it was constructed, the British Navy was fighting the French and […]

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Treehouse in the Wolds with its own hot tub

Treehouse in the Wolds with its own hot tub

Those who dream of having a “posh shed” or timber lodge in the garden may be aiming higher after seeing this innovative new design. The Tree House is the latest addition to the Wolds Edge holiday site in the village of Bishop Wilton. It is a cross between a treehouse and a timber lodge and […]

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Latest news on house prices in Yorkshire towns and cities

Latest news on house prices in Yorkshire towns and cities

Analysis of the latest Land Registry data shows that Wakefield and York had the highest house price increases in Yorkshire. Values rose by 6.7 per cent in Wakefield between April 2018 and April 2019, which is well over double the Yorkshire average rise. The average house price in the area is £150,638. In a recent […]

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