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This former schoolhouse in Howsham hides a sensational contemporary extension

This former schoolhouse in Howsham hides a sensational contemporary extension

To the untrained eye, the converted former school in a small Ryedale village appeared to have reached its full potential. Architect James Arkle was, perhaps, the only person who saw it very differently. His mind’s eye pictured the tiny, chocolate box property with a contemporary extension at the rear. Creating the perfect juxtaposition between old […]

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South Riding author Winifred Holtby’s family home near Hull is restored and for sale

South Riding author Winifred Holtby’s family home near Hull is restored and for sale

“These are the moments of revelation which compensate for the chaos, the discomfort, the toil of living,” wrote Winifred Holtby in her famous 1936 novel, South Riding. If you substitute “living” for “restoration”, the quote could easily relate to the revival of her family home in the pretty village of Cottingham near Hull. In the […]

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Cosy cottage in one of the Wolds best villages

Cosy cottage in one of the Wolds best villages

The Inside Story on …East Street, Kilham, Price: £350,000, www.woolleyparks.co.uk One of the best looking homes in the pretty Wolds village of Kilham, this architecturally pleasing property with stylish interiors also has plenty of substance. It ticks all the boxes for a family home, which is why Simon and Tina Cox bought it 10 years […]

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This gorgeous North Yorkshire home has been turned into a Christmas shopping experience

This gorgeous North Yorkshire home has been turned into a Christmas shopping experience

The way we shop is changing and conventional retailers are running to catch up with what many customers now crave – quality, an experience and sustainability. Natalia Willmott is well ahead of the curve when it comes to giving shoppers what they want. Along with her online store, www.nataliawillmott.co.uk, she also hosts selling exhibitions twice […]

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The smallest house in Yorkshire is now up for sale and its portable

The smallest house in Yorkshire is now up for sale and its portable

Craftsman joiner Paul Robinson likes a challenge and after reading about the international Tiny House movement, an architectural and social ethos that advocats living simply in small homes, he decided to try his hand at making a compact and bijou property. “I’d also been watching George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on TV at around the same […]

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This Nidderdale home with incredible views is for sale … and it comes with its own bunkhouse

This Nidderdale home with incredible views is for sale … and it comes with its own bunkhouse

The Inside story on Longside House, Ramsgill, Price: £685,000 www.dacres.co.uk This seven-bedroom property sits amid stunning Nidderdale scenery and comes with the option of having an income-generating home. While it was once a large family house and could be again, owner Matthew Ramsden has turned one end of the dwelling into a three-bedroom, self-contained property […]

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Guy Hudson has created what could be the most sensational apartment in Harrogate

Guy Hudson has created what could be the most sensational apartment in Harrogate

Guy Hudson’s stunning apartment is one of the best in Harrogate thanks to his eye for design and his alternative ideas. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom. Harrogate is full of beautiful homes but few can match Guy Hudson’s apartment overlooking The Stray. It forms part of a conversion of the former Lynx Womenswear […]

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For sale – the home near York with a three acre lake

For sale – the home near York with a three acre lake

The inside story on…Lakeside Manor, Foggathorpe, near York Price: £1.25m, www.ashtonsnet.com Jamie Egerton had become disillusioned with the home he originally planned to buy but as he was driving away he spotted another “for sale” sign. Intrigued to see what was behind the supersize gates, he booked a viewing and got a big surprise. A […]

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Our Yorkshire Farm favourites Amanda Owen and family star on Air Ambulance Christmas cards

Our Yorkshire Farm favourites Amanda Owen and family star on Air Ambulance Christmas cards

Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen and her family are back on our TV screens in “Our Yorkshire Farm” and they also star on a newly-released charity Christmas card painted by Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman. Amanda, husband Clive and their nine children have been followed by more than 1.5 million viewers in the second series of the […]

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Howsham Hall and Howsham Mill to be linked by hydro electricity

Howsham Hall and Howsham Mill to be linked by hydro electricity

Howsham Hall and its Gothic former corn mill are set to be reunited thanks to a plan to bring hydro-electricity to the Grade I-listed house. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom. Most centuries-old buildings have had their fair share of ups and downs and Howsham Hall, near York, is no exception. Built in 1610 […]

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