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Monday, 15 August 2016

Showhome gives a taste of Helmsley life

A showhouse at Helmsley's Black Swan Yard now gives potential buyers a taste of what it's like living in the Ryedale town.

The 17-home luxury housing scheme holds an open weekend this Saturday and Sunday (20-21 August). The fully-furnished, stone-built show house has three en-suite bedrooms and is priced at £425,000.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

National park has designs on good building in North York Moors

An awards scheme that recognises developments that enhance the character of the North York Moors national park is once again open for entries.

The 2016 Design Awards, sponsored by artisan glassmakers Gillies Jones, showcase the great design work in the area. The winner of each category will receive a commemorative glass bowl from Gillies Jones. The event, held every two years, celebrates the positive contribution that good design can have on local communities.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Barn conversions get thumbs up

More barns are to be converted into homes for local people in the Yorkshire Dales National Park after planners gave the green light to four schemes.

The park's planning committee approved the applications subject to conditions.

A traditional agricultural barn will be turned into a three-bedroomed, local occupancy home at Home Farm in West Witton while permission was also given to convert the former Deepdale Methodist Chapel near Dent into a local occupancy home. A former roadside barn outside Austwick, which had been converted into a bunkhouse, will undergo minor internal changes to become a family home while a fourth application involved the conversion of Crane Field Laithe in Otterburn to three-bedroomed accommodation.
Robert Heseltine, the authority’s member champion for development management, said: “Part of our vision for the national park is that it should be home to strong, self-reliant and balanced communities, with good access to the services they need.

“The national park authority is committed to increasing the stock of much-needed local occupancy homes. The conversion of roadside barns is a vital element of our new Yorkshire Dales Local Plan, which sets out our planning strategy for the next 15 years.

“Without a local occupancy stipulation these barn conversions could well end up being sold on the open market for second homes at the expense of keeping local communities together.”

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Quaint church hall goes on the market

A picturesque but little-used Victorian church hall in one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest villages is up for sale with planning consent to convert it into a three-bedroom house.

Looking for a buyer ... the church hall in picturesque Felixkirk.
The parish church is seeking offers over £200,000 for the Grade Two-listed hall in the village of Felixkirk, near Thirsk, at the foot of the Hambleton hills. The building, which served as the village’s school from around 1835 until 1934, is a focal point of the community but its suitability as a venue for local events has dwindled in recent years.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Fancy a medieval gatehouse?

The gatehouse at Bolton Percy.
A medieval gatehouse has gone on the market.

The Grade Two-listed timber-framed Bolton Percy Gatehouse, near Tadcaster, was built in the 15th century and is one of three historic British properties being sold after owner, the Vivat Trust, went into liquidation, last year.

Property consultancy Eddisons is marketing the properties, which have all been refurbished internally to create modern living accommodation. They include the UK’s tallest folly, the 53m, Grade One listed Hadlow Tower near Tonbridge in Kent; as well as a 14th century manor house near Hereford.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Loxley eyes up brownfield site for detached homes development

An artist's impression of the Hunsingore development.
Yorkshire housebuilder Loxley Homes has submitted a planning application to build ten detached two, three and four-bedroomed homes in Hunsingore, close to the A1 between Knaresborough and Wetherby.

The development will transform the brownfield site, formerly the base of the now closed Goughs of Hunsingore farm machinery dealership.

Harrogate-based James Elliott of Aspect Architecture, who designed the scheme, said the development was needed to help address a chronic shortage of housing in the area.

Jonathan Raistrick of Loxley Homes added: “Goughs was a renowned family business that had been selling farm machinery for three generations, and was something of an institution in the local area, so we’re really pleased that the site now has the chance of providing a positive legacy for the village in the form of much needed new homes.”

A decision is expected in November.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Try before you buy as farmhouse and holiday cottages go on market

A completed labour of love... Wigglesworth House
 and the adjoining holiday homes.

A restored Victorian Yorkshire Dales farmhouse, with separate luxury holiday accommodation included, is on the market with a ‘try before you buy’ offer to potential purchasers.

With an asking price of £1.25m, Wigglesworth House near Settle and its two holiday cottages have been renovated by owners, Tony and Amy Wroe, who have lived in the main house for the past ten years.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Housing scheme scoops another award

Only three months after being named one of the best affordable housing developments in the country, 1 – 11 Westfields in Osmotherley has taken the best new dwelling award at the North York Moors National Park’s Design Awards.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Former mill's energy is now flooding in from the nearby beck

This Crakehall property, which dates back to 1740,  is benefiting from an innovative water source heat pump system which generates its energy from Bedale Beck.

Graham Senior and his family have lived in the property for 11 years, but decided to carry out major renovation work, which included replacing their previous oil fired boiler with a Danfoss heat pump. The property is a substantial six bedroom listed stone built former mill.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Historic building day school

Owners and occupiers of historic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will have the opportunity to learn more about ways of looking after them at a day school next month.

Caring for Your Historic Building is being held from 9.30am until 5pm on 12 October in Burnsall Village Hall and features guest speakers, outdoor practical demonstrations and a guided architectural tour through the village.

Details and a booking form are available at . Information can also be obtained by emailing or calling 01423 712950.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Caravan park goes on the market

Pickering's Upper Carr Holiday Park has been placed on the market through property advisers Colliers International with a guide price of £1.625m for the freehold asset and business as a going concern.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

City backs house-building campaign

Councillor Simpson Laings says Yes to Homes week as work progresses to get York building and the city council looks for sites for much-needed homes across the city.
The National Housing Federation campaign aims to solve the prevailing housing shortage. The council is keen to boost house numbers as part of plans for York’s economic growth.
The city council has a target to find sites for more than 20,000 new homes for present and future generations in a city where demand is outstripping supply.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Project to harvest new life from old farm buildings takes the honours

A cart shed and granary taking on the new life of an environmentally-friendly swimming pool and gym are two features of an award-winning project converting some old farm buildings at a Ryedale development.

Barnstorming ... Peter Hallam, Smiths Gore, owners Mr and Mrs Shaw, 
Nik Sadler, of Northmead Developments, and Les Chapman, 
of North Yorkshire Building Control with winning certificates at the conversion.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Belissimo appartamento! Soap star keys into Italian chic living

TV soap star Deena Payne has officially opened a luxury new Italian-themed apartment in Harrogate.

Ciao Deena! Emmerdale favourite Deena Payne (right) at the launch of the Italian Suite with Alison Hartwell (left) and apartment owner Taryna Bradford.

The Emmerdale favourite, who played Viv Windsor, was the first to turn the key in the lock of the Italian Suite on Cold Bath Road, which is available to let via Harrogate Holidays.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Second homes and holiday cottages on the rise, national park figures show

Second homes and holiday cottages in the North York Moors National Park have increased by 27 per cent in the past decade from 1,571 to 2,158, according to a new report.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Petey-designed hotel on the market

A hotel believed to be the only William Petey designed building remaining in private hands in York is on the market through agents, Colliers International, with an asking price of £2.25 million for the freehold business.

Dating back to 1896 ... The Groves hotel at York.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Dales guest house goes on the market

Beck Hall, a much loved guest house in the Yorkshire Dales, is one the market with Colliers International.

The property, next to Malham Beck close to Malham Cove and Malham Tarn, has 18 en suite letting bedrooms, lounge with open fire, tea room, three bedroom owners accommodation, extensive gardens and large car park. The original house was built in 1710 and started life as a typical yeoman’s cottage.

Peter Bean of Colliers International in Leeds, said: “It is a much loved Dales guest house with a superb trading location that generates a high level of repeat business."

Colliers International is asking £965,000 for the freehold complete with trade contents and goodwill.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Be part of the Inn Crowd with this Hardraw Force opportunity

A traditional country inn dating back to the 13th century and home to England's highest single-drop waterfall is on the market.

A force to be reckoned with: The Green Dragon marketed by Colliers International.

The Green Dragon, home to Hardraw Force, is available for lease opportunity through specialist agents, Colliers International.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Popular restaurant on the market

York's Tanglewood restaurant is on the market. Owner, Qudos Entertainment, the world's largest and longest established producer of pantomimes, has instructed Colliers International to sell the Malton Road asset with offers around £750,000.

Leigh Parsons, director at Colliers International in Leeds said: "The Tanglewood is a stunning business and property in a fantastic strategic location fronting onto one of the busiest roads in the region and within a short drive to the city centre. 

"The high reputation of the business is demonstrated by the excellent trading levels and strong growth. The current owners have done a wonderful job in building the business from virtually nothing but realise that a more focused sector operator is now needed to take the restaurant to the next level and reach its full potential.”

Further details: call 0113 200 1833 or visit

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Interiors team has designs on an even better year with new look

North Yorkshire interior design and furnishings business Richard Grafton Interiors has rounded off a successful year by giving its three-storey showrooms a £50,000 refurbishment.

Harnessing lay out potential .... Richard Grafton with interior designer
Kim Robb in one of the newly redesigned showrooms

The retail and commercial interior design business, which opened in March, 2012, has remodelled its 3,000 sq ft premises on The Ginnel in Harrogate’s Montpellier Quarter.