Property bonanza for buyers as historic Harewood goes green
Harewood Castle, along with the development of habitat for wildlife, including the red kite.
Both he and Mr Ussher are following in their fathers’ footsteps. Neville Ussher was personal agent to the late Hon George Lascelles, Earl of Harewood. They too were forward thinking in the face of crippling death duties and opened Harewood to the public.
Mr Ussher says: “The biomass boiler is a switch of investment from property and should generate more funds for maintenance and restoration.”
Lord Harewood adds: “By realising the value of some of our cottages and reinvesting in green energy, we will be able to safeguard the future of Harewood’s historic landscape and the major buildings it contains.” RETIREMENT developer McCarthy & Stone is inviting the over 70s to find out more about its assisted living apartment and its personal support and care services at Windsor House in Sheffield.
It is building 64 private apartments on Abbeydale Road, designed to offer continued home ownership and all the help needed to maintain independence. Each flat will comprise one or two double bedrooms, a lounge and dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
Those opting to purchase off plan can benefit from up to £10,000 discount off their chosen apartment. Prices start at £184,950.
For more details call 0800 201 4739 or log on to www. mccarthyandstone.co.uk.
Harewood House, top, designed by architect John Carr, is set to convert to green heat powered by a biomass boiler. To fund the conversion, some of the properties on the estate, above left, are being sold off in three lots. David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood, hopes it will cut the £150,000-a-year fuel bill by a third.