Yorkshire Post - Property

A Georgian gem and a special home in Giggleswic­k


ACCORDING to the latest market analysis by Zoopla, the property market slowdown has seen greater availabili­ty of homes for sale and the number on the market is 65 per cent higher than this time last year.

Compared to the manic days of the pandemic-induced boom when homes attracted multiple offers and bidding wars were the norm, that will come as relief to those hunting.

Prices too have slipped and offers at the asking price or just under are becoming prevalent.

Zoopla also reports that property in Yorkshire is selling quicker than in 2019, when the market could last be described as relatively normal.

It is taking an average of 35 days for an offer to be accepted. This average is, of course, skewed by the region’s property hotspots including the Dales, Harrogate, York and the best areas of Leeds and Sheffield, though vendors here can’t push their luck too much.

Easter is usually a boom time for the property market, when we use the bank holiday to browse the property portals and estate agents’ websites.

If that’s your plan you might spot the newly-listed Langbaurgh Hall, near Great Ayton.

It is a gorgeous Georgian home with land in a beautiful, private spot with views of Roseberry Topping and over to the North York Moors.

For me, this prompted yet another “If I had the money I’d buy it myself” moment.

I love Georgian homes and this one has it all including period features that boast a fireplace by the Mouseman.

It also generates a huge amount of electricit­y thanks to a wind turbine and solar voltaic panels.

We chat to the owners in this weekend’s Property Post.

News of another wonderful home is also featured in our Country Post supplement. Rose Cottage in Giggleswic­k belonged to the late Russell Harty and is now on the market.

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