Property advice - Yorkshire property market offers better investment value than London

PUBLISHED: 00:03 26 July 2013

Harrogate's colourful flower beds

Harrogate's colourful flower beds


Savvy buyers priced out of London by the capital’s booming property market are looking north for lower prices and better returns, so says Richard Smailes of leading Harrogate Estate Agency Feather Smailes Scales, who has witnessed an increase in interest from London buyers in recent months.


‘We are beginning to see a ripple effect emanating from London and spreading north to the area between Harrogate and Ripon,’ said Smailes. ‘We have certainly seen an increased level of interest from Londoners looking at the Harrogate market, which they see as a safe and secure investment area not too dissimilar to the affluent leafy parts of London such as Hampstead and Richmond. The Georgian townhouses around the Stray and central Harrogate are attracting particular interest at the moment.’

At Feather Smailes Scales we have several properties on our books including Fir Grove House, Glasshouses and The Grove, Harrogate. Fir Grove House with many original features is for sale at £685,000. There are four reception rooms, conservatory, bespoke kitchen, with doors onto a south facing patio and garden and also the advantage of five bedrooms divided into three bedroom suites. The property has the benefit of delightful views over surrounding countryside. Situated high above the river there are delightful walks along the riverbank to Bewerley and also Summerbridge.

The Grove, Harrogate is for sale at £850,000, a spacious family home which could be adapted to suit a variety of purchasers and remodelled for their own requirement with accommodation extending to just short of 3,500 sq ft. Accommodation could be altered to incorporate a separate space for those wishing to work from home.

Further details can be found at or by calling Feather Smailes Scales on 01423 501211.

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