11 July 2016
SPLIT by the picturesque River Wharfe, and boasting an eclectic mix of Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century homes and award-winning schools, Collingham nestles in the heart of Yorkshire’s ‘golden triangle’ – the county’s most sought-after place to live.
This demand is underlined by the fact that our Wetherby branch has almost 700 active buyers registered and searching for a property.
In the last 12 months, in the Collingham area, our specialist sales team has achieved sales that are, on average, 99.6% of the asking price. Typically, the time it took from instruction to sale agreed was a speedy 46 days.
Our analysis of a range of independent data also explored the health of the wider property market.
It found thatmost of the sales in the village over the past year were detached properties which on average sold for £494,250. Semi-detached properties had an average sold price of £326,250 and terraced properties averaged at £374,000.
With an overall average price of £423,793, Collingham was more expensive than nearby East Keswick (£368,913) and Wetherby (£307,921), but was cheaper than Bardsey (£463,613).
The district remains one of the most sought-after places to live, retaining a strong community with a friendly, rural village feel that appeals to our buyers. They tell us that it is one of the key reasons they are attracted to the area.
The village has one pub, the Half Moon Inn, where Oliver Cromwell is said to have spent the night after the Battle of Marston Moor. There is a Post Office, shops and service businesses. The former Old Star pub is now a Tesco Express. The village church is St Oswald.
Lady Elizabeth Hastings Church of England Primary Schoolis located off the Harewood Road opposite the cricket pitch. In 2013 it was the top state primary school in West Yorkshire.
And Gateways, located in the shadow of Harewood House one of the jewels in Yorkshires tourist crown, with its grounds also used for the filming of TVs Emmerdale - was named by The Daily Telegraph in 2015 as the 3rd best, small independent school in the whole of the UK.
Collingham is home to Collingham and Linton Cricket Club which plays in the Airedale-Wharfedale Senior Cricket League. This is located at the Collingham and Linton Sports Association (CALSA), which boasts three indoor squash courts, a football pitch and a cricket pitch. CALSA also has affiliated tennis and hockey sections. Wetherby golf course extends all the way to the river at Collingham.
We find that the most typical buyer attracted to this whole area is a thriving family who is busy bringing up children and following careers. It is also popular with people with assets, looking for a comfortable retirement.
Data sourced from Land Registry, last updated 29th April 2016. Demographic information taken from Experian report Oct 2015.