14 January 2021

SKIPTON is experiencing a high demand for rental properties with multiple applications being received for properties currently on the market.

The area remains ever popular as a place to live and appeals to young professionals, families and those of retirement age alike creating demanding for a diverse range of properties from apartments, terraced and semi-detached houses or larger detached homes. 

The UK buy-to-let market is now showing signs of recovery after COVID-19 affected the industry, with interest rates for mortgages at record lows and a wider variety of buy-to-let options available which, tied in with the current tenant demand for property, makes for an encouraging time to invest. 

Vicky Atkinson, Lettings Manager at Linley & Simpson’s Skipton branch says, “Our branch is experiencing a huge surge in demand for 2 and 3 bedroom houses, apartments and cottages and we are in need of more stock to satisfy over 400 high quality, qualified applicants who are currently searching for properties with us. 

We are finding that most of the people we are renting to are moving here from a city such as London and Manchester. Now that people are more interested in finding a property with a working from home space, they are finding there are many more options available in areas out of cities.  People who are paying for a 1 or 2 bedroom properties in these cities can move to Skipton and have a 3 bed house with a view and home office for the same price.”

Why invest in Skipton

Voted as Sunday Times Best Place to Live in Britain in 2014, and having just been announced the 2nd happiest place to live in Great Britain by Rightmove, Skipton is an ideal place to make home with it’s convenient location connecting you to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. Known as the Gateway to the Dales, the town is right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire countryside, providing you with remarkable landscapes and plenty of nature. 

Skipton is the perfect location for those who enjoy the outdoors. The vast landscape that The Dales has to offer provides many fascinating walks including, the Skipton Castle Woods Walk, Sharphaw Walk and the famous Three Peaks. It is a thriving market town with an award-winning high street and a market that is open 4 days a week. Full of diversity, interesting independents and one-off boutiques, the high street offers clothes homeware, deli, foods and souvenirs, for both residents and tourists to enjoy.  

With an array of restaurants, pubs and cafes, Skipton caters for all tastes. Local favourite restaurants include The Alma Inn, Napiers Steakhouse and The Bull, cafés include The Leaf and Bean, The Three Sheep Tea House & Kitchen and Hetties Café Bistro and friendly pubs, serving good beer include The Wholly Sheep Inn and The Albion Inn. 

Investment opportunities 

Below provides an outline of some of the key investment opportunities currently on the market in the Skipton area.

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