15 June 2016

Bardsey, East Keswick and Harewood nestle in the heart of Yorkshire’s ‘golden triangle’ – the county’s most sought-after place to live.

Wetherby average house prices

This demand is underlined by the fact that our Wetherby branch has almost 700 active buyers registered and searching for a property.

Homeowners in this trio of picturesque villages selling their property with us typically achieved 99% of their asking prices.

Our research shows that the average sale price in this area achieved by our specialist sales team in the last 12 months was £630,777 – far higher than the overall average.*

Our analysis of a range of independent data also explored the health of the wider property market.

It found that Bardsey, with an overall average price of £463,613, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Scarcroft (£446,004), but was more expensive than East Keswick (£368,913) and Collingham (£423,793).

Overall sold prices in Bardsey over the last year were 15% up on the previous 12 months.

Neighbouring East Keswick, with an overall average price of £368,913, was cheaper than nearby Bardsey (£463,613), Collingham (£423,793) and Scarcroft (£446,004).

During the last year, sold prices in East Keswick were also 15% up on the previous 12 months.

We found that most of the sales in Harewood over the past year were terraced properties which on average sold for £248,869. Semi-detached properties had an average sold price of £320,000 and flats averaged at £363,500.

Harewood, with its overall average sale price of £274,752, was cheaper than nearby East Keswick (£368,913), Bardsey (£463,613) and Huby (£414,050).** 
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.

It has a host of good schools – both Bardsey Primary School and Harewood C of E Primary School have good OFSTED ratings.

And Gateways, located in the shadow of Harewood House – one of the jewels in Yorkshire’s tourist crown, with its grounds also used for the filming of TV’s Emmerdale - was named by The Daily Telegraph in 2015 as the 3rd best, small independent school in the whole of the UK.

At nearby Bardsey, there is also a historical attraction of a different nature. The tranquil village is home to The Bingley Arms - officially the oldest pub in Britain. It dates back over 1,000 years to a time when Vikings were conquering parts of the country and before England had its first King.

The village of East Keswick is a conservation area, surrounded by swathes of farmland. Its history has been chronicled in a Millennium Book and unusually it enjoys its own Wildlife Trust which manages large tracts of local land. 
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 taken from our records of properties sold between May 2015 and 23rd May 2016. ** Data sourced from Land Registry, last updated 29th April 2016. 
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