HOMEOWNERS in Masham, the brewing capital of Yorkshire, have plenty of reasons to toast its growing appeal as a place to work and live.
For house prices in the popular market town have increased to an average of just under £250,000 in the last year.
Analysis of independent research by our dedicated sales team at our Ripon office has revealed that the majority of sales in Masham during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £277,063. Terraced properties sold for an average of £204,833, with detached properties fetching £321,701.
Masham, with an overall average price of (£245,987) higher than Ripon (£223,305) but below that of Wath (£346,000) and Melmerby (£259,238
Mashams attractions as a place to buy a home were showcased on the worldwide stage when the televised first stage of the 2015 Tour de France pedalled through the town.
It is situated in Wensleydale and is a civil parish of Harrogate. It is renowned as the home of T&R Theakston brewery, who still retain the industrys only working master coopers. As well as the Black Sheep brewery.
It has a weekly market on a Wednesday and every year the calendar highlight is a sheep fair in the town part of the reason why it boasts many Georgian houses and a large market placed. The market originally thrived because of its nearness to Jervaulx and Fountains Abbeys with their large flocks of sheep.
There is Masham golf course, a school, a church and as you would expect with its brewing heritage many pubs. Along with ice cream parlours and many popular walks, there is also Swinton Park Hotel near-by.
It also has a popular website www.visitmasham.com, whose aim is to keep the towns small rural community, which has so much to offer, alive, active and vibrant for all those who live and visit here.
Data sourced from Land Registry, last updated 29th April 2016.