Wharfedale homes rank high in house price survey

Three local streets make it into a new survey of the most expensive addresses in the Yorkshire and Humber region - once again underlining the value to be had by renting.

The Telegraph & Argus reported that Nesfield Road, off Denton Road, Ilkley was ranked fifth in the survey while Hebers Ghyll Drive, also in Ilkley, ranked ninth. In tenth place was Cliffe Drive in Rawdon.

The average value of a house in Nesfield Road is £1.02million while properties in Hebers Ghyll Drive have an average price of £936,800.

The last house to go on the market in Nesfield Road, a five-bedroom detached home with five en-suites, was priced at £1.5million.

Resident Betty Flather, who has lived in the street for more than 50 years, said she was amazed at the results of the survey.

She said: "I can't really believe it. There are two houses which have recently been renovated and altered along here which may fetch around a million, but I don't think this is the most expensive street in Ilkley.

"It is a lovely street to live in though. It is known as the sunny side of Ilkley. It is quiet and we don't get much traffic."

The last house sold in Hebers Ghyll Drive sold last October went for £2.6million.

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