The late Autumn Property Market is in full swing…

November is not usually the traditional month for the sale of rural properties. However, we have seen a sustained demand for properties with land. Below, we highlight just four properties across rural North Yorkshire, which have recently been launched to the open market. In the last few weeks, we have conducted over 100 viewings at these properties alone, with genuine interest and offers forthcoming.

  1. St Oswald’s House, Whitby

A quite unique property tucked away in an idyllic setting with superb views across the Esk Valley. The property comprises the Retreat Centre and Chapel, two additional self-catered properties, 3 no. GII listed cottages, ancillary outbuildings, gardens and land extending in all to 15.58 acres (6.31 hectares) or thereabouts.

Guide Price £1,150,000

  1. Highfield House, Helmsley

An attractive small-holding in an exceptionally delightful setting with outstanding panoramic views across rural North Yorkshire.

Highfield House comprises farmhouse, range of ancillary traditional and modern farm buildings, and grassland all within a ring fence. In all, 17.63 acres (7.13 hectares) or thereabouts.

Guide Price: £895,000

  1. Heapfield Farm, Nafferton, Driffield

A well-equipped small-holding, comprising farmhouse with adjoining holiday cottage/annexe, a range of traditional and more modern farm buildings, production arable and grassland. In all 49 acres (19.83 hectares).

In recent times, Heapfield Farm has diversified into holiday accommodation, with 1 bedroom holiday cottage and six camping pitches with ancillary facilities.

Guide Price: £1,150,000 – £1,200,000

  1. Pockley Gates, Helmsley

A versatile rural property, situated with delightful gardens and grounds. Pockley Gates is situated between the ever-popular village of Harome and the market town of Helmsley.

The principal residence comprises the main house and adjoining holiday cottage. The outside is complemented by well-appointed gardens and grounds, with a range of ancillary outbuildings. Beyond, the property extends to include enclosed grassland and amenity woodland area. In all 6.42 acres (2.60 hectares) or thereabouts.

Guide Price: £750,000

The interest levels and offers received on the above properties demonstrate sustained demand for rural properties, and suggests the traditional selling season is more fluid and spread across the year. We would be delighted to provide valuation and marketing advice on your rural property. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange an appointment.


Henry J Scott BA (Hons) MSc MRICS

RICS Registered Valuer

Mobile: 07739 983806



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