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Best villages/small market towns around York??

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weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 10:10:46

Looking to relocate there but don't know the area very well at all. I'd really like a pretty village with older properties, within about 10 miles of York preferably. Any recommendations?

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 10:13:03

Sutton on the Forest or Stillington-both are beautiful and only a few miles north of York.

weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 10:21:27

Fab, added those to my rightmove alerts- thank you!

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:11:25

Sutton on the Forest is where I would live in a heartbeat if I could afford it!

weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 11:47:19

Yes the houses look gorgeous... nothing on rightmove in my price range though :-(

FishfingersAreOK Wed 10-Oct-12 12:31:16

Bishopthorpe -just south easy travel into York.

I would say thought the ring road can be a bugger - so if you are driving into York each day it may depend where abouts you are going to be travelling to. When I lived there Bishopthorpe was perfect for get to the W of the city (Holgate/Acomb area). If I'd had to get to the N of the city I would have had a nightmare journey.

scaevola Wed 10-Oct-12 12:36:36

Just over 10 miles: what about Brafferton/Helperby or Easingwold?

You'd probably need to drive to York, though. Where would you park?

weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 16:10:39

Bishopthorpe I've had recommended before- have been looking there & Copmanthorpe but so far all of the house seem quite modern- is it quite a 'new' village?

Scaevola; I've been looking at Easingwold, I think it looks lovely but don't know anyone to verify that! Is it a nice town then? Haven't heard of Brafferton or Helperby but will look them up. Most probably wouldn't be commuting to York, only going in for shopping etc.

weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 17:08:58

Any more? :-)

TunipTheVegemal Wed 10-Oct-12 19:04:48

Dunnington? Wilberfoss?

Pocklington is nice but it depends what you mean by older properties - there's nothing much earlier than Victorian there.

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 19:06:48

What do you want in the village - schools, buses etc? Roughly what budget?

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 19:11:55

Ampleforth/Coxwold/Crayke/Kilburn/Brandsby/Huby are all nice

this is in Ampleforth. You'd be close to Helmsley for lovely shopping too.

miaowmix Wed 10-Oct-12 19:36:12

Upper/Nether Poppleton? DP is from there. It's v pretty with some pretty Victorian properties but quite a few 60's or more modern. There's a primary school, nice village green, supermarket & lots of pubs!

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 19:47:16

The Poppletons also have a station but it's very close to York - not 'proper' country iyswim. Very handy though.

FishfingersAreOK Wed 10-Oct-12 22:27:27

Why the need to be 10 miles from York [nosy]. Only just wondering....if I didn't have to get to York I would consider going a bit further North - Richmond/Harrogate. You have lovel villages like Linton-on-Ouse. Totally beautiful.

Saying that I do think York is one of the most wonderful cities in the country. Just the surrounds in the Vale of York are actually a bit flat (geographically) and you get far more wow factor a bit further out.

What is prompting the move. What do you much beauty up there the world is your oyster...almost impossible to narrow down without criteria....

weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 23:22:40

We live in the south but are both from up north & would like to move a bit closer to family, but not too close! Absolutely no reason for the 10 mile radius, just wouldn't want to be right out in the sticks.

We've been looking to buy in Harrogate/ knaresborough (know this area better) for about 2 years but haven't found anything so widened our search to York. As always, budget is the problem... about £220k which would be fine if I wasn't after a period property!

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weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 23:26:32

Oops, sausage fingers!

I would like a local primary & not too far secondary school. If it's a village, then a pub & shop would be nice. Richmond is lovely but just a bit too close to in-laws!

weepootle Wed 10-Oct-12 23:31:39

I do like the poppletons, there's nothing in my budget though.

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 23:31:58

number of beds?

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 23:33:48

gorgeous garden Handy for York

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 23:38:28


Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 10-Oct-12 23:41:27

This is sold but ooh

weepootle Thu 11-Oct-12 07:03:45

Wow, northern - love them all, especially the sold one which is closer to budget. Really dh wants to spend £200k so I look up to £220, in case we could get it for £200k. It's amazing the difference when you go up to £250k - if that was our budget we could've had our dream property 100 times over.

uggmum Thu 11-Oct-12 07:17:41

Dunnington is lovely. Good schools, community feel and great transport links for centre of York

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Thu 11-Oct-12 08:11:22

I think there is sometimes quite a bit of room for negotiation which is why I looked at up to 250 for you. 10% off that asking is 225 after all and atm I think you probably want to offer below that with a view to going up a bit. Good luck with the search smile

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