Moved to York - Help Needed!

Moved to York - Help Needed!

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garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Monday 18th February 2019
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Cheers sonicbloo!

Regarding your last point, I’d love to spend less if I can, but think £150k would be a step too far and a difficult sell to Mrs G smile

Never you mind

1,507 posts

72 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Try round Bishopthorpe, Appleton Roebuck or Bolton Percy. Area can be a little floody but only my house and a few others in this area have flooded.

Apart from Bishopthorpe the other places are villages with no shops or owt. They are pretty desirable areas and usually houses sell pretty quickly until recently (Brexit probably effecting house market).

Bishopthorpe probably has gas but a lot of villages around York don't. Oil can be expensive during the winter but it probably evens out over the year.

Your about 15 mins drive away from York city centre, 30 mins from Leeds and about 15/20 mins from the M1 so it has good commuter links. All have pubs, some better than others (Bolton Percy has a pub but it's shut).

Average house price is around 500K and you get a fair bit for your money.

E.G. - Slightly over priced IMHO but you get the idea.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...


northernmedia

1,748 posts

98 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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garyhun said:
rich350z said:
garyhun said:
Thanks for that - much appreciated.

The Acomb house is on The Green - no idea about that area. We’re going to be doing research over the coming months so may post up details from time to time to see whether it’s a good road or not.

Thanks again!
If it's the modern new build then its too near the busy road for me. The double decker busses will look straight in.

Good luck with it all.
That’s the one! First thing we said looking on Google maps was “wonder how busy that road is”? - I guess you’ve answered that question smile

To be honest, something less on show will be our aim. We’ve got no time pressures.

Thanks for the feedback.
I live about a minute walk up the hill from the newly built house.
Interesting architecturally although granted the living space does seem a little small for the asking price.
That said there have been a number of nice 4 bed detached houses sell for similar amounts closeby.

Right on the doorstep you have a great local called the Sun, an indian and a new soon to open real ale pub, what more could you want? smile

It's easy to get onto the ring rd / A64 / A1 and you can walk into the city in less than 30 mins.

For some reason Acomb has a bit of an image problem, probably to do with being near a rather large local authority housing estate.

We moved up from London in 2004 and couldn't be happier.

Also have a look at Knapton, Rufforth & Hobmoor / Hobgate, all close with some lovely housing stock.

best of luck.

Pm me if you'd like any more detail.



supersport

3,105 posts

187 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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There is nothing wrong with Acomb if buy in the right area - been here for 18 years and well happy.

45 minute walk into town, 12 cycle into town, 2 minute out of town for hooning.

Really quite like that house on the green, although I think it is a little over priced.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Thanks guys - again, really appreciate the information.

We’ve done a fair bit of driving around over the last few days and have to say that we THINK that we prefer south and west of the city rather than north. Still to check out the East side.

We really like Escrick and Naburn which had the right feel for us as well as Poppleton/Upper Poppleton and Acomb.

We liked a few other places including Appleton Rowbuck and Bolton Percy but think we’d be happier being closer to the city.

We went for a look at the new house in Acomb (not inside but managed to get into the garden and walk around it) and really quite like it. It has some strange quirks which we’d need to understand further but it’s actually very private once your behind the wall overlooking the green. I agree it’s overpriced, possibly a good buy at £575k!

Now that we’ve got a better understanding of the areas that interest us we will be off to the agents tomorrow (Carter Jonas is one that has been recommended for off market activity) and start active hunting.

Thanks again for all the suggestions which have made our initial scouting a lot easier than it would otherwise have been.

Although Mrs G is originally from Yorkshire, I’m a full on southerner but am feeling right at home thanks to the lovely people I’ve already met both virtually and in the flesh.

Cheers!

detee

532 posts

109 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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I would call Tanya Coffey at Savilles, she always has some nice stuff that isn't publicised.

scottri

939 posts

142 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Check out Knapton and Askham Bryan if you want something with a small village feel. Both of have Nice pubs with good food.

Edited by scottri on Wednesday 20th February 19:03

garyhun

Original Poster:

29,977 posts

188 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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detee said:
I would call Tanya Coffey at Savilles, she always has some nice stuff that isn't publicised.
Cheers David.

Savills in Stamford sold our last home; I do like their approach so will make contact.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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northernmedia said:
I live about a minute walk up the hill from the newly built house.
Interesting architecturally although granted the living space does seem a little small for the asking price.
That said there have been a number of nice 4 bed detached houses sell for similar amounts closeby.

Right on the doorstep you have a great local called the Sun, an indian and a new soon to open real ale pub, what more could you want? smile

It's easy to get onto the ring rd / A64 / A1 and you can walk into the city in less than 30 mins.

For some reason Acomb has a bit of an image problem, probably to do with being near a rather large local authority housing estate.

We moved up from London in 2004 and couldn't be happier.

Also have a look at Knapton, Rufforth & Hobmoor / Hobgate, all close with some lovely housing stock.

best of luck.

Pm me if you'd like any more detail.
Many thanks Matt. Have added the above to my list to go and visit.

garyhun

Original Poster:

29,977 posts

188 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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scottri said:
Check out Knapton and Askham Bryan if you want something with a small village feel. Both of have Nice pubs with good food.

Edited by scottri on Wednesday 20th February 19:03
Another for the list! Thanks scottri.

scottri

939 posts

142 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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garyhun said:
Another for the list! Thanks scottri.
Just thought of another area which I like and you might too - Main St, Bilbrough. That's a bit further out but some great houses and another nice pub.

garyhun

Original Poster:

29,977 posts

188 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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scottri said:
garyhun said:
Another for the list! Thanks scottri.
Just thought of another area which I like and you might too - Main St, Bilbrough. That's a bit further out but some great houses and another nice pub.
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Never you mind

1,507 posts

72 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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scottri said:
garyhun said:
Another for the list! Thanks scottri.
Just thought of another area which I like and you might too - Main St, Bilbrough. That's a bit further out but some great houses and another nice pub.
3 Hares? Food is a bit hit and miss there but it seems like a nice pub. Bilbrough is about as far out as Appleton Roebuck and Bolton Percy.

northernmedia

1,748 posts

98 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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supersport said:
There is nothing wrong with Acomb if buy in the right area - been here for 18 years and well happy.

45 minute walk into town, 12 cycle into town, 2 minute out of town for hooning.

Really quite like that house on the green, although I think it is a little over priced.
I forget you're only around the corner! smile

scottri

939 posts

142 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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Never you mind said:
3 Hares? Food is a bit hit and miss there but it seems like a nice pub. Bilbrough is about as far out as Appleton Roebuck and Bolton Percy.
Yeah, agree the food varies there, i think its changed hands recently too. Nice chilled old pub atmosphere though, real fire, leather sofa's etc.

Viperzs

915 posts

127 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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Hi Gary,

Welcome to Yorkshire and welcome home to your Mrs!

It is interesting to see there has been no mention of the areas due West, along the A19. I live 10 minutes from Clifton Moor; well under your budget but 5 bed detached and double garage.

Skelton, Overton, Shipton, Tollerton etc etc and all villages along the A19 towards Eaingwold are certainly worth considering also. You may not have the shop you wanted, however Tesco/Aldi at Clifton Moor are so close it shouldn't really matter too much smile

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Friday 22nd February 2019
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Viperzs said:
Hi Gary,

Welcome to Yorkshire and welcome home to your Mrs!

It is interesting to see there has been no mention of the areas due West, along the A19. I live 10 minutes from Clifton Moor; well under your budget but 5 bed detached and double garage.

Skelton, Overton, Shipton, Tollerton etc etc and all villages along the A19 towards Eaingwold are certainly worth considering also. You may not have the shop you wanted, however Tesco/Aldi at Clifton Moor are so close it shouldn't really matter too much smile
Thanks for that Viperzs.

We are certainly going to be doing more reconnaissance work over the next week so that’s really useful.

The Mad Monk

7,858 posts

77 months

Friday 22nd February 2019
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garyhun said:
Mrs G and I have just (3 weeks ago) moved into a rental in York and are about to start house hunting.

We need to start working out what are the nicer areas to check out so thought I'd ask here.
Well, you are up there!

What are you and your missus doing with all your spare time?

Asking a load of strangers on some internet motoring forum?

Get in the car and have a drive round!

P.S. York is quite nice.

garyhun

Original Poster:

29,977 posts

188 months

Friday 22nd February 2019
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The Mad Monk said:
garyhun said:
Mrs G and I have just (3 weeks ago) moved into a rental in York and are about to start house hunting.

We need to start working out what are the nicer areas to check out so thought I'd ask here.
Well, you are up there!

What are you and your missus doing with all your spare time?

Asking a load of strangers on some internet motoring forum?

Get in the car and have a drive round!

P.S. York is quite nice.
4G don’t you know - t’Internet on the go!

We’re literally all over the place wink

darkyoung1000

1,440 posts

156 months

Saturday 23rd February 2019
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Welcome to York and Yorkshire!
I've been living the York since 1996, mostly areas within 30 minutes walk of the city centre, so I can't offer much knowledge about the outlying villages I'm afraid. Warthill is very pretty, although the only pub is Sam Smith's which may be a deal breaker.... smile

We've just moved ourselves, and for your budget your shouldn't have too much difficulty in getting what you want. We're just outside the city walls off Botham, which has some lovely quiet streets (although watch out for flooding as has precision been mentioned).
Heworth is a nice area with good links to town, Osbaldwick is a little further out, almost an outlying village in terms of pub feel and nearness of the countyside.
Good hunting!
Thom