Moved to York - Help Needed!

Moved to York - Help Needed!

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Ruskie

3,042 posts

160 months

Saturday 23rd February 2019
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I live in Riccall, can’t fault it but I grew up here as well. 2 pubs, shop, restaurant, takeaway, post office, nature reserve 1 mile away if you like walking. Selby is handy for minor things with York 20 min drive. Traffic is heavy on A19 at rush hour I just go back way with added bonus of decent driving roads if you have a nice car.

Also lived in Burnholme and Osbalswick.

£650k I would be looking Escrick/Bishopthorpe/Copmanthorpe/Acaster Malbis.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd February 2019
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Thanks both - much appreciated!

JPJPJP

9,584 posts

128 months

Sunday 24th February 2019
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I quite like Heworth / Stockton Lane out towards the villages


Not much for sale that way just now - which is a good sign that the area is good imo

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Sunday 24th February 2019
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Ruskie said:
I live in Riccall, can’t fault it but I grew up here as well. 2 pubs, shop, restaurant, takeaway, post office, nature reserve 1 mile away if you like walking. Selby is handy for minor things with York 20 min drive. Traffic is heavy on A19 at rush hour I just go back way with added bonus of decent driving roads if you have a nice car.

Also lived in Burnholme and Osbalswick.

£650k I would be looking Escrick/Bishopthorpe/Copmanthorpe/Acaster Malbis.
Cheers Russkie,

Hoping by to spend a lot less than £650k - something starting with a 5 would be much better.

The Mad Monk

7,858 posts

77 months

Sunday 24th February 2019
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Settle.

Settle in Settle.

It's got at least one of everything.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Friday 22nd March 2019
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Little update.

So we've found a lovely barn conversion over in Melbourne that's way under our budget but fits our needs perfectly. The obvious issue is that it's a 30 minute drive into York but the upside is that Pocklington has everything we'd ever need on a regular basis and that's just 5 miles away.

We've done a far bit of research driving around the area and are going to go to the local pub on Saturday night to see what it's like in the evening. It seems a great place for us but am keen to know if anyone has any views on the area?

Cheers, Gary.

Ruskie

3,042 posts

160 months

Friday 22nd March 2019
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garyhun said:
Little update.

So we've found a lovely barn conversion over in Melbourne that's way under our budget but fits our needs perfectly. The obvious issue is that it's a 30 minute drive into York but the upside is that Pocklington has everything we'd ever need on a regular basis and that's just 5 miles away.

We've done a far bit of research driving around the area and are going to go to the local pub on Saturday night to see what it's like in the evening. It seems a great place for us but am keen to know if anyone has any views on the area?

Cheers, Gary.
Nice area Gary, only down side is getting into and out of York at rush hour is a pain. To be honest though it keeps flowing, it’s just quite slow. You can always head to Beverley or Market Weighton instead of York if you need different shops and stuff.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Friday 22nd March 2019
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Cheers Ruskie!

Hotel Indigo

436 posts

157 months

Friday 22nd March 2019
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I work in Pocklington, driving from York direction. Pock (as the locals call it) has pubs, supermarkets, Burnbt Hall, some nice shops (useful as well as pretentious), cafes (ditto), public and private school, gliding club, restaurants, Arts Centre (hidden gem). Quite a lot when you list it.

Melbourne I don’t know.

Never really knew much of Wast Yorkshire/Yorkshire Wolds, but the more I see the more I like it. Undiscovered low key loveliness.

Regarding traffic, yes, the Hull Road to York can crawl, and the main back way is blighted by the bottleneck at Stamford Brisge, but I do it every day and manage fine.

Good luck!

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March 2019
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We spent the day in Pock smile and were impressed with what it offers. We discovered the gliding club as one came in over the car as it landed!

Luckily we don’t have a work commute to do so trips to York will be infrequent and certainly not time dependent.

Thanks!

Long Drax

744 posts

130 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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The Yorkshire Wolds are fantastic. Cycling, motorcycling, driving, walking, etc. I'm usually there at least once a week.

Hope you enjoy your new home and have a great time exploring the land around.

carlove

6,047 posts

127 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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The roads round Melbourne are nice, I sometimes head that way for a Sunday morning drive. Pockington is really nice, as a child we lived in a small hamlet nearby called Meltonby. I've not been for a while but it has a small cinema, a couple of supermarkets, I seem to remember a good chippie too. There's some nice walks around that way too, we often walked the Pocklington Canal growing up

I live in Clifton and I would strongly suggest not living in Clifton, at all, ever.

One place I don't think has been mentioned is Wheldrake, nice little village about 5 mins out of York. Naburn has been mentioned and is nice, only issue there really is when it floods I believe all roads out become blocked.

I would stick with Melbourne, nice area, nice scenery and easy access to York, Pocklington and if you're feeling brave Hull.

Edited by carlove on Monday 25th March 00:51

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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Cheers carlove, that’s really appreciated!

We’re doing a second viewing today and hopefully putting in an offer this week.

julianm

1,059 posts

161 months

Thursday 28th March 2019
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If you're settling on Melbourne then I do hope it works out - lovely spot. If you haven't had a look already the Pocklington canal is accessible at lots of places makes for an interesting walk in either direction winter or summer. Easy access behind the pub (handy). Dog heaven.
If you go to Hagg Bridge & walk towards the Derwent there are swathes of primroses under the hedges just past Storwood - worth a visit.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Thursday 28th March 2019
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julianm said:
If you're settling on Melbourne then I do hope it works out - lovely spot. If you haven't had a look already the Pocklington canal is accessible at lots of places makes for an interesting walk in either direction winter or summer. Easy access behind the pub (handy). Dog heaven.
If you go to Hagg Bridge & walk towards the Derwent there are swathes of primroses under the hedges just past Storwood - worth a visit.
Offer accepted and with a following wind will be in about 6-8 weeks from now.

We walked the canal last weekend and loved it!

Thanks for the tip inn Hagg bridge, sounds lovely.

julianm

1,059 posts

161 months

Thursday 28th March 2019
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Thought of these things as well - York Raceway is on your doorstep - you'd even hear it from home, but it seems there are still some problems with it running this year - thread here: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&... - plenty of footage on Youtube & it's a fun day out. e.g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRf3USvUEqM (hope you haven't got a Porsche).

If you haven't found this place in Pock yet it's well worth a visit -
The Fresh Food Co 2 Grape Ln, Pocklington, for sandwiches cakes pies & prepared meals, always stop if I'm on my bike in the area - get your coffee round the corner..
Good luck with it all - we're looking to move as well & are fed up with the lack of activity at the moment.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Thursday 28th March 2019
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Thanks again!

Funnily enough, I was having a haircut on Monday in York and the barber told me about the raceway and I went for a look. The next rally is on 6th April I think.

I agree with a lack of properties - we were lucky that the place we’re buying is a newly converted semi detached barn and it was sold three times but the chain collapsed behind the buyer so it was still available when we discovered it!

Viperzs

915 posts

127 months

Thursday 4th April 2019
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Sounds great, glad you've found somewhere you're both happy with! It'll be nice and quiet around that area.

garyhun

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29,977 posts

188 months

Thursday 4th April 2019
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Many thanks Viperzs.

Thanks to you all for taking the time to provide really useful information and for the posts of encouragement. Its always a bit of a gamble moving to a new area but we feel it’s the right move for us and your posts have helped enormously.

beer

Ruskie

3,042 posts

160 months

Monday 15th April 2019
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garyhun said:
Thanks again!

Funnily enough, I was having a haircut on Monday in York and the barber told me about the raceway and I went for a look. The next rally is on 6th April I think.

I agree with a lack of properties - we were lucky that the place we’re buying is a newly converted semi detached barn and it was sold three times but the chain collapsed behind the buyer so it was still available when we discovered it!
Ten of the best in July is a fun day out. Get to see some mentally quick cars being launched.