Bustling Boroughbridge - Our Latest Property Hot Spot
19 Apr 2022
Pictured: Hall Lodge, Hall Square, Boroughbridge – OIRO £925,000 - SOLD Subject to contract
Our latest Boroughbridge instruction, Hall Lodge, received a huge amount of interest when it recently came onto the market for sale through Beadnall Copley. This charming Georgian refurbished family home with gorgeous interiors was quickly snapped up by buyers keen to be part of this charming market town.
The bustling High Street has now also become popular with visitors buying, selling and passing the time of day in this 12th Century Norman ‘new town, where characterful residential properties neighbour independent retailers and café culture, nestled beneath a cluster of giant oak trees at one end of the High Street. A charming, cobbled square with fairy-lit trees occupies the other end and provides just the sort of welcome home needed on a cold, dark night.
Perhaps one of the best things about Boroughbridge is its location. Interestingly it’s exactly halfway between London and Edinburgh and has long been a favourite stop-off for travellers. Indeed the Great North Road which was the main coaching road between Scotland and England since medieval times, passed through Boroughbridge. Whilst it remains a convenient stop-off for UK-wide journeys today, it is Boroughbridge’s location from a county perspective that makes it a true gem in our golden triangle.
Harrogate and York are pretty much equidistant from Boroughbridge and easily accessible via the A1 and A59. Ripon, Thirsk, Knaresborough and Wetherby are all just 15 minutes away by car – all four vibrant market towns (or City in Ripon’s case) in their own right with plenty to offer. Despite the commerce and activity, moments’ out of Boroughbridge, will find you in the heart of rural, farming communities with peaceful country walks and traditional pubs aplenty. The picturesque village of Aldborough, Minskip, Marton-cum-Grafton and Roecliffe are all popular places to live, providing idyllic community life whilst being conveniently located for all the amenities of the town.
Boroughbridge is also a doable 30 minutes’ drive away from the best landscapes that the county has to offer: a trip through Ripon gets you into Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, or you can head to Richmond or Swaledale, Yorkshire Dale towns featured in the film Calendar Girls. Sutton Bank and Herriot’s “finest view in Yorkshire” is also only half an hour away, with another jewel in North Yorkshire’s crown, Helmsley, a further 10 minutes journey. Finally the route cross-country via Helperby and Easingwold towards Malton and Pickering takes you to the poplar East Coast seaside town of Scarborough known for Peasholm Park, ice-cream parlour The Harbour Bar and of course fish and chips on the seafront. Not forgetting busy Whitby with its famous Goth and Steam Punk weekends and 199-step climb up to Whitby Abbey, world famous by having a mention in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
If you’d love to live in Boroughbridge give our Ripon team a call to register for new properties coming onto the market for sale and to let. With buyers also still waiting for their perfect Boroughbridge home to become available if you’re looking to sell now really is a perfect time and our team would love to help you.
Ripon office: 10 Fishergate, Ripon, HG4 1JG
Tel 01765 698100