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Easingwold, Yorks - Betwixt Chelsea + Kensington

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House advert, pitched as a lifestyle/animal story:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/11090417.North_Yorkshire_family_seeking_new_home_with_space_for_their_beer_loving_camel/

Family looking to downsize with camel.

'Jeffrey, a hardy Russian Kuznechik camel, has been part of Elizabeth Grant's family for seven years since he arrived as a surprise birthday present for her son Tom, now 26. '

Why would you buy a camel for a 19 yo boy?

I'd have been happy with money.

'Now the children have grown up and moved out the couple want to downsize, but need to find somewhere with enough space for Jeffrey and his pals.'

OK, but in the future take my advise and only buy pets that you flush down the toilet. With a chainsaw, I reckon Im good up to about shetland pony size.

'Elizabeth and Simon's home at Hazel Hill Farm, near Easingwold, is now for sale with Carter Jonas for £2 million, but the new owners will have to bring their own animals as Jeffrey and the menagerie will definitely be moving to the couple's new home. '

Sounds a bit steep. Maybe the papers have got the price wrong?

Nope:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29583105.html

I know agricultualr land has gone up recently, but not by that much, and there's not a lot of land with this place.

Wonder if its sold recently? Unlikely, as the article reads like they've been there for ages.

Lets just check, just in case . . . .

Good old zoopla:

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/hazel-hill-farm/blackwoods/easingwold/york/yo61-3er/26627682

Detached house | Tenure: Freehold | Last sale: £300,000 | Sale date: 21st Jul 2006

Yes . . . . . . . .

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Very nice. Funny enough I was wondering about this too, only a few miles from me. Very little land attached as it was compulsory purchased to build a reservoir.

http://www.examiner....nd-farm-6854654

£1.3M. I'll be very interested to see what it goes for.

http://www.zoopla.co...d9-2qy/10398545

Zoopla Estimate about half that.

£637,500 | Sale date: 29th Apr 2005

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Very nice. Funny enough I was wondering about this too, only a few miles from me. Very little land attached as it was compulsory purchased to build a reservoir.

http://www.examiner....nd-farm-6854654

£1.3M. I'll be very interested to see what it goes for.

http://www.zoopla.co...d9-2qy/10398545

Zoopla Estimate about half that.

£637,500 | Sale date: 29th Apr 2005

Yep. Always smallholdings. Always people flogging up for stupid mark ups after a few years.

Selling the lifestyle.

I grew up doing farming work. Its sh1t. Without subs its a hiding to nowhere.

Puts me in mind of the bloke who used to do an odd column in the YP about his smallholding in Catalonia.

From memory, this bloke was a journo in Norfolk, jacked it in his 40s with a relately young famliy, bought a wreck in hills. Everything was great.

He's be trying to flog the place for London type mark-up.

http://mothersgarden.org/mothers-garden-farm-and-cottage-for-sale

( You can see the lunacy - advertise in march 2013, expect completion by sep 2013!!).

http://mothersgarden.org/two-mountains-to-climb-as-spring-enraptures

http://mothersgarden.org/mothers-garden-at-malton-festival-yorkshire

Wierdly, I have family in that area, tarragonia (cousin + spanish wife).

These sort of places a 100 a penny.

Seriously, there a no shortage of farmhouses.

Most up for sale as its impossible to earn a living and live any sort of life - spain has very low wages, high petrol prices.

All OK if you're happy with a life of scrabbling, subsistence farming, with no entertainment.

You can see what's happened. Kids are growing, going nuts.

Farms throwing off f-all money.

You can knock a '0' off the price and still struggle to sell.

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Whole Spanish village for sale here... £52k or free to right owner

Great potential for 'selling the dream' and making a tele documentary out of it!

http://www.theguardi...ree-right-owner

...or a HPC commune. :lol:

Dear Mrs Beeny, I hope my letter gets to you in your converted Georgian retirement survival bunker.

I believe you have continued to preach on emergency radio, the comforting word of BTL, since the breakdown of western society .

I write as forum members of hpc, prepared for this collapse by buying a Spanish village for £50K

We would like some tips on expanding our Spanish museum to the film that inspired the economy.

I enclose our results so far ......

CH7_3.jpg

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Yep. Always smallholdings. Always people flogging up for stupid mark ups after a few years.

Selling the lifestyle.

I grew up doing farming work. Its sh1t. Without subs its a hiding to nowhere.

Puts me in mind of the bloke who used to do an odd column in the YP about his smallholding in Catalonia.

From memory, this bloke was a journo in Norfolk, jacked it in his 40s with a relately young famliy, bought a wreck in hills. Everything was great.

He's be trying to flog the place for London type mark-up.

http://mothersgarden.org/mothers-garden-farm-and-cottage-for-sale

( You can see the lunacy - advertise in march 2013, expect completion by sep 2013!!).

http://mothersgarden.org/two-mountains-to-climb-as-spring-enraptures

http://mothersgarden.org/mothers-garden-at-malton-festival-yorkshire

Wierdly, I have family in that area, tarragonia (cousin + spanish wife).

These sort of places a 100 a penny.

Seriously, there a no shortage of farmhouses.

Most up for sale as its impossible to earn a living and live any sort of life - spain has very low wages, high petrol prices.

All OK if you're happy with a life of scrabbling, subsistence farming, with no entertainment.

You can see what's happened. Kids are growing, going nuts.

Farms throwing off f-all money.

You can knock a '0' off the price and still struggle to sell.

Taking bookings for 2014, think they'll be living the dream for a while yet.

Nearest beach

Montroig 20 km

Access

Car advised, Wheelchair users

Nearest Amenities

1.4 km

Nearest travel links

Nearest airport: Reus 30 km, Nearest railway: Marçà Falset 1.5 km

Wonder how much the dream was dependent on cheapo Ryanair flights to the regional airport, which Ryanair pared back in August 2012. Maybe one winter of inconvenient/pricey Blighty options tilted the balance.

http://www.anna.aero/2012/04/18/ryanair-cutting-flights-in-nine-countries-this-summer/

Would suit some but would be hell for me. Great for a holiday though, if you can get there!

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I made the mistake of looking through some.

I was intrigued by this as it is described as a humble former weavers cottage. These people were not rich weaving bits of wool at home to make ends meet. Now £900,000.

http://www.rightmove...l?premiumA=true

Aah but Netherthong is special. Along with nearby formerly industrial villages like Holmfirth and Jackson Bridge a lot of filming for 'Last of the Summer Wine' took place here.

The hegemony of local Netherthong NIMBY's recently managed to get a modest development of 18 homes stopped

http://www.examiner....ng-plan-6458079

The local rag does a good job of rabble rousing. It knows its readership.

The HD9 postcode has had a house price crash. That is not saying much though as it makes Knightsbridge look cheap.

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> Nearest Amenities

> 1.4 km

Knowing that area, probably a 60 year old prozzy, riddled with the clap.

Spain is a pretty big land mass.

Most of the transports infrastructures take you to the coasty bits, or Madrid - a desert filled with bureaucrat.

Cousin has a holiday house (his words)/shack (mine) in Green spain. It would take us 3 days to get there.

He's fine, he has August off. Another reason why Spain is in the sh1t.

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The villages in the Vale of York (basically, those within a five-mile radius of the A19 between York and Thirsk) have silly house prices because they're effectively dormitory towns for the public sector elite of York and Leeds. Virtually everyone on grade 10 or above at the University of Leeds lives in them, and there are also quite a few second homes of London stockbrokers etc. there. The proximity of these villages to the A1 and A19, and to a (relatively) high speed rail line (Parking at Thirsk was plentiful and very cheap the last I knew) is what makes them attractive. They're quite flood risky, though - Boroughbridge was disrupted in January.

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Yep. Always smallholdings. Always people flogging up for stupid mark ups after a few years.

Selling the lifestyle.

I grew up doing farming work. Its sh1t. Without subs its a hiding to nowhere.

Puts me in mind of the bloke who used to do an odd column in the YP about his smallholding in Catalonia.

From memory, this bloke was a journo in Norfolk, jacked it in his 40s with a relately young famliy, bought a wreck in hills. Everything was great.

He's be trying to flog the place for London type mark-up.

http://mothersgarden.org/mothers-garden-farm-and-cottage-for-sale

( You can see the lunacy - advertise in march 2013, expect completion by sep 2013!!).

http://mothersgarden.org/two-mountains-to-climb-as-spring-enraptures

http://mothersgarden.org/mothers-garden-at-malton-festival-yorkshire

Wierdly, I have family in that area, tarragonia (cousin + spanish wife).

These sort of places a 100 a penny.

Seriously, there a no shortage of farmhouses.

Most up for sale as its impossible to earn a living and live any sort of life - spain has very low wages, high petrol prices.

All OK if you're happy with a life of scrabbling, subsistence farming, with no entertainment.

You can see what's happened. Kids are growing, going nuts.

Farms throwing off f-all money.

You can knock a '0' off the price and still struggle to sell.

Thanks for that, I remember being shocked at the Tomato Slave Trade documentary around Almeria, which had many immigrants living in abandoned farm houses or in shanties made of wood pallets. They were unable to afford to, or too ashamed to go home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrIzMUBAqZ4

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The villages in the Vale of York (basically, those within a five-mile radius of the A19 between York and Thirsk) have silly house prices because they're effectively dormitory towns for the public sector elite of York and Leeds. Virtually everyone on grade 10 or above at the University of Leeds lives in them, and there are also quite a few second homes of London stockbrokers etc. there. The proximity of these villages to the A1 and A19, and to a (relatively) high speed rail line (Parking at Thirsk was plentiful and very cheap the last I knew) is what makes them attractive. They're quite flood risky, though - Boroughbridge was disrupted in January.

They are.

I wonder what effect the current public spending tightening will have.

And the situations not going to get better for the next 10 years - at least.

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They are.

I wonder what effect the current public spending tightening will have.

And the situations not going to get better for the next 10 years - at least.

Won't effect the public sector elites at all I'd have thought. If anything they would in line for substantial pay offs, unlike the plebs.

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Whole Spanish village for sale here... £52k or free to right owner

Great potential for 'selling the dream' and making a tele documentary out of it!

http://www.theguardi...ree-right-owner

...or a HPC commune. :lol:

A commune actually appeals.

Required:-

Good internet.

Farmland.

Cheap housing.

Nice to have:-

Communal buildings, hall, swimming pool.

Trouble is miles from amenities, hospitals, schools, shops.

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The villages in the Vale of York (basically, those within a five-mile radius of the A19 between York and Thirsk) have silly house prices because they're effectively dormitory towns for the public sector elite of York and Leeds. Virtually everyone on grade 10 or above at the University of Leeds lives in them, and there are also quite a few second homes of London stockbrokers etc. there. The proximity of these villages to the A1 and A19, and to a (relatively) high speed rail line (Parking at Thirsk was plentiful and very cheap the last I knew) is what makes them attractive. They're quite flood risky, though - Boroughbridge was disrupted in January.

There is the 'Golden Triangle' which covers York, Harrogate and North Leeds. It hardly encroaches on West Yorkshire (no further than Wetherby) but I think the usual mixed bag of VI's and local media are trying to push it that way.

If we ever have our transpennine conurbation to rival London, I'm sure we'll get the house prices to match. For some reason high house prices are seen as a prerequisite. :huh:

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Sounds a bit steep. Maybe the papers have got the price wrong?

Nope:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29583105.html

What an ugly scar on the landscape. A total destruction of the countryside with the concreting etc taking up most of the area around the house. And the depressing bareness too, what happened to a garden.

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