Yorkshire property landlord on cloud nine after scooping Gallic getaway

A property landlord from Yorkshire is on cloud nine after scooping a holiday in a competition run by one of the county’s leading residential sales and letting agents.

Andrew Bellwood is packing his bags and preparing to say ‘Bon Voyage’ after winning a holiday to the value of £2,014 as part of a marketing campaign launched by Linley & Simpson to mark the county’s historic send-off for this year’s Tour de France.

And the prize could not have come at a better time for Mr Bellwood – he is planning to retire to France in the next six months.

The chance to win the Gallic getaway was open to all new Linley & Simpson clients who registered a property for sale or rent at any one of its 10-strong branch network in North and West Yorkshire in the countdown to Le Grand Depart.

The competition coincided with the launch of the company’s limited edition and specially designed Tour de France sales and letting boards, which added an eye-catching dimension to the county’s ‘Le Tour’ celebrations.

Director Nick Simpson said:

“Yorkshire’s role in this year’s Tour de France caught the imagination of the whole country as well as further afield, and acted as a superb showcase for the county and the properties that are available to buy or rent.

“Mr Bellwood is not just a client of ours on the letting side of the business, he is also a client on our newly-launched sales side and we are delighted that his winning holiday to France comes at such a timely opportunity for him.”

Mr Bellwood, who lives in Ripon, said:

“Over the last 40 years we have used many estate agents for buying, selling and letting throughout the UK and abroad -both as a tenant and landlord. We are delighted to say Linley & Simpson’s performance, customer and client focus.

“Their professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. Wining the ‘Tour de France’ holiday was an amazing surprise and will enable us to continue with our must do ‘ holiday ‘ location list”

Linley & Simpson, an independent agency, operate a network of interlinked offices in Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, York, Ilkley, Saltaire, Wakefield and three in Leeds.

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Linley & Simpson Ripon branch manager Anthony Metcalfe, prize-winning Andrew Bellwood, and Donna Alexander, of Ripon-based Travel Counsellors, who sourced the voucher

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