The first new-build homes to be sold in a North Yorkshire village this millennium have been launched to market.
Knaresborough-based housebuilders Yordev are bringing to life two family homes in the village of Baldersby St James, between Ripon and Thirsk.
The old village was designed in the 18th century by the renowned architect William Butterfield, who is also credited with “inventing” the modern day semi-detached house.
Located on a former field at Wide Howe Lane, both properties are being marketed through the Ripon branch of estate agents Linley & Simpson with asking prices of £395,000.
The agency’s director of New Homes, David Waddington, said: “This is an idyllic conservation area that has seen very little development over the past 150 years, which has ensured it still very much retains its Victorian character.
“We believe these are the first new-build homes to be sold on the open market in over 20 years – so this opportunity is particularly rare.
“Both properties nestling on the edge of this picture postcard village benefit from great views over open countryside.
“They are also equipped with the latest green home-heating technology, powered by air source heat pumps, and sealed-unit double glazing.”
Both the family homes, named Buttercup House and Hawthorn House, are architect-designed.
Each features three double bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en-suite facilities; a family living kitchen; a separate dining room; a large through lounge with bi-fold doors; a single garage and private gardens to the front and rear.
Mr Waddington added: “Baldersby St James is a tranquil village steeped in history and featuring a Church of England primary school and a Gothic revival-style church, which is Grade I listed and boasts a landmark 50m high spire.
“The historical and architectural significance of the hamlet is recognised by the number of listed buildings and structures on record.
“There are no fewer than 18 separate entries on the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
“Its aesthetic appeal is also matched by its convenience, with easy access to the A61, A168/A19, and A1(M), and arterial roads leading to the larger urban centres of Teesside, York, Harrogate and Leeds.”