MOD properties go on sale in Ripon

One of the properties for sale

Following the success of its first release of former MOD properties in Ripon last year, Annington is due to release the first phase of refurbished three bedroom properties in a much sought-after residential area of the city.

Located on the south side of Ripon, these properties were formerly used as married quarters accommodation connected to the nearby British Army barracks. Now lightly refurbished throughout by Annington, the properties offer an ideal opportunity to local families and first time buyers looking to purchase a home with further potential to expand, and something which they can put their own stamp on.

Louise Saunders, sales and marketing manager at Annington, said: “Ripon is one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. A microcosm of history and culture, this city is in a fantastic location to get onto the property ladder, so it comes as no surprise that we have received plenty of forward enquiries from buyers that missed their chance to purchase from our last release.

“This time, we’ll be releasing a selection of three-bedroom homes, ideal for growing families and young professionals looking for a bit of extra room. As those who missed out last time will know, these properties aren’t likely to be on the market for very long.”

Situated in the historic Borough of Harrogate, Ripon is the third smallest city in the country, and is home to a historic 7th Century cathedral. Residents and visitors alike enjoy visiting the weekly market, which is opened by the town Bellman, who rings a commemorative bell to announce the start of trading. A range of shopping and leisure opportunities can be found in the city centre, alongside cafés and restaurants. For walkers, the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Deer Park are just a short drive away. Spanning 800 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, these historically significant grounds most recently became the filming location for Channel 5’s period drama Anne Boleyn.

Ben Buckley, appointed agent at Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Ripon office, said: “Three-bedroom semi-detached homes in this part of Ripon, offered with scope to enhance further, is an opportunity that is a rarity in this current housing market with limited availability. These houses were built in the 1960s and a number have good-sized gardens, driveway and some have garages.

“They’re also in a popular location, less than two miles from the centre of Ripon and just a short drive from both the A61, linking to both Harrogate and the A1M, and the likes of Fountains Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales which is less than five miles away. As a result of all this, they are already attracting considerable interest from all types of buyers.”

Harrogate is just a 30-minute drive from Ripon, and offers direct rail services to Leeds (30 minutes) and London King’s Cross (three hours), while the larger cities of Leeds and York are both less than an hour away by car. Key road links such as the A1 are close by, leading to major cross-country roadways including the M1.

Prices at Ripon will start from £215,000 for a three-bedroom semi-detached home. For more information about the homes for sale at Ripon, please contact the selling agent on 01765 605151 or visit

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