Harrogate businesses hail success of £12m new homes development

The Holber Hill development at Burton Leonard

A £12m residential development in a picturesque North Yorkshire village has proved a home-grown sales success story for two Harrogate district businesses.

Wharfedale Homes linked up with the land and new homes team at estate agents Linley & Simpson to launch to market its Holber Hill development at Burton Leonard, between Harrogate and Ripon.

Just over a year since the Knaresborough-based developers broke ground at the site, no fewer than 28 of the 30 homes being built have already been sold.

According to David Waddington, director of the Harrogate-based Land and New Homes team at Linley & Simpson, this is yet another signal of homebuyers’ growing appetite for new build. It also reflected a growing post-COVID trend for rural living.

“Wharfedale Homes has transformed a former haulage site into a high-quality, high-spec collection of designer new homes that has certainly fired up the imagination of homebuyers,” he said.

“One of the appealing hallmarks of the development, surrounded by open countryside, has been its unrivalled choice – it features detached, semi-detached, apartments and town houses.

“This selection is perfect for a range of purchasers, from first-time buyers to families and downsizers.

“It is a home-grown success story that illustrates that Harrogate’s growing love affair with new build shows no sign of being on the wane. Far from it – with the energy cost benefits becoming more of a factor, the appeal of new homes is likely to grow further.”

Wharfedale Homes, which has extended its support for the local community by sponsoring next month’s Burton Leonard 10k run, has worked with Linley & Simpson on a number of its recent developments but this represents the biggest scheme on which the businesses have worked together.

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