Just north of York sits the picturesque town of Easingwold, with a commute into the city of York of less than 30 minutes and 45 minutes into the famous Spa town of Harrogate. Nestled in the countryside, at the foothills of the Howardian Hills, it exemplifies the best of North Yorkshire living.
Easingwold has all of the amenities you might expect of a well-kept market town with regular farmers markets, quality shopping, excellent eateries, cafes, and bars. An array of services and clubs from the Police & Fire brigade, Solicitors & Accountants, Doctors & Dentists, Hairdressers & Barbers to Arts & Crafts Groups, Cricket, Football, Golf, Bowling, Netball and Karate clubs, and Private and State schools.
There is a good balance and variety of property for sale and rent, ranging from period grandeur to quaint bijou and new-builds.
Thanks to improved public transport and roads, exploring the countryside and coast is easily achievable, with the seaside or the Yorkshire Dales just over an hour away and Castle Howard less than 30 minutes drive.
There are numerous activities attached to the town, from cycleways to hiking trails, horseriding and alpaca walking with kayaking and standup paddle a short distance away.
Regarding history, the town is originally an amalgamation of two smaller villages, Uppleby and Lessimers. The former being a settlement of a Dane called Upple, and the latter being an Angle settlement on the lease-mires or leased-lands. The name of Easingwold is Anglo Saxon in origin, with wold being a derivation of wald meaning forest, and the former part being a Saxon family name called Esa. Although rich in history and folklore, Easingwold is essentially a very tranquil town with everything it needs at its doorstep.
The town has so much to offer that it attracts both young and established families as well as retirees.
Anyone considering a move to North Yorkshire should undoubtedly pay a visit to Easingwold before making a final decision, as Easingwold's character and atmosphere must be experienced to be fully appreciated.