Life is an enjoyable, serene experience in Easingwold, North Yorkshire. Here locals benefit from a slow-paced way of living – but not one that is short of thrills by any stretch of the imagination. Located just 10 miles from York, the self-sufficient Georgian market town is a close neighbour of the rolling Dales, and proudly hosts a wealth of independent shops, delis, butchers and leafy parks structured alongside the town’s overarching elegance. Locals find themselves navigating the cobbled streets around gorgeous buildings replete with period architecture. This can include stucco Georgian facades, mock Tudor red bricks and farmhouse cottages – many dressed with hanging baskets bursting with summer flowers. And in addition to this, Easingwold is not short of traditional public houses and quaint B&Bs either, which year-on-year attract domestic tourists in search of a taste of textbook pastoral living.
Further to the town’s advantage, it offers great access to commercial centres across Yorkshire, including Harrogate, Thirsk, Leeds and York. This comes via public transport and Easingwold’s A19 connection, knocking back any “out in the sticks” perception that is often packaged with British countryside retreats.
With an overall average price of property in Easingwold at £245,000, the area proves to be more expensive than nearby Wigginton (£224,000), but more affordable than Alne (£386,000), according to Rightmove. Perhaps of highest importance to buy-to-let investors, Easingwold’s overall average property prices storm ahead of the mother region’s (Yorkshire - £156,000) which, in general, is testament to the impeccable standard of property in the market town.
The most popular property type in Easingwold includes terraces, detached and semi-detached houses – but the town is far from being in short supply of bungalows, maisonettes and self-contained flats. The majority of these are tastefully appointed, have around 3 bedrooms, and are situated on lovely residential streets within walking distance of the market centre and top-performing schools. Usually they are inhabited by small families, professionals and retired occupants. The mature nature of these residents strongly indicates that an Easingwold landlord’s main priority should be to tailor their property to the tastes of these demographics.
Property to let in Easingwold should therefore be functional in basis yet aesthetically pleasing throughout, communicated by spacious interiors of minimal, natural décor. Original features of the property should be emphasised where possible, and any external assets such as gardens and driveways should be kept manicured to serve as another plus.
As the lettings market is highly sensitive not just in Easingwold but country-wide, it is pivotal for landlords to seek the services of a professional and reliable estate agency like Hunters, who can provide more than just a sweeping approach to letting property. While this can boost rental yield, it also ensures peace of mind in the tenant selection and daily management of the property.
To find out more, get in touch with Hunters in Easingwold today, where one of the lettings specialists at the independently owned branch will be on hand to discuss options and tailor marketing strategy accordingly