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Historic village up for sale!

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For £6.5 million you would expect to get a whole lot of bricks and mortar for your money… and you’d be right!

Askham Richard Estate is a collection of three farms and seventeen houses which account for almost an entire village with a population of 273 residents. £6.5 million also gets you a duck pond (and ducks), village farm and around 54 acres of country woodland.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, the traditional agricultural estate also has development opportunities (subject to planning permission of course) and as the owner of your own village, you’ll also gain shooting rights to the entire 800 acre estate – anyone a fan of taxidermy?

The historic village, situated just six miles from York city centre, appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was once owned by architect John Car who is famous for his work on York Racecourse grandstand, Buxton Crescent and Harewood Hall.

We had a look at the Rightmove House Prices section and found that on average, a detached house sells for around £323,898 in the area (YO23). That means that the 17 houses on offer would cost you close to £6 million if you were to buy them separately… and that wouldn’t include the vast amount of land, village farm and not forgetting the ducks!

If you’d like to own a little bit of history (and a bargain!), look around Askham Richard Estate now – after all why buy a house when you could buy an entire village!?

If a village is slightly out of your price range, check out these equally characteristic properties in the surrounding areas:

2 Responses to “Historic village up for sale!”

  1. Emily A Morley Says:

    Dear Sirs, I am the owner of the top storey of a historical building overlooking the main square of a Tuscan town. The property is in good shape and centrally heated, it only needs marginal restoration works.
    There are 5 bedrooms all with a grand view of the upper Arno Valley, and a fine kitchen, sitting room, drawing room, washroom and an attic needing refurbishment.
    I am looking for an equivalent (pricewise) property in Eastbourne, depending on the sale of the above.
    Is this something you can help me with?
    Could you find a buyer for our Tuscany home?
    If yes, can I send you images and plans of the proprty?

  2. David Emslie Says:

    How do 273 people manage to live in 3 farms and 17 houses? That’s about 14 people per property?
    Or does the 273 include the inmates at Askham Grange “correctional facility” which is smack in the middle of the village?
    Funny what estate agents don’t tell you, isn’t it.

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