New cottages in Harrogate village that was home to Reggie Perrin creator prove best sellers

A mini development in a North Yorkshire village that was home to author and Reggie Perrin creator, David Nobbs, are proving best-sellers in their own right.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 9:52 am
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 9:56 am
In the shadow of TV sitcom legend - Located on the site of the former Hare and Hounds public house, St Leonard’s Row, is being brought to market by Yorkshire estate agency, Linley & Simpson, though its Ripon branch.

For three of the five stone-fronted cottages under construction in tranquil Burton Leonard have already sold, and there is significant interest in the remaining two.

Located on the site of the former Hare and Hounds public house, St Leonard’s Row, is being brought to market by the specialist land and new homes department of Yorkshire estate agency, Linley & Simpson, though its Ripon branch.

Being constructed by local builder, Kyme Homes, each of the five properties, which are offered with the benefit of the Government-backed “Help to Buy” scheme and come with a ten-year warranty, have three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en suite bathroom.

To the front is a small courtyard, whilst to the rear is an enclosed lawned garden with paved patio. An archway leads to the rear where there are two private dedicated car parking spaces to each property. There is also an external car charging point adjacent to the allocated car parking spaces for each house.

David Waddington, director of Land and New Homes at Linley & Simpson, said: “Burton Leonard is a picture postcard village set in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, complete with village green, shop, post office, church and pub.

“It’s a beautiful setting and, being in between Harrogate and Ripon, is highly sought after, particularly being in the catchment of the highly-regarded Ripon Grammar School.

“It was home to the late David Nobbs for many years, and it was here that he wrote a good number of his best-selling books.

“We are delighted to have St Leonard’s Row on our books and they have become best-sellers in their own right. Even though they are not due to be finished until late autumn, three of the five properties are already sold subject to contract.

“And with each of the houses being fitted with a 'future resilient' cable infrastructure, including a centralised hub to distribute data, broadband, TV and telephone lines, they also make the prefect choice for those looking to set up a home office.

“In addition to falling under the Help to Buy scheme, purchasers will also benefit from the Chancellor’s Stamp Duty Holiday.”

Further details about St Leonard’s Row, Mill Lane, Burton Leonard HG3 3SG – are available from

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