Three homes in a growing, green Harrogate community

Ever since it first started development in the 1980s, the Jennyfields estate has always been regarded as “affordable” – perhaps because it is almost literally overshadowed by the exclusive Duchy estate.

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5 Cranesbill Close, Harrogate - £400,000 with Dacre, Son & Hartley, 01423 877200.

But while many of the properties still represent good value, the general state of the housing market has pushed up prices everywhere, including in this growing community.

Located on the undulating north-west edge of the town, the area is a lacework of drives and cul-de-sacs, mostly named after wildflowers (pennywort, yarrow, larkspur), cathedral cities (Durham, Salisbury, Lincoln) and country houses (Harewood, Markenfield, Newby).

There is a wealth of amenities and services, including Saltergate infant and junior schools, a health centre, community centre, the Stone Beck pub, a range of takeaways, and the Co-op supermarket, which incorporates a cashpoint, post-office and pharmacy.

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4 Heather Way, Harrogate - £264,500 with Myrings, 01423 566400.

But the real glory of the area is its many green spaces. A broad swathe of trees and parkland lines Saltergate Beck, which cuts right through the housing, and Killinghall Moor Country Park is a combined sporting and nature area that most suburbs could only dream of.

The David Lloyd health club, the Hydro sports and leisure centre and Oakdale Golf Club form an enviable trio of sporting opportunities, and there are playing fields and several children’s play parks.

In fact, the location is so popular that the suburb has made the leap across the Skipton Road, with a new Bellway development of three- and four-bedroom homes springing up to the immediate north.

Sound good? If so, one of the following three properties, which are all currently for sale, may just suit you.

39 Malham Drive, Harrogate - £315,000 with Verity Frearson, 01423 562531.

Number 5 Cranesbill Close occupies a corner plot, backing onto woodland, at the far western end of the area, which is also known as Killinghall Moor. The heart of this home is the family dining kitchen, which has an adjoining living/dining space with vaulted ceiling and bi-folding doors opening to the outside. There’s also a boot room, family room, and sitting room. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, one of them with an en suite bathroom, and a house bathroom. Outside, there are front and back gardens with lawns, seating areas, off-street parking and a detached single garage.

In the new Bellway development on the other side of Skipton Road (the A59), 39 Malham Drive is a detached house with off-street parking, a spacious hallway, sitting room, house bathroom, and three bedrooms – one of them en suite.

Again, as in almost every modern home, the heart of the house is the dining kitchen, which has double French doors leading to the enclosed back garden, where there is a lawn, seating area and path leading to a single garage.

Finally, back at Killinghall Moor, 4 Heather Way is a semi-detached house just across Saltergate Beck from our first property on Cranesbill Close. It has three bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, kitchen and conservatory extension, as well as a spacious external storage room to the side.

Outside, there’s off-street parking for two cars, plus low-maintenance back garden with a shed.