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Residential News | Mon 13 Jul 2020
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A bespoke development of just three houses located at the gateway to Pateley Bridge’s High Street in the Nidd Valley are nearing completion, and the stylish homes have all been blessed by the local Minister, Rev. Mike Poole.

Skaife Row is built on the site of a former garage - Skaife Motor Repairs - and the land also has connections to the town’s historic brewery and is adjacent to the Methodist church. Renowned local builder HG1 Ltd is building the homes for respected developer, Mr Mike Bower, who lives nearby in the area. He was keen to build homes that both he, and the local community, would be proud of.

Mr Bower explained: “I moved to the area from Beckwithshaw when I bought a tired old Georgian property that was in need of total renovation. I fell in love with the area, and when this plot became available I was determined to build remarkable homes that are on another level compared to the usual run of the mill new build properties.

“Right from the start we have had a fantastic level of support from the local community and the church, so when Rev. Poole offered to come down to the site as we near completion, and give us a blessing, we welcomed his suggestion.” 

Mr Bower normally works on individual properties that have a market value of over £1 million, in and around the Harrogate area, including the renowned ‘glass box’ project on York Place in central Harrogate. He added: “We have applied the same level of quality and building disciplines from our million pound plus properties to this smaller scale development in Pateley Bridge.

“The devil really is in the detail, and you can make such a difference as a developer when you are not focusing simply on the numbers on a spreadsheet, like many of the large housebuilders. If you are prepared to pay more for exceptional materials and finishes, you can make a palpable difference.” 

The three properties are being marketed by Dacre, Son & Hartley and the estate agent has been generating numerous enquiries from interested parties for months. Senior sales negotiator, Alison Reilly has been based at the Pateley Bridge office for 17 years, she said: “The homes are the first thing you see as you enter the top end of the High Street, so the local community are well aware of the build and many people have been in touch to register their interest. When they go live on our website and property portals we are expecting plenty of interest from local people wanting to buy them as their primary home, as well as from people looking to invest and rent them out as a holiday let, as Pateley Bridge is a very popular tourist destination.”

The three properties have all been built using the latest structural timber panels (SIPS) framing techniques, so they are fully sealed, and the hardwood painted double glazed casement windows combine to make the properties highly energy efficient. The latest mechanical ventilation system ensures fresh, clean air circulation throughout the homes. Alison added: “Internally the quality is phenomenal. With Laura Ashley Collection kitchens and Siemens appliances, Burlington bathroom suites and a fabulously flexible living layout – they have plenty of appeal. 

The homes are approached by a private driveway and each one has parking for two cars and an electric car charging point. Alison said: “Small-scale quality developments like these are in high demand and are exactly what the market is looking for in our popular market town. With a modern, well-planned layout arranged over three floors, there are three bedrooms and the flexibility of a home office or fourth bedroom.”

Alison added: “Internally the focus is on quality fittings, with flooring and tiling supplied by renown Lapicida and Laura Ashley Collection bespoke kitchens. The ground floor layout includes a well-proportioned sitting room with pocket doors leading to the dining kitchen, which means the downstairs living space can be opened up for entertaining. The patio doors lead to the rear courtyard, which makes great use of the space. The spacious bedrooms are complemented by luxuriously appointed bath/shower rooms, including an en-suite to the second floor master bedroom, with quality white suites and tiled flooring and walls.

“Skaife Row will give buyers the chance to purchase a fantastic new home in a great location, with various shops, restaurants, services and a leisure centre with a swimming pool all close by, as well as both a primary school and secondary school within walking distance of the properties.” Mr Bower added: “We’ve had so many complements on the projects and feel very pleased and proud with what we have achieved. It’s a different level of finish and when buyers see the homes first-hand I’m confident they will be impressed. We are absolutely delighted to leave a handsome legacy and also enable the Skaife family name to remain associated with the development and with the Chancellors current stamp duty generosity, now would be a good time to secure a quality new home in award winning Pateley Bridge.”

For more details contact Dacre, Son & Hartley on 01423 711 010 or click here

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