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Residential News | Thu 24 May 2018
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A property located just a short walk from Ripon city centre is on the market for the first time in 43 years. 51 Blossomgate is a substantial mixed-use period property which includes a five bedroom family home, extensive workshops and a former retail showroom, with a central courtyard.

Extending to just under 4,000 sq ft, 51 Blossomgate is on the market with Dacre, Son & Hartley for offers over £450,000, and is open to view this Saturday from 2-3pm. 

Its owner, Mrs Claire Eyre, grew up in the much-loved family home from where her dad operated Mills Motors, fixing and selling classic cars and bikes. Claire says: “We absolutely loved our home – having your dad right next door tinkering away on his latest project meant we were able to see a lot of him growing up. Both my parents sadly passed away recently, and as we live in Dorset, it’s time for us to sell up. 

“During the whole sale process, I have discovered lots of really interesting things about the property – which has a fascinating history. The first documentation relating to the property dates back to 1764 and there are references throughout the 19th and 20th centuries describing  the property as two houses with five cottages, known as Thompsons Yard, with the commercial part acquired by cabinet makers. My parents bought the property in 1975 so it’s been in the family a long time.” 

Senior associate and area manager, Chris O’Mahony, from Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Ripon branch, says: “This sale presents a rare opportunity to buy a spacious family home together with commercial premises and a two-storey workshop that have an attractive frontage in a prominent position. This wonderful property offers obvious scope to develop the extensive accommodation to create multiple dwellings, business uses or live-work opportunities, subject to securing the necessary planning consents.” 

51 Blossomgate is for sale by informal tender. The closing date for offers is Friday 1st June 2018 at 12pm. Contact Dacre, Son & Hartley on 01765 605 151 or visit for more details. 

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