Million pound homes sales on the rise in Leeds

Luxurious living is on the up as sales of million pound homes in England and Wales rose to lofty new heights last year.

A stunning kitchen can transform your home

How to transform your kitchen cheaply

Kitchen looking a bit dated? Sick of seventies avocado-green cupboards, itching for something a little more fresh? Gone are the days when you have to consider getting a full refit just to revamp your kitchen.

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2 Station Cottages, Masham

For sale: cottage in Masham now bigger and better

Wensleydale: 2 Station Cottages, Masham

Price: £310,000


A house near the home ground: properties close to rugby clubs

At three o’clock on Saturday afternoon, 30 men from England and Argentina will run onto a field near London to chase an oval ball around for 80 minutes – watched by as many as 82,000 spectators.


The Yorkshire house made of straw

This straw bale self-build is one of a long line of achievements for young craftsman Sam Atkinson. Sharon Dale reports.

An illustration by Elizabeth Newsham from the Little Book of Building Fires.

Hotting up: how to make the best fire and how to cheat

Autumn’s chill is here so we look at how to build and light the perfect fire and what to do if you don’t have the time. Sharon Dale reports.


A room of one’s own

Thanks to help from the professionals a couple have made this stunning contemporary addition to a period property, Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

The open plan living kitchen with bespoke units and dining table by The Main Company, Green Hammerton

Patience paid off for the owners of this self-built grand design

It took almost two years to get planning for this contemporary self-build but it was well worth the wait. Sharon Dale reports. Photos by Jeremy Phillips.

North Landing, Flamborough.

Plans to turn Yorkshire coastguard station into ‘cutting-edge’ home

For 60 years it was the perfect lookout, over the green flanks of a golf course, to the white cliffs of Flamborough and the North Sea beyond.

Everyone agrees we need to speed up housebuilding. Photo: National Builders Federation

Experts reveal how to fix the housing market

The budget may bring stamp duty changes and funding for new homes but will it fix the housing market? Yorkshire experts give the chancellor their advice. Sharon Dale reports.

Mill Farm Drive, Newmillerdam - �495,000 (Hallmark from Richard Kendall 01924 291294)

Grade II listed link-detached stone cottage

Delightful location close to Newmillerdam Country Park


An indelible impression

Printmaker Andrew Dalton’s live/work home in Thirsk is testament to his love of art. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

The Klein House, also known as High Sunderland.

For sale: the modernist fifties home by Farnley Hey architect

A house inspired by Yorkshire’s award-winning modernist masterpiece Farnley Hey is for sale and looks as fresh now as it did in the 1950s. Sharon Dale reports.

The Shepherd's Hut, Meltham, is up for auction with a guide price of �50,000.

Straw bale self-build going under the hammer

The Shepherd’s Hut, Meltham

Guide price: £50,000

Robyn Greig-Brown of Spatchcock and Wurzill makes canjos and ukuleles from tins, boxes and recycled furniture.

Man with a twang

What’s the connection between a Yorkshireman who makes instruments from upcycled tins and table legs and Donald Trump? Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

Wood Mount, Overton - �325,000 (Richard Kendall 01924 266555)

Deceptively spacious detached family home

Situated on a corner plot within the popular residential location of Overton

House prices in Harrogate are ten times the average salary

Starter home in one part of Yorkshire now around ten times average salary

Nearly two thirds of private renters believe they will never be able to afford a property of their own, a report out today says.

Lake Yard, Stanley - �495,000 (Richard Kendall 01924 291294)

Home with a view in Stanley

A spacious, characterful and beautifully appointed family house with four double bedrooms and spectacular far reaching views.

Slack Lane, Newmillerdam - �750,000 (Hallmark from Richard Kendall 01924 291294)

Large family home in Newmillerdam

A substantial and individual family home, occupying an elevated position nestled into the hillside and tucked away in a particularly private spot. Thoughtfully created from a row of four properties, this large family house is finished to an excellent standard with an impressive level of attention to detail.

Elderberry Cottages has two cottages, a barn, outbuilding and garden overlooking Slei Gill in Booze. O.O. �300,000

Yorkshire’s funny and rude place names may affect the value of your home

What’s in a name and does it affect the value of your home if you live in Slack Bottom or Booze?

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