Most expensive streets in region

Mount House in Wetherby's Spofforth Hill which was sold last year by Beadnall Copley. (S)
Mount House in Wetherby's Spofforth Hill which was sold last year by Beadnall Copley. (S)

Wetherby’s Spofforth Hill is among some of the most expensive streets in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The average price of a property in the leafy area of the town is £695,000, closely followed by the High Street at £689,00 according to latest figures from Lloyds Bank.

Nitesh Patel, housing economist at Lloyds Bank, said: “The biggest concentration of Yorkshire’s expensive properties is in the “Golden Triangle” between Harrogate, north Leeds and Wetherby.

“The survey shows that the most expensive streets continue to be tightly clustered in relatively small areas.”

But ranking second in the list, behind Harrogate’s Rutland drive at £1,152,000 is Scarcroft’s Bracken Park at £956,000. Wetherby Estate agent Andrew Beadnall of Beadnall Copley said: “We have had a number of sales complete this year on Spofforth Hill and all of them have been above the average house price given in the Lloyds Bank report.

“This has long been one of the most sought after parts of Wetherby due to the properties being within level walking distance of the town centre, renowned schools for all age groups and some delightful walks on the old railway line and along the River Wharfe.

“In 2013 we have sold Mount House which was for sale at £1,499,995 with five bedrooms and a self-contained annexe with 1.5 acres.

“Other sales have been Regal House for sale at £750,000, 54 Spofforth Hill for sale at £699,950 and Bridge House at Spofforth Hill was £799,000.

“These are all highly individual homes and in all cases we achieved more than the Lloyds average house price.”

Mr Beadnall added: “At Bracken Park in Scarcroft we currently are marketing number 26, a five-bedroom family home at £899,000 and in 2013 we sold number 24 which was for sale at £799,950 and at the turn of last year we sold Quarry House on Bracken Park with an asking price of £899,000. This has always been a hugely sought-after area due to its close proximity to Leeds City centre and the Grammar School at Leeds.

The most expensive streets in England and Wales are in London, based on transactions between January 2008 and October 2013 on the Land Registry database.