The flourishing West Yorkshire-based Yorkshire Country Properties (YCP) has begun work on Phase 2 of its successful Knowle Grange residential development at Abbey Road, Shepley, near Huddersfield.

At the same time, YCP has unveiled a trio of brand-new high-quality developments in North and West Yorkshire.

Phase 1 of Shepley comprises 31 stone-built houses, ranging from one bed to five beds, of which 17 have already been sold. Work has just started on site on Phase 2, comprising a further 52 homes, which are scheduled to be completed by July 2025.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Country Properties, based in Huddersfield, commented: “We are tremendously proud of our Knowle Grange development in Shepley. Phase I has proved very popular, with more than half the houses sold already and with strong interest in the remaining 14.

The prices at Knowle Grange range from starter homes from £150,000 to five-bedroom houses at around £700,000.

“The Shepley development is a fantastic showcase for Yorkshire Country Properties. We are very conscious of building homes with both character and individuality, which blend in seamlessly with their immediate surroundings. Traditional stone exteriors, combined with contemporary interiors and stunning views, make our properties highly prized and unique.”

Meanwhile work is now underway at YCP’s state-of-the-art development at Station Road, Skelmanthorpe, near Huddersfield, where 30 houses will be ready for occupation next year. Average prices will be between £350,000 and £450,000.

Prime sites have also been bought at Denby Dale and Church Fenton, between York and Leeds. All sites have been carefully chosen for their excellent facilities, including schools, shops and leisure facilities, and for their easy access to nearby commuter towns and cities. Work has now started on site for 34 homes at Denby Dale.

YCP’s spokesperson commented: “These are exciting times for us. Our reputation for building fine country properties in and around the Yorkshire area, with attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, is growing fast. A key part of our success lies in the fact that we work closely with our purchasers, creating the ideal home for them.”

This model has worked perfectly at Netherthong, near Huddersfield, where YCP’s residential development of 22 prestige homes has completely sold out.
The pretty villages around Huddersfield and Holmfirth have recently been named as property hotspots by the Sunday Times and Zoopla, who both praise the combination of countryside, connectivity and communities full of independence and imagination, with trains to Leeds and Manchester offering a wonderful opportunity for people who work in the two cities,but want a cheaper or more rural alternative.

• Testimonial from a Knowle Grange resident: “"We are very happy with our Shepley home, and the thing that attracted us was the commitment to quality. The home is clearly built to last and the materials such as the stone and tiles are excellent. It was the fact that the house is built to exacting modern standards, yet already has character, that made us choose a YCP home. We appreciated the freedom to choose our own solicitor, six weeks to exchange, lots of elements as standard, and a generous 28-day snagging period as these aren't something that the volume builders offer. The YCP staff have always been great with us and done the right thing when helping us through the process. We are pleased with our choice and would recommend YCP to anyone considering a property in the upcoming build locations. The options made available for personalising my new home were overwhelming, I was spoilt for choice.”