New Homes in Skipton
Sitting on the edge of the picturesque , Skipton is a market town around 25 miles from . Surrounded by pleasant countryside, houses in Skipton also give you easy access to other prime spots in like and , as well as parts of .
From castles and museums, to historic country houses and central parks, you’ve also the Forest of Bowland on your doorstep, as well Embsay Reservoir which is popular for sailing and walking. To find out more about our developments near Skipton, start your search below.
Live the Skipton life
A beautiful part of Yorkshire to live in, Skipton is a charming town surrounded by miles of stunning open countryside. You can look forward to a wonderful lifestyle in this pretty corner of the country, while we could also help out with your purchase through our Part Exchange scheme. With this, you could enjoy a cheaper, less stressful move if we agree to buy your existing home as part of your purchase.
Things to see and do in Skipton
A historic market town and one of the oldest mills in North Yorkshire, you can delve deeper in the local area’s history at the Craven Museum and Gallery. Browse the Mill Bridge Gallery art museum for more culture and visit Skipton Castle, a well-preserved fort that dates back to the 11th century.
Local green spaces include Aireville Park, which is great for kids and dogs, while Embsay Reservoir to the north of town is ideal for relaxing walks. Climb nearby Sharp Haw on the southern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales, explore Thornton Hall Country Park and check out local follies Lund’s Tower and Wainman’s Pinnacle, both close together just south of town.
Skipton has one primary school rated as outstanding in the heart of town, which is Water Street Community Primary. Greatwood Community Primary is just to the south east of the centre, which also has two outstanding secondaries. These are Skipton Girls’ High School and Ermysted’s Grammar School, which is for boys. Craven College, meanwhile, is rated as good by Ofsted and caters for 16-year-olds and over in the west of town.
Skipton transport links
Skipton train station is on Broughton Road in the heart of town. It offers a good selection of Northern services and has its own dedicated bus stop. There are trains to Leeds which take less than 40 minutes, while it’s a similar journey to Bradford.
The town is at the meeting point of four major A roads - the A56, A59, A65 and A629 - which you can use to easily get to places like Blackburn, Bradford, Harrogate and the Lake District. Leeds Bradford Airport, meanwhile, is less than 20 miles away.
The Skipton property scene
Regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK, Skipton has a thriving property market. Average prices are on a par with the rest of North Yorkshire though, so you can still pick up a great bargain in and around town.
This could apply to everything from cosy 2 bedroom terraces to vast 5 bed detached houses, as well as stunning new homes on the edge of open countryside in nearby Silsden. Once you’ve picked out your new home, make sure you check offers like the government’s Help to Buy Yorkshire and the Humber scheme to see if you could get some extra help with your purchase.