Duchy Invests £1m in Yorkshire

The Duchy of Lancaster has continued its programme of restoration and renewal in Yorkshire, investing £1m to date in the refurbishment of its residential portfolio. A number of cottages in villages around Scarborough have been upgraded and refurbished in line with the Duchy quality standard and specification already this year, while larger period properties in Burniston, Cloughton and Scalby are being sympathetically remodelled to reflect modern family life.

Six properties across the Duchy’s Yorkshire estates are currently being refurbished, ready for occupation before the end of the year.

Commenting on the results to date, Duchy Head of Rural Christopher Sparrow said: “This investment in our residential property portfolio is a key objective for the Duchy in the years ahead. We are breathing new life into many of these historic buildings and creating a common standard of excellence in the refurbishments that we carry out across the Survey. The response from both our existing tenants and the wider public has been very positive and we look forward to continuing to work with them to deliver both planned maintenance and general improvement works between now and 2018.”

The Duchy of Lancaster owns around 50 residential properties across Yorkshire, including cottages, farmhouses and several listed period properties. The Yorkshire Survey is made up of four core estates – Cloughton, Goathland, Pickering and Pontefract – and covers just under 7,000 hectares.

For information on properties currently available to let in Yorkshire, please contact George Wise at Savills York office on 01904 756316.