Saturday, 11 September 2010

Gable Cottage, Dent

I imagine this doorway looks lovely when the wisteria is in bloom and I presume that's why they have chosen a pale mauve for the paint. But even when the blossom has gone, I think it's a pretty frontage. The two-bedroomed cottage is on Dent's narrow Main Street, and overlooks the church at the back. It's handy for the Sun Inn too!

It is currently For Sale with a guide price of £195,000.00 - the estate agent's details have some pictures of the interior, if you want to peek inside! They seem to be marketing it as a holiday let - and that is one of the problems besetting the Yorkshire Dales villages, where property is priced out of the reach of young couples and families starting out. The villages are becoming 'ghost towns' out of season. Let's hope that never happens to Saltaire.

10 comments:

  1. I agree, very pretty. So tempting to look inside, but not today!

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  2. It's a problem in the Derbyshire Dales too, especially the Peak District. My cousin was forced to move out of the area because he couldn't afford the cost of any house in the village where he grew up.

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  3. Hi Jenny! I think your photo of this cottage looks much more charming than the one on the realtor's page. I peeked, because I have a friend in the UK looking to buy a cottage.

    I've had a crazy busy week, not much time for blogging... so I just looked back on your week. NICE nice nice. Love the now and then shots... the barn door, the blue-red... the scenery.... oh all... :-) Have a great week ahead.

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  4. So charming! And thanks for indulging my wish for a look inside.

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  5. It is a beautiful small cottage. I like the door with its lavender color.

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  6. Who lives there? Snow White? :-) It's LOVELY!

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  7. It's a shame that once again another community is at risk as such a great place has had to be offered to the tourist industry or a "homes under the hammer" style person. It seems that when it falls into these peoples hands, property prices around it accelerate further. The estate agents suspect that locals couldn't sustain that kind of mortgage as it's not reasonable commuting distance to an appropriate salary.
    I think with your proximity to Leeds, you'll be safe for a little longer......I nearly forgot, nice photo by the way !!

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  8. Your photo of that place would help sell it for that Realtor! ~Lili

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