Developer Marrtree has sold the final property of nine 2,000 sq ft family homes on its latest £5m residential scheme in Ilkley.
Known as the Heathers, Marrtree completed construction on the development of nine high-spec five-bedroom homes close to Ilkley town centre at the start of 2020, shortly before the onset of the Covid pandemic.
Marrtree director William Marshall said: “We had already sold three of the nine houses when the pandemic hit in 2020, but marketing the remaining houses became very difficult during all those months of the lockdown.”
He added: “As soon as restrictions began to ease we saw a great deal of interest in the development, and the houses sold very rapidly. I think the fantastic Ilkley location, with the dales landscape all around, along with the modern style and quality of the homes, ticked a lot of boxes for people looking to relocate, or just to move to a more spacious house, as priorities changed in the face of further potential lockdowns.”
Marketed by estate agent Dacre Son & Hartley, the development includes features such as en-suite shower rooms, internal garages and generously sized, high-spec kitchen-living areas with bi-fold doors opening onto tree-lined back gardens.
Although it has completed a series of other residential developments in Yorkshire and the North West, Marrtree has become better known for its portfolio of more than 20 modern business parks located at strategic employment sites across the north of England. These include a £5.5m Marrtree Business Park at Sowerby Gateway, the new 85-acre development near Thirsk, the first phase of which was completed in February this year, creating more than 80 jobs. The firm has also confirmed a forthcoming scheme at Clifton Moor in York.
Fellow director, George Marshall, said: “Whether it is residential or business accommodation, our hallmark is creating modern, high-quality space in great locations where people actively want to live or work. We have new developments due for completion in the coming months and are actively looking for new sites for future schemes.”
Founded in Bradford in the 1940s, and now run by the third-generation brothers William and George Marshall, the Marrtree Group of companies has operated for over 80 years. With interests in commercial and residential property, quarrying and forestry, the business is now based in Harrogate.