2nd February, 2018...
Writing in The Guardian, Tom Dyckhoff describes Beverley as “the bees’ knees” and “one of those towns that’s a delight from market square to city limits” and said its chief fault - relative isolation - is the key to its unspoilt beauty.
His article was aimed principally at people looking to move to East Yorkshire and advised readers they couldn’t go wrong buying property anywhere close to the centre.
“Beverley is a cathedral city in all but cathedral,” he wrote, continuing: “Its slow evolution having bestowed a fine range of period homes, with an especially good line in red-pantiled Georgians.
“The plummest are on and off Lairgate and New Walk, York Road towards Beverley Westwood and up towards Molescroft, where it gets more (nicely) suburban. There are good family homes on the roads out of town, such as Victoria Road. Large detacheds and townhouses: £350,000-£850,000. Detacheds and smaller townhouses: £200,000-£350,000. Semis: £150,000-£325,000. Terraces and cottages: £120,000-£200,000. Flats: £85,000-£250,000. Rentals: one-bedroom flat: £425-£525pcm; three-bedroom house: £600-£900pcm.”
He even identified the bargain of the week - a three-bedroomed inter-war semi, in need of modernisation but “a steal at £120,000”.
The Guardian article declared Beverley’s schools either good or outstanding and recommended many of the local restaurants and pubs, picking out the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton as well as Whites, The King’s Head and The White Horse in Beverley itself.
Special mention was reserved for Beverley Minster. “If I lived in Beverley I’d visit this astonishing church - without compare anywhere in Britain - every day,” wrote Mr Dyckhoff.