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About Skipwith

Large, detached homes and period farmhouses are dotted around the picture perfect village of Skipwith. A gorgeous country setting within shooting distance of Leeds and York, properties don't stay on the market long in this enviable location.

THINGS TO DO

On your doorstep is the 500 acres of lowland heath at Skipwith Common. One of the last remaining areas of this kind in England, it is managed by English Nature and bird watchers, walkers and family enjoy the trails and birdlife amongst the trees. At nearby Skipwith Hall you can enjoy the beautiful gardens and the centuries old Queen Anne manor house. The Yorkshire Air Museum is close, as is the Oaks golf club and the nearby cities are great for an urban outing.

EATING & DRINKING

The village is home to a gastropub, The Drovers Arms. Serving local sourced food, it is winning awards and classed as one of the best pubs in York. Nearby Duffield also has the Kings Arms and Riccall is home to Italian restaurant Per Bacco as well as The Spice Mill, which serves Asian cuisine.

SHOPPING

The closest convenience stores are Nisa in Riccall and Costcutter in North Duffield. For a supermarket, there's a Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Aldi in Selby. It is here where you can find all the retail stores you need, as well as Coppergate Shopping Centre and the Designer Outlet in York.

SCHOOLS

North Duffield Community Primary School and Barley High School are the closest schools to the area.

TRANSPORT LINKS

Tucked away off the A19, Skipwith is a quiet place but it is within 15 minutes of Selby, 30 minutes to York and an hour to get to Leeds. Leeds Bradford International Airport is also less than an hour away and there is a large train station in Selby for rail transport.

HISTORY

Skipwith Common has remains from the Bronze Age and Iron Age. The Church of England parish church is dated back to the Saxon era and Robert de Stutville was named in the Domesday Book as the owner of the land in 1086. It was, and still is, used mainly for agriculture and many of the farmhouses date back thousands of years. There was a school there from 1714 to 1957 - this building is now used as the village hall.

DID YOU KNOW?

RAF Riccall, to the south of the village, was used as a heavy bomber conversion unit during the Second World War.


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