Guild Blog: How can you tell if an area has good community spirit?

Both Ripon and Thirsk have shown true Community Spirit over October and November with the Halloween Pumpkin Trail and the Commemoration of 100 years since the end of The Great War.  Check out our page to see what the local area has been getting up to …


Buying a property and moving to a new area can be a daunting prospect. There is nothing that will make your new house feel like a home like making new friends and getting involved in local events. Being involved in the community can bring a sense of belonging, fill your social calendar, and make it easy to find friends. But how can you tell if an area has a good community spirit before you move there?


Visit local community centres

Take time to visit local community centres, sports clubs, church halls, cafés, and local shops to see what’s going on. Find the notice boards for information on local groups and events.

Meet local people

Talk to the local people on the high street. If they are happy to stop and help a stranger, it’s a sign that the community is open, friendly and trusting.

Check local social media pages

A lot of community planning has now moved online. Try searching for Facebook groups and small websites with the name of the town or village. Look at how active the pages are to see if people are engaged.

Research local events

Pick up a local newspaper to find out about upcoming local events. Plus, it’s a good way to find out about the crime rate in the area.

Contact us

Speak to the local Guild Member, as they will know the area like the back of their hand and will have a finger on the pulse of local activities. Be sure to quiz them during a property viewing, or pop in to see them when you’re in the area.

The Guild is a network of the best 800 independent estate agents around the country. Find out why you should choose them to sell your home. Click here to find your closest Guild Member.


Guild Blog:Top Tips to Prepare for a Valuation

It’s Spring!.  The sun is shining and snowdrops and daffodils are peeping through the brown Winter earth.  Is this making you consider moving to a new home?  Would like an idea on your property’s value?


Contact our Ripon Office on 01765 694800 or our Thirsk Office on 01845 522680 to arrange for a FREE Market Appraisal.  


Are you thinking of purchasing a new home? Wondering about your homes’ value? Click on The Guild of Property Professionals‘ blog video below to find some handy tips to prepare your property so that it looks its best.  We would be happy to come out to your property to discuss the value of your property and a marketing strategy.


Joplings is an established Property Consultancy which is a true #OneStopPropertyShop catering for all your property needs. 

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Views from Carthorpe

Properties of the Week in the Village of Carthorpe

Where is Carthorpe?

Carthorpe is a village in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire and is conveniently located for the nearby market towns of #Bedale, #Masham, #Thirsk and the city of #Ripon. For commuting, there is easy access for the A1 North and South.

A bit about the village:

Carthorpe is a pretty village with a mixture of both period and more modern properties including some new-build homes and it benefits from

Fox & Hounds, Carthorpe public house. Whilst not open due to Covid Regulations, the village pub is providing a range of Takeaway meals which can be seen on their Facebook page.
The primary age children of the village can walk or take a bus to the next village of Burneston to access Burneston CA (VA) Primary School – For the older children Bedale High School is only 4 miles away –
For produce there is Carthorpe House Farm – which sells a small range of hand reared meats and at Christmas time, trees and wreaths too.

We have 3 properties available For Sale in the village …

Field House – A spacious 5 bedroom home benefitting from both Ground Floor and First Floor bedroom accommodation and having stunning countryside views to the rear –
Field House in Carthorpe
New-build homes …
1 and 2 The Paddocks – A 5 bedroom and a 4 bedroom family home both having far reaching countryside views to the rear  
For further enquiries or to arrange a viewing, please contact our Ripon Office on 01765 694800.

Planning – Approved

Great news from our architectural team.

Joplings has received planning approval for a rear dormer extension in Northallerton Conservation Area. After discussions with the Local Authority, we were able to design a scheme to create an additional bedroom and shower room for our client.

Please contact us on 01845 521319 to discuss your scheme.

Out and about this week

Our surveyors have recently visited a site approaching practical completion following planning approval for a detached garage with store in West Tanfield. We also obtained Building Regulation approval for this scheme.  See the photos for a before and after snapshot.  For any Architectural or Building Regulation enquiries, please contact our team on 01845 521319