House prices in BD23 3 (Gargrave)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Gargrave, Skipton (BD23 3).


Defining 'BD23 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD23 3", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Gargrave.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Gargrave is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 14, Mickle Hill Mews, Gargrave, Skipton, sold for £408,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 122 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,344.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 108 sales in Gargrave (BD23 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Gargrave, Skipton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Gargrave

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Gargrave (BD23 3). Of the 108 transactions, half were sold for between £2,640 and £3,840 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD23 3' is £3,280. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,840 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Gargrave, Skipton

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Skipton. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

Property price heatmap for Gargrave
House price heatmap for Gargrave, Skipton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BD23 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD23 6 Embsay £3,090 sqm £3,680 sqm £4,220 sqm
BD23 1 Skipton £2,490 sqm £3,060 sqm £3,690 sqm
BD23 4 Hellifield £2,390 sqm £2,870 sqm £3,600 sqm
BD23 3 Gargrave £2,640 sqm £3,280 sqm £3,840 sqm
BD23 5 Grassington £3,220 sqm £3,830 sqm £4,400 sqm
BD23 2 Skipton £2,240 sqm £2,610 sqm £3,110 sqm

Will Skipton house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the chart below for BD23 3 (Gargrave) compared with both the wider area BD23 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Gargrave,Skipton
House price trends for Gargrave

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BD23 3 sales
Recent trends for Gargrave

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Skipton to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Skipton and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
West Road, Gargrave, BD23 3E 84 sqm £2,134 12
Church Street, Gargrave, BD23 3N 126 sqm £3,379 11
Marton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3N 128 sqm £3,433 11
West Street, Gargrave, BD23 3P 107 sqm £3,244 7
Meadowcroft, Gargrave, BD23 3S 131 sqm £3,787 6
High Street, Gargrave, BD23 3R 102 sqm £2,375 6
Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3S 109 sqm £2,749 6
Walton Avenue, Gargrave, BD23 3N 109 sqm £2,803 6

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Raw data

Our analysis of Gargrave is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid sqm £/sqm
14, Mickle Hill Mews, Gargrave, Skipton £408,000
Feb-2024
122 3,344
1, New St, Gargrave, Skipton £203,000
Jan-2024
65 3,123
1 Hillcrest, , Gargrave, Skipton £502,500
Dec-2023
127 3,956

See the entire list of all sales in Gargrave (BD23 3) here.

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