House prices in BD23 6 (Embsay)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Embsay, Skipton (BD23 6).

Defining 'BD23 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD23 6", 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 Embsay.

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 Embsay 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. Stony Croft, , Embsay, Skipton, sold for £577,864 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 134 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,312.

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. etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 79 sales in Embsay (BD23 6) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Embsay (BD23 6). Of the 79 transactions, half were sold for between £3,060 and £4,260 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD23 6' is £3,680. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,260 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 Embsay, 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 Embsay
House price heatmap for Embsay, Skipton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BD23 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD23 3 Gargrave £2,630 sqm £3,270 sqm £3,800 sqm
BD23 6 Embsay £3,060 sqm £3,680 sqm £4,260 sqm
BD23 5 Grassington £3,230 sqm £3,850 sqm £4,410 sqm
BD23 4 Hellifield £2,330 sqm £2,950 sqm £3,490 sqm
BD23 2 Skipton £2,250 sqm £2,620 sqm £3,110 sqm
BD23 1 Skipton £2,520 sqm £3,020 sqm £3,680 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 6 (Embsay) 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 Embsay,Skipton
House price trends for Embsay

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 6 sales
Recent trends for Embsay

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
Tannery Lane, Embsay, BD23 6N 128 sqm £2,497 12
Brackenley Lane, Embsay, BD23 6N 105 sqm £3,616 10
Main Street, Embsay, BD23 6R 90 sqm £2,896 8
Dales Avenue, Embsay, BD23 6P 100 sqm £3,723 8
Pasture Road, Embsay, BD23 6R 92 sqm £2,753 7
West Lane, Embsay, BD23 6Q 68 sqm £3,161 7
East Lane, Embsay, BD23 6Q 103 sqm £3,075 7
Low Bank, Embsay, BD23 6S 87 sqm £3,988 5

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Raw data

Our analysis of Embsay 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
Stony Croft, , Embsay, Skipton £577,864
134 4,312
Apartment 24 Primrose Mill, Tannery Lane, Embsay, Skipton £120,000
54 2,222
14, Dales Avenue, Embsay, Skipton £427,000
82 5,207

See the entire list of all sales in Embsay (BD23 6) here.


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