We turn the spotlight on the East Yorkshire seaside town of Bridlington in this article, looking at:
- The town and its history
- Recent sold house prices
- Estate agents’ comments on the property market
- Examples of properties for sale in Bridlington
Dive in to find out more!
A snapshot of Bridlington
This coastal town in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a sea fishing port and popular tourist location. The seafront features a busy harbour, two sand and shingle beaches backed by the Flamborough cliffs, and a promenade that stretches for over a mile.
Thanks to its fine beaches, Bridlington developed into a seaside resort in the 19th century and tourist accommodation expanded. Characterful buildings and art galleries can be found in Bridlington Old Town which grew up around the ancient priory there. The area features many beauty spots including Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head, along with stunning coastal walks and numerous golf courses. Bridlington is 34 miles east of York and is also commutable to Hull and Beverley.
Today, it’s a notable destination for North Sea angling expeditions and trips to visit shipwrecks. As well as tourism, local industries include manufacturing, retail, and service firms.
Historically, Bridlington dates to the Bronze Age and Roman Britain. It became a notable port during the Middle Ages and later grew in importance with ships trading with Flanders and France. It’s now the largest lobster port in Europe, exporting tonnes of shellfish to France, Spain, and Italy.
Property prices in Bridlington
Properties in Bridlington are below the national average price, which was £283,000 in May 2022 (Office of National Statistics). Houses sold for an average price of £171,303 in Bridlington over the last year, according to Rightmove. Semi-detached houses sold for an average of £169,517; detached homes averaged £258,806 and terraced houses averaged £133,298.
This chart shows recent sold house prices in Bridlington.
|House type||Sold price||Date|
|Terraced||£120,000 £96,000||May 2022 June 2005|
|3-bed semi-detached||£175,000 £102,000||April 2022 May 2007|
|2-bed semi-detached||£129,000 £82,000||April 2022 Dec 2021|
|3-bed detached||£267,000 £190,000||May 2022 Sept 2020|
|4-bed detached||£284,000 £115,000||April 2022 Dec 2001|
Bridlington estate agents’ comments:
Due to its coastal position, the town attracts interest from people wanting to make it their permanent home and from investors keen to capitalise on the tourist market.
Branch manager and valuer at local agents Ullyot’s, Sally McGill, said that while the market is still strong, realistic pricing is needed to ensure a sale. She commented:
The higher-end properties are taking longer to sell now. Price is key at the moment, there is a lot of overvaluing and prices need to come down a little. Clients need to be realistic to achieve a sale, and most do appreciate this.
There is a wide range of property type in Bridlington, from flats and terraced houses to large, detached properties. The tourist market means that we have a lot of rentals, flats, both leasehold and freehold property, and of course, anywhere with sea views or access to the prom is a big draw for people wanting to move here. We also have a strong retirement market – detached bungalows sell very quickly, as do ground floor flats.
Catherine Wallace, branch manager of Hunter’s Bridlington, said:
The market is still very buoyant with valuations and viewings, and prices are remaining the same but not rising as rapidly as in the last 18 months. Bridlington is attracting locals and also people from further afield.
The town is split between permanent residents and holidaymakers – the town centre and proximity to the sea are obviously areas which attract tourists and there are several properties which are used as holiday homes.
Property for sale in Bridlington
This great family detached house on Lamplugh Road has four bedrooms and is handily placed, just five minutes away from the north beach, shops, and Bridlington town centre. It has an open-plan kitchen, two bathrooms, double glazing, and a garden. It’s for sale with local agents Hunter’s and has a guide price of £320,000.
Standing in private gardens covering 0.3 of an acre, North Close on Marton Road is a beautiful Victorian detached house with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. This substantial property has been decorated to a high standard by the current owners and is for sale with Ullyot’s with a guide price of £795,000. There is scope for two building plots in the grounds for which planning permission has lapsed.
Offers of £495,000 are being asked for this detached period four-bedroom detached house on Trafalgar Crescent, which is being sold by D. Dunk Lewis & Graves estate agents. This spacious family home has three bathrooms, an enclosed rear garden, two reception rooms, and three bathrooms and stands in the popular Southside area, close to South Bay.
Situated in the Old Town’s desirable High Street is this attractive, grade II listed four-bedroom terraced house. It’s been updated by the current owners and has two bathrooms, off-road parking, a detached garage, and a rear garden. It’s for sale with Hunters, priced at £425,000.
This grade II listed house in the Kirkgate area of Bridlington’s desirable Old Town was built in c1740 and has been modernised and updated by the current owners. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a rear garden, and a great master bedroom on the second floor. The asking price is £249,950 and it’s for sale with estate agents Harris Shields Collection.
If your property search involves investment potential, this flat close to Bridlington town centre could be of interest. It’s a one-bedroom leasehold flat on Wellington Road and it has a tenant in situ. The current rent paid is £350 per month. Local agents Belts are asking for offers of £45,000. There is a bathroom, open plan lounge/kitchen, a communal garden, and one parking space. The property stands 200m from shops and the harbour.
On the west side of Bridlington, one mile from the town centre, is this two-bedroom terraced house on Brookland Road. It has one bathroom, two reception rooms, on-street parking, and a rear garden. Ullyot’s are selling the property with a guide price of £117,500.
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