Location
The Evergreens is located at the Southern entrance to the thriving East Yorkshire market town of Pocklington. Adjoining Primrose Wood at the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, it’s just 12 miles from York with its reputation as one of the UK’s best places to live and work. The connectivity to Leeds, London, Hull, Manchester, Newcastle and beyond via road, rail and air networks is superb so you can commute and be in touch with big city bustle, all whilst enjoying relaxed country living.

Setting

The sensitive and individual designs of The Evergreens development will form an attractive and secluded private drive off Parisi Way with links to the rural Burnby Lane and The Balk at the southern entrance to Pocklington. The scheme consists of five bespoke house designs suitable for a wide range of purchasers: complementing the surrounding houses, respecting the local vernacular and character of the area and the historical town. Retention, protection and enhancement of existing landscape features creates links to green spaces beyond the site, integrating the scheme into its surroundings and enhancing the local biodiversity. The site is bordered by Primrose Woods to the East and North boundaries with the open sports pitches of the Henry Thirsk Amenity centre to the West.

History

Pocklington, a market town in East Riding of Yorkshire, boasts a rich history dating back to prehistoric times, evidenced by various archaeological finds. The town flourished during the Roman era and later emerged as an important Anglo-Saxon settlement, with its significance underscored by the discovery of an ancient Anglian cross. Throughout the medieval period, Pocklington continued to grow, its economy bolstered by agriculture and trade, and it was granted a market charter in the 13th century. 

The town’s development persisted through the Industrial Revolution, when it became known for its high-quality agricultural produce, particularly wool. Today, Pocklington retains much of its historical charm, with landmarks such as the All Saints’ Church, dating back to the 12th century, serving as a testament to its enduring heritage.

Local amenities

The Evergreens is situated within a short walk of some fantastic sporting facilities including Pocklington’s Cricket, Rugby and Football Clubs, and the recently improved Francis Scaife Leisure Centre. 

It also has easy access to well-regarded schools, churches, Arts Centre and a Buddhist retreat.

  • Nurseries and primary schools are in the town and award winning secondary schools are in York and Pocklington – both state and private
  • Pocklington’s market place thrives with independent shops, cafes, bistros and pubs, plus two supermarkets, a medical centre, an arts centre and beautiful Burnby Hall Gardens

Area

The beautiful Yorkshire Wolds serve as Pocklington’s picturesque backdrop, offering wonderful walks, cycle routes, and an abundance of villages, farm shops, and pubs along the way to the East Coast, Yorkshire Dales, and Moors. Hidden gems include the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy and the stunning Kilnwick Percy Golf Club, which boasts views over the Vale of York to the Pennines. For dining, you can enjoy Michelin-starred restaurants such as The Pipe and Glass and The Star at Sancton. Closer to Pocklington, Allerthorpe Golf and Country Park and Allerthorpe Lakeland Park are just a five-minute drive away, offering water sports and family activities. Additionally, you can reach York in just 25 minutes to experience its shops, restaurants, world-class museums, and rich culture. Local culinary delights in Pocklington itself include The Hide Café Bistro, Whisk Café, Wolds Café, and Bengal Lounge. For a drink, you can visit Judsons Wine Bar & Restaurant or Brew York’s Market Tap.

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