Tom Watson, a director of Cundalls estate agency which handled the sale, said: 'In many respects time has stood still in West Heslerton.
Yorkshire village of West Heslerton sold for £20million | Daily Mail Online
Former owner Eve Dawnay inherited the village from her father in the s and wanted the village to go to the 'kindest bidder'. But when she died in she had no heir to pass it on to so it was put up for sale to be split between beneficiaries.
Ms Dawney who solely owned the whole of the village, near Malton, North Yorkshire, kept families living in the village for decades thanks to affordable rents and some clever social engineering. She had wanted the next owner to carry on her legacy of giving villagers cheap rent and supporting the local community. Tom Watson, a director of Cundalls estate agency which handled the sale, said: 'In many respects time has stood still in West Heslerton'. Pictured is a road sign directing drivers to the town of West Heslerton in North Yorkshire.
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The estate had been dubbed 'a blank canvas ready to be shaped for the next generation' following the death of the year-old eccentric spinster in Pictured is the church in the village of West Heslerton in North Yorkshire, which has remained untouched for 50 years. The village even has its own functioning petrol station. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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Rolf E. Walk the footpaths along the coast on either side of the harbor to soak up the salt air and discover uncrowded beaches, or stay in town to explore its art galleries and shops.
The most popular time to visit is in August for the annual Scarecrow Festival, when the community comes together to hunt for whimsically themed scarecrows hidden around town. Where to stay: The Pennycroft Guest House draws raves from past guests for its comfy beds and warm hospitality.
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