Why South Cave?

With just three properties left for sale at our latest development Westcote Farm, South Cave is no doubt a popular area to live. But why choose South Cave? We’ve looked into five features that draws in crowds to the historic village.


Dating all the way back to the 11th century, South Cave has a rich history, bits of which can still be seen in the village today.

Listed as a conservation area by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, South Cave is ‘an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’. You can find out more information about the conservation area here.

From the Market Hall – which was built over 200 years ago, and All Saints Church, to the extravagant Cave Castle that still stands tall, there’s plenty of history to explore within the small village.

A historic Wold stone dovecote is also situated on Westcote Farm itself, which would have been used in the past by the aristocratic elite to keep their doves.

Local landscape

South Cave has the unique benefit of having the Yorkshire Wolds on its doorstep. Great for both those that like a casual stroll or a long walk with the dog, there are a variety of routes within walking distance. Explore the local area and admire the scenic landscape whilst you stretch your legs and take in the country air.

A picturesque stream also runs through Westcote Farm itself if you prefer something a little closer to home.

Transport links

Though seemingly surrounded by green fields and picturesque landscapes miles away from city life, South Cave is in fact just 14 miles away from Hull City Centre and an hour from the centre of Leeds. This makes the scenic village ideal in terms of the daily commute, without the irritating view of motorways and flowing traffic. There are also regular buses for those that prefer taking public transport into Hull.

Modern village living

Forget the negative connotation that facilities in smaller villages are few and far between, South Cave is a hive of activity. With a range of independent boutiques and cafés for locals to browse, there is a post office, pharmacy, GP, dental practice, mobile optician, library, corner shop and a bank in the centre. Not to mention two pubs – perfect for spending a lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying a roast or meeting the neighbours over a friendly drink.

Cave Castle is also famous for its Sunday lunches and afternoon teas, so definitely worth a visit!

Family friendly

A local primary school and leisure centre means that South Cave is ideal for young families. Sports and social clubs in the village give children the chance to meet new friends and learn a new skill, and the various independent stores in the centre give families the chance to meet like-minded locals and organise play dates.

Westcote Farm

The latest Risby Homes development, Westcote Farm is ideally located in the middle of South Cave. The 23-home development includes two, three and four/ five bedroom newly built homes in a tranquil village setting that is ideal for people of all walks – whether you are downsizing or upgrading. With bespoke features, they give buyers the chance to make it their own.

Find out more about Westcote Farm here.

Grenada – two remaining

The Grenada is a three storey four/five-bedroom detached house with bespoke kitchens and bathrooms. Complete with ground floor underfloor heating, the Grenada also features a study and games room as well as a double garage. Designed to a high specification for family living with practical and multi-functional rooms, its perfect for families young and old.

Sorocco – one remaining

A four/ five-bedroom three storey home, the Sorocco is ideal for larger families looking for plenty of space to make their own. The games room gives both children and adults a place to play, whilst the study lets parents concentrate in their own space. Other features of the Sorocco include ground-floor underfloor heating, a double garage and open plan kitchen and dining space perfect for entertaining.

If you would like to hear more about the properties at Westcote Farm, or any of our other developments, please contact our Sales Manager Trina on 0737 611 0229 or email

New vs Old – Buying a new build home over an older house

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Finding a new home is likely to be one of the biggest investments you are ever going to make.

And securing the perfect place isn’t always easy. There’s lots to consider, from where you want the kids to grow-up and go to school, if there’s anywhere to walk the dog, and the amenities that are on your doorstep.

Plus, there are decisions to be made about what type of house suits your lifestyle, how many bedrooms you need, the number of bathrooms, and the downstairs and outside space.

But whatever you’re looking for, opting for a new build offers a number of advantages that could make the process smoother and more enjoyable.

Here’s our guide to help you get moving.

Part exchange

Some new build developers will offer buyers a part exchange deal if you’re buying one of their properties. This makes the buying and selling process much easier as if you’ve got a property to sell, you don’t have to put it on the open market.

Part exhanges are something we can offer, so if you’re interested in finding out more about how they work, get in touch with us here.

Even if you don’t part exchange, buying a new home means there is no chain above you so you are not waiting for someone else to sell and move out before you can move in.

10-year warranty

All new build homes come with a 10-year warranty, including Risby homes. This is completely free for the buyer and offers peace of mind and protection. We are proud to work with the NHBC to give our buyers assurance on the quality of our homes.

Put your own stamp on your place

Everyone’s tastes are different, and new houses often give buyers the opportunity to add their own design choices depending on the developer and when they purchase the property.

At Risby, we work closely with buyers to help them customise elements such as kitchens, bathrooms and flooring. Customising a Risby property is an easy process, and our team are very accommodating when you’re building your perfect home.

Energy efficient

According to a report from the Home Builders Federation, new builds can save their owners up to £629 a year on heating, hot water and lighting.

So instead of spending on your gas and electricity bills, you could have extra cash in your pocket to add some extra design touches to your beautiful new home.

High specification appliances

Regulations introduced over the years mean modern new builds often include the most recent technology in heating and insulation.

At Risby Homes, this is something we do as standard as well as equipping with high-spec appliances. This means our properties benefit from underfloor heating and NEFF integrated appliances.


Moving onto a new estate brings the opportunity to develop a local community. As every property is newly built, everyone down your street is in the same position. It’s a great chance to make new friends and meet new neighbours.

Help to Buy

Help to buy equity loans are low interest loans offered to buyers for the deposit of new build houses. The government will lend you up to 20% of the total cost of a new build (price range up to £600,000). Buyers are only required to raise 5% of the property value as a deposit.

Risby Homes offer the opportunity to arrange a help to buy scheme with our customers allowing a more affordable alternative.

At Risby Homes, we take pride in our properties, and have been awarded for our quality assurance. To make the decision for yourself, come and visit our show home at Westcote Farm and get a feel for our community, or get in touch to find out more.


Risby Homes Christmas Hamper Winner!

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we ran a competition to win a luxury hamper full of festive treats and all the essentials for a fantastic Christmas.

The hamper was filled with an assortment of Gin, mince pies, biscuits, a selection of hot chocolates, Yorkshire tea (of course!), Port and a beautifully made Gisela Graham fir wreath with fruit and berries.

After running the competition, which involved liking the Risby Facebook page and commenting who you would like to share the hamper with, we announced the lucky winner Chris Reader!

Chris has given the hamper to his mother as an extra Christmas gift because she ‘deserves a little treat’, after a tough year.

“Thank you for this, I really appreciate it. That’s the first time I’ve ever won something, I’m over the moon with that. I’m going to give this to my mum as it’s been a tough year.”

Congratulations Chris! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Risby Homes.