Risby Homes

Saying hello to new arrivals

Meet our very own shepherdess welcoming new arrivals to Shepherd’s Rest, a 74-home development of two, three and four bed properties located off Shepherd Lane close to Minster Way in Beverley.

Alongside 35 new home buyers, our site coordinator Amy Barrett has also welcomed new lambs to her flock so far this spring, a flock which inspired the name for our latest development.

The Shepherd’s Rest
properties include the four-bedroom Swaledale and three bedroom Romney, each named after different breeds of sheep relating to the existing street names.

Work began on the Shepherd’s Rest development in 2018, with the first residents moving in during November 2019. With over 60 per cent of homes already reserved, they’re proving popular with home buyers.

Despite the pandemic, interest in the site has been buoyant with 47 of our 73 homes already reserved and 35 homes already occupied by residents. We’re delighted to have welcomed nearly half our home buyers and families to the site already.

Since Amy’s father Mark Barrett built his first development in Beverley in 1993, Risby Homes has become a family affair, with deep-rooted values at the heart of its business.

Amy said: I had sheep growing up as my grandparents were farmers and I always enjoyed bottle feeding the pet lambs. While I worked away from home I didn’t have any sheep, so when a local farmer had some that needed bottle feeding I couldn’t resist and I ended up looking after the strays. I now have 10 sheep in my flock: two males, two pet lambs and three ewes who have given birth to three lambs so far this spring with more on the way.”


There are currently only two homes available to reserve on Shepherd’s Rest: 

•   Plot 32, The Ryeland: a four bed detached home with garage £385,000
•   Plot 25, The Romney: a three bed semi-detached home with double driveway £269,000.

The final phase of Shepherd’s Rest will be released in spring 2022. To register your interest and be kept updated about when homes come available, email trina@risbyhomes.co.uk