The high society millionaires with secret boltholes and hideaways in hotspot Yorkshire

Yorkshire is currently the new high society hotspot after attracting socialites power couples, designers and artists to secret bolt holes, according to Tatler.

Yorkshire has become relatively popular with people seeking an escape from busy life in big cities like London. In Richmond and the surrounding villages, property prices have risen to almost 30 per cent in the past year, the second biggest increase anywhere in Britain. The most famous resident being Rishi Sunak who lives in a £ 2 million lakeside manor house in Kirby Sigston.

But it isn’t just “normal” people fleeing the big smoke for the fresh air of Yorkshire’s countryside. It is also proving a magnet for celebrities, millionaires and the elite. Tatler has produced a list of the most glamorous Yorkshire stars in high society, from the rising sports stars and the socialites who own the listed buildings featured in the nation’s favorite period dramas.

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Making the cut is Princess Beatrice’s old friend and ultimate hostess Alice Naylor-Leyland who is married to Tom Naylor-Neyland. She promotes the chatelaine of Castle Howard, which was featured in Netflix’s raunchy hit Bridgerton last year.



Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding

Joining her is Ripon-born Caspar Jopling, who is well known in the art world. He is married to pop sensation Ellie Goulding, with the pair opting for a ceremony at York Minster and a party at the aforementioned Castle Howard.

Here is a list of five socialites that have made Yorkshire the hot-spot for the high society.

Alice Naylor-Leyland

Alice Naylor-Leyland has packed an extraordinary number of accomplishments including being named a ‘society swan’ by Tatler in 2018, she has been a Vogue columnist, a model and a fashion muse.

The 33-year-old is known as Yorkshire’s most celebrated hostess thanks to her tablescaping business. The long-time friend to Princess Beatrice regularly shares snaps of her glamorous life di lei on Instagram.

Alice is married to Tom Naylor-Leyland, who is heir to one of Britain’s land-owning dynasties. His family di lui has historic land and property across the country.

He is the son of Baronet Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland and the grandson of the late Lord Lambton and owns the 17th-century Talbot hotel in Malton, North Yorkshirenear their rented farmhouse home.

Matty Bovan

Young designer, Matty Bovan is considered one of the most exciting talents in Britain after graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2015 with an MA specializing in Fashion Knitwear, having completed a four-year BA specializing in Knitwear.

Matty was widely praised for his graduate collection, which earned him the L’Oréal Professionel Creative Award, closely followed by the LVMH Graduate Prize 2015.

He has picked up more prizes since, scooping the International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation in 2021. Matty has spoken about how much the rich history of Yorkshire has inspired his creations.

Caspar Jopling and Ellie Goulding

LA singer Ellie Goulding and art dealer Caspar Jopling tied the knot two years ago and have an eight-month-old son Arthur together.

The couple currently live in Oxford, where Caspar is studying for a MBA however, they have a strong bond with Yorkshire, where Caspar’s grandfather Lord Michael Jopling, who sits in the House of Lords for the Conservative party, lives.

While his father Nicholas is active within the conservative party, Caspar shares his interest in art with his uncle Jay Jopling, a famed contemporary art dealer and gallerist who used to be married to the artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

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Caspar and Ellie contributed to putting Yorkshire on the map with their 2019 wedding, when they tied the knot at the York Minster and went on to party at Castle Howard with a host of society friends.

In July last year they were spotted rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Prince William and Kate Middleton during the Euro semi-final in Wembley.

Blanche Howard

A round-up of Yorkshire’s social set would be incomplete without heiress Blanche Howard, daughter of Hon Nicholas Howard and his wife Victoria Barnsley, OBE.

Blanche grew up in the sprawling 10,000-acre grounds of Castle Howard, which may be familiar to many as a location in Netflix show Bridgerton.

The 145-room country pile, which was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built between 1699 and 1712, has been home to ten generations of the Howard family.

Growing up in such lavish surroundings inspired Blanche to choose a perhaps unexpected path in life. The 27-year-old is currently a third year student at the Architectural Association in Bloomsbury, the grandeur of her family home di lei inspiring passion in her subject di lei.

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