Living in Huddersfield Town Centre

Living in Huddersfield Town Centre

Huddersfield tends to live in the shadows of Yorkshire’s bigger cities such as Leeds and York, but this amazing town has just as much to offer and makes the perfect place to live! We have two unique apartments right in the town centre in the Byram Court development, that boast original features and are full of character!

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Properties

We have a one bedroom apartment featuring a spacious open-plan living area, with large windows creating a bright and open space. This area also boasts an original exposed brick fireplace creating a stunning centre piece, as well as original floorboards. The modern kitchen is complete with integrated oven/hob, washer/dryer and fridge with icebox.

The spacious double bedroom has large windows that let light flood in and original floorboards, whilst the modern bathroom features a white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

We also have a two bedroom apartment within the same development, but is totally unique! The spacious open-plan living area boasts an original brick fireplace and bespoke kitchen with oven/hob and fridge, whilst a beautifully arched, original feature window allows light to flood into the room, creating a fantastic living space.

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The bedrooms, one double and one single, are spacious with plenty of storage possibilities, and have large windows that allow plenty of light into the room. The modern bathroom consists of a white three-piece suite, with bath and shower facilities, and both apartments have a secure door entry system.

Location

These fantastic apartments are ideally located for working professionals in the Huddersfield or surrounding areas, with easy access to both Leeds and Manchester via train, with the train station being just a 5 minute walk away. Byram Court is situated in the heart of the town centre, with an array of amazing shops, bars and restaurants right on the doorstep! This apartment development is ideal for people who really want to be in the centre of the action, due to its prime location just off Kirkgate street, right next to Byram Arcade.

Via train, Leeds city centre is just 20 minutes away, Bradford 40 minutes, and Manchester, Wakefield and Halifax all approximately half an hour away. If you want a little peace and quiet, you can venture to nearby towns and villages including Holmfirth, Marsden and Penistone, or even the Peak District National Park located just to the north, perfect for hiking or a relaxing day out with stunning views!

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Food & Drink

  • Chilli Lounge and Lala’s – Indian
  • Ciao Bella – Italian
  • Thai Sakon – Thai
  • Alabama Smoke – American
  • The Polish Corner – Polish
  • Botafogo Rodizio Bar & Grill – Brazilian
  • Discovery Bay – Caribbean
  • Gringo’s – Mexican
  • Canton Chef – Chinese/Cantonese
  • Apadana – Persian
  • Meson La Pepa – Mediterranean
  • Bar Maroc – Moroccan
  • Cafes: The Little Kitchen, The Blue Rooms, Cafe Society, They Keys
  • Bars – Voda, Vox, Zephyr, The Hart, Five Bar, Herbet’s Bar
  • Pubs – The Cherry Tree, Gamer’s Tavern, Magic Rock Tap, Sportsman, The Grove

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Upcoming events

Leeds & Sheffield Bank Holiday Weekend!

Leeds & Sheffield Bank Holiday Weekend!

The August Bank Holiday is made for a long weekend of live music, food and drink. The holiday marks the ending of summer, so make the most of it with these great events in two of Yorkshire’s major cities; Leeds and Sheffield, both famed for their great music events and excellent bars!

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Leeds 

Leeds Festival 26-28th: One of the country’s biggest music festival, with headline acts this year including Biffo Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Imagine Dragons.

Temple Newsam Beer Festival 26-29th: Temple Newsam Park’s first ever beer festival, offering an excellent selection of beers and ciders, as well as delicious food and children’s activities within it’s beautiful park.

Soak & Up Yer Ronson, Mint Warehouse, 27th: Spice up your bank holiday with Mint’s end of summer day and night party, with a line up full of the best house acts around.

Chebfest, The Library, 27th: Celebrating women in heavy metal with a line up of female-fronted metal bands and burlesque acts.

Merrion Street Festival, 28th: A long weekend of fun activities and events where all the bars along the strip open their doors for a proper street festival.

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The Garden Party, The Faversham, 28th: It’s not a bank holiday in Leeds without a Garden Party. The Faversham’s famous day and night party will return with Alan Fitzpatrick, Denis Sulta and Dusky.

Insomnifest, Beaverworks, 28th: For their 5th birthday, Insomnifest have loads of top DJs and six different areas to party in.

Northern Soul Bank Holiday Special, Smokestack, 28th: A more chilled way to spend your bank holiday with good old soul music you can really dance to.

Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park, 28th: An open air concert hosting the best reggae, hip-hop, grime, gospel, afrobeat and r&b artists. The perfect warm up for…

Leeds West Indian Carnival, Potternewton Park, 29th: A day of live music, entertainment, fantastic costumes, food and drink, along with the colourful parade through Chapeltown.

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Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival, Barnsley, 25-29th: If you’re a foodie you’ll love this festival; as well as delicious food stalls there will be demonstrations, workshops, live music and activities for children.

The Velvet Burlesque, Library Theatre, 25-28th: A fantastic and flamboyant burlesque and cabaret festival with excellent shows as well as workshops and classes!

Bank Holiday Pimm’s Cocktail Weekender, Malin Bridge Inn, 26-28th: End the summer with a weekend full of cocktails, live DJs and a BBQ at this three day party.

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August Bank Holiday Beer Festival, West Street Ale House, 27-29th: A weekend full of the best craft beers, cask ales and live music; perfect for real beer lovers.

Dirty House Party, The Harley, 27th: What The Harley does best; an epic night of the best house music with DJ ej and Ste Haley.

Big Soul Night, Sheffield City Hall, 27th: A fantastic night of the best soul music, with three rooms hosting northern soul, Motown hits and modern soul anthems.

Live music @ Leopold Square, 27-28th: Two evenings of chilled live music, with Danny Maddocks’ soulful sound on Saturday, and a jazzy Sunday afternoon with The Big Swing.

The Charged Garden Party, Dam House, 28th: An all day and night party celebrating the Dam House 10th birthday, with a special after party until 6am.

Roger Sanchez & Late Nite Tuff Guy, Area, 28th: A bank holiday special with these two top artists and other great DJs, set to be an amazing night of house and techno.

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Living in Halifax, West Yorkshire

Living in Halifax, West Yorkshire

Afully FURNISHED second floor, ONE bedroom apartment set in a picturesque location in HALIFAX, just minutes from essential local amenities and TRANSPORT links.

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Property

This fully furnished apartment features a spacious, open-plan living area, fitted with laminate flooring and a beautifully finished, modern kitchen with wooden units and cream tiling. The kitchen comes complete with integrated oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and stylish breakfast bar. This space is complete with two brown leather sofas, dining table and four chairs, coffee table and two breakfast bar stools. Kitchen2 edit

The lovely double bedroom is fully carpeted and complete with a comfy double bed, double wardrobe and bedside table, and large window looks out onto well-maintained gardens. The modern bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as a mirror over the sink and electric shaver plug. The apartment also benefits from one parking space, alarm and secure door entry system.

Location

This apartment is situated on the stunning Opus Point development, close to many great local shops, bars and eateries, and is located just 1 mile south of Halifax centre. This apartment has convenient access to the M62 motorway, great bus links and is close to Halifax railway station making it ideal for commuters. The development is close to many green spaces, including Savile Park and Manor Heath Park, and offers great long distance countryside views, with the River Calder running close by.

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As well as being neighboured by Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge, Halifax is within easy reach of nearby Yorkshire cities including Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. Being just a mile from Halifax’s centre means you’ll have access to many great shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, with the town also being home to Eureka Museum, Halifax Borough Market, Victoria Theatre, Woolshops Shopping Centre, The Piece Hall and Dean Clough converted mills.

Where to eat & drink

  • Ricci’s Place – delicious Mediterranean cuisine served in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere
  • Deli on the Bridge – a modern, chic deli with a great selection of home-cooked dishes
  • Inn Cognito – a varied menu cooked to perfection by expert chefs, with a quirky setting
  • Brasserie at the Bull – a luxurious restaurant offering modern-British dining and a friendly atmosphere
  • Ricci’s Tapas and Cicchetti – the best tapas in Halifax in a stylish restaurant with excellent staff
  • The Murgatroyd Arms – a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere, real ales and quality food
  • Shears Inn – a quintessentially ‘Olde Worlde’ English pub offering great value for money
  • Julio’s – traditional home-cooked Italian food served by excellent staff in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Ziggy’s Spice House – one of the longest established and best loved Indian restaurants in Halifax
  • Towngate Brasserie – an excellent restaurant that you won’t be able to visit just once

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Best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, England & Europe!

Best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, England & Europe!

Even though its nearing the end of summer, there’s still plenty of time for a holiday! September can be one of the best times as there are less tourists, children have gone back to school and prices are much lower. So whether you’re wanting to stay in Yorkshire, discover a new part of England, or find a cheap European break, we’ve found the best places to go!

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North York Moors – 1400 miles of natural beauty including heather moorland, pine forests rolling hills and wildlife, there’s plenty to discover in the picturesque and tranquil moors! Explore historic abbeys, castles, priories and traditional pubs nestled in hidden villages. Perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Best towns: Guisborough, Helmsley, Pickering and Rosedale Abbey.

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Yorkshire Dales – If you haven’t been to the beautiful Dales, you need to go now! The Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are full of breath-taking scenery. Southern Dales is less remote, whilst the north is rich in rugged scenery, perfect for hiking, and the West Dales are known for pretty villages and small towns. Best towns: Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Malham, Richmond, Settle and Ingleton.

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Yorkshire Coast – whether you want a traditional seaside resort, or something more peaceful or quirky, Yorkshire’s coastline has it all. Head to Robin Hood’s Bay for a ‘lost in time’ getaway, with its raw coastline, staggering cliffs and quaint fishingcottages. For a more traditional feel, Filey is the place to be, with sandy beaches, bustling promenades and the best fish and chips. Flamborough is the best for wildlife with rugged white cliffs and clear seas, perfect for bird watching, hiking and sea canoeing, along with a scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses. Whitby is one of the classic Yorkshire seasides, with windswept beaches, cobbles lanes, vampire legends along with cosy taverns and lively bars. If you want something a little different, you’ll love the quirky vibe of Bridlington, with kitsch seaside entertainment, elegant promenades and a fascinating Old Town.Holiday3

Peak District – Be enchanted by the Peaks moorland, rolling hills, scented meadows and leafy forests. The perfect active holiday with climbing, walking, mountain biking and horse riding all on offer. For some culture and history, visit Chatsworth House, Renishaw Hall Gardens and Bolsover Castle. Best towns: Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield and Buxton.

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England

  • Bath – World Heritage Site, Georgian crescents and terraces, theatres, museums and culture, cosy B&Bs, a thriving, ever-growing restaurant scene
  • Cornwall – 300 miles of dune and cliffs, unspoilt coastline, medieval harbours, wildflowers and remote beaches, rock pools and marine life, surfing and bodyboarding
  • Brighton – Eccentric city, lovely beaches, 98 stunning parks and gardens, unique museums, boho North Laine with quirky shops and sleek restaurants
  • Norfolk – Perfect for relaxation, clear coastline, nature reserves and wildlife, market towns, magnificent castles and churches, little rainfall
  • Devon – Caves, cliffs and cream teas, good food and great outdoors, surf breaks, strolls and picnics, artisan farmers’ markets
  • Lake District – Britain’s finest scenery, incredible views, glistening lakes, towering valleys, fascinating woodlands, perfect for walkers

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Europe

  • Budapest – the top budget city break in Europe, mix of neoclassical, baroque and art nouveua architecture, rich Jewish heritage, fantastic food scene
  • Prague – bustling city with a dark past, reflected in storied churches, looming Prague Castle and statue-lined bridges, a hidden gem to visit before prices start rising
  • Lisbon – Portugal’s capital set on 7 hills, coastal city, laid-back charm, colourful old buildings, cafe culture
  • Barcelona – sea and city, culture-rich, museums, markets, breath-taking gothic churches and cathedrals, beautiful architecture, lively nightclub scene
  • Amsterdam – a network of canals, house-boats, bustling cafes, intriguing museums, cute buildings, Red Light District, leisurely bike and boat rides, renowned art galleries

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Living in Barnsley

Living in Barnsley

If you’re passionate about sustainable living, this stunning two bedroom home in Barnsley is perfect for you!

Property 

This lovely home comprises a bright and spacious lounge with fitted carpet, creating the perfect space for the whole family to relax. The contemporary kitchen is finished to a high standard with beautiful cream units and integrated oven and hob. An under the stairs pantry provides extra storage space. The two double bedrooms are fully carpeted, and the spacious layouts provide plenty of storage opportunities. A beautifully finished bathroom is located upstairs, with a white three-piece suite including bath and shower facilities. A separate W.C is located on the ground floor, helping to ease the morning rush.

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Standhill Crescent propertiesare constructed to an extremely high standard and are built to promote sustainable living. The houses are extremely energy efficient and feature PV roof panels, which generate energy even on a cloudy day to run household appliances and lighting. On a summer’s day this property becomes a bright sun trap, and features an enclosed garden to the rear and turfed area to the front, as well as off-road parking.

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Location

This lovely home is located in Athersley North, just 10 minutes from Barnsley town centre. The excellent transport links to major cities such as Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield make it ideal for commuters. The property is also located just a short drive from the Peak District National Park, which provides stunning scenery, nature and a day out for the whole family to enjoy.

In the suburb of Athersley, there are many great schools, as well as eateries, friendly pubs, convenience stores and green spaces, the perfect place to raise your family! You can travel easily into Barnsley town centre by bus or car, where you’ll find even more shops including the Alhambra shopping centre, sports clubs and facilities, the Metrodome, great bars and restaurants, the train station and Parkway Cinema. Other great sites and attractions in Barnsley include Wentworth Castle Gardens, Cannon Hall Farm, Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre and Locke Park.

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Food & Drink

  • Beatson House Restaurant – top quality British cuisine, perfect for an occasion
  • Elephant and Castle – family friendly restaurant with amazing food
  • Royal Spice – delicious Indian food with top service
  • Bistro Romanos – one of the best Italian’s in Barnsley
  • Not Just Coffee – homely and welcoming family run cafe
  • Lemon Tree – excellent Turkish cuisine
  • Tandoori Hut – a local favourite serving Indian food
  • Aroma Cafe Bar – great for afternoon tea and gluten-free dishes
  • The Ash Inn – well priced, homemade food in a lovely atmosphere
  • White Bear – one of the most popular pubs in Barnsley
  • Chill – sophisticated champagne bar

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Relaxation/Lazy Day Tips

Relaxation/Lazy Day Tips

You may not be aware, but on Wednesday it was National Lazy Day, and this Monday it’s National Relaxation Day! So that’s the perfect excuse to book some relaxation time in for yourself and have a proper lazy day. Here are our some ideas on how to achieve total relaxation; you deserve it!

  1. Meditation and yoga – you’re probably sick of hearing this, but these two activities are proven to promote relaxation. Throw some stretching in there to for full body relaxationRelax1
  2. Exercise – some people find serious exercise really relaxing, but if you’re not one of those people (yeah, us neither) then just a steady walk will do the trick
  3. Have a nap – naps aren’t just for children, having a 20 minute nap (or as long as you want really!) is a definite way to make you feel more relaxed
  4. Breathing exercises – doing some deep, slow breathing will help to relax you in a stressful situation. Practice the technique every day so you have to hand in those difficult moments
  5. Progressive relaxation – to get all parts of your body engaged, try the progressive relaxation technique; tensing then relaxing each part of your body in turn. Trust us, it works!Sleeping_Space_5
  6. Grounding – learn to be in the moment by taking in your surroundings; what you can see, smell, hear, taste and feel. This is a great way to practice being mindful
  7. Create a zen zone in your home – somewhere you can go to specifically relax. Try a hippie themed space with help from our previous blog to channel those chilled vibes
  8. Destress your home – as well as creating a specific relaxing space, make your whole home a more relaxing, stress-free place with help from our tips
  9. Spend some alone  – sometimes its just nice to be by yourself, doing what makes you happy without worrying about anything or anyone else!
  10. Be in nature – going outside is an amazing and simple way to feel relaxed and free. Getting some sun will also boost your mood! Create your own green space with our handy guide
  11. Leave work at work – don’t bring work problems home, its a sure way to make you feel stressed and agitated. Just be calm and forget about it while you’re at homeRelax3!
  12. Get organised – unless you’re a serious lover of organisation, the actually process won’t be that relaxing, but the outcome of having everything sorted definitely will be. Read our blog for ways to simplify your life 
  13. Visualise – if you’re not in a relaxing place physically, create one in your mind, you’ve heard of a “happy place” before!
  14. Night time routine – having a ritual for bed time will help you to be more relaxed and sleep better, read here for more!
  15. Go on a break – even a short trip will help you to just get away from the stresses of life and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

Here are a few other activities you can do when you’re having a relaxation/lazy day:

  • Snuggle up with a good book
  • Watch something funny
  • Have a lazy day with blankets, snacks and films
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  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Try an adult colouring book
  • Write down your thoughts
  • Unplug from technology
  • Have a good cuppa
  • Use scents and essential oils to relax
  • Enjoy a relaxing bath with bubbles, candles and calming music
  • Have a pamper day

Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton is one of the most sought after spots in Leeds, withits own community of shops, bars, restaurants and events. Our one bedroom apartment in the Allerton Croft development will give you access to all of this, whilst being only 10 minutes from Leeds city centre.

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The apartment boasts a bright, open-plan living area, with a modern finished kitchen through an archway, helping to keep the two areas separate whilst still open and spacious. The kitchen is complete with integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven/hob, washer/dryer, and tall fridge/freezer. The kitchen area is fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning, whilst the lounge area is fully carpeted for a cosy feel.

The double bedroom of the apartment is fully carpeted and benefits from a spacious built in wardrobe. The modern tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as a mirror over the sink and a towel rail. The property has a secure entry system for extra security, and parking facilities are situated within the communal grounds.Chapel2

Location

Allerton Croft is situated next to the beautiful PotternewtonPark, just a short walk from the centre of Chapel Allerton, which has a village-like feel with its own high street with unique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and so much more. Chapel Allerton is a charming, sought-after area with a great community spirit, and offers excellent access to the buzzing city centre of Leeds, which can be reached by car or public transport in just 10 minutes. Neighbouring suburbs include Headingley, Roundhay and Moortown.

 

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Best bits

  • Culture – Inkwell Arts, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Library
  • Every day essentials – Tesco express, Esso, Lidl, The Co-op, Natwest, HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Allerton Medical Centre, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Public Health Resource Centre
  • Exercise – Yoga Kula, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym, Elevations Academy for Dance, Scott Hall Leisure Centre
  • Parks – Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton Park, Roundhay Park
  • Cafes – Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, House of Koko, Opposite Cafe
  • Restaurants – Sukhothai, Aagrah, Siam Oriental, Casa Mia, Pinche Pinche Mexican, El Bareto, The Olive Tree, The Hummingbird, Sami’s Moroccan, Boss Burgers
  • Pubs/bars – Zed Bar, The Manor, The Hub, The Mustard Pot, The Regent, The Bay Horse In, Further North, The Woods, The Nags Head, The Three Hulats, Kith & Kin, The Pit, Veuve Bar De Champagne
  • Independent shops – The Pink Banana, Chirpy, Angels Too, Casablanca, New Collection, Armadillo Toys, Oaks, Fit to Bust, Rustic Pine, Sugar & Rhubarb, Form Bespoke Jewellers
  • Specialist shops – Simply Cakes, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, Tarbett’s Fishmongers, Neil Smith Butchers, The Perfumed Garden
  • Salons – Cutting Room Creative, Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon, Cold Bath Barber Shop, David Michael Hair, Mod Salons, Moriarty’s Hair Salon, Salon Style, Pout Beauty Salon, Beauty Spot, Jon Kinsey Salon, @ the Salon, Emerald Hair & Beauty, Noveau Nails, Aone Beauty Salon

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Events

  • The North Leeds Food Festival – 19 to 21 August – Roundhay Park
  • Seven Bar Sounds live acoustic – 23 August – Seven Arts
  • 8th Birthday weekend – 27 & 28 August – The Mustard Pot
  • Leeds West Indian Carnival – 29 August – Potternewton Park
  • Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival – 29 August – Seven Arts
  • Festival Words (An Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word) – 30 August – Seven Arts
  • Chapel Allerton Arts Festival – 29 August to 4 September – Chapel Allerton
  • Leeds International Beer Festival – 8 to 11 September – Leeds Town Hall
  • Saltaire Brewery Beer Festival – 9 September – County Works, Bradford
  • Yoga Foundation Workshop – 10 September – Yoga Kula
  • On Roundhay live concert – 17 September – Roundhay Park

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