Fireworks & Food: Bonfire Night in Yorkshire!

Fireworks & Food: Bonfire Night in Yorkshire!

Get your sparklers ready and wrap up warm, its almost bonfire night! Kick off the autumn/winter season at one of these amazing bonfire and firework displays in Yorkshire! And if you’re in need of more food and drink, visit one of the nearby pubs and restaurants.

Roundhay Park, Leeds

Head down to Leeds’ biggest bonfire night at Roundhay Park and keep warm by the huge bonfire while you watch the spectacular firework display!

Nearby: The Roundhay Fox, White House, Napa Bar, Preston and Rico’s.

Soldier’s Field, November 4, gates open 7pm,  free entry.

Cathedral House, Huddersfield

A fun-filled night for all with fireworks, funfair and food stalls, as well as great live music and a gift shop.

Nearby: The Bridge, The Grove, The Star Inn.

November 4, gates open 5pm, advanced tickets £2.50.

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West Yorkshire Fireworks Extravaganza

Not only will you get a brilliant bonfire and a firework extravaganza, you’ll be treated to rides, live music, food and drink at the West Yorkshire Fire Service bonfire night!

Nearby: The Golden Fleece, Heathfield Farm, Mild Seven.

Oakroyd Hall (Birkenshaw), November 4, gates open 6pm, adults £6, children £4, under 5s free.

Bolton Abbey 

Have a magical bonfire night at Bolton Abbey, with a beautiful firework display set against the illuminated priory ruins. Enjoy warm food and sweet treats whilst you watch the street performers and fire eaters!

Nearby: Burlington, The Devonshire Arms, Cavendish Pavillion Cafe, The Tea Cottage.

November 4, gates open 5pm, advanced tickets: adults £10, under 14s £7, under 3s free.

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The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton

Enjoy a traditional Yorkshire bonfire night down at The Mustard Pot! Warm yourself up whilst watching the fireworks with homemade chilli, pie & peas, Yorkshire parkin and winter drink!

Nearby: Kith & Kin, The Pit, The Woods, Casa Mia.

November 5, starts 4pm, free entry.

The Poppleton Centre

Tuck into a delicious hog roast at this bonfire and firework spectacular! There’s also burgers, hot dogs and a full bar, as well as live music ’til 9pm.

Nearby: The White Horse Inn, The Lord Collingwood, The Lord Nelson Inn.

November 5, gates open 5pm, advanced tickets only: adults £7, children 5-16 £3, under 5s free.

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Elland Charity Bonfire & Firework Display

Have a wonderful bonfire night whilst also raising money for charity! There will be plenty to see and do, with a huge bonfire, two firework displays, a fire dance display team, game stalls and fairground rides, as well as cakes and sweets, delicious food and hot drinks.

Nearby: The Fleece Inn, The Bridge, The Malt Shovel Inn, The Savile Arms, The Caddy Shack.

Hullenedge Park, November 5, gates open 5:30pm, adults £5, under 12s £2.50.

After Dark Fireworks Spectacular

Head down to Sheffield’s biggest bonfire night, with an incredible firework display, huge bonfire, giant funfair, food stalls and music from Hallam FM!

Nearby: Valley Centertainment – Prezzo, Handmade Burger Co., Bella Italia, Five Guys, Chiquito, Coast To Coast.

Don Valley Grass Bowl, Novemer 5, gates open 5:30pm, adults £10, children £5, under 3s free.

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The Best of Batley!

The Best of Batley!

Do you want to live in a stunning new build property close to the best towns and cities in Yorkshire? Then this beautifully-finished two bedroom apartment on a new development in Batley is the perfect new home for you!

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This stylish apartment embraces the modern, open-plan layout, with a spacious living area fitted with laminate flooring and featuring a floor to ceiling window, creating a bright and open space. There is plenty of room for a dining table and chairs alongside your lounge furniture, making it the perfect place to both eat and relax. The contemporary kitchen is fitted with white high gloss units and complete with oven, hob and extractor fan.

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The property comprises of two double bedrooms, both bright, spacious and fully carpeted, with the master bedroom benefitting from an ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower cubicle. The part-tiled house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. There is also a cupboard opposite the bathroom in the hallway, providing extra storage space to help keep your apartment organised and tidy! The apartment also comes with allocated parking and allows children. All of this could be yours for only £400pcm!

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Location

The brand new Pavilion Close development is located on Soothill Lane, just a short walk from the Batley train station, providing easy access to Leeds and Wakefield, making it the perfect location for commuters. Just round the corner from the property are many supermarkets including Aldi, Asda and Tesco, as well as other great shops, eateries and bars along the Batley high street. If you want a wider selection of shops, the White Rose Shopping Centre is only 15 minutes away! This is also a great location for families with children as there are several well-regarded schools in the area.

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Batley is the perfect town for those working in Yorkshire’s major cities, with Leeds and Bradford both around 20 minutes drive away, Wakefield 25 minutes and Huddersfield half an hour, all easily reached by the nearby train station as well. If you want to immerse yourself in nature, Wilton Park is just a short journey away along Bradford Road, and you’ll be just over 40 minutes from the Peak District and an hour from the Yorkshire Dales/Nidderdale AONB.

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Best of Batley

  • The home of Fox’s Biscuits
  • Wilton Park with boating lake, butterfly house and observatory
  • Bagshaw Museum
  • Batley Rugby League Club
  • The Mill Outlet and Red Brick Mill
  • Batley Library and Art Gallery
  • Restaurants: Zucchini Italian, Roberto’s, Luigi’s, Lala’s, Godfather Pizzeria, Smokey’s Original, The Fox and Hounds
  • Cafes: Hannah’s Tea Rooms and Bakery, Hannah’s Ice Cream Parlour, Cafe Barsa, Jordanelle, Nix Cakes, The Coffee House
  • Pubs/bars: Cellar Bar, Legends Bar, The Union Rooms, The Taproom, The Wellington, Mr Smith’s

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Security tips for your rented home

Security tips for your rented home

October is Home Security Month, reminding us how important it is to keep our homes safe and secure, even if you’re home is rented! Sometimes it can feel like the security of your rented home is out of your hands, but there are things you can do! Read on for our top tips on how to boost security for your rented home.

#1 Insurance and Secure Entry

Make sure that all the contents in your home are covered by insurance in case the worst does happen. If you live in an apartment, you can’t control who comes in and out of the whole building, but a secure door entry system prevents unwanted people from just walking in. All of our apartments have this feature!

#2 Doors and Windows

Check your doors, windows and locks are secure and in good condition, and if they aren’t, let your landlord know! Always make sure they are locked when leaving the house; even if you’re just popping to another apartment in the same building, or even when you’re in your home, keep your doors locked. Keeping windows locked is especially important if you’re in a ground floor apartment. If your landlord permits, ask them to install a deadbolt or if you can install one yourself, they are much more secure.

#3 Alarms

Some rented homes may not have a security alarm, especially apartments, but you can buy adhesive sensors for windows and doors that detect huge vibrations such as break ins and sound an alarm. There are also now many wireless systems and monitoring cameras which can send alerts to your phone when there’s any irregular activity!

#4 Night Time

Whether you’re in a house or an apartment, if you’re going out at night or away for a while, make sure to shut the curtains and turn the lights on (or have a timer) so it looks like someone is home to deter burglars.

#5 Valuables

Never leave valuable items in sight, and keep them hidden somewhere that isn’t obvious. Also never leave keys near windows, whether open or not. You can also put your house number and postcode onto really valuable items to make them traceable and harder to sell if someone does get hold of them.

#6 Garages and Sheds

If your rented home has a shed or garage, make sure they are secure, well maintained and always locked. If you have lots of valuable items in there you can also have an alarm system for them too.

#7 Get to know your neighbours

Make friends with your neighbours and people in your apartment block. This helps put your mind at ease about who you’re living next to, especially in an apartment, and you can look out for each other when one of you is away to keep an eye on things. This is even more important if you’re living in a flat share; and you can ask your landlord to put a lock on your bedroom door for even more security.

#8 Don’t attract attention

Never leave notes for service people or relatives as this tells everyone that you’re not at home! Also if you’re going away, don’t advertise it on social media for everyone to see. If you are going away, have a read of our blog on keeping your home safe while on holiday.

 

Suburban Living in Moortown, Leeds

Suburban Living in Moortown, Leeds

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The two well-sized bedrooms are fitted with carpets for a cosy feel, and the master bedroom additionally benefits from an en suite bathroom, whilst a cupboard in the hallway provides extra storage space. The modern house bathroom is part-tiled and fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and also comes with a mirror and electric shaver plug. A secure door entry system provides extra safety, and the apartment comes with an allocated parking space.

Location

In the suburb of Moortown there is a great range of amenities including a Marks & Spencer, banks, restaurants, bars and many other shops. And if you’re looking for more, Leeds city centre is only a 15 minute journey away and boasts a whole range of fantastic shops, bars, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues; you will never run out of things to do in this city!Canal_Gardens_Aug_2007

Highlights of Moortown

  • G-Wu – the raved about Chinese restaurant & takeaway
  • David Lloyd – high end gym
  • Blackbird Vintage – a unique vintage store selling furniture and designer clothes
  • Mama Doreen’s – a delicious cupcake shop
  • Haley & Clifford – ethical and home-cooked food
  • Ira B’s – classic Jewish food with loads of personality (pictured)
  • Gourmet Foods – a kosher butchers
  • Amici – friendly Italian restaurant
  • The Lord Darcy Pub – classic suburban pub
  • Moortown Golf Club – in the top 100 golf clubs in the country
  • The Street Lane Bakery – a range of cakes, pastries and bread
  • COOK – selling gourmet, frozen ready meals
  • Filmore & Union – upmarket café and deli
  • Peperoncino – authentic Italian takeaway

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Halloween in Yorkshire

Halloween in Yorkshire

Halloween is quickly creeping up on us, and its the perfect excuse to have some fun and dress up for a night! Here we have a round up of all the best Halloween events in Yorkshire, whether you’re looking for a fun family event or a crazy night out, there’s something for everyone!

Family-friendly fun (half term week)

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Nights Out (all 29 October)

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Film Showings

Suburban Living in Halifax

Suburban Living in Halifax

Do you want the peace and quiet of suburban living, but still close enough to enjoy Yorkshire’s best towns and cities? Then living in the town of Elland in the south of Halifax is the ideal place for you! We currently have two stunning apartments that will give you the best of everything.

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Both two bedroom apartments feature a spacious open-plan living area, creating the perfect space to both eat and relax, with a modern kitchen featuring maple units and stainless steel oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The two double bedrooms in the apartments are fitted with carpet and offer plenty of space for storage opportunities, whilst the tiled bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and fitted with vinyl flooring. The apartments also benefit from gas central heating, TV and telephone points, carpets and blinds, as well as allocated parking spaces.

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Location

The Westbury Fold development is situated within a beautifully converted mill in the lovely market town of Elland, just south of Halifax. The M62 is located close by offering easy access to Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield, making this property ideal for commuters who still want the suburban lifestyle. As well as having towns and cities within easy reach, you’ll also be just half an hour from the stunning Peak District National Park.

The apartment is a short walk from Elland high street which boasts plenty of shops, supermarkets, pubs and eateries, so you’ll be within easy reach of everything you need! Halifax itself also has plenty to offer including shopping centres, entertainment venues, restaurants, night life, a cinema and much more!

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Best of Elland

  • Hullen Edge Park and Elland Cricket Club
  • Elland Golf Club and Course
  • The Elland Brewery
  • Indigo Bar & Restaurant
  • La Cachette (French bistrot)
  • The Caddy Shack Bar & Grill
  • Cobbles Cafe & Ice Cream Bar
  • Gatsby Cocktail Bar
  • Rex Cinema
  • New Hall Therapies
  • Lippylicious Tea Room
  • The Barge and Barrel
  • The Calderdale Way walk

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Autumn Home Decor on a Budget!

Autumn Home Decor on a Budget!

Summer is officially over and the weather is getting cooler; time to make your home warm and cosy for the autumn/winter months ahead. But what if you don’t have loads of money to spare for a revamp? Don’t despair, as our cheap tips and tricks to make your home a cosy haven won’t break your budget!

#1 Key colours

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Warm hues are perfect for Autumn – pumpkin, maple, espresso, mustard, terracotta, chocolate, wine red, burnt orange, cinnamon and amber. A neutral backdrop is the perfect setting for these rich colours, ideal for rented homes you can’t paint!

#2 Get cosy

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Adorn your home with an array of blankets, cushions and rugs to keep you and your home warm whilst you wait until the last possible minute to turn your heating on! They’re not only practical, they look pretty too! Purchase soft and fluffy ones for extra comfort, there’s loads available for great prices on the high street! And make sure you swap to a thicker duvet too.

#3 Fall in love with nature

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Autumn calls for natural details; trying adding a few wooden pieces to your home, turn crisp autumn leaves that have fallen into pretty decorations, and add some branches or even have a small tree in your living area. Also organised your belongings with wicker baskets as a perfect symbol for the harvest.

#4 Be creative

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Create your own centre piece or vase decoration using acorns, pinecones, branches and ornamental pumpkins decorated with glitter, metallic paint or pretty patterns. Also introduce rustic details, vintage pieces and distressed textures.

#5 Mood lighting

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As the days get darker, invest in some lamps to create more light; ones with a dimmer switch and warmer lighting are perfect to create a cosy mood, as are pretty fairy lights for a romantic feel.

#6 Autumnal scents

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As well as the visual aspects, create an autumn smell within your home. You can do this with scented candles, incense, oil diffusers, scent sticks and potpourri. You could even try a simmer pot of hot water filled with cinnamon, orange peel, cloves and bay leaves.

#7 Snuggle up

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Create a simple but cosy nook in your home – it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a little corner where you can snuggle up away from the cold. For even more cosiness, create a canopy bed; it’ll keep out the chill while you sleep and make you feel like you’re in your own cosy cocoon.

#8 Prepare your pumpkins

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Fake ornamental pumpkins are perfect to last all autumn. But if you want real ones, there are a few things you can do to preserve them: once carved, rinse out, add 3 teaspoons of bleach to 3 gallons of water, then dunk the pumpkin in for 2 minutes, and let air dry outside. You can also use special pumpkin spray, or petroleum jelly/vegetable oil to keep them moist.