Living in Wortley, Leeds

Living in Wortley, Leeds

Wortley is often an overlooked suburb of Leeds, but its close proximity to the city centre and excellent transport links makes it an ideal location!

Property

We have a unique one bedroom apartment available in Wortley, situated within a beautifully converted grade 2 listed chapel, and still retaining some of its original features. kitchen4-edit

The apartment boasts a spacious open-plan living area, fitted with laminate flooring and two large original windows, which create a bright, open space. The modern kitchen is fitted with white high gloss units and complete with white goods including stainless steel oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place.

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The property comprises a spacious double bedroom, fitted with laminate flooring and a built in wardrobe, providing plenty of storage space. The tiled house bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. Extra storage can be found in the hallway, and the property benefits from allocated off-street parking.

Location

The Greenside Mews development is located in the suburb of Lower Wortley, just 15 minutes from Leeds city centre and with excellent transport links including regular buses. You’ll be within walking distance of local amenities including pubs, shops, takeaways and Western Flatts Park, which has open green spaces, woodlands and great views of the city. The apartment is also not far from the Elland Road Stadium, perfect for football fans, whilst the White Rose shopping centre is only 15 minutes away. You’ll have the best of suburban life and the city life of Leeds, which is home to great shops, live music venues, and amazing nightlife.

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What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 2

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 2

This week in our series on what’s happening in Yorkshire this year, we’re focusing on the Sheffield and Wakefield areas.

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Outlines Festival is the new music festival from the creators of the infamous Tramlines, with an impressive line of up and coming artists from all genres, with after parties being hosted at Sheffield’s top venues. 3 & 4 March.

To celebrate Sheffield’s unique identity as The Outdoor City, The Outdoor City Weekender is back in 2017 with headline events including the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Climbing Works International Festival, The Magnificent Seven hill climb challenger, and plenty more outdoor activities. 17-19 March.

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You can never have too many food festivals, and the Sheffield Food Festival is another one you don’t want to miss. Try the very best that Sheffield has to offer including produce, ales, fine dining, street food, bakery and cookery. 27-29 May.

A favourite in Sheffield’s event calendar, the ever popular Doc/Fest is back this year, with an even more impressive line up comprising of international screenings, alternate realities, inspirational talks and debates and guest speakers. 9-14 June.

Tramlines festival needs no introduction or explanation. The music festival is still going strong, with the 2017 line up coming soon. If you’ve never been before, you should definitely check it out! 21-23 July.

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This years Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games, the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities, is being held in the city of Sheffield! There will be around 2,600 athletes competing in 19 different sports. 7-12 August.

Off The Shelf, Sheffield’s twist on the literature festival, is a city favourite, attracting some of the best known names in literature and media. There will be writers, historians, artists, scientists, journalists and musicians helping you to immerse yourself in the written and spoken word. 1-31 October. 

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Whether you are an avid theatre goer or a first timer, Cathy, a thought-provoking play exploring homelessness, is a must see this year at Wakefield Theatre Royal. 8 February.

An event highlight in Wakefield, the Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb is back in 2017! The festival showcases local food and drink, and celebrates the districts unique tradition of rhubarb growing, with a mix of live cookery demonstrations, street entertainment, workshops and taster sessions. 17-19 February.

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Take a look back in history through photography and explore the stunning imagery at the Views of Pontefract exhibition at Pontefract Museum. Ends 18 February.

The Hepworth Gallery’s popular Print Fair returns this year, alongside a programme of events, including talks and workshop, which celebrate the art of printmaking. If you’re interested in the arts, or just want to try something a little different, this is the perfect event for you. 3-5 March.

Join Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the annual Museums at Night celebration, where you get to see the park after hours. Events includes tours, twilight lake walks and watching the sunset at the park’s Skyspace. A truly magical evening for the whole family. 19 May.

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Enjoy a summer day of top quality live music at Ossett Fake Festival, with fake bands this year including The Killers, Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys. 1 July.

Yorkshire’s longest running community supported, free music festival is back for its 26th year. The Clarence Park Music Festival boasts a mixture of local and national talent including rock, pop, dance, hip-hop and indie. 29 & 30 July.

Living in Ackworth, Pontefract

Living in Ackworth, Pontefract

Do you want to live in a brand new home but don’t think its affordable? We have several stunning new build, two-bedroom homes in the village of Ackworth near Pontefract for only £480pcm!

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Property

Through from the entrance hall, which features a storage cupboard and WC, you’ll find the spacious living area which makes the most of open-plan living, with a modern kitchen fitted with stylish units, oven/hob and extractor fan. This leads through into the lounge area which boasts a set of patio doors, letting in plenty of light and opening out into the enclosed rear garden.

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Upstairs, the property comprises of two double bedrooms, both featuring two windows creating a bright open space, fitted carpet and plenty of room for storage, with the front bedroom additionally benefitting from a built-in cupboard. The modern tiled bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. These lovely homes feature carpet and vinyl flooring throughout, built-in storage, off-street parking and spacious gardens.

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Location

The stunning new Elegance development is located in the lovely village of Ackworth, situated just 10 minutes from the centre of Pontefract, 20 minutes from Wakefield city centre, and 30 minutes from Leeds city centre, offering the best of both city and rural living. The village has great transport links with regular buses and the Fitzwilliam train station only 10 minutes away. Ackworth is the perfect setting for families, with local amenities such as shops, schools, restaurants and pubs nearby, as well as Fitzwilliam Country Park and Hemsworth Water Park & Playworld both just a short journey away.

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Local amenities

  • Schools – Bell Lane Academy, Ackworth School, Mill Dam School, Oakfield Park School and Howard C of E School.
  • Pubs/bars – The Anvil, The Angel, Boot & Shoe, Masons Arms, Beverley Arms and Brown Cow.
  • Restaurants – Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Ash’s Balti and The Rustic Arms.
  • Parks – Fitzwilliam Country Park, Vale Head Park, Hemsworth Water Park & Playworld, Nostell Priory & Parkland and Purston Park.
  • Pontefract – Pontefract Castle, Pontefract Valley Gardens, Pontefract Park

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What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 1

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 1

It’s a new year, and as normal, Yorkshire is host to loads of amazing events throughout the year, from live music to food festivals, sporting events to beer weekends, there’s something for everyone to look forward to in 2017! This week we’re focusing on what’s coming up in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford.

Leeds

First up we have Live At Leeds, an award-winning music festival taking place at various venues across the city. This years acts include Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies and The Pigeon Detectives plus over 100 more! Definitely not one to miss. 29 April. 

Calling all foodies, Leeds Indie Food is back to celebrate the best of independent food and drink. Nothing is confirmed yet, but keep your eye on their social media! 11-28 May.

Another city favourite, Slam Dunk is even bigger and better in 2017. Enter Shikari are headlining this year, with other acts including Don Broco, Bowling for Soup, The Bronx and We The Kings. 28 May.

Have an indulgent weekend at the Yorkshire Food & Drink Show, with over 100 exhibitors showing the regions finest food and drink, as well as live cookery demonstrations. What’s not to love. There’s also loads more foodie events in Leeds throughout the year. 2-4 June.

For all tattoo enthusiasts, head down to the Leeds International Tattoo Expo this summer for their 4th year, and see amazing artists from all over the world. 8 & 9 July.

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If you love electronic music, then Cocoon In The Park is a must for you. Brought to you from the team behind Mint Club and Mint Warehouse, it’s guaranteed to be an amazing day and night. 8 July.

Join in Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of LGBT life at Leeds Pride 2017. They marked their 10th birthday last year, and are planning even bigger things this year. 5 & 6 August.

Four days of beer, food and music. Leeds International Beer Festival is back for it’s 6th year with even more amazing craft beers from the UK and overseas, as well as a street food market and live music. 7-10 September.

Whatever your taste, Leeds International Film Festival always has something for everyone to enjoy with 2 weeks of screenings from all over the world. 2-16 November.

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Huddersfield

Brush up on your reading for the Huddersfield Literature Festival; 2 weeks of showcasing established and new writers and performers, as well as various workshops and masterclasses. 4-19 March.

One of the largest outdoor festivals in West Yorkshire, the Huddersfield Carnival is set to be even bigger and better in its 33rd year. There will be a glow parade on the Friday, the carnival on the Saturday and a Caribbean music festival on the Sunday. 7-9 July. 

You can never have too many food festivals, so why not visit the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival as well! Celebrating food from Huddersfield and around Yorkshire, the festival helps support local and regional businesses. August 2017.

One of the best music festivals in the region, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival runs over 10 days with over 50 events including concerts, dance, music-theatre, multi-media, talks and films. November 2017.

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Bradford

The Tour De Yorkshire starts its stage three from Bradford City Park before heading through the Dales. Don’t miss one of the biggest events in Yorkshire’s calendar! 30 April.

Bradford Literature Festival is renowned for having world famous authors, poets and speakers with a jam packed programme of discussions, debates and performances. 30 June – 9 July.

The city’s biggest event of the year, Bradford Festival, is returning in 2017 with a vibrant multicultural programme of the best theatre, art, music and dance from all over the world. 28-30 July.

The largest of its kind in the region, the Halifax Agricultural Show offers something for everyone, with farm and domestic animal shows, as well as local produce, flowers, fruit & veg, crafts and entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer’s markets, stall and demonstrations. 12 August. 

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Chapel Allerton: The Urban Village

Chapel Allerton: The Urban Village

If you want to live in one of the most sought after suburbs in Leeds, then Chapel Allerton is the place to be. Termed the ‘urban village’, this buzzing suburb has its own village-like community with quirky shops, unique restaurants, stylish bars and a thriving events scene, as well as having the amazing city centre of Leeds just a 10 minute journey away.

Where to live 

At Space Property we currently have several apartments available in this popular suburb. Located on the prestigious Mansion Gate development near the centre of the suburb, we have a fantastic one bedroom apartment which features:

  • Spacious open-plan living area
  • Newly refurbished kitchen complete with oven/hob, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Lounge with laminate flooring, two windows and French doors
  • Double bedroom fitted with carpet
  • Recently renovated bathroom fitted with white three-piece suite including shower over bath

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Also at the Mansion Gate development, we have an impressive two bedroom apartment which boasts:

  • Separate lounge with laminate flooring
  • Dining room with French doors and Juliet balcony
  • Refurbished kitchen complete with oven/hob, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Two double bedrooms fitted with carpet
  • Bedroom one benefits from an ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom two boasts a separate dressing room
  • Brand new bathroom fitted with white three-piece suite including shower over bath

Mansion Gate lies within a gated community featuring private parking, video door entry system and security alarms.

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Situated close to Potternewton Park in the Allerton Croft development we have another two bedroom apartment located on the top floor.

  • Spacious lounge fitted with laminate flooring, and features a large round window, a velux window and sloping ceilings
  • Modern kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washer, built in microwave and dishwasher
  • Two bedrooms, one double and one single, both fitted with carpet
  • The master bedroom features a large round window and a built in wardrobe, whilst the second bedroom boasts a velux window
  • Tiled bathroom complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath

The communal grounds of Allerton Croft provide allocated parking, and the building benefits from a lift and intercom system.

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Where to go?

  • Chapel Allerton Park and Potternewton Park
  • Inkwell Arts and Seven Arts centres
  • Scott Hall Leisure Centre and Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym
  • Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Op
  • So Pilates and Yoga Kula
  • Independent shops: Armadillo Toys, Chirpy, Angels and Angels Too, Simply Cakes, Casablanca, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, The Pink Banana, The Perfumed Garden
  • Restaurants: El Bareto, Sukothai, Pinche Pinche, Siam Oriental, Aagrah, Sami’s, The Mad Greek, Olive Tree, Arti’s, Casa Mia
  • Cafes/delis: Cup and Saucer by Opposite, Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, Wrap and Roll, House of Koko

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How to: Beat the January blues!

How to: Beat the January blues!

January can be a bit of a dreary month; Christmas is over, your back to work and the weather is cold and dark. But January is also a chance for a fresh start and to make a few positive changes to your life. So try a few of our mood boosting tips to brighten up your January!

New home – are you looking for a new home this new year? We can help! We have lots of properties available to rent from stylish city centres apartment to suburban family homes, unique converted buildings to brand new builds. Find your dream home on our website!

Redecorate – want to revamp your home this year but haven’t got much money left after Christmas? Not to worry, we have some great ways you can redecorate your home on a budget! 

Declutter your home – use the new year as a chance to freshen up your home and have a serious declutter; our blog post has some great tips to simplify your home and life.Decor1

Get growing – being around nature is a proven mood booster, and whether you have little or no outdoor space, you can still create your own garden!

Max your space – your home can feel over crowded at times,  especially after Christmas, so try this tricks to make your space feel bigger.

Plan a trip – Give yourself something to look forward to by planning a trip. Keep costs low after the Christmas period by booking a holiday in one of Yorkshire’s stunning locations; find some ideas on our blog!

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Discover something new – Yorkshire is full of hidden treasures from incredible art galleries to grand castles; discover the art and heritage it has to offer on our blog.

Have a relaxation day – sometimes the best thing to do on a miserable winter day is to treat yourself to some relaxation time, it’ll definitely get rid of your January blues!

More relaxation – after you’ve got into a relaxing mood, why not make your home more relaxing too; there are loads of ways you can de-stress your home and create a calmer space.energy8

Self care – looking after yourself can have a massive impact on your mood! Creating good morning and night time routines can work wonders for your mood and energy levels.

Be healthier – you start your healthy eating regime with good intentions, but a week into the new year and your back to your old ways. These quick and affordable meal ideas will make being healthy much easier!

Venture outside – have a go at one of these lovely Yorkshire pub walks; being in the great outdoors and getting some fresh air can seriously improve your mood, and stopping at the pub along the way can’t hurt!

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Try some DIY – January is a great time to start a new project, and it’ll give you something to focus on. Try your hand at upcycling to not only give you something to focus on, but to create something nice for your home too.

Organise your finances – have a fresh start with your finances and get budgeting and saving! Whatever you’re trying to save for, our tips are a must read!

Be happy – the dark winter days and cold weather can make us feel down, so use these tips to stay positive and happy!

 

 

 

Living in Steel City!

Living in Steel City!

Sheffield is often over-shadowed by more popular Yorkshire cities such as Leeds and York, but don’t under-estimate the charm of Steel City! With so much to offer including an amazing music scene, cool bars and restaurants, stunning nature and one of the best shopping centres in the country, you’d be crazy to not want to live here!

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Properties

We currently have two properties to offer at the popular Foster development at Millsands, just a short walk from the city centre, overlooking the River Don. The two bedroom apartments both boast a spacious open-plan living area with laminate flooring and new kitchen complete with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. However the penthouse apartment also features French doors which open out onto a long private terrace, offering amazing views of the city. The other two bedroom apartment features two large windows which create a bright open living space.

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Both apartments have one double bedroom and one single bedroom, whilst the master bedroom of the penthouse benefits from an ensuite bathroom. The house bathrooms are complete with white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The apartments are within a secure gated community, with an intercom system and parking available on request, as well as lift and stairs to all floors.

Location

Situated in a modern, gated development, the Foster apartments are ideally located for those who love city living, being just on the edge of Sheffield city centre. The apartment overlooks the River Don, with local convenience stores, bars and eateries nearby including Craft & Dough, The Fat Cat and The Riverside pub. You’ll also be a short walk from the train station and the vibrant city centre, with an array of great shops, bars and music venues to offer. Other highlights of Sheffield include:

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  • Music venues: Leadmill, Corporation, West Street Live, The Harley, The Green Room, Plug, Picturehouse Social, The Harlequin
  • Centertainment Leisure Park with cinema, restaurants, bowling, laser quest and adventure golf
  • Meadowhall
  • Motorpoint arena
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
  • Botanical Gardens, Winter Gardens and Peace Gardens
  • Ecclesall Road
  • Crucible Theatre and The Lyceum
  • Kelham Island
  • Peak District

Bars

The Riverside – nestled on the banks of the River Don, perfect beer garden for a summers day, great craft beers and cocktails.

Cubana – Latino heaven, exotic vibes, Spanish wines, Cuban cocktails, amazing salsa nights, authentic tapas dishes.

The Forum – great beer garden, original and quirky interior, local artworks, DJ at night, monthly cocktail making sessions.

The Wick at Both Ends – cosy night out, intimate setting, friendly atmosphere, range of beers, wines and cocktails.

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Restaurants

Craft & Dough –mouth-watering pizzas, adventurous and unusual toppings, all pizzas under £10.

Couch – eclectic menu from tasty tapas to hearty pies, comfort is key, cosy armchairs, relaxing coffee and cakes, quirky and colourful décor.

Marco at Milano’s –perfect combination of contemporary and old-fashioned, elegant décor, classic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, al fresco dining.

Twisted Burger Company – located in the Harley pub, melt-in-your-mouth incredible burgers, extravagant toppings and sides, amazing house BBQ sauce.

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