Focus On: Pudsey

Focus On: Pudsey

Are you looking for a suburb that offers everything you need, but is an easy journey to the city centre of Leeds? Then the suburb of Pudsey is the perfect place for you.

The properties

If you’re looking to move in with a partner or friend, this two bedroom apartment at Sommerville Mews is Pudsey is the ideal choice. The property has two double bedrooms, perfect if you want a room each, or can be used for storage or a dressing room! The one bedroom apartment would be suitable for either a single person or couple, with a fitted wardrobe in the double bedroom.

Sommerville Mews External (1)

 

Both apartments have a spacious open-plan living area, with a fully equipped kitchen boasting an oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The bedrooms are all fitted with carpet, and the modern tiled bathrooms feature a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The building benefits from video door entry system, and each apartment enjoys one allocated parking space within the communal grounds.

 

1 Sommerville Mews - Kitchen 2

 

The location

The Sommerville Mews apartment building is ideally located in the friendly suburb of Pudsey, just minutes from the Owlcotes shopping centre and New Pudsey train station. The centres of Pudsey, Farsley and Stanningley are all within walking distance, providing a range of local amenities. Pudsey is located in between the cities of Leeds and Bradford, just a 20 minute drive from both, making it the perfect location for commuters working in the city centres.

Pudsey Park

Highlights
  • New Pudsey train station
  • Owlcotes Shopping Centre with M&S and Asda Superstore
  • GO Outdoors
  • Odeon Cinema
  • Westroyd Park, Stanningley Park, Queens Park and Pudsey Park
  • Pudsey Leisure Centre
  • Woodhall Hills & Golf Club
  • Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
  • Gray’s Salon
  • Restaurants: Viet Thai, East, Olive & Feta, Gigi’s Italian, 7 Steps, Piccolo’s Pizza, The Wetherby Whaler, Deeva,
  • Pubs/bars: The Manor Inn, 147 Sports Bar, The Royal, Bankhouse Inn, The Fleece, Fox & Grapes, Bay Horse

 

Pudsey Bankhouse Inn

 

Upcoming events

 

Leeds Waterfront Festival

Freshen up your home for summer!

Freshen up your home for summer!

The warm weather has started and summer is upon us, so why not give your home a refresh for the upcoming summer months!

Brighten up

Adding bright colours to your home will instantly put you into a summery mood. Swap your current cushions and home accessories for something more colourful. Hanging up vibrant art work will help to brighten up your home, as will using floral and leafy patterns. Make your home even brighter by strategically placing mirrors around your home, which creates the illusion of a more open space.

Summer decor

Bring the outside inside

A great way to bring summer into your home is to fill it with plants and flowers! Greenery in your home not only looks nice, it helps to improve your wellbeing. Read our previous blog for loads of indoor garden tips. If you don’t fancy having real plants indoors, opt for fake ones or decorate with floral patterned accessories.

Summer decor3

Garden makeover

Summer is the perfect time to get out in your garden or balcony. If you haven’t grown your garden already, you can buy potted plants and flowers to scatter around your garden or hang off your balcony. If you have grass areas, now is the time to make sure they are neat and mowed, as you’ll be wanting to sit outside more in the warm weather! Create a relaxing outdoor space with seating, and hang up fairy lights to create the perfect mood for evenings outside.

Summer decor4

Defrost and a clear-out your freezer ready for more delicious summer treats. Stock up on summer necessities including sunscreen and after-sun, insect repellent and bite cream. Be ready for spontaneous days out by keeping picnic blankets, beach towels and sports equipment/games in your storage cupboards. Summer means BBQ’s, so give your grill a really good clean so you’re ready for guests, and to make the food taste even better.

Summer decor5

Top summer 2017 decor trends

Bright green was named the colour of 2017, and its the perfect colour for summer! Butterfly prints are also a big thing this summer, so get in on the trend by purchasing some butterfly print accessories for your home. Along with butterflies, any kind of tropical prints are a must have this season. Don’t be afraid to mix clashing prints either, its one of the top looks of the year! Rose gold was the big thing of last year, but this year its all about bronze.

Spring2

And when you’ve done all this hard work, why not treat yourself, family and friends to a summer party in your newly refreshed home!

Village Living in Craven

Village Living in Craven

The village of Sutton-in-Craven may be small, but it has plenty to offer! Enjoy the peaceful rural life in this beautiful duplex apartment.

 

External1 edit

The property

This stunning two bedroom duplex apartment is situated within the award-winning Spinningfields development, a beautifully converted textile mill, mixing the old with the new.

The apartment embraces open plan living with a spacious lounge area and fully integrated kitchen. The lounge has large feature windows allowing light to flood the room. The beautifully-finished modern kitchen boasts integrated appliances including oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

 

1 Spinningfields - Kitchen (rightmove)

 

Both bedrooms in the property, one double and one single, are fitted with carpet, offer plenty of storage space, and feature large windows letting in plenty of light. The spacious, fully tiled bathroom features large bath, shower cubicle, and unique shelving area, providing a luxurious place to relax after a long day. As well as being set within a well-maintained development, there is an allocated parking space for each property.

 

The location

Where to get the best vegetarian food in Leeds

Where to get the best vegetarian food in Leeds

Eating out as a vegetarian can be a bit tricky sometimes. But in the city of Leeds, you’ll be pretty well covered with a variety of different cuisines! In celebration of National Vegetarian Week, we’ve put together of where you can get the best vegetarian food in Leeds.

Roots and Fruits (Grand Arcade) – one of the most long running and well known vegetarian and vegan cafes in Leeds, serving a delicious array of breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and burgers, as well as tempting desserts.

Leeds Roots and Fruits

 

Hyde Park Book Club (Headingley Lane) – an intimate setting, often playing host to unique events, with a fully vegetarian menu, famed for using the Vegetarian Butcher in many of their dishes.

Leeds Hyde Park.jpg

 

Bundobust (Mill Hill) – a local favourite known for their vegetarian Indian street food and craft beers, Bundobust have quickly risen to be one of the top vegetarian choices in Leeds.

Leeds Bundobust

 

Global Tribe Cafe (Swan Street) – tucked away down Swan Street and above their crystal and gift shop, the cafe has an excellent vegetarian and vegan menu, with their homemade soups being a popular choice.

Leeds Global Tribe Cafe

 

Black Swan (Call Lane) – whilst they don’t serve a fully vegetarian menu, Black Swan have have introduced ‘Meat Free Mondays’ where they serve a different, 100% vegetarian 4-course tasting menu every week for just £18.95.

Leeds Black Swan

 

The Grub & Grog (Sheaf Street) – a vegetarian and vegan friendly cafe serving breakfast and lunch using ethically sourced and organic ingredients to create a wonderful menu that caters for everyone.

Leeds Grub ad Grog

 

Hansa’s (North Street) – offering award-winning vegetarian Indian cuisine that is often cited as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Leeds, with the owner Hansa having her own cookery school and cookbook.

Leeds Hansas

 

Nichols Vegetarian Delicatessen (Harrogate Road) – venture out of the city centre up to Chapel Allerton where this small cosy cafe serves a range of sandwiches, salads and light lunches, all vegetarian of course.

Leeds Nichols Deli

 

Anand Sweets (Harehills Road) – another out of town restaurant but not one to be overlooked, they have a huge range of traditional Indian sweets, as well as curries, chaats and savoury snacks.

Leeds Anand Sweets

 

Humpit (Corn Exchange) – a vegetarian classic, head to Humpit for authentic and great tasting vegan food, focusing (obviously) on hummus and pita, and serving delicious freshly made juices.

Leeds Humpit

 

Filmore & Union (Harrogate Road) situated up in Moortown, this intimate cafe and deli is vegetarian and vegan friendly, with a focus on healthy and nutritious food, without compromising on flavour. They’re dog friendly too!

Leeds Filmore and Union

 

Inkwell Cafe (Potternewton Lane) – a creative art space for positive mental health in Chapel Allerton, Inkwell also have a vegetarian cafe on Saturdays, offering a menu filled with fresh, ethical and homemade breakfast and lunches.

Leeds Inkwell cafe

 

Cantina @ The Old Red Bus Station (Vicar Lane) – whilst they opened up over a year ago, the unique bar/arts and event space have just opened a 100% vegan canteen with an impressively varied menu.

Leeds ORBS

 

P.S. If you want to be within easy reach of all these amazing cafes and restaurants, check out these properties we currently have to rent in Leeds!

Focus on: Great Preston

Focus on: Great Preston

The property

This modern three bedroom home is ideally located giving you the best of both worlds! Whilst only being 25 minutes away from the city centre of Leeds, you can still enjoy the quietness of a small rural village.

sam_1168

 

The property has a spacious living area, perfect for entertaining family and friends, and leads into the rear garden via double French doors. The kitchen is finished to a high standard, with white gloss units and dark faux granite worktops. In the kitchen you’ll also find a fitted oven/hob and extractor fan!

Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms – two doubles and one single, with the master bedroom benefitting from built in storage. The modern tiled bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The home also enjoys off-street parking.

sam_1150

 

The location

 

Great Preston is a semi-rural village located in the south-east of the City of Leeds, close to the town of Castleford. Great Preston offers many great local amenities within easy reach such as schools, shops, leisure facilities, and the beautiful St Aidan’s Nature Park and Reserve.

St Aidans nature park

 

Being so close to Leeds, you can enjoy the incredibly diverse shopping in the city exploring Trinity Leeds, the city’s newest and largest retail destination, and home to over 120 high street favourites. Victoria Quarter, housed in beautiful arcades, is the perfect next stop for high-end designers, including Mulberry and Louis Vuitton, where lunch can also be grabbed in the stylish Harvey Nichols Café.

You can can definitely soak up some culture and art by heading to the Cultural Quarter, home to a number of museums and galleries just metres from one another. Be sure to visit the Henry Moore Institute, part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle and home to the largest collection of sculpture in Europe.

leeds

 

Just a short drive from Great Preston is the town of Castleford, home to the amazing Xscape centre, offering families with endless fun days out. The centre has plenty of shops and restaurants, along with a cinema, adventure golf, lazer zone, trampoline park, skiing, and many more thrilling activities!

 

Best restaurants and bars

  • Bulgogi Grill

Right up there at the top of the list is Bulgogi. It’s the city’s first Korean barbecue restaurant, and as such, it offers a completely unique experience. The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s a grill built into your table – because you’ll be cooking your dinner yourself, Korean style.

  • Mr Nobody

Mr Nobody has evolved since it first opened as a tapas restaurant. Nowadays, the downstairs restaurant offers a unique tasting experience, with five or eight courses, depending on just how extravagant you want to be – and there are some rather unusual dishes on the menu.

Leeds mr nobody

 

  • Fazenda

When it comes to eating out in Leeds, Fazenda is right at the top of the list. Why? Five words – all you can eat steak. Before they set up shop in the city, it was a foreign concept, but now we can’t get enough of it as they bring a procession of top quality meats, served in traditional gaucho style.

  • Shears Yard

The restaurant itself is as impressive as the menu – expect high ceilings, exposed brickwork and stunning light fittings, creating a space that’s bright, open and downright beautiful to look at. It’s definitely one of the best looking restaurants in Leeds, and coupled with the food, it makes for one hell of a night out.

Leeds Shears Yard

The best mill conversions in Yorkshire

The best mill conversions in Yorkshire

In celebration of National Mills Weekend, we’ve put together a list of the most impressive mill conversions in Yorkshire. These historic mills have been given a new lease of life as vibrant new leisure and entertainment spaces, whilst still retaining and celebrating their past.

Armley Mills, Leeds

Housed in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill, Armley Mills Industrial Museum showcases a wealth of gems located on the River Aire.  Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing, to printing, engineering and locomotives.

Armley Mills

Canal Mills, Leeds

Given a new lease of life, Canal Mills on Brandon Street has been converted into a vibrant space for art, music and food, hosting many events all year round. They describe themselves as “a constantly evolving space for all mediums of creative output, from exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, live and electronic music events to fashion shows and theatre projects.” This weekend they are hosting ‘Grill at the Mill’ as part of Leeds Indie Food, and have a host of summer parties coming up.

Canal Mills

Thwaite Mills, Leeds

One of the last remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain, Thwaite Mills is a full restored working mill situated on the River Aire. Nestled on an island, the area is a rich wildlife habitat with areas of water, woodland, scrub and gardens attracting many species. You can take a wander round the museum to find out all about the mills past and present.

Thwaite Mills1

Dean Clough Mills, Halifax

Painstakingly converted, the impressive Dean Clough Mills in Halifax is now a space for art exhibitions, unique shops, a mix of delicious restaurants and bars, leisure facilities and flexible work areas. They also have a hotel on site, and are set to add apartments to their already fantastic conversion.

Dean Clough Mills

Salts Mills, Saltaire

A brilliant addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salts Mills provides a creative space for arts, dining and shopping, as well as independent businesses, in the beautiful town of Saltaire. They have numerous galleries, one currently showing a large David Hockney exhibition, unique independent stores, and a superb dining space.

Salts Mill

Caddies Wainright Mill, The Hepworth, Wakefield

Already a fantastic art gallery, The Hepworth in Wakefield converted Caddies Wainright Mill, a 19th century former textiles mill on the River Calder, into a contemporary art space adjacent to their main gallery. Named The Calder, the space opened in summer 2013 and has since been host to many inspiring exhibitions and events.

The Hepworth Mill

Fountains Abbey Watermill, Ripon

Amongst the many wonders at the Fountains Abbey Estate, you’ll find the Fountains Mill, built in the 12th century and one of the oldest buildings on the estate. Today the mill is an interactive exhibition where you can see historic objects discovered in the restoration, have a go at grinding some corn, and see the water wheel in action.

Fountains Abbey Mill

 

Focus on: Huddersfield

Focus on: Huddersfield

Often overlooked in favour of its city neighbours, the town of Huddersfield actually has a lot to offer and makes a great place to live! Whilst you get much more for your money, you’ll also have access to great shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Bath Street external edit

The property

Whilst being located in Huddersfield’s town centre, but on a quiet street away from the main hustle and bustle, this modern 2 bedroom apartment at Roseda House is the ideal place to call home. And compared to cities like Leeds and Wakefield nearby, you definitely get a lot more for you money, with this apartment being just £450pcm!

Inside the apartment, is a stylish kitchen fitted with beautifully finished cream units and dark walnut effect worktops, fully equipped with integrated oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The separate living area is bright and spacious with enough room for dining table and chairs.

Bath Street Apt (3)

The property comprises of two spacious bedrooms, one double and one single, both fitted with carpet. The part-tiled house bathroom is finished to a high standard, with white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

The location

Situated to the north of Huddersfield town centre, Roseda House is ideally located in a quiet area, but within walking distance of all the town has to offer. Right on the doorstep are a number of great restaurants and bars, as well as the Castlegate Retail Park and Tesco Superstore. Huddersfield also has the Kingsgate, Packing Horse, and Piazza Shopping Centres,  so you won’t need to venture far to find all your favourite stores!

Byram arcade

Huddersfield also has plenty of culture to offer, with its own art gallery and library, as well as the Lawrence Batley Theatre and St Paul’s Hall music venue. Whilst you may not expect it, Huddersfield does have a great nightlife, with plenty of independent and chain bars and restaurants to enjoy on an evening. On the outskirts of the town centre you’ll also find the John Smith’s Stadium, an Odeon cinema, and the beautiful Greenhead Park.

Roseda House is perfectly situated for commuters, with the train station being just a 5 minute walk away, which means you can be in Leeds city centre in less than 20 minutes, and Bradford and Wakefield in 40 minutes. Huddersfield is also just a 20 minute drive away from the stunning Peak District National Park, perfect if you fancy a break out in nature. There are also many beautiful villages nearby for a lovely day out, such as Meltham and Holmfirth.

Huddersfield Greenhead Park.jpg

Best restaurants and bars

Huddersfield Bar Maroc

Events