Living in Knottingley, Wakefield

Living in Knottingley, Wakefield

Barley Mews is located in the town of Knottingley near Pontefract, less than half an hour from Wakefield city centre. If you’re looking for a stunning new family home in a quiet town that provides excellent access to major towns and cities of Yorkshire, this is the place for you!

The property

This two bedroom semi-detached home has an entrance hall that leads into a bright and spacious lounge with fitted carpet, making it the perfect space for the whole family to relax.

The modern kitchen features white high gloss units and oak worktops, and includes oven/hob and extractor fan, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.  This space provides room for dining table and chairs, and the back door leads out in the rear garden, which boasts a patio are and shed. An under the stairs cupboard provides extra storage space, and a small WC helps to ease the morning rush.

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The property comprises of two double bedrooms, with the front bedroom additionally benefitting from a fitted storage cupboard. The modern family bathroom has sleek black and grey tiles, and features a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The property also benefits from off-street parking and a large rear garden.

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The location

The lovely family home is located in the Wakefield town of Knottingley, situated on a quiet cul de sac with within walking distance of local convenience stores, eateries, schools and a playground. The River Aire runs to the north of Knottingley, providing lovely riverside walks, and there’s also the Willow Garth Nature Reserve.

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Knottingley also has excellent transport links, with a bus stop round the corner from the property, the train station a 15 minute walk away, and both the A1 and M62 close by, making this location ideal for commuters. Wakefield city centre is a 25 minute drive, Leeds 30 minutes, and York 40 minutes.

Knottingley is also just 10 minutes from the larger towns of Pontefract and Castleford. Pontefract offers many more local amenities, including a hospital, swimming pool, bars and restaurants, and the historic Pontefract Castle.

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Pontefract also enjoys many lovely parks including Pontefract Valley Gardens, Harewood Park, Pease Park, and Pontefract Park and Boating Lake.

Castleford also offers many shops, schools and leisure facilities, the most popular being the Xscape centre, which is home to adventure golf, lazer zone, trampoline park, skiing, cinema and loads of restaurants, with Junction 32 Shopping Village next door.

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Focus On: Chapel Allerton

Focus On: Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton is one of the most sought after spots in Leeds, with its own community of unique shops, stylish bars, gorgeous restaurants and a thriving events scene. We currently have several apartments available in the popular Allerton Croft development, which will give you access to all the suburb has to offer, whilst being only 10 minutes from Leeds city centre.

– The apartments –

All of the apartments available in Allerton Croft boast a bright, open-plan living area, with plenty of space for all your furniture. Through an archway you’ll find the modern kitchen, complete with integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven/hob, washer/dryer, and tall fridge/freezer.

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Allerton Croft is situated down a quiet street, round the corner from the beautiful Potternewton Park, just a short walk from the centre of Chapel Allerton. This vibrant suburb has a village-like feel, boasting 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 Meanwood, Roundhay and Moortown.

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– Best bits –

Find your every day essentials: Tesco express, Esso, Lidl, The Co-op, Natwest, HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Allerton Medical Centre and Chapel Allerton Hospital, all within walking distance.

Relax in nearby parks: Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton Park, Roundhay Park and Gledhow Park.

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Get fit: Yoga Kula, So Pilates, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym, Elevations Academy for Dance or Scott Hall Leisure Centre.

Have lunch or a snack: Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, House of Koko or Opposite Cafe.

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Shop at independent stores: The Pink Banana, Chirpy, Angels Too, Casablanca, New Collection, Armadillo Toys, Oaks, Fit to Bust, Rustic Pine, Sugar & Rhubarb and Form Bespoke Jewellers.

Find your specialist shops: Simply Cakes, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, Tarbett’s Fishmongers, Neil Smith Butchers and The Perfumed Garden.

Treat yourself to a meal out: Sukhothai, Aagrah, Siam Oriental, Casa Mia, Pinche Pinche Mexican, El Bareto, The Olive Tree, The Hummingbird or Sami’s Moroccan.

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Indulge in some culture: Inkwell Arts, Seven Arts and Chapel Allerton Library.

Grab a drink: Zed Bar, The Manor, The Hub, The Mustard Pot, The Regent, The Bay Horse Inn, Further North, The Woods, The Nags Head, The Three Hulats, Kith & Kin, The Pit or Veuve Bar De Champagne.

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Get a trim: Cutting Room Creative, Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon, Cold Bath Barber Shop, David Michael Hair, Mod Salons, Moriarty’s Hair Salon, Beauty Spot, Jon Kinsey Salon, Emerald Hair & Beauty, Noveau Nails or Aone Beauty Salon.

Find your dream two bed apartment in Yorkshire!

Find your dream two bed apartment in Yorkshire!

Whether you’re moving in with a friend, or are a couple who want a little extra room, we have a range of two bedroom apartments available, from new builds to quirky character properties, located in the best cities in Yorkshire; Leeds, York, Sheffield and Wakefield. Bonus: all have on site parking!

Allerton Croft, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

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Enjoy loft-style living in this gorgeous top floor apartment located in the vibrant suburb of Chapel Allerton, just 10 minutes from Leeds city centre. The unique apartment features a spacious lounge with laminate flooring, sloping ceilings and velux/circular windows. Round the corner is the fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave. The apartment has two spacious bedrooms, both fitted with carpet and built in wardrobes. The house bathroom features a white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

Price: £600pcm | £300pcm each

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Mansion Gate Mews, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

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Also located in the buzzing suburb of Chapel Allerton, this spacious apartment is truly stunning! The separate lounge is bright and spacious, fitted with laminate flooring, and a door leads through to the beautiful dining area, complete with French door and a Juliet balcony. Through an arch way is the newly refurbished kitchen, finished with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The two double bedrooms are spacious and carpeted, with the master bedroom benefitting from an ensuite shower room, which along with the house bathroom, have both been recently refurbished.

Price: £775pcm | £387.50pcm each

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Papyrus Works, Newton Kyme, Selby

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If you’re looking for a new build apartment located within half an hour of both Leeds and York city centres, then these just-completed apartments are perfect for you! Situated in the peaceful village of Newton Kyme near Tadcaster, you’ll get the best of city-style living in a beautiful rural location. The apartments have a large open plan living are and gorgeous kitchen fitted with oven and hob, offering plenty of room for dining table and chairs. As well as the two bedroom apartments, there is also one self-contained coach house which benefits from all the same features, as well as having its own private entrance!

Price: £600pcm | £300pcm each

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Maplehurst Avenue, Clifton/Heworth, York

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Want to have easy access to the beautiful York city centre, but want to be away from the hustle and bustle? Located just 10 minutes from the centre, this modern apartment gives you the best of both worlds, situated between the suburbs of Clifton and Heworth. The apartment boasts a beautiful separate lounge, and fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The two bedrooms are fitted with carpet, and the house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

Price: £550pcm | £275pcm each

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Foster, Millsands, Sheffield city centre

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Live within walking distance of Sheffield city centre in this fully furnished apartment, overlooking the River Don. Enjoy an open plan living area with newly refurbished kitchen, complete with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, as well as 2 sofas, coffee table, dining table and chairs in the lounge area. The bedrooms come with double beds and set of drawers, whilst the bathroom has shower over bath. The rent includes £26pcm for water, and on site parking is available!

Price: £586pcm | £293pcm each

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Vaughan Way, Chapelthorpe, Wakefield

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If you’re looking for a peaceful, more secluded place to live, this self-contained apartment located in the suburb of Chapelthorpe, just 15 minutes from Wakefield city centre, and 10 minutes from the renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park! The apartment has its own entrance, leading up to a separate lounge and kitchen fully fitted with white goods. There are two double bedrooms and a house bathroom with white three-piece suite. The cul de sac position means this apartment enjoys the peace and quiet, whilst still being within easy reach of local amenities.

Price: £380pcm | £190pcm each

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Living in the suburbs of Wakefield

Living in the suburbs of Wakefield

Come and experience the serene lifestyle at our self-contained, two bedroom first floor flat at Vaughan Way in Wakefield.

The Property

We are offering a two bedroom, first floor apartment, providing modern living in a scenic village location. The self-contained flat has it’s own entrance and stairs which lead up into the hallway. The separate lounge is bright and spacious with three windows, creating the perfect space to both eat and relax. The stylish kitchen comes fully fitted with white goods including oven/hob, a fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

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The bathroom features a white three piece suite including shower over bath. The property comprises of two double bedrooms, both with plenty of space for double bed and storage. In addition, the property is located in a cul-de-sac, comes with gas central heating, and readily available parking.

The Location

Located in the peaceful suburb of Chapelthorpe near Crigglestone, you’ll be just 15 minutes away from Wakefield City Centre, and 25 minutes away from Leeds City Centre. Chapelthorpe offers a combination of both a peaceful, scenic village with a great local community, whilst being within easy reach of great Yorkshire towns and cities. The area offers great transport links, and is just a short distance from the M1.

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Vaughan Way is within easy reach of a number of local amenities including shops, pubs, eateries and green spaces. There are many great attractions nearby including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park just 15 minutes away, and Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park less than 10 minutes drive.

What To Do

Live at Leeds 2017 – April 29 – various venues across Leeds

Peter Kay Live – May 6 – First Direct Arena Leeds

Wakefield Pretty Muddy – May 13 – Thornes Park Wakefield

Wakefield Race For Life – May 14 – Thornes Park, Wakefield

Leeds Indie Food – 11 to 28 May – Leeds city centre

Museums at Night – May 19 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Ossett Fake Festival – July 1 – Ossett

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Towns & cities you MUST visit in Yorkshire

Towns & cities you MUST visit in Yorkshire

In this two part blog series celebrating the best place in Yorkshire for English Tourism Week, were looking at the best town and cities you need to visit!

Leeds

Quickly becoming one of the most popular cities in England, Leeds has something for everyone. You have amazing new shopping centres such as Trinity Centre and Victoria Gate, alongside traditional places including Kirkgate Market and Corn Exchange. The city has a fantastic range of restaurants and bars, in the centre as well as in the suburbs, which have  just as much to offer. As well as the glitz and glam, you have many beautiful parks and green spaces in the suburbs such as Horsforth Hall Park, Otley Chevin Park, Rodley Nature Reserve and so much more. Leeds also offers a unique and diverse range of events throughout the year including live music festivals, food shows, independent film screenings and many more special events.

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York

Known for its rich history and culture, York is definitely one of the top picks for a day out or weekend away. It not only has a fantastic selection of independent eateries, bars and shops, but there’s so much to see such as York Minster, the City Walls, Monkgate Bar and The Shambles. There is also a whole host of museums and galleries to explore including York Castle Museum and Gardens, Jorvik Viking Centre, and the York City Art Gallery. Whether your going as a couple, a group of friends or a family, there’s plenty to do for everyone!

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Hull

Named as the UK City of Culture 2017, Hull is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Yorkshire. With a jam-packed events schedule for the whole year, you’ll find plenty of reasons to go and visit, from dance performances to real ale festivals, live music to cultural celebrations, and everything in between. As well as a range of events, there’s loads of famous attractions including the Humber Bridge, The Deep, the Maritime Museum and Victoria Dock. And with ferries over to the Netherlands and Belgium, its the perfect stop off point!

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Sheffield

The infamous Steel City may be small but its definitely mighty! Being close to the Peak District and named the Outdoor City, Sheffield has plenty to do for the sport and nature lovers, whilst also having so much more to offer. Known for its great live music scene, it is home to the notorious Tramlines festival and many legendary venues including Leadmill, Corporation, The Harley and West Street Live. For more peace and quiet, there’s many lovely green spaces such as the Botanical Gardens, Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, as well as Weston Park, Ponderosa and Norfolk Heritage Park. For culture and history you have the Lyceum and Crucible theatres, Kelham Island Museum and the Millennium Gallery.

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Harrogate

Although not quite a city, the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate is filled with charm and elegance. Known for its quaint town centre with a selection of unique shops, cafes and restaurants, Harrogate is the perfect destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life whilst still having plenty to do and see. Must visits include the Valley Gardens, the RHS Garden Harlow Car and the Great Yorkshire Showground, host to many major events throughout the year. And continuously voted the best place to live in Britain, its definitely worth a visit to see what all the fuss is about!

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Ilkley 

A perfect base for exploring the Dales, the traditional spa town of Ilkley has the finest tea rooms and breath-taking countryside, as well as being home to the Cow and Calf Rocks. This town is a must visit if you love all things outdoors, as there’s plenty of walking and hiking to do in the Ilkley Moor and further afield in the Dales. Whilst its the perfect town for activities, it also ideal for relaxing with White Wells Spa Cottage, Ilkley Lido and many traditional hotels and pubs.

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Places you MUST visit in the Yorkshire countryside

Places you MUST visit in the Yorkshire countryside

Yorkshire is called God’s Own County for a reason, it has everything you need! From stunning countryside to vibrant cities, it really does have it all. So for English Tourism, we’re celebrating all the amazing places that Yorkshire has to offer. In the first of two blogs, we’re exploring all the incredible countryside of our county.

North York Moors

Over 1400 miles of natural beauty including heather moorland (which turn purple in late summer), pine forests, rolling hills and wildlife. Picturesque and tranquil with historic abbeys, castles, priories, and traditional pubs. Fun acitivties for the whole family include walking, cycling and horse riding. Best towns in the region: Guisborough, Helmsley, Pickering, Rosedale Abbey and Stokesley.

View from Gribdale in the North York Moors National Park towards Roseberry Topping.

Yorkshire Dales

Exoplore the stunning scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The southern Dales are less remote, whilst the northern Dales have rugged scenery ideal for walking, and the West offers pretty villages and towns. Best towns in the region: Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Richmond, Settle, Malham, Ingleton, Wensleydale, Masham and Leyburn.

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Yorkshire Coast

 

  • Robin Hood’s Bay: the most raw of the coastlines, with towering cliffs, fishing cottages, and unusual architecture, the perfect ‘lost in time’ getaway
  • Filey: Traditional seaside resort with sandy beach, lovely promenade, and the best fish and chips in Yorkshire
  • Flamborough: Rugged white cliffs create the perfect environment for bird-watching, hiking and sea canoeing. Visit the scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses in this beautiful conservation area
  • Whitby: A seaside town with a difference- cobbled lanes, ancient vampire legends and working harbour, as well as cosy taverns and lively bars
  • Bridlington: Walk along elegant promenades, sandy beaches and the historic harbour, where you’ll also find quirky seaside entertainment

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Peak District

Britain’s first National Park, home to moorlands, rolling hills and dales, scented meadows and leafy forests. Visit Chatsworth House, Renishaw Hall Gardens and Bolsover Castle. Great for an active holiday with climbing, mountain biking, hiking and horse riding. Best towns in the region: Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield, and Buxton.

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Yorkshire Wolds

Charming and peaceful countryside with glorious chalk hills, postcard-perfect villages and landscaped gardens. Stretches west from Flamborough to Malton then south to Humber Bridge. Walk around Sledmere House and Sewerby Hall, or walk along the Wolds Way National Trail (maybe not all 79 miles though!). Wold Edge lodge accommodation is the perfect place to stay, with local owners who share their knowledge for a hassle free stay. Best towns in the region: Howden, Hedon, Pocklington, Driffield and Beverley.

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Next week we’ll be talking about the amazing towns and cities in Yorkshire!

 

 

New build apartments in Newton Kyme!

New build apartments in Newton Kyme!

Get the best of both city and rural life at our new build apartments on the prestigious Papyrus Works development. Located in the peaceful village of Newton Kyme in Tadcaster, you’ll be just 30 minutes from both Leeds and York city centres.

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The properties

We are offering a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on this stunning new development, which offer modern living in a beautiful village location.

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In all of the apartments, there is a bright and spacious open plan living area, with plenty of room for dining table and chairs. Each stylish kitchen comes complete with oven/hob and extractor fan. The house bathrooms are fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and all apartments feature additional storage space in the hallway.

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In the one bedroom apartments, there are spacious double bedrooms fitted with carpet, whilst the two bedroom apartments comprise of one double and one single bedroom, with the master bedrooms benefitting from an ensuite shower room with WC. As well as all of this, each household will be given an on site parking space.

The location

These stunning new build apartments are located on the prestigious Papyrus Works development by Redrow, in the village of Newton Kyme near Tadcaster. Whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of rural living, the development is located just half an hour from both Leeds and York city centres, as well as the stunning towns of Harrogate and Selby.

The development is located next to Newton Kyme Hall and St Andrew’s Church, and close to the River Wharfe with stunning countryside views. The village has a great community spirit and is an ideal place for families. Newton Kyme has great transport links, being easily accessible via the A1 and A64, and with regular bus services to nearby towns and cities. There is also a train station just 10 minutes away in Ulleskelf.

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Closer by is the town of Tadcaster, which offers a range of local amenities just 5 minutes away. Here you’ll find a number of shops, pubs, eateries and a leisure centre. About 10 minutes to the west of Newton Kyme is the town of Boston Spa, which also offers a range of amenities including several schools, a library and excellent restaurants such as Stew & Oyster.

For a fun family day out or weekend away, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a 50 minute drive, Hull just over an hour, the Yorkshire Dales National Park 90 minutes, and the seaside town of Bridlington just 1 hour 20 minutes!

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What to do