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!

 

 

 

Find your new home in Horsforth!

Find your new home in Horsforth!

Horsforth is one of the most sought after suburbs in Leeds, with its own village like community, unique shops and bars, and stunning nature; it always tops the list of the best places to live!

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The property

11 Glenwood Villas is a stunning two bedroom apartment within a converted hotel, full of character and unique features, with a cosy homely feel. The beautiful open-plan living area is bright and spacious, featuring laminate flooring and a striking floor-to-ceiling bay window, offering fantastic views over the gardens. The modern kitchen is complete with integrated stainless steel oven/hob and extractor fan, washing machine and fridge/freezer, providing everything you need in one convenient space.

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The apartment comprises of two spacious bedrooms, both light and airy, with fitted wardrobes and carpets. The master bedroom benefits from an ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle, whilst the second bedroom boasts French doors that lead out onto a patio area overlooking the beautifully kept gardens. The modern finished, part-tiled bathroom is fitted with white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as towel rail, mirror and electric shaver plug, and gives you the perfect place to have a bath and relax after a long day! The well kept grounds of Glenwood Villas provide peaceful gardens and space for parking.

The location

Residents of Glenwood Villas can enjoy access to beautiful landscaped gardens, with far-reaching views of the Newlay Valley. Glenwood offers a tranquil setting whilst only being a short distance from the amenities of Horsforth, including shops, eateries, bars and parks. The development is just a 15 minute drive from Leeds city centre, 20 minutes from Bradford, and is well serviced by regular trains and buses, with Horsforth Railway Station just 5 minutes away.

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Horsforth is a historical town and has a rich heritage, with the Village Museum hosting collections and displays illustrating life in the suburb. The location of this property makes the most of the open green spaces, with Cragg Hill parks, Bramley Fall Park and Horsforth Hall Park all being situated nearby. If you fancy a trip to the city, Horsforth Railway Station is only a 5 minute journey away, giving you easy access to the vibrant city of Leeds, also making it ideal for commuters. Horsforth is also surrounded by other fantastic Leeds suburbs including Bramley, Kirkstall and Headingley, and is just a short journey from Leeds/Bradford airport!

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Where to go

  • Golden Acre Park and Country Way
  • Horsforth Hall Park and The Japanese Gardens
  • Hunger Hills Woods, Cragg Hill and Newlay Valley
  • Horsforth Village Museum
  • Coco Thai Massage
  • Restaurants: Bar 166 & Bistro, Cafe Marinetti, East at Enigma, Pooky and Grumps deli, Trattoria Il Forno, Zio, Grappolo, The Agora,
  • Pubs/bars: ‘The Horsforth Mile’, The Brownlee Arms, The Brown Cow, The Abbey Inn, Town Street Tavern, Maverick’s, Sandbar, Medusa, The Black Bull, Kobe Bar

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What to do

 

Art & Heritage in Yorkshire

Art & Heritage in Yorkshire

The Staithes Art and Heritage festival this weekend has inspired us to discover what arts and heritage the rest of Yorkshire holds. Yorkshire is home to many museums, art galleries and historical landmarks, so why not explore the wonders of this fascinating county!

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Arts

  • The Hepworth, Wakefield – renowned, world-class gallery offering a vibrant social space and a programme of film screenings, talks and events
  • The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds – the ultimate gallery for sculpture in the heart of the city
  • The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax – a stunning complex of converted nineteenth century mills now home to 6 amazing galleries
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield – an international centre for modern and contemporary art, with 500 acres of landscape and 60 outdoor sculptures
  • Ashley Jackson Art Gallery, Holmfirth – illustrating the life and works of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolourists
  • York Art Gallery – enjoy a fine display of paintings and ceramics plus a busy events and exhibitions programme
  • Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington – a fascinating range of paintings, sculptures, jewellery and ceramics by contemporary British artists
  • The Civic, Barnsley – one of the town’s landmark creative spaces hosting design-led touring exhibitions from National Galleries, as well as creating unique exhibitions
  • Millennium Gallery, Sheffield – the city’s prestigious destination for art, craft and design where you can explore Sheffield’s heritage including it’s famous metalwork
  • Woodend Art and Craft Gallery, Scarborough – a contemporary venue featuring edgy and thought-provoking exhibitions, with free entry for all

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Heritage

  • Ripley Castle, Harrogate – set in a beautiful location, this historic attraction hosts numerous events year round including archery, falconry, classic car rally, concerts and plays
  • Scarborough Castle – discover it’s 2500 years of history defending a prominent headland between two bays with sheer drops to the sea
  • Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley – one of the most complete and impressive abbeys in the country with an interactive museum, surrounded by stunning moorland
  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon – Yorkshire’s finest Cistercian Abbey ruin with over 10 historics buildings spanning over 800 years of history
  • York Minster – the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, with traces of every age from the Roman occupation
  • Beverley Minster – a Gothic masterpiece with a long and dark history, home to tombs that attracted pilgrims from far and wide
  • Eden Camp, Malton – transports you back to wartime Britain, house in an original prisoner of war camp
  • Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield – showcasing the infamous steel city’s industrial story, from early industrialisation to modern times
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Keighley – enjoy a ride on The Railway Children’s railway through the heart of Brontë Country
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington – set in 50 acres of 19th century parkland on a dramatic cliff-top position, with stunning views, award-winning gardens and the heritage of the grand hall

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