Focus On: Hull

Focus On: Hull

If you want to live in Hull, the St James Court development on Victoria Dock is one of the most sought after locations. We have a stunning two bedroom apartment ready to move in this Summer!

The Property

The apartment boasts a stunning, spacious living area with laminate flooring and French doors that open up onto a Juliet balcony, creating a bright, open space. Round the corner is the stylish kitchen, fitted with white high gloss units and wooden worktops, complete with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

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The property comprises two bedrooms, one double and one single, both with fitted with carpet and curtains. The modern bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. You’ll also benefit from an allocated space in the communal parking area. All of this could be yours for the low price of £475pcm!

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The Location

 

Highlights

  • Victoria Park
  • The Humber and Hull Marina
  • Humber Bridge
  • The Deep and Hull Maritime Museum
  • Streetlife Museum
  • Hull’s Old Town
  • Hull New Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre
  • Ferens Art Gallery and Myton Gallery
  • Fruit entertainment venue
  • Shopping: Princes Quay, Kingston Retail Park
  • Food: 1884, Leonardos, The Lion & Key, Cerutti’s, Al Porto, The Sailmakers Arms
  • Drinks: The Minerva, Ye Old Bluebell, Bar 82, 1884 Wine Bar, Hop & Vine

 

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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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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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Living in Sherburn in Elmet

Living in Sherburn in Elmet

Do you want a rural family home where you have access to two of the best cities in Yorkshire? This new build, three bedroom home in the village of Sherburn in Elmet is just 30 minutes from both Leeds and York.

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This stunning new build home is set over three floors, with a spacious, separate lounge on the ground floor, fitted with carpet and featuring an under the stairs storage cupboard. Through a small hallway, which features a downstairs WC, is the modern kitchen/diner, complete with oak effect units as well as oven/hob and extractor fan. This space has enough room for a dining table and chairs, and boasts a set of French doors that open out into the private rear garden.

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On the first floor are two spacious bedrooms, one double and one single, as well as the house bathroom, fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The large master bedroom is located on the second floor, and includes two built in cupboards and two stunning skylights. The property is fitted with carpets throughout, and benefits from off-street parking.

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Location

This stunning home is located on the new Ceretic Park development situated in the village of Sherburn in Elmet, just a 30 minute drive from both Leeds and York city centres, giving you the best of rural and city life. You’ll be just a short walk from the centre of the village which has its own train station, several schools and a great range of shops and eateries, making it the perfect place for families to call home.

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Sherburn in Elmet is also a short drive from the town of Selby which offers an even wider selection of local amenities, and is under 20 minutes from Castleford, home to the amazing Xscape centre. Also close to the development is the Sherburn Willows Nature Reserve, perfect for a family day out. The village is perfect for commuters, being located a short distance from the A1 and M1, and also has great train and bus links.

  • Selby – 20 mins
  • Castleford – 20 mins
  • Leeds – 30 mins
  • York – 30 mins
  • Wakefield – 30 mins
  • Harrogate – 45 mins
  • Hull – 1 hour

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Events in the area

 

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 3

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 3

In our third and final post of the What’s Happening in Yorkshire series, we’re looking at what exciting events York, Hull and Scarborough have to offer in 2017!

York

York Residents’ Festival is a chance to explore this fascinating city for free! You can visit the cities best attractions for free, explore behind the scene of places not usually open to the public, and take advantage of great dining special offers! All you need is a valid YorkCard or York Student ID. 28 & 29 January. 

Step back in time with the Jorvik Viking Festival taking place this February half term! The week long celebration includes battle re-enactments, guided walks, talks and lectures, living history encampments, combat performances and loads more family-friendly events! 20-26 February.  

Let out your inner bookworm at the York Literature Festival. There are more than 60 events taking place over two weeks, with discussions, readings and performances, as well as music, comedy, cinema and theatre. 16-30 March.

Calling all chocolate lovers, this ones for you! York Chocolate Festival invites you to indulge in the Home of Chocolate and celebrate York’s confectionary history with chocolate workshops, stalls, museum attractions, demonstrations, live music and more! 14-17 April.

Whilst not one of the biggest events of it’s kind, York Pride is no less colourful and proud than any of the other pride festivals! The festival is back this year and promising to be even bigger and better than the last. 10 June.

The event of the summer in Yorkshire, the Great Yorkshire Fringe is not one to miss. With comedy, theatre, music, cabaret, activities and loads more, there’s something for everyone at this brilliant festival. 21 July-13 August.

Celebrate the amazing food and drink of the city at the York Food & Drink Festival. Following the Taster Festival on 10 & 11 June, the main festival is jam packed full of stalls, markets, workshops, live demonstrations, competitions, taste trails and lots more foodie delights. 22 September-1 October.

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Hull

In collaboration with London’s Battersea Arts Centre, Heads Up Festival presents 10 days of the best new work across theatre, dance, comedy, music and audio performance, from the most innovative and thrilling artists. 8-18 March.

WOW (Women of the World) is a festival of talks, debates, music, film, comedy and activism that celebrates women and girls and takes a frank look at what stops them from achieving their potential. 10-12 March.

With opportunities to experience the growing diversity that is the brewing industry, CAMRA will be sourcing over 130 different cask ales for the Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival this spring. 27-28 April.

The Pint of Science festival delivers interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! Topics include the mind and body, galaxies, planet Earth, and art and science coming together. 15-17 May.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is set to be one of the musical highlights of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, with confirmed acts including Kings of Leon, Little Mix and Stormzy. 27-28 May.

The Hull Folk and Maritime Festival is four days of music, dance and history that celebrate Hull’s rich and unique folk heritage. 20-23 July.

Hull’s spectacular, award-winning grassroots festival, Humber Street Sesh, returns for another year, showcasing emerging homegrown talent across all music genres. 5 August.

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Scarborough

At this years Coastival, you can expect to see artwork, music and performances in unusual locations as it looks to break with people’s expectations of a traditional arts festival. 18-19 February. 

Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for the amazing Whitby Goth Weekend. Spend the nights watching fantastic live music or the days shopping in the various ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ locations. 21-23 April.

For the third year in a row, Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2017. The third edition of the race takes place between 28-30 April 2017. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in Yorkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire. Bridlington-Scarborough 28 April.

Whether you want a new tattoo or just want to look at the amazing art work, head down to the Scarborough Tattoo Show this May, with over 50 award winning tattoo artists. 27-28 May.

Sample the best local produce at the Eat Yorkshire Food Festival in Filey, with three events throughout the year. Indulge in artisan breads, pates, pies, cheeses, cakes, jams, ciders, ales and so much more! 10-11 Jun, 12-13 Aug, 14-15 Oct.

SEAFEST Maritime Heritage Festival takes place on West Pier next to Scarborough’s idyllic harbour and South Bay Beach. A firm favourite with families to mark the start of the summer holidays, the event is now in its 19th year! 21-23 July.

If you’re a jazz music fan, then the Scarborough Jazz Festival is a must visit event for you! With a line up of world class jazz artists, this year is set to be even better than the last. 22-24 September.

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Living on Hull’s Victoria Dock

Living on Hull’s Victoria Dock

If you want to live in Hull, the St James Court development on Victoria Dock is one of the most sought after locations. We have a stunning two bedroom apartment ready to move in before Christmas!

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The apartment boasts a stunning, spacious living area with laminate flooring and French doors that open up onto a Juliet balcony, creating a bright, open space. Round the corner is the stylish kitchen, fitted with white high gloss units and wooden worktops, complete with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

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The property comprises two bedrooms, one double and one single, both with fitted with carpet and curtains. The modern bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. You’ll also benefit from an allocated space in the communal parking area. All of this could be yours for the low price of £475pcm!

Location

This apartment is ideally located on the modern St James Court development, overlooking Hull’s Victoria Dock. As this apartment is just five minutes from the city centre, you’ll be able to experience all that Hull has to offer, such as fantastic bars, shops and restaurants. Hull also has plenty of great attractions including The Deep, Humber Bridge and Hull New Theatre. hull2

Highlights

  • Victoria Park
  • The Humber and Hull Marina
  • Humber Bridge
  • The Deep and Hull Maritime Museum
  • Streetlife Museum
  • Hull’s Old Town
  • Hull New Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre
  • Ferens Art Gallery and Myton Gallery
  • Fruit entertainment venue
  • Shopping: Princes Quay, Kingston Retail Park
  • Food: 1884, Leonardos, The Lion & Key, Cerutti’s, Al Porto, The Sailmakers Arms
  • Drink: The Minerva, Ye Old Bluebell, Bar 82, 1884 Wine Bar, Hop & Vine

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City centre living in Hull

City centre living in Hull

Enjoy the culture, nature and city life of Hull in this stylish and spacious apartment, with fantastic views over Hull’s Victoria Dock that you can enjoy from your own private balcony.

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James Court: Located in a stunning, modern development on Hull’s Victoria Dock, this two-bedroom apartment boasts fantastic views and a private garage. Close to the vibrant Hull City Centre and all its amenities.

An open-plan layout and large windows create a bright, spacious area to live and relax. Patio doors lead out to your own private Juliette balcony, with stunning views of Hull’s Victoria Dock. Why not add chairs, pillows and plants to the balcony to create a cozy space to sit on warm days and take in the stunning view. An archway leads into a newly refurbished kitchen with integrated appliances, including oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place.0S32HIL6V

This property includes one master bedroom and a smaller guest bedroom, both spacious and fully carpeted, and a newly refurbished white bathroom suite, with electric shower over bath. The apartment is fitted with laminate flooring which makes for easy cleaning, an airing cupboard you can use for storage, electric storage heaters throughout and a secure entry system.

Location

You’ll never run out of things to do in the eclectic city of Hull. James Court is close to the main city centre where you’ll find an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars, and is not far from the train station, making for an easy commute. Not only is the apartment overlooking the Victoria Dock, it is a short walk from the Humber, and you can even venture a little further out and spend a day out on the East Yorkshire Coast. There is also the lovely Victoria Park across the road, and you’ll even be close to The Deep and all its stunning marine life, a must visit! If you enjoy nature you can also spend time exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds which extends from the nearby Hessle up to Filey, home to gorgeous sandy beaches.humber_bridge_v_500x278

Places to eat & drink

Hull’s restaurant and bar scene has flourished in recent years, and now offers a range of unique and excellent quality places to eat and drink. One of the best restaurants is 1884, specialising in modern British food as well as steak and local fish, which you can eat overlooking the marina. For a European-style bistro, visit Henry Yeast & Son where you’ll find intriguing specials and continental beers; top tip – book early! Roots serve Jamaican cuisine in a beach shack-vibe restaurant; definitely try the succulent ribs, curry goat and lethal cocktails. Fudge provides a more delicate place to eat with pastel colours and fairy lights, very Sex and the City, but with a wide range of delicious food, and a bakery and deli next door. If you’re looking for delicious Moroccan food, head to Marrakech Avenue; Di Gianni makes the tastiest pizzas; and Tapasya for the best curry in Hull. Although a little on the price side, Hull’s best and oldest fish restaurant Ceruttis is a must for a special occasion, serving fish dishes with a slight Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, but offering classic English food too.

If you’re looking for a classic pub to drink, try both Minerva and Hop & Vine; Minerva is a huge, handsome pub with half a dozen drinking rooms, fantastic views of the river and marina, and open fireHull Docks. Hop & Vine is Hull’s best kept secret offering local beer, honest food, good music and a friendly atmosphere; what more could you want from a pub. If you want style and sophistication, visit one of Hull’s many bars. Garbutt’s provides vintage glamour in a chic and cosy bar, Lucca is a slick and stylish bar, and Level’s serves great cocktails as well as food. For something a little different, Riddler’s has a quirky but contemporary “garden shed” theme and puts on chilled acoustic nights.

Shopping

Hull is home to some fabulous shopping centres including Princes Quay, Prospect, St Stephens and North Point which provide a huge range of the biggest retailers and big brand names. Princes Quay also has a cinema, bowling alley, a gym and plenty of eateries.

For vintage finds, search the rails in Poor Boy Boutique and Chinese Laundry, as well as Dove House 87 for extra special charity items. For men, Bob Greens and Beasley’s sell the best designer menswear as well as vintage pieces. Oresome Gallery and Jewellery Workshops sells beautiful pieces and hosts jewellery making classes, and if you’re looking for shabby chic homewares stop off at Roisin Dubh. Hepworth Arcade is the best location for independent shops, and Hull’s Fruit Market is a vibrant space offering food, fashion, music, film, art and more.

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