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!



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.


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.



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.


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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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!


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!




Horsforth – Stylish City and Suburban Living

Horsforth – Stylish City and Suburban Living

Recently named as one of the best places to live, the highly sought after Leeds external (1)suburb of Horsforth is the ideal place to live if you want a calm and beautiful suburban setting, as well as easy access to the city life.


15 Glenwood Villas is a two-bedroom, upper floor apartment, situated in a beautifully converted hotel with listed building simage8tatus. This cosy apartment features a great open-plan living area, with a modern kitchen fully fitted with white goods and vinyl flooring, as well as a striking sloping ceiling with a Velux skylight image4window. The lounge area also features a large bay window overlooking stunning landscaped gardens. The spacious double bedrooms are fitted with carpet and wardrobes, and the high quality, white three-piece bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle. Number 15 also has a large hallway with fitted storage and an allocated parking space.image2

Horsforth location




Glenwood Villas has access to the beautiful landscaped gardens which provide lovely views from the apartments, and also overlooks the stunning Newlay Valley. Glenwood offers a tranquil setting, whilst only being a short distance from the local shops, eateries and bars. 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 Horsforth hall parkproperty 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!


Whether you’re a foodie, into the arts or love live music, there’s a whole range of amazing events going on around Horsforth and Leeds this summer!

Village living in Newton Kyme, Tadcaster

Village living in Newton Kyme, Tadcaster

If you’re a large family and are looking for a home big enough Cleveland House Type artist impresionfor all of you, then this newly built, four bedroom home on the stunning Burden Mews development in Newton Kyme is perfect for you!


The long entrance hall leads up to the stairs, and is also where the separate W.C and storage cupboard are located. The living room is bright and spacious due to a large set of patio doors that let in light, and lead out into the large private garden, making this property ideal for entertaining family and friends, especially in the summer months. This family home features a beautiful, contemporary kitchen finished to a high standard with wood-effect worktops and white gloss units, fitted with Loungeoven/hob and extractor fan. There is also plenty of space for a dining table and chairs in this area, ideal for enjoying sit down family meals.

Upstairs are the four spacious bedrooms, two doubles and two singles, which are all fully carpeted and have plenty of space for storage. The master bedroom enjoys the whole second floor, and also benefits from an ensuite bathroom with shower. The modern family bathroom has stylish cream, marble-effect tiling, and is complete with a white three-piece suit and shower over bath.


The Burden Mews development is set in Newton Kyme, a delightful village in between Tadcaster and Boston Spa, with Leeds, Harrogate and York all easily accessible from the A1 and A64. Newton Kyme benefits from being a peaceful village with a great community spirit and stunning surroundings to raise your children, as well as being located near to larger villages and towns, and some of Yorkshire’s best cities and attractions. In Tadcaster and Boston Spa, there are many well-regarded primary and secondary schools, as well as shops, restaurants and bars, with Tadcaster also benefitting from a leisure centre and swimming pool. There are many sporting opportunities in the area including the Toulston Polo Ground, Lordswood Cricket School and even the Leeds United training ground, with Bramham Park also situated close by.Newton K2

If you want to venture further afield to some of Yorkshire’s best cities, Leeds and York are only a 30 minute drive away, and Harrogate just 40 minutes! For a fun family day out or weekend away, the Howardian Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is a 50 minute drive, Yorkshire Dales National Park 90 minutes, and the seaside town of Bridlington just 1 hour 20 minutes! Newton Kyme also has good transport links with regular bus services to nearby towns and cities, and just 10 minutes away from the nearest train station in Ulleskelf.

Upcoming events

  • Boston Spa Farmers Market – 10 June – Village Hall
  • Boston Spa Gala – 11 June – Stables Lane
  • Garden Part – 2 July – Deepdale Community Centre
  • Boston Spa Weekend Festival – 15 to 17 July – Boston Spa
  • Leeds Festival – 26 to 28 August – Bramham Park
  • Tadcaster Carnival – 11 September – Tadcaster Magnets Social Club
  • Arts Festival – 14 and 15 October – Boston Spa Village Hall
  • The Royal British Legion Major Series – 26 October – Bramham Park

Village living in Thorpe Willoughby, Selby

Village living in Thorpe Willoughby, Selby

These stunning, newly built two bedroom homes on Privet Drive are perfect for young families, situated in the beautiful village of Thorpe Willoughby near Selby.

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The ground floors of these new homes are well proportioned, with the spacious lounge/diner being the perfect place for your family to eat and relax. This bright, open space leads through French doors into the private rear garden, making it perfect for summer entertaining. The garden has a paved walkway leading to a large shed for storage space. Both the entrance hall and lounge are fitted with carpet for a cosy, homely feel. The contemporary kitchen is finished to a high standard, and fitted with an integrated oven, hob and extractor fan. An under the stairs cupboard also provides extra storage room for your family.img_1006

Upstairs are the two spacious double bedrooms, fully carpeted and with plenty of space for storage. The modern tiled bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite and shower over bath. There is also a W.C on the ground floor, helping to ease the morning rush, and both bathrooms are fitted with vinyl flooring. The properties all feature parking, are suitable for pets, and are part of our Affordable Rent Scheme.

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The beautiful, peaceful village of Thorpe Willoughby is located just a 10 minute drive to Selby, and close to other villages such as Hambleton, Gateforth, Burn and Brayton. Everything you need is situated within walking distance of Privet Drive; the Village Hall and Green, a post office, convenience stores, primary school, pharmacy, sports association, vetinary centre, White House Farm and The Fox Inn pub. There is also a bus stop right near the development, providing easy access to Selby.Thorpe Will1

If you like the outdoors, Selby Golf Club is just down the round, and you can go for a nice stroll through the Hambleton-Scalm Wood. Whilst you can enjoy the peace of the village life, you will only be a 10 minute drive from Selby which has schools and colleges, supermarkets, a retail park, shops, Selby Abbey and Park, gyms and a train station, which provides easy access to nearby towns and cities, including Thorpe Will5Leeds, Wakefield, York, Castleford and Hull which are all under an hour away by car or train. You can also explore nature with Skipwith Common Nature Reserve and Humberhead Peatlands Nature Reserve both being approximately a 30 minute drive away.


Upcoming events

  • Darkfest – 28 May – The Venue, Selby
  • Battle of the Bands Final – 4 June – Selby Town Hall
  • Family Fun Day – 19 June – Selby
  • Kids Fun Day – 25 June – Thorpe Willoughby Sports Club
  • Summer Fair – 3 July – Thorpe Willoughby Childcare Centre and Primary School
  • Village Carnival – 9 July – Thorpe Willoughby Village Green
  • Food Festival – 23 July – Selby Market Place
  • Beer Festival – 30 July – Selby Town Hall

What you miss/don’t miss about living at home

What you miss/don’t miss about living at home

You’ve moved out of your family home and are renting your own home; you finally have your freedom! But as much as you love having your own place, there’s still a few little things you miss about living at home. To celebrate International Day of Families this Sunday, we’re thinking about all the things we miss (and don’t miss) about living at home, and how you can make your new place feel that little bit more like home.

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  • Reliable meals- you’re still trying to get the hang of this whole cooking thing, and are seriously starting to miss your mum’s food, especially Sunday roast
  • Being looked after when you’re sick- lets face it, there’s nobody who can look after you better than your mum. Now you live alone you’re pretty sure you’re gonna die
  • No responsibilities- this paying bills thing is all a bit too much, and you’re wondering if being an adult is really for you
  • Your pets- most apartments don’t allow pets and not seeing yours every day is heart breaking, can animals FaceTime?Family blog1
  • Having clean clothes ready and waiting for you- washing and ironing is such a chore, you have better things to do with your time, you’ll just have to do them looking like a scruff
  • Your siblings- yes you used to hate them and argue all the time, but now you think you’re actually starting to miss them, just a little bit
  • Not have to make decisions- there’s so many things in life now that require making the right decision, and you have no idea what to do. You literally ring your parents for everything
  • Heating- who knew trying to stay warm was so expensive? Wearing 10 jumpers isn’t as comfy as it soundsFamily blog5
  • A full fridge- and who knew food was so expensive, 3 quid for cheese, are you kidding?!
  • Having your dad fix everything and getting rid of spiders- no matter how many times you Google it, you still can’t figure out how to fix things. And since you can’t bring yourself to go near spiders, you’re sure they’ll soon take over your house
  • Being able to spend your money on anything- no more ridiculous purchases, meals out and holidays. You now have your own place, but you literally can’t do anything else!
  • Your parents- they might have done your head in sometimes, but you’re actually sad you won’t get to see them all the time

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  • Having your parents question your every move- where are you going? Who with? What time will you be back? Why do you sleep until midday?
  • Having to be quiet when you come in- it used to be like a minefield every time you came home late to try and make it upstairs and not wake anyone up. And god forbid if you wanted to bring someone back with you… Now you can come and go as you please!
  • Your siblings stealing your stuff- your clothes and hair stuff never goes missing now!Family blog6
  • Constantly being asked what you’re doing with your life- now you’ve moved out you don’t have the constant interrogations about all your life choices
  • Your parents questionable décor taste- you have now turned into an interior designer and your apartment is painstakingly coordinated and sophisticated
  • Being asked to do chores- no you don’t want to unload the dishwasher, sitting and staring at the wall is far more entertaining
  • The area you used to live- you do kind of miss your home town, but there are definitely some people you do not miss!Family blog2
  • Not having to answer to anyone- you finally have your freedom!


How to make your new home a bit more like home home

  • Bring as many items as you can take/steal from home so it feels more cosy and familiar
  • Have photos everywhere is nice frames of your family and friends so you don’t forget what they look like
  • Have a housewarming party with your family will create a happy atmosphere in your new home, and you can even have family nights round at yours every so often
  • Have little trinkets from your childhood round your home to make it your own
  • If you really miss your home, and your parents home was nice, nick a few of their décor ideas
  • Play music that reminds you of home and use scents to get that home smellFamily blog4

Even though you love your new home and love the freedom, your parents’ home will still kind of always be your real home. Let us know what you miss or don’t miss about living at home!