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!

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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.

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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.

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Location

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.

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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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City & Suburban Living in West Leeds

City & Suburban Living in West Leeds

Want the best of both city and suburban life in Leeds? Then this part-furnished, one bedroom apartment just 10 minutes from the city centre is perfect for you!

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9 Greenside Mews boasts a spacious open-plan living area, complete with two sofas and a coffee table, and fitted with laminate flooring, making for easy cleaning! The large modern kitchen is fitted with plenty of units for storage, and complete with an oven/hob and extractor fan, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place.

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The bright double bedroom of the apartment benefits from a double bed, and built-in wardrobe for extra storage. The white walls andlaminate flooring provide the perfect blank canvas to really make this room your own! The part-tiled bathroom features a white-three piece suite including shower over bath and vinyl flooring. The apartment also benefits from a secure door entry system, allocated private parking and electric heaters throughout.Lounge1

Location

This property is situated within a beautifully restored, grade two-listed chapel, and maintains many of its original features creating a truly unique place to live. The Greenside Mews development is located in a quiet residential location, just 10 minutes from Leeds city centre, and within convenient reach of public transport networks. There are many restaurants and bars near the apartment, as well as a supermarket and many green open spaces. You’ll have the best of suburban life and the city life of Leeds, which is home to great shops, live music venues, and amazing nightlife. The apartment is also not far from the Elland Road Stadium, perfect for football fans, and just 10 minutes from White Rose Shopping Centre.

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Local amenities

  • Buses 38, 11 & 42
  • Boudoir Beauty
  • Wortley Wine Store
  • Western Flatts Park
  • Wortley Recreation Ground
  • Asda supermarket
  • Dixon Lane Post Office
  • Headstrong hair salon
  • Matalan
  • Takeaways – Red Chilli, Roast Tine, China Express, La Fraz, Sisi Pizza,
  • Pubs – The Hanover Arms, Dragon, Amalfi Bar, Malt Shovel, The Queen, Butterbowl

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Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton is one of the most sought after spots in Leeds, withits own community of shops, bars, restaurants and events. Our one bedroom apartment in the Allerton Croft development will give you access to all of this, whilst being only 10 minutes from Leeds city centre.

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The apartment boasts a bright, open-plan living area, with a modern finished kitchen through an archway, helping to keep the two areas separate whilst still open and spacious. The kitchen is complete with integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven/hob, washer/dryer, and tall fridge/freezer. The kitchen area is fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning, whilst the lounge area is fully carpeted for a cosy feel.

The double bedroom of the apartment is fully carpeted and benefits from a spacious built in wardrobe. The modern tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as a mirror over the sink and a towel rail. The property has a secure entry system for extra security, and parking facilities are situated within the communal grounds.Chapel2

Location

Allerton Croft is situated next to the beautiful PotternewtonPark, just a short walk from the centre of Chapel Allerton, which has a village-like feel with 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 Headingley, Roundhay and Moortown.

 

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Best bits

  • Culture – Inkwell Arts, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Library
  • Every day essentials – Tesco express, Esso, Lidl, The Co-op, Natwest, HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Allerton Medical Centre, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Public Health Resource Centre
  • Exercise – Yoga Kula, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym, Elevations Academy for Dance, Scott Hall Leisure Centre
  • Parks – Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton Park, Roundhay Park
  • Cafes – Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, House of Koko, Opposite Cafe
  • Restaurants – Sukhothai, Aagrah, Siam Oriental, Casa Mia, Pinche Pinche Mexican, El Bareto, The Olive Tree, The Hummingbird, Sami’s Moroccan, Boss Burgers
  • Pubs/bars – Zed Bar, The Manor, The Hub, The Mustard Pot, The Regent, The Bay Horse In, Further North, The Woods, The Nags Head, The Three Hulats, Kith & Kin, The Pit, Veuve Bar De Champagne
  • Independent shops – The Pink Banana, Chirpy, Angels Too, Casablanca, New Collection, Armadillo Toys, Oaks, Fit to Bust, Rustic Pine, Sugar & Rhubarb, Form Bespoke Jewellers
  • Specialist shops – Simply Cakes, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, Tarbett’s Fishmongers, Neil Smith Butchers, The Perfumed Garden
  • Salons – Cutting Room Creative, Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon, Cold Bath Barber Shop, David Michael Hair, Mod Salons, Moriarty’s Hair Salon, Salon Style, Pout Beauty Salon, Beauty Spot, Jon Kinsey Salon, @ the Salon, Emerald Hair & Beauty, Noveau Nails, Aone Beauty Salon

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Events

  • The North Leeds Food Festival – 19 to 21 August – Roundhay Park
  • Seven Bar Sounds live acoustic – 23 August – Seven Arts
  • 8th Birthday weekend – 27 & 28 August – The Mustard Pot
  • Leeds West Indian Carnival – 29 August – Potternewton Park
  • Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival – 29 August – Seven Arts
  • Festival Words (An Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word) – 30 August – Seven Arts
  • Chapel Allerton Arts Festival – 29 August to 4 September – Chapel Allerton
  • Leeds International Beer Festival – 8 to 11 September – Leeds Town Hall
  • Saltaire Brewery Beer Festival – 9 September – County Works, Bradford
  • Yoga Foundation Workshop – 10 September – Yoga Kula
  • On Roundhay live concert – 17 September – Roundhay Park

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Fun low cost summer holiday activities!

Fun low cost summer holiday activities!

With the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking how to keep your children occupied! But trying to think of six weeks’ worth of activities that won’t break the bank can be a challenge. No need to worry though, we’ve compiled a list of fun activities that are either free or low cost to do with your children this summer that will keep the boredom at bay! We’ve got everything from day trips in Yorkshire, outdoor activities and things to do on a rainy day (which is very likely in Yorkshire). Enjoy!

Day trips

  1. Camping – there are some great campsites in Yorkshire that give you a nice break without the hefty price of going abroad. Check out our camping blog for the best ones.
  2. Go hiking – Yorkshire is full of beautiful hills to explore- Peak District, Nidderdale, Roseberry Topping and loads moreYork walks3
  3. Go to a lake/park/waterfall – such as the Malham Tarn lake, Thornton Force waterfall in Ingleton, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield
  4. Attend an outdoor concert/movie – Millennium Square in Leeds and Kirkstall Abbey are hosting some great outdoor screenings this summer
  5. Play mini golf – there’s a glow in the dark course at Xscape in Castleford, and a pirate crazy golf course in Hull, and loads more across Yorkshire
  6. Go to the beach for a day – the East Yorkshire Coast is a must visit
  7. Visit a museum/art gallery – there are loads all across Yorkshire from the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield to the National Railway Museum in York, and everything in between
  8. Go for a picnic – Yorkshire is full of stunning nature that provide the perfect spots for a summer picnic
  9. Visit a local landmark – Castle Howard, York Minster, Kirkstall Abbey, Brimham Rocks to name a few
  10. Go to a farm – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is just 50p for children to visit and Goodalls of Tong in Bradford is freeDepp Hull
  11. Go on a boat ride – Skipton and York have some great boat tours
  12. Visit an amusement park – Light Water Valley, Flamingo Land, Fantasy Island and Pleasure Island are all in Yorkshire
  13. Explore a new town/city in Yorkshire
  14. Learn about wildlife – Yorkshire is home to some of the best parks and centres including Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster, Tropical Butterfly House in Sheffield, and The Deep in Hull
  15. Go to one of Yorkshire’s many festivals held throughout the summer such as The Great Yorkshire Fringe in York, Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival in Skipton and so much more, suitable for the whole family!

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Outdoor activities

  1. Plan a road trip
  2. Go on a bike ride
  3. Go strawberry picking
  4. Grow flowers or vegetables in your garden, or create a cute fairy garden!
  5. Have a back garden campout
  6. Host a BBQ for family and friends with a fun theme
  7. Have a water fight
  8. Wash the car – if it’s a sunny day do it in your swimsuits!
  9. Create a scavenge huntSummer tent
  10. Host a mini Olympics in your garden
  11. Have a picnic in your back garden
  12. Do some volunteering
  13. Go to a local fair, parade or carnival
  14. Try a new sport
  15. Watch the sunrise/sunset

 

Indoor/rainy day activities

  1. Do some baking
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  3. Try some crafts/painting
  4. Make a homemade present for someone
  5. Make tie-dye t-shirts
  6. Have a clear out of your house
  7. Redecorate a room
  8. Have an at-home spa day
  9. Make a blanket fort if it’s a cold and rainy outside
  10. Organise an at-home film night or movie marathon for a rainy day
  11. Watch a live sports event
  12. Story time – the summer holidays is the perfect time for your children to read any books they want, try reading/giving them one of your childhood favouritesSummer journal
  13. Board games – dig out all your old board games on a rainy day
  14. Keep a journal or scrapbook of your summer adventures
  15. Make a family photo album

 

Living in York City Centre

Living in York City Centre

These city centre, two bedroom apartments in the modern Cordwainer’s Court development are ideally located to give you the best of what York has to offer, from amazing shops to historic attractions, vibrant city life to flourishing nature and wildlife.

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The bright and spacious living areas are the perfect place to both eat and relax, with a contemporary kitchen complete with integrated stainless steel oven and ceramic hob, img_1114fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place. The apartments have oak internal doors and oak-finish flooring throughout, creating a sleek and stylish look.

Both apartments have one double bedroom and one single, all fully carpeted to create a cosy feel, and with plenty of space for storage for all your belongings. The modern, part-tiled bathroom is complete with a clean, white three-piece suite, with electric shower over bath, as well as vinyl flooring and a chrome heated towel rail. The properties benefit from video entry security systems and are suitable for children, but not pets and do not come with parking; but the city centre location means everything you need is within walking distance! All of this could be yours for only £600pcm!

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The apartments are situated on the banks of the River Foss, within the historic walls of York. There are plenty of shops right on your doorstep, including the Foss Island Retail Park which features a Homebase, Pets at Home, Home Bargains and a Frankie & Benny’s, with supermarkets Morrisons and Waitrose also within walking distance. Other attractions and amenities close by include:

  • The Duchess and Fibbers live music venues
  • Coppergate Shopping Centre and York Shambles
  • York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower and Tower Gardens
  • Jorvik Viking Centre and Castle Galleries
  • York’s Chocolate Story and Betty’s Tea Room
  • Yorkshire Museum & Museum Gardens
  • York Theatre Royal and York Minster
  • York Art Gallery and York Explore Library Learning Centre
  • National Trust Treasurer’s House and The Ghost Trail of York
  • York Boat and City Screen Picturehouse
  • Grand Opera House and Fairfax House

You will be close to all of this, but still located in a peaceful area away from the hustle and York8bustle. The train station is a 20 minute walk away and there are excellent bus links, making it an ideal location for commuters and those working in the city centre. As well as shops, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, there are plenty of green spaces, with the stunning St Nicks Nature Reserve just across the River Foss, which provides fascinating nature and wildlife on a 24 acre conservation site.

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  • Havana – Cuban style café and cocktail bar with an exotic, holiday vibe, prides itself on offering affordable, unpretentious fun with excellent food including tapas, burgers and pasta, and an array of cocktails
  • The Terrace – York’s only sports bar combining popular sports, home-cooked food and a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome
  • Sutlers – an old-fashioned style bar and grill brining back the era of chivalry and good manners, with super polite staff serving British comfort food with a twist. The bar boasts an impressive cask beer selection, and has a cocktail bar upstairsYork4
  • The Hop – a traditional real ale house with an intimate atmosphere, host to “unplugged” live music events and serving delicious stone-baked pizzas
  • Mason’s Bar & Bistro – an independent restaurant known for it’s mouth-watering gourmet burgers and great quality drinks, all served in a comfortable and informal setting
  • Mumbai Lounge – A bright and vibrant Indian restaurant serving authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine at decent prices with great service
  • The Fossgate Social – A unique café bar with an edgy vibe, serving light lunches and cakes in the day, then turning into a cool indie bar at night, with regular live music
  • Spring Espresso – An artisan coffee shop serving the best coffee and Chinese tea, as well as all day breakfast and homemade cakes in a cosy café settingYork6
  • Shambles Kitchen – located down the infamous shopping street, this restaurant serves fast food prepared from scratch using only fresh, raw ingredients. Definitely try their delicious, healthy smoothies and pulled pork sandwiches
  • L’Antica Locanda – A unique Italian restaurant serving authentic cuisine in an equally authentic Italian setting with a cosy atmosphere, providing a calming relief from the hustle and bustle of the Shambles
  • Veeno – An Italian wine café serving family produced Sicilian wines & authentic Italian spuntini, and hosting sophisticated yet fun wine tasting experience

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

Suburban Living in Pudsey, Leeds

Suburban Living in Pudsey, Leeds

The highly sought after suburb of Pudsey offers the best of both Bradford and Leeds, and our one bedroom apartment in the heart of this vibrant suburb provides easy access to both of these Yorkshire cities.

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This modern apartment makes the most of contemporary open-plan living, with the lounge and kitchen creating one large open space to both eat and relax. The conveniently equipped kitchen provides everything you need in one space; an oven and hob to make home-cooked meals, a fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer.Sommerville Mews External (3)

The double bedroom is spacious with plenty of room for a double bed and storage opportunities. Blinds an
d carpet are already fitted in this room, and this blank canvas enables you to turn this room into your own. The large, part-tiled modern bathroom features a white three-piece suite with integrated bath and shower, as well as a towel rail and mirror over the sink.

This property comes with many great additional features, including a storage cupboard in the hallway, blinds and carpet throughout, satellite, television and phone connection availability, a secure video door entry system, well-maintained communal grounds and off-road parking.

Location

 

pudsey2Pudsey is the suburb to be in right now. It’s central location between Leeds and Bradford make it highly sought after, especially for professionals needing to commute to the cities, made easy by regular and nearby bus and train stops, with New Pudsey train station being just a short walk away. Pudsey has a whole host of local amenities including large supermarkets, many great shops and eateries, green spaces including the lovely Pudsey Park and Woodhall Hills, and many sporting opportunities. In this apartment you’ll have the best of the open spaces of the suburbs and the busy city life of Leeds and Bradford.

Leeds is just under 20 minutes away by car or train, and Bradford just 15 minutes, meaning you can easily venture out of Pudsey to see what the cities have to offer. Leeds is known for its great shopping with many great buys to be found down Briggate and in the Trinity centre, with plenty of amazing eateries and bars, whether you want bradfordbig names or hidden gems, there is something for everyone.

Bradford also recently underwent a revamp of its shopping area with Westfield opening, but maintains its vast array of green spaces, with the well-known Bradford City Park often hosting the cities best events. Bradford is also home to the great Alhambra Theatre as well as the fascinating National Media Museum, providing you with plenty of cultural entertainment.

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