Living in Wombwell, Barnsley

Living in Wombwell, Barnsley

Barnsley may be overlooked for its neighbour city of Sheffield, but this South Yorkshire town has plenty to offer, and provides excellent access to the rest of Yorkshire!

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The property 

Located just 15 minutes from the centre of Barnsley, this modern 2 bedroom home in Wombwell is perfect for couples and small families. The semi-detached property features a spacious lounge which benefits from fitted carpet and large windows, creating a bright yet cosy living space.

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The stylish kitchen and dining area is fully equipped with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The space has plenty of room for dining table and chairs, and leads out into the rear private garden. There is also a small WC on the ground floor, helping to ease the morning rush.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The property also benefits from built in storage, private driveway, and garden shed.

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The location

This lovely home is located on Mill Hill, a quiet cul de sac street in the north of Wombwell, just 15 minutes from the centre of Barnsley. Wombwell is a vibrant and friendly town, with many great local amenities including schools, open green spaces, high street stores, eateries, a library, sporting facilities and its own train station. Wombwell is bordered by other great villages including Darfield, Broomhill, Brampton and Swaithe, which offer a host of other shops and facilities.

 

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Wombwell has great transport links with its own train station and regular buses, as well as being close to the A633, Doncaster Road, and the A6195 which leads to the M1. The town is also just over 30 minutes drive from  Sheffield and Wakefield city centres, whilst the stunning Peak District is just over 20 minutes away. There are plenty of great family attractions nearby, such as Cannon Hall Farm, Hemsworth Water Park and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, both only 25 minutes away.

 

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Amenities nearby

Parks and sports: Wombwell Park, Highfield Park, Wombwell Recreation Ground, Hillies Golf Course & Pavilion, Wombwell Main Cricket Club, Mitchell & Darfield Social Club.

Schools: Netherwood Academy, High View Primary, Kings Oak Primary, Wombwell Park Street Primary, Saint Michael and All Angels.

Shopping: Wombwell High Street, Barnsley Retail Park, Cortonwood Retail Park.

Nature: Broomhill Park and RSPB Dearne Valley, Waterside Park and Parkhill nature reserve, River Dearne and River Dove.

Eateries/bars: The Horseshoe, Junction Bar & Bistro, Balti Palace, Old Moor Tavern, The Lundhill Tavern, Anglers Rest, Elephant & Castle.

 

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Focus on: Huddersfield

Focus on: Huddersfield

Often overlooked in favour of its city neighbours, the town of Huddersfield actually has a lot to offer and makes a great place to live! Whilst you get much more for your money, you’ll also have access to great shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.

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The property

Whilst being located in Huddersfield’s town centre, but on a quiet street away from the main hustle and bustle, this modern 2 bedroom apartment at Roseda House is the ideal place to call home. And compared to cities like Leeds and Wakefield nearby, you definitely get a lot more for you money, with this apartment being just £450pcm!

Inside the apartment, is a stylish kitchen fitted with beautifully finished cream units and dark walnut effect worktops, fully equipped with integrated oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The separate living area is bright and spacious with enough room for dining table and chairs.

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The property comprises of two spacious bedrooms, one double and one single, both fitted with carpet. The part-tiled house bathroom is finished to a high standard, with white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

The location

Situated to the north of Huddersfield town centre, Roseda House is ideally located in a quiet area, but within walking distance of all the town has to offer. Right on the doorstep are a number of great restaurants and bars, as well as the Castlegate Retail Park and Tesco Superstore. Huddersfield also has the Kingsgate, Packing Horse, and Piazza Shopping Centres,  so you won’t need to venture far to find all your favourite stores!

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Huddersfield also has plenty of culture to offer, with its own art gallery and library, as well as the Lawrence Batley Theatre and St Paul’s Hall music venue. Whilst you may not expect it, Huddersfield does have a great nightlife, with plenty of independent and chain bars and restaurants to enjoy on an evening. On the outskirts of the town centre you’ll also find the John Smith’s Stadium, an Odeon cinema, and the beautiful Greenhead Park.

Roseda House is perfectly situated for commuters, with the train station being just a 5 minute walk away, which means you can be in Leeds city centre in less than 20 minutes, and Bradford and Wakefield in 40 minutes. Huddersfield is also just a 20 minute drive away from the stunning Peak District National Park, perfect if you fancy a break out in nature. There are also many beautiful villages nearby for a lovely day out, such as Meltham and Holmfirth.

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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.

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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!

 

 

Living in Steel City!

Living in Steel City!

Sheffield is often over-shadowed by more popular Yorkshire cities such as Leeds and York, but don’t under-estimate the charm of Steel City! With so much to offer including an amazing music scene, cool bars and restaurants, stunning nature and one of the best shopping centres in the country, you’d be crazy to not want to live here!

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Properties

We currently have two properties to offer at the popular Foster development at Millsands, just a short walk from the city centre, overlooking the River Don. The two bedroom apartments both boast a spacious open-plan living area with laminate flooring and new kitchen complete with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. However the penthouse apartment also features French doors which open out onto a long private terrace, offering amazing views of the city. The other two bedroom apartment features two large windows which create a bright open living space.

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Both apartments have one double bedroom and one single bedroom, whilst the master bedroom of the penthouse benefits from an ensuite bathroom. The house bathrooms are complete with white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The apartments are within a secure gated community, with an intercom system and parking available on request, as well as lift and stairs to all floors.

Location

Situated in a modern, gated development, the Foster apartments are ideally located for those who love city living, being just on the edge of Sheffield city centre. The apartment overlooks the River Don, with local convenience stores, bars and eateries nearby including Craft & Dough, The Fat Cat and The Riverside pub. You’ll also be a short walk from the train station and the vibrant city centre, with an array of great shops, bars and music venues to offer. Other highlights of Sheffield include:

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  • Music venues: Leadmill, Corporation, West Street Live, The Harley, The Green Room, Plug, Picturehouse Social, The Harlequin
  • Centertainment Leisure Park with cinema, restaurants, bowling, laser quest and adventure golf
  • Meadowhall
  • Motorpoint arena
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
  • Botanical Gardens, Winter Gardens and Peace Gardens
  • Ecclesall Road
  • Crucible Theatre and The Lyceum
  • Kelham Island
  • Peak District

Bars

The Riverside – nestled on the banks of the River Don, perfect beer garden for a summers day, great craft beers and cocktails.

Cubana – Latino heaven, exotic vibes, Spanish wines, Cuban cocktails, amazing salsa nights, authentic tapas dishes.

The Forum – great beer garden, original and quirky interior, local artworks, DJ at night, monthly cocktail making sessions.

The Wick at Both Ends – cosy night out, intimate setting, friendly atmosphere, range of beers, wines and cocktails.

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Restaurants

Craft & Dough –mouth-watering pizzas, adventurous and unusual toppings, all pizzas under £10.

Couch – eclectic menu from tasty tapas to hearty pies, comfort is key, cosy armchairs, relaxing coffee and cakes, quirky and colourful décor.

Marco at Milano’s –perfect combination of contemporary and old-fashioned, elegant décor, classic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, al fresco dining.

Twisted Burger Company – located in the Harley pub, melt-in-your-mouth incredible burgers, extravagant toppings and sides, amazing house BBQ sauce.

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Unique Apartment in Huddersfield!

Unique Apartment in Huddersfield!

Huddersfield is the perfect town to give you excellent access to Yorkshire’s best cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Sheffield. And we have a truly unique 2-bedroom apartment just a few minutes walk from the train station for only £350PCM! Whilst being located in the modern town centre, this apartment retains its original features including exposed brick and wooden floorboards.

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Property

The light and airy living room boasts a striking exposed brick wall and an original brick fireplace, as well as original wooden floorboards. Two large windows either side of the room create a beautifully bright and open space. The lounge then leads through into the fully fitted modern kitchen, complete with everything you need including oven/hob, washing machine and fridge with icebox, and also features a large window.

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The apartment comprises of two spacious bedrooms, one double and one single, both with original floorboards and large windows that let light flood in. They also benefit from electric heaters to keep the rooms nice and warm in the winter months! The part-tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, with a mirror over the sink and a large window creating a light and relaxing feel.

Decor tips

  • Make bare floorboards cosy with lots of rugs
  • Old buildings can get a little chilly, so invest in some draught excluders
  • Instead of turning the heating on when it gets cooler, throw on loads of blankets!
  • To keep a clutter free home and make more space, opt for multi-purpose and fold away furniture
  • Most people would kill for stunning exposed brick features, make the most of these with cool vintage decor to match
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Location

This fantastic apartment is ideally located in Huddersfield town centre, making it perfect for those working in the town or surrounding cities. As soon as you step out of your door, you’ll have hundreds of shops, eateries and bars to choose from, all within minutes walk!

By train, Leeds is just 20 minutes away, Wakefield 30 minutes, Bradford 40 minutes and Sheffield 1 hour and 20. If you ever wanted to venture out of Yorkshire (very unlikely), Manchester is just half an hour on the train. If you fancy exploring Yorkshire’s beautiful landscapes, the village of Marsden at the top of the Peak District is only 12 minutes on the train!huddersfield-train-station

Highlights: Byram Arcade, Packhorse Shopping Centre and Art Gallery, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield Open Market, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Tesco Superstore.

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Restaurants: Thai Sakon, Apadana, Lost Property, Trattoria Domenico, Mumbai Spice, Meson La Pepa, The Keys, Lala’s, Botafogo Rodizio, Discovery Bay, Med-One.

Bars/pubs: Magic Rock Tap, The Grove, Voda Bar, Five Bar, Herbert’s Bar, The Parish, Zephyr Bar, Bar Code, Verve, Bar Maroc, Bar 10, Camel Club.

Cafes: Coffeevolution, The Blue Rooms, Choosy’s Tea & Coffee House, Northern Tea House, Goat Cafe, Cafe Venecia, Espresso Corner, Cafe Society.

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The Best of Batley!

The Best of Batley!

Do you want to live in a stunning new build property close to the best towns and cities in Yorkshire? Then this beautifully-finished two bedroom apartment on a new development in Batley is the perfect new home for you!

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Property

This stylish apartment embraces the modern, open-plan layout, with a spacious living area fitted with laminate flooring and featuring a floor to ceiling window, creating a bright and open space. There is plenty of room for a dining table and chairs alongside your lounge furniture, making it the perfect place to both eat and relax. The contemporary kitchen is fitted with white high gloss units and complete with oven, hob and extractor fan.

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The property comprises of two double bedrooms, both bright, spacious and fully carpeted, with the master bedroom benefitting from an ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower cubicle. The part-tiled house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. There is also a cupboard opposite the bathroom in the hallway, providing extra storage space to help keep your apartment organised and tidy! The apartment also comes with allocated parking and allows children. All of this could be yours for only £400pcm!

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Location

The brand new Pavilion Close development is located on Soothill Lane, just a short walk from the Batley train station, providing easy access to Leeds and Wakefield, making it the perfect location for commuters. Just round the corner from the property are many supermarkets including Aldi, Asda and Tesco, as well as other great shops, eateries and bars along the Batley high street. If you want a wider selection of shops, the White Rose Shopping Centre is only 15 minutes away! This is also a great location for families with children as there are several well-regarded schools in the area.

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Batley is the perfect town for those working in Yorkshire’s major cities, with Leeds and Bradford both around 20 minutes drive away, Wakefield 25 minutes and Huddersfield half an hour, all easily reached by the nearby train station as well. If you want to immerse yourself in nature, Wilton Park is just a short journey away along Bradford Road, and you’ll be just over 40 minutes from the Peak District and an hour from the Yorkshire Dales/Nidderdale AONB.

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Best of Batley

  • The home of Fox’s Biscuits
  • Wilton Park with boating lake, butterfly house and observatory
  • Bagshaw Museum
  • Batley Rugby League Club
  • The Mill Outlet and Red Brick Mill
  • Batley Library and Art Gallery
  • Restaurants: Zucchini Italian, Roberto’s, Luigi’s, Lala’s, Godfather Pizzeria, Smokey’s Original, The Fox and Hounds
  • Cafes: Hannah’s Tea Rooms and Bakery, Hannah’s Ice Cream Parlour, Cafe Barsa, Jordanelle, Nix Cakes, The Coffee House
  • Pubs/bars: Cellar Bar, Legends Bar, The Union Rooms, The Taproom, The Wellington, Mr Smith’s

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