The best mill conversions in Yorkshire

The best mill conversions in Yorkshire

In celebration of National Mills Weekend, we’ve put together a list of the most impressive mill conversions in Yorkshire. These historic mills have been given a new lease of life as vibrant new leisure and entertainment spaces, whilst still retaining and celebrating their past.

Armley Mills, Leeds

Housed in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill, Armley Mills Industrial Museum showcases a wealth of gems located on the River Aire.  Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing, to printing, engineering and locomotives.

Armley Mills

Canal Mills, Leeds

Given a new lease of life, Canal Mills on Brandon Street has been converted into a vibrant space for art, music and food, hosting many events all year round. They describe themselves as “a constantly evolving space for all mediums of creative output, from exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, live and electronic music events to fashion shows and theatre projects.” This weekend they are hosting ‘Grill at the Mill’ as part of Leeds Indie Food, and have a host of summer parties coming up.

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Thwaite Mills, Leeds

One of the last remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain, Thwaite Mills is a full restored working mill situated on the River Aire. Nestled on an island, the area is a rich wildlife habitat with areas of water, woodland, scrub and gardens attracting many species. You can take a wander round the museum to find out all about the mills past and present.

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Dean Clough Mills, Halifax

Painstakingly converted, the impressive Dean Clough Mills in Halifax is now a space for art exhibitions, unique shops, a mix of delicious restaurants and bars, leisure facilities and flexible work areas. They also have a hotel on site, and are set to add apartments to their already fantastic conversion.

Dean Clough Mills

Salts Mills, Saltaire

A brilliant addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salts Mills provides a creative space for arts, dining and shopping, as well as independent businesses, in the beautiful town of Saltaire. They have numerous galleries, one currently showing a large David Hockney exhibition, unique independent stores, and a superb dining space.

Salts Mill

Caddies Wainright Mill, The Hepworth, Wakefield

Already a fantastic art gallery, The Hepworth in Wakefield converted Caddies Wainright Mill, a 19th century former textiles mill on the River Calder, into a contemporary art space adjacent to their main gallery. Named The Calder, the space opened in summer 2013 and has since been host to many inspiring exhibitions and events.

The Hepworth Mill

Fountains Abbey Watermill, Ripon

Amongst the many wonders at the Fountains Abbey Estate, you’ll find the Fountains Mill, built in the 12th century and one of the oldest buildings on the estate. Today the mill is an interactive exhibition where you can see historic objects discovered in the restoration, have a go at grinding some corn, and see the water wheel in action.

Fountains Abbey Mill

 

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New development in Denholme!

New development in Denholme!

Space Property are delighted to offer several new build homes to rent on the Long Causeway development in the beautiful rural town of Denholme. If you want to enjoy the peaceful countryside lifestyle, whilst being close to nearby towns and cities, then this is the perfect place for you.

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An entrance hall leads into the spacious separate lounge, fitted with carpet and benefitting from a storage cupboard. The modern kitchen is fitted with high gloss units and complete with integrated oven, hob and extractor fan. This space leads into the rear lobby, which provides access to the downstairs WC and rear garden.

The property comprises of three spacious bedrooms, two doubles and one single, all fitted with carpet, and the clean-finished house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and also features an airing cupboard. The properties also benefit from a rear garden, off-street parking and gas central heating.

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The new Long Causeway development is situated in the lovely rural town of Denholme, just 20 minutes from Halifax, with amazing countryside views due to its location on the edge of the Bronte moors. The town has a range of local amenities including a primary school, eateries, convenience stores, a cricket club, Foster Park and the Doe Park Water Activities Centre next to Denholme Beck. As well as being close to Halifax, the development provides easy access to other Yorkshire towns including Keighley, Haworth, Shipley and Thornton, and is an easy drive to both Leeds and Bradford. The Denholme Together website provides loads of information about the town including news and events in the area.

Local amenties:

  • Denholme Primary School
  • Supermarket and Co-Op
  • Pharmacy and Surgery
  • Denholme Cricket Club
  • Keighley Road and Halifax Road
  • Foster Park
  • Doe Park Water Activities Centre and Denholme Sailing Club
  • Hollin Park
  • Stubden Reservoir

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Stylish Village Living in Craven

Stylish Village Living in Craven

Do you want the stylish apartment living often found in the city centre, but located in a peaceful, picturesque village? Then this 2-bedroom duplex apartment situated in the lovely village of Sutton-in-Craven between Keighley and Skipton is perfect for you!

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