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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Find your dream two bed apartment in Yorkshire!

Find your dream two bed apartment in Yorkshire!

Whether you’re moving in with a friend, or are a couple who want a little extra room, we have a range of two bedroom apartments available, from new builds to quirky character properties, located in the best cities in Yorkshire; Leeds, York, Sheffield and Wakefield. Bonus: all have on site parking!

Allerton Croft, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

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Enjoy loft-style living in this gorgeous top floor apartment located in the vibrant suburb of Chapel Allerton, just 10 minutes from Leeds city centre. The unique apartment features a spacious lounge with laminate flooring, sloping ceilings and velux/circular windows. Round the corner is the fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave. The apartment has two spacious bedrooms, both fitted with carpet and built in wardrobes. The house bathroom features a white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

Price: £600pcm | £300pcm each

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Mansion Gate Mews, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

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Also located in the buzzing suburb of Chapel Allerton, this spacious apartment is truly stunning! The separate lounge is bright and spacious, fitted with laminate flooring, and a door leads through to the beautiful dining area, complete with French door and a Juliet balcony. Through an arch way is the newly refurbished kitchen, finished with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The two double bedrooms are spacious and carpeted, with the master bedroom benefitting from an ensuite shower room, which along with the house bathroom, have both been recently refurbished.

Price: £775pcm | £387.50pcm each

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Papyrus Works, Newton Kyme, Selby

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If you’re looking for a new build apartment located within half an hour of both Leeds and York city centres, then these just-completed apartments are perfect for you! Situated in the peaceful village of Newton Kyme near Tadcaster, you’ll get the best of city-style living in a beautiful rural location. The apartments have a large open plan living are and gorgeous kitchen fitted with oven and hob, offering plenty of room for dining table and chairs. As well as the two bedroom apartments, there is also one self-contained coach house which benefits from all the same features, as well as having its own private entrance!

Price: £600pcm | £300pcm each

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Maplehurst Avenue, Clifton/Heworth, York

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Want to have easy access to the beautiful York city centre, but want to be away from the hustle and bustle? Located just 10 minutes from the centre, this modern apartment gives you the best of both worlds, situated between the suburbs of Clifton and Heworth. The apartment boasts a beautiful separate lounge, and fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The two bedrooms are fitted with carpet, and the house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath.

Price: £550pcm | £275pcm each

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Foster, Millsands, Sheffield city centre

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Live within walking distance of Sheffield city centre in this fully furnished apartment, overlooking the River Don. Enjoy an open plan living area with newly refurbished kitchen, complete with oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, as well as 2 sofas, coffee table, dining table and chairs in the lounge area. The bedrooms come with double beds and set of drawers, whilst the bathroom has shower over bath. The rent includes £26pcm for water, and on site parking is available!

Price: £586pcm | £293pcm each

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Vaughan Way, Chapelthorpe, Wakefield

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If you’re looking for a peaceful, more secluded place to live, this self-contained apartment located in the suburb of Chapelthorpe, just 15 minutes from Wakefield city centre, and 10 minutes from the renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park! The apartment has its own entrance, leading up to a separate lounge and kitchen fully fitted with white goods. There are two double bedrooms and a house bathroom with white three-piece suite. The cul de sac position means this apartment enjoys the peace and quiet, whilst still being within easy reach of local amenities.

Price: £380pcm | £190pcm each

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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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What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 2

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 2

This week in our series on what’s happening in Yorkshire this year, we’re focusing on the Sheffield and Wakefield areas.

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Outlines Festival is the new music festival from the creators of the infamous Tramlines, with an impressive line of up and coming artists from all genres, with after parties being hosted at Sheffield’s top venues. 3 & 4 March.

To celebrate Sheffield’s unique identity as The Outdoor City, The Outdoor City Weekender is back in 2017 with headline events including the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Climbing Works International Festival, The Magnificent Seven hill climb challenger, and plenty more outdoor activities. 17-19 March.

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You can never have too many food festivals, and the Sheffield Food Festival is another one you don’t want to miss. Try the very best that Sheffield has to offer including produce, ales, fine dining, street food, bakery and cookery. 27-29 May.

A favourite in Sheffield’s event calendar, the ever popular Doc/Fest is back this year, with an even more impressive line up comprising of international screenings, alternate realities, inspirational talks and debates and guest speakers. 9-14 June.

Tramlines festival needs no introduction or explanation. The music festival is still going strong, with the 2017 line up coming soon. If you’ve never been before, you should definitely check it out! 21-23 July.

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This years Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games, the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities, is being held in the city of Sheffield! There will be around 2,600 athletes competing in 19 different sports. 7-12 August.

Off The Shelf, Sheffield’s twist on the literature festival, is a city favourite, attracting some of the best known names in literature and media. There will be writers, historians, artists, scientists, journalists and musicians helping you to immerse yourself in the written and spoken word. 1-31 October. 

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Whether you are an avid theatre goer or a first timer, Cathy, a thought-provoking play exploring homelessness, is a must see this year at Wakefield Theatre Royal. 8 February.

An event highlight in Wakefield, the Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb is back in 2017! The festival showcases local food and drink, and celebrates the districts unique tradition of rhubarb growing, with a mix of live cookery demonstrations, street entertainment, workshops and taster sessions. 17-19 February.

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Take a look back in history through photography and explore the stunning imagery at the Views of Pontefract exhibition at Pontefract Museum. Ends 18 February.

The Hepworth Gallery’s popular Print Fair returns this year, alongside a programme of events, including talks and workshop, which celebrate the art of printmaking. If you’re interested in the arts, or just want to try something a little different, this is the perfect event for you. 3-5 March.

Join Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the annual Museums at Night celebration, where you get to see the park after hours. Events includes tours, twilight lake walks and watching the sunset at the park’s Skyspace. A truly magical evening for the whole family. 19 May.

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Enjoy a summer day of top quality live music at Ossett Fake Festival, with fake bands this year including The Killers, Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys. 1 July.

Yorkshire’s longest running community supported, free music festival is back for its 26th year. The Clarence Park Music Festival boasts a mixture of local and national talent including rock, pop, dance, hip-hop and indie. 29 & 30 July.

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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Christmas Events in Yorkshire

Christmas Events in Yorkshire

The holiday season is officially upon us, so get into the Christmas spirit with these fantastic festive events across Yorkshire. From theatre shows to Thor’s Tipi, Christmas markets to magical lantern displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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Santa’s Grotto – from 17 November – Trinity Walk, Wakefield

Santa’s Candy Cottage – from 24 November – Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield

Santa’s Grotto – from 3 December – outside York’s Chocolate Story

Breakfast with Santa – 3 December – The Broadway, Bradford

Santa’s North Pole – from 3 December – Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

500 Years of Christmas – 10 and 11 December – Temple Newsam House, Leeds

Father Christmas Visit – 17 & 18 Dec – The Hepworth, Wakefield

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Theatre/Shows

Sleeping Beauty – 24 Nov to 31 Dec – Wakefield Theatre Royal

The Nutcracker Live Broadcast – 8 December – Rex Cinema, Elland

Cinderella – 8 Dec to 28 Jan – York Theatre Royal

Snow White – 9 Dec to 8 Jan – Sheffield Lyceum

Christmas Comedy Cellar – 13 to 15 December – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Snowman – 15 December – Sheffield City Hall

The Snowman & Other Tales – 18 December – Leeds Town Hall

It’s A Wonderful Life– 23 to 24 December – Hyde Park Picture House

Best Ever Christmas Show – 28 December – Leeds First Direct Arena

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Crafts & Outdoor

Crafty Christmas Decorations – every Sunday – The Hepworth, Wakefield

Thor’s Tipi Bar – 18 Nov to 31 Dec – Victoria Gardens, Leeds

Thor’s Tipi Bar – 24 Nov to 31 Dec – Peace Gardens, Sheffield

Christmas Teepee – December – The Mustard Pot, Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival – from 25 Nov to 2 Jan – Roundhay Park, Leeds

Ice Trail – 10 and 11 December – York city centre

Enchanted Christmas Garden – 16 to 23 December – Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster

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Markets/Fairs

Leeds German Christmas Market– 11 Nov to 18 December – Millennium Square

Sheffield Christmas Markets – 16 Nov to 24 Dec – Sheffield City Centre

Made in Yorkshire Festive Fayre – 24 Nov to 18 Dec – The Guildhall, York

Victorian Christmas Market – 3 and 4 December – Kelham Island Museum

Art, Craft & Gift Fair – 10 December – Byram Arcade, Huddersfield

Leeds Hidden Christmas Market– 16 to 22 December – Kirkstall Abbey

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Christmas experiences/Days out

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds: Twelve Days of Christmas Walk, Elf Village, Secret Fairy Hideaway

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure, Wetherby: Breakfast with Santa, outdoor activities, theatre, illuminations, Santa’s Grotto

Santa Steam Specials, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 10 mile train journey with santa and pixies, festive music, decorated train carriages, Christmas food, presents

Santa, Elves & Sleigh Bells, Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield: Santa’s Grotto, sleigh ride, Farm Barn Nativity Scene, Elf Workshop, Christmas crafts

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, York Designer Outlet: outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair rides, Santa’s grotto, live entertainment, Christmas shopping

York Christmas: stalls, music, carols, fairs, lights, food and more!

Christmas Eve wind down – December 24 – Nostell Priory, Wakefield: relax with wintry walks in the gardens, a cosy cafe and festive treats

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Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

With the big day only one month away, we’re kicking off our Christmas blog series with some present ideas! It’s hard every year to think of something original to buy your family and friends, but our list of local shops in Yorkshire will provide those special and unique gifts that you can guarantee nobody else will have!

Leeds

  • Great Yorkshire Shop, Corn Exchange: Support Yorkshire producers by purchasing your Christmas presents here! They sell Henderson’s Relish, leaf tea from Sheffield’s Birdhouse Tea Company, and natural skincare products from Whitby’s Sweet Cecily’s
  • The Traditional Shaving Company, Grand Arcade: For all your bearded friends, pick up an old school wet shave kit or some top-notch products to keep their beard in place
  • Chirpy, Chapel Allerton: a creative design store and workshop where you can find some unique home accessories and even take part in some workshops to learn how to do it yourself!

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  • Little Leeds Beer House, Corn Exchange: A haven for craft beers with an extensive selection of the finest beers from Yorkshire and beyond!
  • On The Wall, Boar Lane: You can find everything here from classic film posters to artsy prints, trendy t-shirts to incredible canvases
  • OK Comics, Briggate: Know a comic fanatic? Get yourself to OK Comics where they offer an impression selection of classic comics and graphic novels
  • Armadillo Toys, Chapel Allerton and Horsforth: The best independent toyshop in Leeds and a child’s dream! You’ll find a vast range of old school and modern toys to keep children entertained over Christmas
  • Yellow Sunrise, Corn Exchange: When you step into this magical shop you’ll want to buy every single one of its Japanese and Moroccan goodies!

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York

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate: A hipster’s paradise with old-school vibes, filled with vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street: A shabby chic boutique providing the perfect unique gifts for Christmas including furniture, jewellery and vintage prints
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles: Your chocolate-loving friends and family will appreciate the delicious handmade chocolates from one of the most well-establish chocolatiers in the city

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  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate: Your foodie friends will love anything you buy them from here! A family run businesses with a tantalising selection of spices and ingredients to make authentic Indian dishes
  • Snowhome, Gillygate: You can be sure nobody will have whatever gifts you buy from here, with stunning homewares from small manufacturers and emerging designers
  • Burgin’s Perfumery, Coney Street: Step into the past in this traditional perfumery offering 2000 makes from designer brands to independent businesses
  • The Yorkshire Soap Company, Blake Street: Give someone the gift of relaxation with handmade soaps and bath salts in an array of sumptuous scents
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street: Next to the YSC you’ll find a store full of bizarre and fascinating trinkets you can guarantee nobody else will have!

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Sheffield

  • Collard Mason, Devonshire Street: A dark and moody boutique selling clothes, jewellery and homewares from independent designers
  • Sheffield Antiques Centre, Broadfield Road: A truly traditional antique shop with an awesome range from trinkets to furniture, all at great prices
  • Starmore Boss, Sharrow Vale: For the one who loves a tipple, you’ll find an amazing selection of wines, beers, whiskeys and South Yorkshire’s largest range of tequilas
  • MoonKo, Division Street: A bright and quirky independent shop where can find the perfect gifts from home to fashion pieces

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  • The Record Collector, Fulwood Road: A true institution in Sheffield, pop in for new and second-hand CDs and vinyls, and if you’re lucky you might even catch one of their signings!
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop, Ecclesall Road: Celebrating everything that it great about Sheffield, with stunning metalwork pieces, and shop owner Paul who has an impressive knowledge of all things Sheffield
  • Hilary & Flo, Ecclesall Road: Venture into the jungle that is Hilary & Flo for quirky interior design pieces from all over the world. Even make a gift yourself in one of their DIY workshops
  • Sheffield Skincare Co, Crookes Road: Treat family and friends to some of the incredible skincare products homemade from natural ingredients by founder Megan

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