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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Best restaurants and bars

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Living in Knottingley, Wakefield

Living in Knottingley, Wakefield

Barley Mews is located in the town of Knottingley near Pontefract, less than half an hour from Wakefield city centre. If you’re looking for a stunning new family home in a quiet town that provides excellent access to major towns and cities of Yorkshire, this is the place for you!

The property

This two bedroom semi-detached home has an entrance hall that leads into a bright and spacious lounge with fitted carpet, making it the perfect space for the whole family to relax.

The modern kitchen features white high gloss units and oak worktops, and includes oven/hob and extractor fan, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.  This space provides room for dining table and chairs, and the back door leads out in the rear garden, which boasts a patio are and shed. An under the stairs cupboard provides extra storage space, and a small WC helps to ease the morning rush.

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The property comprises of two double bedrooms, with the front bedroom additionally benefitting from a fitted storage cupboard. The modern family bathroom has sleek black and grey tiles, and features a white three-piece suite including shower over bath. The property also benefits from off-street parking and a large rear garden.

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The location

The lovely family home is located in the Wakefield town of Knottingley, situated on a quiet cul de sac with within walking distance of local convenience stores, eateries, schools and a playground. The River Aire runs to the north of Knottingley, providing lovely riverside walks, and there’s also the Willow Garth Nature Reserve.

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Knottingley also has excellent transport links, with a bus stop round the corner from the property, the train station a 15 minute walk away, and both the A1 and M62 close by, making this location ideal for commuters. Wakefield city centre is a 25 minute drive, Leeds 30 minutes, and York 40 minutes.

Knottingley is also just 10 minutes from the larger towns of Pontefract and Castleford. Pontefract offers many more local amenities, including a hospital, swimming pool, bars and restaurants, and the historic Pontefract Castle.

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Pontefract also enjoys many lovely parks including Pontefract Valley Gardens, Harewood Park, Pease Park, and Pontefract Park and Boating Lake.

Castleford also offers many shops, schools and leisure facilities, the most popular being the Xscape centre, which is home to adventure golf, lazer zone, trampoline park, skiing, cinema and loads of restaurants, with Junction 32 Shopping Village next door.

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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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Easter activities in Yorkshire!

Easter activities in Yorkshire!

Cadbury Egg Hunt at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

April 1 – 20 

Head down to Nostell Priory and take part in Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt! Cadburys have partnered with the National Trust to create a series of action-packed family days out.

To claim your Cadbury chocolate prize, you will need to wind your way through the wild woodlands and alongside lakes to find the clues and puzzles left behind!

Nostell Priory and Park is an 18th century architectural masterpiece with landscaped park and gardens. Take a walk around the kitchen garden and follow the winding paths through the pleasure grounds.

The Easter Egg hunt is open 10:00am – 4:00pm and admission only costs £2!

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Eggstrodinary Science Show at Thwaite Mills Watermill

April 6

Every Thursday afternoon in the school holidays, Thwaite Mills will be running fun science and experiment sessions suitable for all the family. This week they are exploring eggs in the Eggstrordinary Science Show.

Admission is free to the museum and no booking is required. The show starts at 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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Easter Adventure at Stockeld Park

April 8 – 24

There are all sort of fun events happening at Stockeld Park this Easter, from giant egg hunts through the Enchanted Forest, to meet and greets with the Easter Bunny and Little Bo Beep. Visitors can also design their own chocolate bar, get lost in a giant maze, have a go on some Bumper Boats, visit the Stockeld Park Ponies, and catch the Doris the Dragon Easter Show.

Day pass from £12.50

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Easter Extravaganza at Stirley Farm

April 12

Hunt for eggs (of the chocolate variety) at Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield, and enjoy lots of Easter themed fun. The farm, leased from Kirklees Council since 2011, is an exciting rural adventure into the world of food and farming covering 240 acres. Expect to get up close and personal with shorthorn cattle and find out more about food-growing, apples and beehives.

Admission fee £3 to £4.

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York Chocolate Festival

April 14 – 17

The city of York has had a long and distinguished history with the confectionery and chocolate industry. Even back in 1781 the city boasted 8 confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants. The annual York Chocolate Festival celebrates the industry, chocolate lovers, artisan chocolatiers, museums and attraction and shares a piece of York’s chocolate history. To complete the chocolate experience, local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Admission is free!

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Living in the suburbs of Wakefield

Living in the suburbs of Wakefield

Come and experience the serene lifestyle at our self-contained, two bedroom first floor flat at Vaughan Way in Wakefield.

The Property

We are offering a two bedroom, first floor apartment, providing modern living in a scenic village location. The self-contained flat has it’s own entrance and stairs which lead up into the hallway. The separate lounge is bright and spacious with three windows, creating the perfect space to both eat and relax. The stylish kitchen comes fully fitted with white goods including oven/hob, a fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

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The bathroom features a white three piece suite including shower over bath. The property comprises of two double bedrooms, both with plenty of space for double bed and storage. In addition, the property is located in a cul-de-sac, comes with gas central heating, and readily available parking.

The Location

Located in the peaceful suburb of Chapelthorpe near Crigglestone, you’ll be just 15 minutes away from Wakefield City Centre, and 25 minutes away from Leeds City Centre. Chapelthorpe offers a combination of both a peaceful, scenic village with a great local community, whilst being within easy reach of great Yorkshire towns and cities. The area offers great transport links, and is just a short distance from the M1.

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Vaughan Way is within easy reach of a number of local amenities including shops, pubs, eateries and green spaces. There are many great attractions nearby including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park just 15 minutes away, and Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park less than 10 minutes drive.

What To Do

Live at Leeds 2017 – April 29 – various venues across Leeds

Peter Kay Live – May 6 – First Direct Arena Leeds

Wakefield Pretty Muddy – May 13 – Thornes Park Wakefield

Wakefield Race For Life – May 14 – Thornes Park, Wakefield

Leeds Indie Food – 11 to 28 May – Leeds city centre

Museums at Night – May 19 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Ossett Fake Festival – July 1 – Ossett

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Night