Glasshouses Mill is somewhere very special. You can feel it as soon as you walk in. The charming 19th century mill, crowned by its landmark clock tower, has witnessed centuries of history and individual stories. Now it’s being restored into a stunning collection of family homes, apartments and cottages for its next lease of life, thanks to North Yorkshire developer, Newby.
The mill is located in the Nidd Valley, in the pretty village of Glasshouses, which has a village hall, school, church and cricket club. Situated next to the picturesque Glasshouses Dam, it sits directly on the bank of the River Nidd, which meanders past the development – the soothing sound of water instantly making you feel at peace. The village is encircled by the majestic, open countryside of the Yorkshire Dales – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fresh air and breathtaking views aplenty.
Walks, cycle routes, and watersports are on the mill’s doorstep, making it the ideal location for those who like to keep active. The market town of Pateley Bridge is just a mile away, with cafes, pubs and award-winning shops – including the world’s oldest sweetshop. A quick walk along the riverbank from Glasshouses to Pateley Bridge will soon have you working up an appetite to treat yourself! Harrogate is just a 20 minute drive away, and York and Ripon are also within easy reach.
Set around a spectacular central courtyard, the two, three and four-bedroom homes and one, two and three-bedroom apartments are each individually designed to suit a range of homeowners – from families and empty nesters to those looking for the perfect holiday retreat to create happy memories in.
Glasshouses Mill was built in 1812 and is a Grade II Listed building, therefore its heritage is being preserved as much as possible. At one point it employed 250 people, with the owners, the Metcalfes, said to be model employers, producing everything from cotton and flax to (so legend says) rope for the Titanic. A sense of history and ambience is everywhere. There’s even the opportunity to own a town house which includes the historic mill clock tower, an apartment with the old mill turbine, or to live in the old Mechanics’ Shop.
Bespoke sash windows and high-quality materials help retain the mill’s stunning appearance – whilst open plan, high tech living awaits within, meticulously designed by Newby to meet the demands of modern life. From bespoke kitchens and Vessini bathroom suites to engineered oak flooring and Italian ceramic tiling, everything is carefully considered to seamlessly blend together the historic, rural setting and contemporary living.
Whether it’s a tranquil holiday bolthole to escape from it all, or a home to make the dream of life in the country a reality, Glasshouses Mill has it all. Prices are between £155,000 and £595,000.