Then why not escape to the beautiful countryside of Nidderdale this year
and experience modern, luxury living in the historic Glasshouses Mill.
The mill, which can trace its history back hundreds of years, has been carefully and respectfully renovated by North Yorkshire property developer Newby. Situated in the village of Glasshouses, just one mile from Pateley Bridge, it sits directly on the River Nidd, with the picturesque Glasshouses Dam alongside it.
It is being revived into a stunning collection of 32 luxury family homes, apartments and cottages for its next lease of life. 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 and are ideal for first time buyers, with prices starting from just £155,000.
Imagine living in the heart of the Dales, yet just 12 miles from the popular and cosmopolitan town of Harrogate – regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK and with everything you would want in the modern world – fantastic independent and high street stores and boutiques, world class dining, varied leisure activities and home to a range of interesting events. The bustling cities of York and Leeds are both just a short drive away and there are regular direct trains from Harrogate which will get you to London in less than three hours.
Glasshouses Mill has always been a significant part of local history, dating back to the 1700s when it was a corn mill. It employed hundreds of people producing cotton and flax, and then made rope and camouflage netting during the World Wars - it is even said that the mill supplied rope used on the ill-fated Titanic.
One property owner will be lucky enough to have the mill’s landmark clock tower, dating back to 1862, within their home, whilst others will be situated within the Mechanics’ Workshop or the Old School House. Bespoke sash windows, exposed beams and original stonework help retain the mill’s historic appearance – whilst open plan, high tech living awaits within, meticulously designed by Newby to meet the demands of modern life with only the highest quality materials and appliances.
The village of Glasshouses is known for its strong sense of community, and includes a pub, village hall, cricket club and primary school. The mill itself also includes two commercial units overlooking the river which will become a shop and café. The picturesque Glasshouses Dam, set alongside the development, was created to supply water for the mill from the River Nidd and is a tranquil habitat for an abundance of natural wildlife such as birds and otters.
If you enjoy hiking, biking and horse riding, Glasshouses Mill is also the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors with walks, cycle routes, and watersports on its doorstep. A footpath runs alongside the dam and much of the riverbank, ideal for leisurely walks. Glasshouses is very close to the Six Dales Trail and the Nidderdale Way, centred on the neighbouring town of Pateley Bridge and offering keen walkers and cyclists 53 miles of natural beauty to admire.
Newby is also involved in exciting plans for extending the Nidderdale Greenway, which would run through the heart of the development, offering a safe path for cyclists, walkers and explorers of all abilities. The existing six-mile long Nidderdale Greenway path has been open since 2013, utilising a disused railway track to provide a traffic-free route between Harrogate and Ripley and then on to Clint. The aspiration has always been to extend the Greenway right into the heart of Nidderdale at Pateley Bridge, and possibly beyond. As part of the Nidderdale Greenway, Newby will be reopening the riverside walk along the front of Glasshouses Mill, which has been closed for 40 years.
Help to buy is available for all properties at Glasshouses Mill, meaning living at this Yorkshire Dales dream location could become a reality.
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Glasshouses is part of the Yorkshire Dales, a region of majestic, sweeping moorland and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Glasshouses has its own beautiful features, such as Glasshouses Dam, which was created along the River Nidd to supply water for the mill and is a tranquil habitat for an abundance of natural wildlife such as birds and otters. A footpath runs alongside the dam and much of the river bank, ideal for leisurely walks.
Glasshouses is also very close to the Nidderdale Way, centred on the neighbouring town of Pateley Bridge and offering keen walkers and cyclists 53 miles of natural beauty to admire.
Living in the Glasshouses village, you’ll find all that you need for a tranquil, country-based way of life. It has all a village should have: a pub, village hall, cricket club, church and primary school. There are strong community bonds too; residents gather on the village green for events such as the May Day celebration, Last Night of the Proms party and Christmas Carol singing.
For those who love outdoor life and exhilarating rural scenery, this is a truly inspiring location. If you enjoy hiking, biking and horse riding, there are countless paths to follow, including The Nidderdale Way and Six Dales Trail, both of which pass close to Glasshouses.