Newby is proud to present Glasshouses Mill. This charming 19th century mill has been carefully transformed into an outstanding collection of 1 to 4 bedroom luxury apartments, cottages and houses. Its location in the heart of Nidderdale allows residents to experience a truly idyllic lifestyle, with panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales countryside and a peaceful setting alongside the River Nidd.
Situated within a short drive of Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, Glasshouses Mill is located in a beautiful countryside village, surrounded by picturesque woodland walks, waterscapes and breath-taking views. Enjoy the outdoors with a visit to Brimham Rocks or embrace the wildlife whilst you cycle alongside the river to Pateley Bridge, alternatively you can take a stroll to the Birch Tree Inn for locally sourced meals.
In the early 19th century the Nidd Valley was discovered to be the ideal location for cotton and flax mills. Glasshouses Mill was built around 1812, first for producing cotton, and later flax.
The mill was run by the Metcalfe family from 1828 onwards, and was a prosperous business that employed around 250 people. The Metcalfes were said to be model employers and benefactors, and ran Glasshouses Mill until the end of the 19th century. Around this time, production switched to hemp spinning and rope making. It is said that the mill supplied rope used on the ill-fated Titanic.
Over the years, many additions were made to Glasshouses Mill, but its central range, with the iconic clock tower, is one of the oldest surviving parts. Today, the mill is a Grade II listed building and remains a magnificent structure.
The 2 bedroom homes include cottages in the main mill, the Mechanics Shop and the Pug Mill. The cottages in the main mill are spread generously over three floors, with exposed beams showing off the character of this unique building. Both bedrooms feature their own bathroom and many come complete with private outdoor space. The homes in the Mechanics Shop have extensive views over the Nidd Valley and the existing doors and window openings have been retained.
The original stonework within the Pug Mill has been reinstated, with natural weathered oak boarding and heritage windows creating a characterful stand-alone home.
Created from grand spaces within the original mill, these wonderful homes have retained a number of original features including the stunning exposed beams. Offering spacious living areas over three or four floors in a classic townhouse style, each home also boasts a secluded garden and generous outdoor space.
Forming part of the original main mill building, the apartments range from one bedroom to three bedroom homes. They have been designed for a multitude of lifestyles, with character features of a heritage building, such as the exposed beams, alongside an open-plan living space and a modern, high quality specification. The apartments are also set in a prime location of the mill, overlooking the River Nidd and offering far reaching views across the rolling hills.
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.