With a wide variety of developments offering a choice of urban or semi-rural living, Ben Bailey Homes has new homes in West Yorkshire to suit a cross-section of buyers and budgets - from young professionals and growing families to investors and downsizers.
Leeds is West Yorkshire's cultural, financial and commercial hub, and in the district of Armley, 1.5 miles from the centre, the company has re-developed a former mill at Winker Green to create a range of one- to three-bedroom apartments from £107,950 to £119,950. Ideal for first-time buyers, all plots come with carpets, curtains, light fittings and a furniture pack, and the FirstBuy scheme can help lower the deposit required - and offer low repayments of an equity loan covering up to 20% of the purchase price. Armley is also perfect for commuters, with excellent bus links into Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield - while for downtime there is all the entertainment of Leeds nearby.
Just outside of the city of Wakefield, Lofthouse Park offers a semi-rural location in the village of Lofthouse on the eastern edge of the Pennines in the lower Calder Valley, yet it is also within easy reach of Wakefield city centre, Leeds (nine miles) and York (28 miles). With a choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £174,950 to £209,950, the area has good transport links and easy access to the M62, M1 and A1, making it ideal for commuters to Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield.
The scenic Pennines town of Holmfirth, the setting for TV comedy 'Last of the Summer Wine', is surrounded by pretty villages and hamlets, with the Peak District National Park just four miles away. The town is also only six miles from the market town of Huddersfield with its Victorian architecture, high street shops, higher education institutions, sports and entertainment. Woodland Place is a stylish collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in Holmfirth priced from £149,950 to £219,950, appealing to a range of lifestyles. Buyers keen to secure a home there before the end of the year can get £250 off the price of their new home by filling in details online and taking the voucher to the marketing suite at Woodland Place before 31st December 2011, in order to waive the reservation fee.
In the Barnsley area, over in South Yorkshire, Ben Bailey has a couple of new developments to choose from. Close to Sheffield (12 miles), Leeds (17 miles) and Doncaster (15 miles), Barnsley is undergoing a major transformation with a new digital media centre, shopping centre and museum. Transport links are excellent, with trains to Leeds (35 minutes) and Sheffield. In the village of West Green, Greencroft offers excellent value for money, with two- to four-bedroom homes from £139,950 to £164,950, and a free 12-month bus pass for residents. The village has local shops, pubs, several schools, and great commuter links to Barnsley, Wakefield, Rotherham, Pontefract and Doncaster.
Alternatively, in the sought-after market town of Wombwell, Astley Park has a selection of two- to four-bedroom homes from £99,950 to £192,950, just a five-minute drive from the Dearne Valley link road, providing easy access to the M1 and A1 to Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham and Leeds.
Prices start at £174,950 at Lofthouse Park near Wakefield, with a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes and great transport links to many of Yorkshire's important towns and cities