We are a Yorkshire-based property developer, and we are immensely proud of our region and the quality of life it has to offer its residents.
Our first housing development in Stanley, Wakefield is in the heart of West Yorkshire, so we’ve pulled together a guide to some of the best things to see and do within a twenty minute drive (some only a short walk).
Normanton golf course and Hatfeild Hall (on the doorstep)
Set in 145 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Normanton golf course is the perfect location for a game of up to 27 holes with friends. Its clubhouse – the restored Hatfeild Hall – incorporates original design with modern venue requirements, doubling up as a prime location for celebrations and conferences.
Stanley Ferry Marina (on the doorstep)
The tranquillity of this local waterfront is a brief walk from our Stanley homes. The 81-berth marina can accommodate all sorts of boats, from narrow boats to Dutch barges and speed boats, so there’s lots to admire in this peaceful setting.
The Hepworth (4 miles from St Swithins)
At over 1,600 square metres, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London. As well as rarely seen work by its namesake, here you can enjoy exhibitions by contemporary artists and from Wakefield’s art collection. The Independent once cited it as “One of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe” so we’re blessed it’s right on our doorstep.
Pugneys (5 miles from St Swithins)
It may come as a surprise that we have watersport facilities in the region, but that’s exactly what Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park offers. The park’s 250 acres provide endless opportunities for outdoor fun, and the Watersports Centre caters for everybody from junior beginners to adrenaline junkie adults.
Xscape (8 miles from St Swithins)
Visible from the M62, Xscape is extremely accessible and perfect for all the family. Don’t expect to find a quiet corner here – it’s action-packed with activities including the Snozone, Lazerzone, climbing wall, 4D golf and Tenpin bowling…to name but a few. Once you’re all worn out, you can re-energise in one of its many restaurants.
Nostell Priory (8 miles from St Swithins)
An 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens, Nostell Priory is one of the region’s best National Trust offerings. Whether you fancy a romantic walk around the grounds, den building with your little ones, or would like to find more about the history of the house and its collections, you’ll find what you’re looking for at this historical hidden gem.
Farmer Copleys (8 miles from St Swithins)
This rural haven boasts ‘award winning produce straight from the farm’ sold in its very own farm shop. Not only that, but they have events throughout the year including a Corn Maze and a Farm Festival (which features a dog show, steam engines, strawberry picking, pie eating, fresh produce, flyballers, rural crafts and much more.) It’s a must-see celebration of Yorkshire farming at its best.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (15 miles from St Swithins)
The award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park is ‘an international centre for modern and contemporary art’, welcoming over 400,000 annual visitors. With incredible open-air displays and stunning indoor galleries, there’s so much to see in these beautiful surroundings. People travel for hours to visit the sculpture park, but luckily we don’t have to.