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New homes in Barnsley

New homes in Barnsley

Welcome to Barnsley

From museums and theatres to parks and shops, Barnsley is a diverse Yorkshire town with plenty to offer its residents. If you’re on the hunt for a friendly community with great transport links and within easy reach of Sheffield and Leeds, a new home in Barnsley could be ideal for you.

A quick history

Barnsley was recorded in the Domesday Book and was small up until the 12th century when the monks of Pontefract Priory built a chapel and started a market. Thanks to the town’s location between London, Sheffield and Leeds, it began to thrive as more and more travellers passed through. In the 18th and 19th centuries Barnsley became known for manufacturing, and later for coal mining. By 1960 there were 70 collieries in the local area, but just over three decades later they had all but closed down.

Business and industry

Traditionally, industry in Barnsley has centred on glassmaking and coal mining, but over the years the local economy has evolved and modernised, especially after the closure of the mines. Today, major employers in the town include the ASOS warehouse, the makers of Mr Kipling, Premier Foods, bottle makers Rexam Glass, furniture makers Symphony, and doors and windows manufacturer Premdor U.K.

Things to do in the area

If you enjoy a little retail therapy, there are lots of places to go shopping including the high street stores at the Alhambra Shopping Centre and Cheapside, along with independent and designer shops at Arcade and Eldon Street. Barnsley also has a 700-year-old market with over 300 stalls, and is open five days a week in the town centre.

To discover more about local history, you can visit the museum at Barnsley Town Hall, or the volunteer-run Darfield Museum. If you have children, Locke Park is a great place to enjoy a family picnic, while Wentworth Castle and Gardens, Cannon Hall Museum and Elsecar Heritage Centre are all close by.

If you enjoy hiking or cycling in the great outdoors, the Peak District National Park is just a short drive away from Barnsley. For a leisurely round or two, head to Barnsley Golf Course or Silkstone Golf Club, before enjoying an evening of entertainment at The Academy Theatre or Lamproom Theatre.

Travel and commuting

Barnsley is close to the M1 and has its own train station with services to Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield. To get to Leeds the car journey takes around 30 minutes, while the train journey is slightly longer at 35 minutes. Wakefield is slightly closer, either 15 minutes away by train or 20 minutes by car. Rotherham is a 20-minute drive from Barnsley, while Sheffield can be reached in 30 minutes by car or 25 minutes by train.

If you’re travelling to London, the easiest way to reach the capital is by train. The service from Barnsley to St Pancras International takes two hours 50 minutes, with a change at Sheffield. When you’re going abroad, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is only 45 minutes away by car. 

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St John's Walk, Hoylandswaine

Church Lane, Hoylandswaine, SHEFFIELD, S36 7LW
  • £ £386,995 To £581,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 5.4 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 4.16%

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The Paddocks, Skelmanthorpe

Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, HUDDERSFIELD, HD8 9DS
  • £ £269,995 To £451,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 7.4 miles from your search location

Castle Vale, Pilley

New Road, Tankersley, BARNSLEY, S75 3BQ

A collection of 4 & 5 bedroom homes in the rural village of Pilley surrounded by woodland and farmland, close to the historic Wentworth Castle. Castle Vale is only a short distance from Yorkshire’s motorway network making Barnsley, Sheffield & Leeds easily reachable from your new home. These beautiful homes offer a peaceful retreat with local shops, pubs and days out nearby.

  • 3.6 miles from your search location

Chapel Lea, Flockton

Barnsley Road, Flockton, WAKEFIELD, WF4 4AA

Welcome to Chapel Lea, a beautiful countryside development of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, located in a peaceful rural setting between Huddersfield and Wakefield. You’ll find picturesque views, independent local shops, restaurants and pubs within the charming village centre as well as excellent commuter links direct from your home.

  • 8.6 miles from your search location

Oaklands, Pontefract

Ackworth Road, Pontefract, WEST YORKSHIRE, WF8 4NH
  • £ £263,995 To £365,995
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 11 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 5.84%

    Gross rental yield:

    Gross annual projected rental yield figures are based on the projected yields of at least two independent valuations supplied.  Figures do not represent guaranteed rental return and are based on the property being continually rented.

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Serenity, Doncaster

Gliwice Way, Doncaster, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, DN4 7NW
  • £ £129,995 To £229,995
  • 2 & 3 bedroom homes
  • 15.7 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 4.24%

    Gross rental yield:

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Emmet's Reach, Birkenshaw

Heathfield Lane, Birkenshaw, BRADFORD, BD11 2HW

A collection of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom luxury homes ideally set between Bradford and Leeds city centres located in the attractive village of Birkenshaw. These homes are placed in a quiet spot just a stone’s throw away from the M62 motorway providing easy connections across West Yorkshire and beyond. Ideal for growing families and professionals. 1 & 2 bedroom luxury apartments will soon be available.

  • 16.2 miles from your search location

The Grange, Lightcliffe

Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, HALIFAX, HX3 8TH
  • £ £289,995 To £569,995
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 17.7 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 2.67%

    Gross rental yield:

    Gross annual projected rental yield figures are based on the projected yields of at least two independent valuations supplied.  Figures do not represent guaranteed rental return and are based on the property being continually rented.

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Pembridge Park Ph 2,Auckley

Hurst Lane, Auckley, DONCASTER, DN9 3NW
  • £ £150,995 To £317,995
  • 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 18.9 miles from your search location

Bodington Manor, Adel

Adel Lane, Adel, LEEDS, LS16 8FY
  • £ £509,995 To £744,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 21.7 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 4.76%

    Gross rental yield:

    Gross annual projected rental yield figures are based on the projected yields of at least two independent valuations supplied.  Figures do not represent guaranteed rental return and are based on the property being continually rented.

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