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New Homes in Barnsley

New Homes in Barnsley

Welcome to Barnsley

Whether you’re enjoying some retail therapy, exploring country parks or visiting local museums, there’s lots to see and do in the Yorkshire town of Barnsley. If you’re looking for a place to live within easy reach of Sheffield and Leeds, with good transport links and easy access to the countryside, a new home in Barnsley could be the right choice for you and your family. 

A quick history

Barnsley had a population of 200 people at the time of the Domesday Book, recorded in the late 11th century. The land was given to Pontefract Priory in the mid-12th century, and a town grew around the monastery, with the Domesday settlement becoming known as Old Barnsley.

By the 13th century a weekly market was held in the town, along with an annual Michaelmas fair. From the 17th century, Barnsley was a stop-off point for travellers between London and Yorkshire, and later the town became an important weaving, manufacturing and glassmaking town.

The UK’s largest independent glass recycling company, Glass Recycling UK Ltd, is based in the town, while the National Union of Mineworkers still has its HQ in Barnsley.

Business and industry

Employers in Barnsley include the Premdor door-making factory, furniture manufacturers Symphony, Fulton Foods and Glass Recycling UK, while Leeds is home to the headquarters of Asda, Greggs, Yorkshire Bank and Jet2.com.

Things to do in the area

If you enjoy shopping, there are lots of high street shops in Barnsley’s revamped town centre, including the Alhambra Shopping Centre and Cheapside. There’s a regular market in the town, while independent and designer shops are found in The Arcade and on Eldon Street.

Other attractions include Locke Park, The Cooper Gallery, the museum at Barnsley Town Hall and Darfield Museum, while Oakwell Stadium is home to Barnsley FC. If you enjoy playing golf, Silkstone Golf Club and Barnsley Golf Course are nearby.

When you want to get out in the great outdoors, you can wander through the grounds at Wentworth Castle, Cannon Hall, and Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park. The Peak District National Park is only a short drive from the town, where you can go hiking or cycling.

In the evening, you can go and see a show at one of the Barnsley’s many theatres including The Civic, The Lamproom Theatre and The Academy Theatre.

Travel and commuting

If you’re commuting for work or taking a weekend trip, Barnsley is well-connected by rail and road, with the M1 only a short drive away and the train station providing regular services to Leeds and beyond.

The town is just 15 minutes from Wakefield by train or 20 minutes by car, while the journey to Leeds takes 30 minutes by car or around 35 minutes by train.  Rotherham is a 20-minute drive away from Barnsley, while Sheffield can be reached in 30 minutes and Doncaster in 35 minutes.

If you’re going on holiday or taking a business trip, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is only a 45-minute drive from Barnsley town centre. 

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St John's Walk, Hoylandswaine

Church Lane, Hoylandswaine, S36 7LZ
  • £ £386,995 To £589,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 5.5 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 4.16%

    Gross rental yield:

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The Paddocks, Skelmanthorpe

Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, HUDDERSFIELD, HD8 9DS
  • £ £326,995 To £451,995
  • 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
  • £ £259,995 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
  • £ £136,995 To £239,995
  • 2 & 3 bedroom homes
  • 15.7 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 4.24%

    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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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
  • £ £219,995 To £569,995
  • 2, 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
  • £ £208,995 To £317,995
  • 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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