A unique property development offering modern living in a historic setting in the heart of Nidderdale is officially launching on to the market on the 12th October, when the show home will be open for appointments across the weekend.
Glasshouses Mill, which can trace its history back hundreds of years, has been carefully and respectfully renovated by North Yorkshire property developer Newby. Situated in the village of Glasshouses, just one mile from Pateley Bridge, it sits directly on the River Nidd, with the picturesque Glasshouses Dam alongside it.
The mill has always been a significant part of local history, dating back to the 1700s when it was a corn mill. It employed hundreds of people producing cotton and flax, and then made rope and camouflage netting during the World Wars – it is even said that the mill supplied rope used on the ill-fated Titanic. It was left empty and at the risk of going derelict at the end of the last century.
Now it’s being revived into a stunning collection of 32 luxury family homes, apartments and cottages for its next lease of life. Set around a spectacular central courtyard, the two, three and four-bedroom homes and one, two and three-bedroom apartments are each individually designed to suit a range of homeowners – from families and empty nesters to those looking for the perfect holiday retreat. Prices range from £155,000 to £599,500.
One property owner will be lucky enough to have the mill’s landmark clock tower, dating back to 1862, within their home, whilst others will be situated within the Mechanics’ Workshop or the Old School House. Bespoke sash windows and a high-quality finish help retain the mill’s historic appearance – whilst open plan, high tech living awaits within, meticulously designed by Newby to meet the demands of modern life. The mill also includes two commercial units which will be used as a shop and café, for which Newby are now taking enquiries on.
Anthony Mackle, Sales and Marketing Director at Newby, said: “Glasshouses Mill is a very special place. You can feel it as soon as you arrive. The location is fantastic, set on the edge of the river in a thriving village community, with Pateley Bridge just a short walk along the riverside and Harrogate only 12 miles away. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors with walks, cycle routes, and watersports on the mill’s doorstep. The sense of history is everywhere and we’ve tried to retain that as much as possible – every detail is carefully considered to seamlessly blend together the historic, rural setting and contemporary living. There’s been a lot of interest from those looking to downsize, people wanting to relocate to the countryside and also people in the market for a tranquil holiday bolthole to escape from it all. Glasshouses Mill is unusual in that it can tick all those boxes with ease.”
The four-bedroom show home will be open from 10am – 2pm on the 12th and 13th October for the launch event, by appointment only (which can be made by calling 01423 503 076).