Specialist developer PJ Livesey has already sold half of the apartments at Quarry Bank Mill, the first phase of its Parkwood Mills development on the outskirts of Huddersfield, within months of the first site board being erected. With a postcode ranking the highest in the UK for desirability and potential return on investment by The Royal Bank of Scotland's First-Time Buyer (FTB) Property Index, it is no surprise that these unique, architecturally superior mill properties are proving such a draw.
For those jaded by the market prices for apartments in the nearby cities of Leeds and Manchester and their surrounding areas, Quarry Bank Mill is the perfect antidote. Nestled in a valley, surrounded by rolling hills and fields, the development is minutes from the motorway yet would seem to be in the heart of Yorkshire's deepest countryside.
The site is marked by the tall mill chimney, dominating the horizon and creating an immediate air of authenticity, which is supported by the long cobbled street providing the approach to the Mills.
Lighting plays a key role at Quarry Bank Mill as homeowners at the rear of the building are treated to an abundance of sunshine during the day and a striking view of a floodlit quarry at night. At the front of the building, those in the penthouse apartments have the delight of overlooking the development's focal point - an historic mill pond and waterfall.
Perhaps the key to the Mill's success is the attention to detail. The apartments are individually designed so that each of the one and two-bedroom properties differs stylistically leaving the potential buyer with an abundance of choice. The stone work and the high beams of the interiors have been left exposed, original columns are now features and solid walls and floors complete each private sanctuary.
So far, the appeal of the development has been wide. First-time buyers, young professional couples, empty nesters and those in search of a second home with investment potential have all reserved at Quarry Bank Mill. Sales manager Colette Gannon comments: "There was a lot of immediate interest from those who lived locally and were familiar with the old mills and from there it has spiralled. Quarry Bank Mill is a Grade II listed building which has been sympathetically converted to showcase the scale and architectural styling of the original mill and all our visitors appreciate that immediately. We have a lot of buyers who have been brought in by family and friends who are purchasing on the development and they, in turn, have been captivated.
"As a place to live it ticks all boxes - it's a beautiful building in a beautiful location; each property - be it one-bedroom, two or three - is extremely spacious; it's within five minutes of a large, thriving town and it has close motorway links to the major cities of Manchester and Leeds."
The specialist developer has deliberately included a number of reasonably priced one-bedroom apartments in this fabulous mill conversion, keeping prices under £100,000 and making them an attractive proposition for local first-time buyers.
There are larger, two- and three-bedroom properties also available on this development, with a selection of specification options to give buyers the best possible flexibility and choice. In a further demonstration of PJ Livesey's commitment to individuality, there are several different show apartments available to view - each illustrating the various specification packages available. Prices for the 2-bedroom properties start at just £149,950.
For further information on Quarry Bank Mill, or to request a viewing, please contact the Sales Centre direct on 01484 655364 or call in and see for yourself why PJ Livesey is fast becoming the nation's favourite residential developer (Sales Centre open daily, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm).
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