In the past couple of years Slaithwaite has evolved massively – it is known to many local people as the most ‘up and coming’ village in the Colne Valley area. Here are a few reasons that you should consider moving there:
A lot of exciting investment is being ploughed into Slaithwaite at the moment, including the renovation of the five-storey Globe Mills building – located in the heart of the village, across from the Huddersfield Narrow canal.
The former worsted spinning mill is soon to be home to a consortium of shareholders, which include The University of Huddersfield and 3M on the top three floors. The space will be refurbished to provide a Business Innovation Centre.
Whilst below, on the groundfloor, there’ll be a medical centre, a pharmacy and two retail units for shops and cafes.
Across the village, there’s a number of quality housing developments going up. SB Homes is currently undergoing development of apartments and houses in the centre, while Armitage Developments is building some executive homes near Hill Top.
For those foodies/food lovers out there, Slaithwaite is the perfect place for you. There are a lot of eating options in the village. Whether you prefer traditional pubs, wine bars, cafes or quirky restaurants, Slaithwaite has it all.
Om Is Where The Heart Is, for example, is currently at number one on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Huddersfield – and has been for the past year. Not only does this quirky bar/restaurant serve amazing food, they also have a yoga studio at the back of the restaurant – which is very popular!
For those that prefer traditional pubs, there’s also a few to choose from, such as The Commercial, Silent Woman and Shoulder of Mutton which are local favourites for a pint of real ale (who often serve pints from local beer maker Empire Brewing).
Or, if you’re wanting a place that serves breakfast/lunch snacks, Lock 22, Vanilla Bean and Ashby’s are all good options.
The Little Bridge, Rumpus Burger, Noble’s and The Monsoon are more popular choices for an evening meal.
Slaithwaite is home to many businesses – many that are unknown gems!
Uppermills offers space to a number of businesses. Olicana Textiles, for example, supplies fabrics to large well-known companies such as Liberty of London and The White Company, amongst others.
The Handmade Bakery, located a few metres up from the Uppermills, is a not-for-profit community-focused café that’s owned by the people who run it. Here you can kill two birds with one stone – pick up some fresh bread and enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich!
Moving into the centre of the village, there are a row of businesses ranging from the law firm C M Law, estate agents W M Sykes and travel agents Thomas Cook.
Across from Ashby’s Deli Café, there’s building called ‘The Emporium’, which sells vintage items and antiques, handmade gifts, paintings, haberdashery and much more…
If you commute to work via train, then Slaithwaite is the place to live – it has its own station with routes to Huddersfield, Manchester and Leeds.
The train station is also handy on the weekends if you’re wanting to a day out with your friends to enjoy a bit of shopping in the cities or to partake in the ‘Real Ale Trail’.
If you browse Rightmove, you’ll notice there are plenty of amazing farmhouses and doer-uppers on the market in Slaithwaite. With properties built in Yorkshire stone, with bags of character, they offer a beautiful place to call home.
If you’re searching for a home in Slaithwaite or Huddersfield, don’t hesitate to get in touch with KB Mortgage Services. Call us on 07834 818805 for a no-obligation mortgage advice consultation.
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