Aura is a new development of three, four- and five-bedroom homes, located in Hartshead Moorside, south-west of Cleckheaton centre.
The area is ideal for commuting to Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury; all within seven miles. Aura is approximately one mile in either direction from both Junction 25 or 26 of the M62.
Living in Cleckheaton
Cleckheaton has an indoor market, impressive town hall and Gallery. The town is famous for the writer of the Mr Men books, and the home of Midget Gems, all found along the towns Fame Trail.
Each year Cleckheaton hosts a renowned Folk Festival. There is plenty of countryside for walks, the Spen Valley Greenway cycle route and the superb Piece Hall in nearby Halifax. You could also sample a curry in what is claimed to be the largest Indian restaurant in the world.
Just a few junctions up the M62 is the Birstall shopping area, including the Showcase cinema. There is also the historic Rex cinema (100 years old) in Elland. Close to Aura there are a range of gyms, plus a swimming pool and running track can be found at Spenborough Pool. Major stage shows can be seen at the nearby Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, or the various theatres in Leeds. Cleckheaton itself has a 500-seater theatre at the town hall, featuring a famous annual Folk Festival. The nearby Spen Valley Greenway is a popular cycling and walking area.
School & learning
There are more than a dozen schools within three miles of Aura. High Bank Junior, Infant and Nursery school is the closest, and in 2016 was rated “Good” by Ofsted. The school has a strong reputation for its staff, and efforts in broadening pupil’s interests.
Also, nearby in Hightown Junior and Infant school, also rated “Good” by Ofsted. The nearest High School is Spen Valley High, rated “Good” by Ofsted in 2017. One comment by the inspectors stands out; “In 2016, pupils’ progress in GCSE mathematics was significantly above the national average.” The school has a good reputation for careers education and a strong enrichment programme.
The Hartshead moor area also has a good choice of pre-school centres. The “Outstanding” (Ofsted) Katie’s Kinder Care, which includes an out of school club is based on a farm, with eight acres of grassland for the young people’s use.
There are a number of theatre schools in nearby Halifax, and for the 6th former and above, there is Kirklees college. The universities of Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds are all within easy reach.
Health & fitness
There are a number of dentists in Cleckheaton. Parkview Surgery and Cleckheaton Group Practise provide medical services in Cleakheaton, under 1.5 miles from Aura. Psychiatry and chiropody are also available.
For a healthy kick, you could join PJ’s Health + Fitness village. There is swimming, fitness track, various fitness lessons and a gym at the nearby Spenborough Pool and Fitness Complex. The TSV gymnastics club will appeal to youngsters and adults. There are a number of parks in the vicinity, with all sorts of child and adult fitness equipment.
Brighouse railway station is three miles from home and connects residents to Bradford, Leeds and Manchester. Low Moor train station is also just two miles away, with frequent connections to Leeds and Huddersfield. There is also a direct train to London three times a day.
If you are commuting by car, then two junctions of the M62 are within 2 miles of Aura. Perfect for quickly accessing the major Yorkshire centres, or travelling over towards Rochedale, Bury and Manchester.
Leeds/Bradford airport is within 45 minutes’ drive and Manchester airport can be reached within 45 minutes by train. Buses connect Aura with Cleckheaton centre, as well as Brighouse and Dewsbury.
Shopping in Cleackheaton features a good range of local and national brand shops, plus a large indoor market. Tesco, Morrison and Asda are all close by.
Further afield, Huddersfield, Halifax and Bradford feature a wider range of fashion and household shops. Along the M62, and there is the Birstall shopping area, including Ikea.