Verve is a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes located in the picturesque village of Glasshoughton, just a six- minute drive from the centre of Castleford.
With great local schools in Glasshoughton, and easy access to the M62 just five minutes from home, it’s a perfect location for growing families and commuters to call home.
Things to do
Living in Glasshoughton
There is plenty to do and explore when living in Glasshoughton.
RSPB Fairburn Ings
is a site steeped in heritage and perfect for a family day out. From bird watching to pond dipping, there are lots of activities for all ages to enjoy throughout the year.
You’ll find one of Yorkshire’s favourite children’s attractions, Diggerland
, is just eight minutes from home by car. The family can ride giant diggers and dumper trucks, and take the wheel of their own mini diggers, go-karts and more.
Whether you’re an extreme thrillseeker or just want to take in a movie and enjoy a meal, there is something for everyone at Xscape Yorkshire
. Just six minutes’ drive from Verve, Xscape has a number of sports activities on offer. From rock climbing and trampolining, to skiing and snowboarding, every thrillseeker will find something to excite them here. And the choice of restaurants and leisure activities including adverture golf and 4D cinema will mean there’s plenty to enjoy for all ages.
Schools & learning
There is a selection of great local schools in Glasshoughton, including the Half Acres Primary Academy and Ackton Pastures Primary School, both of which are just a five-minute drive from home.
For 11-18 year olds there are a number of options, including the St Wilfred’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form Academy, just two minutes away by car or a 20-minute walk. Castleford Academy is also just a six-minute drive away, or 15 minutes by bus.
For higher education, the University of Leeds
is ranked 13th
best in the UK and is just a 23-minute drive from Glasshoughton. The University of Bradford is also just 30 minutes away by car.
Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School, Castleford
Ackton Pastures Primary Academy
Health and fitness
For your family’s medical needs, you’ll find a range of GP surgeries in the area. The Castleford Medical Practice and Riverside Medical Centre are both just seven minutes’ drive from Verve, while Pinfold Surgery is just eight minutes away.
Your local dental practice is Bupa Dental Care Castleford, which is just a six-minute drive from home and is taking new patients.
For fitness and wellbeing, Xercise4Less Gym Castleford is just five minutes’ drive from Verve, offering state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment as part of a monthly membership.
Your local swimming pool is Normanton, which is nine minutes away by car, where you can book swimming lessons for all ages or enjoy a water-based fitness class or leisure swim.
If you’re looking for something different, why not try martial arts? You’ll find Chuldow Martial Arts Castleford is just a three-minute drive from home.
The M62 is just five minutes from Verve, meaning you have fast and easy access to major UK towns and cities, including Bradford (32 minutes), Manchester (One hour seven minutes) and Hull (52 minutes).
For train travel you’ll find your local station, Glasshoughton, is just four minutes from home and runs regular Northern Rail services to Leeds and Knottingly. For travelling further afield, you’ll find Leeds central station is just 20-minutes from home by car, from where you can reach a range of UK cities by train including London (2 hours 30 minutes), Birmingham (2 hours), Sheffield (40 minutes) and Manchester (50 minutes).
When it comes to traveling abroad, whether it’s for a family holiday or business trip, you’ll find Leeds Bradford airport
is a 45-minute drive from Verve and offers a range of international flights.
Retail and essentials
For grocery shopping, there is an Asda Superstore and Morrisons, both just five minutes away by car.
Castleford town centre has a number of high street retailers, from Marks and Spencer and Argos, to Boots and Poundland. You’ll also find the popular Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village
, opposite Xscape and just six minutes from Verve, offers up to 60% discount on a range of well known brands, from Adidas and Barbour to Jack Wills and Next.
Want to make a day of it? Why not head into Leeds city centre, just 25 minutes’s drive away, which has some of the best shopping in the north. From Harvey Nichols department store to Trinity
shopping centres, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice as you explore what Leeds retailers have to offer.