Area Guide - Brighouse
If you’re a professional working in the vibrant and picturesque region of West Yorkshire and looking for apartments to rent, Brighouse could be the perfect choice. With its lively town centre, beautiful canal-side walks and array of year-round festivals and events, Brighouse is a popular residence for professionals, especially those commuting to nearby Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Huddersfield.
Brimming with independent shops, outdoor activities and with great transport links to other major towns and cities, for those looking for professional properties to rent, Brighouse ticks all the right boxes. Being in close proximity to the convenience of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, Brighouse offers the a good balance between amenities and the countryside.
Eating and drinking out
Relaxing with a drink and taking a break from cooking in your professional flat share in Brighouse couldn’t be simpler, as Brighouse is home to number of quality bars, restaurants, pubs and takeaways. Brighouse is also home to a diverse range of international cuisine, where you’ll find anything from Asian to Italian, Chinese to Spanish.
If you fancy going Italian why not head to the Prego Italian Café Bar and Restaurant where you’ll find a wide choice of delicious Continental food available in a welcoming and lively atmosphere – perfect for enjoying a chilled glass of Peroni or Pinot after a busy week at work!
Or if Indian is more up your street, those privately renting in Brighouse could spend a leisurely evening in Hussain’s. With comfy sofas in a lounge area, this family-run and reasonably-priced Indian restaurant is a great venue to wine, dine and relax in. This child-friendly Indian restaurant is located on Park Street and is open seven days a week.
Things to do in Brighouse
You’ll never be short of something to do when renting property in Brighouse. Self-confessed shop-a-holics will love the lively town centre, which is packed with independent shops. Art-enthusiasts will feel at home roaming around the local art galleries.
The award-wining Harrison Lord Art Gallery specialises in original arts and crafts and is becoming increasingly known as one of the best art galleries in Yorkshire for browsing and purchasing contemporary art. The gallery was founded in 1979 by brothers Jim and Steven Harrison-Lord and Gordon Taylor, stemming from the family’s local photography business which was founded in 1966.
For professionals in rented properties in Brighouse with a penchant for Victorian art, you’ll be pleased to know that Smith Art Gallery has a permanent exhibition of Victorian paintings as well as a diverse mix of temporary exhibitions, many of local artists. Smith Art Gallery is located on the edge of Brighouse town.
Sports fans will also be a home when living in houses and flats to rent in Brighouse. If the prospect of rock climbing at the weekend appeals, head to the ROKT Climbing Gym, which is becoming known as the UK’s most innovative multi-activity and climbing centre.
There are many sports clubs and facilities in and around Brighouse, including Brighouse Town FC, Crow Nest Park Golf Club, Willow Valley Golf Club, Brighouse Rangers, amongst others.
Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre has a wide range of innovative fitness equipment designed to motivate and simplify training. This state-of-the-art fitness centre has 65 stations comprising of cardio vascular equipment, designed to increase stamina and burn calories. You can find out more information about the Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre on the Calderdale Government website.
Though perhaps one of the greatest thrills of living in private rented accommodation in Brighouse are the many scenic walks on your doorstep. Brighouse is surrounded by swathes of stunning countryside, so a day of leisurely walking down the likes of Calderdale Way, the Pennine Way and Brighouse Boundary Walk, will help you unwind after a busy week.
The history of Brighouse
The first mention of Brighouse was recorded in 1275 with reference to a wooden structure called Rastrick Bridge. In 1514 the bridge was replaced by another sturdier timber structure and remains a pertinent symbol of the town’s history.
In fact, it was the river at Brighouse that helped shape the town’s development during the 17th century when it began to provide power for the textile mills and flour milling industry.
Situated just off the M62, with accessible links to other major towns, including Huddersfield, Halifax and Manchester, Brighouse is well-positioned for commuters and professionals looking for apartments to rent. Brighouse also has its own railway station with regular trains to major cities around the UK.
Brighouse bus station in the town centre also serves the whole of the town, enabling those in professional properties in Brighouse and its surroundings to travel to work with ease. For bus timetables and routes visit the Metro website.
If you’re looking for professional properties to let in Brighouse that offers a fantastic combination of convenience on your doorstep yet close in proximity to Yorkshire’s unique countryside, let Pickard Properties manage all your property letting requirements for you.