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Holiday Homes

With a holiday home you can go on holiday whenever you’d like, in your favourite places! If you’re seeking a holiday home in the North West take a peek at the offers below and see what you can find!:

Relax in your very own holiday home

Owning a Holiday Home means that you can holiday anytime you want, for as long as you like, in a Coastal or Inland location you love.

Whether you want to get away for weekends, short breaks or holidays, you can with a holiday home that’s yours to unwind and enjoy a restful night’s sleep in. You can enjoy home from home comforts, in relaxed environments.

As well as offering a choice of first class locations, you’ll also have the added bonus of never needing to book or plan. You’ll have unlimited holidays for you and your family, as well as the freedom of being able to get away at a moment’s notice! What more could you ask for?

A place of your own means looking forward to relaxing somewhere because you know it’s right for you and your family. After all… you chose it! There’s a whole range of Holiday Homes to suit all family budgets and requirements.

Sit down, relax and have fun with the family. New friendships begin when you buy a Holiday Home.

The Joy of Owning a Holiday Home

Imagine being able to decide on a Friday evening after a long week that you want to go on holiday… tonight! On Saturday morning you will wake up free of the hustle and bustle of your town/city life on holiday and yet in comfortable and familiar surroundings. This is the kind of freedom that owning a holiday home can give you.

So where can you choose to live? The latest estimates are that more than 500,000 holiday homes exist in Britain alone. Of course everyone is different and therefore the types of home available are hugely varied. Holiday homes span the range of choice through town houses, country cottages, coastal apartments and park homes. Park homes are a different animal from the bricks-and-mortar holiday homes as they can range from mobile homes through timber lodges to substantial luxury properties.

We suggest that upon deciding that you want a holiday home you determine your budget and your needs. Make a checklist of exactly what it is that you are looking for and arrange viewings. One of the most popular choices today is either a park home (sometimes call a lodge) or a static caravan. These are two affordable options that are most practical in terms of choosing a location and having somewhere to escape to.

Purchasing a new holiday in this form gives you the key to a new lifestyle; as an owner you’ll meet a whole host of new friends – owners and staff alike. In a lot of the areas that offer lodges and static caravans there tends to be a good selection of ‘owners-only’ activities available to you. These can include; swim sessions, themed parties, breakfasts and much more. You can join in as little as often as you like – take things at your own pace, the community spirit is always present. Owning your own holiday home really does give you an amazing opportunity for escape whenever you feel the need throughout the entire year.

Of course, once you have purchased your property you will be able to let it out as well as use it for your own personal benefit. In the UK one of the keys to not only buying a second home as an investment but also making it generate a good income is being in reasonable driving distance of a tourism area. With the right planning you really can sit back and enjoy a steady, extra income – it really can be the perfect investment.

So there you have it, as well as having a good investment and extra income to enjoy you will never have to plan or book your holidays ever again. Just pack up, turn up and put your feet up at your ‘home away from home’ whenever you wish!

Independent Living/Care

Types of Care Available

There are different levels of care accommodation to suit different stages in life and levels of care required. Below, there is a definition and explanation for the types of care home that you may wish to consider. When thinking of  the future, a “dual registered” home may be a favourable option for those with assessed “residential” needs.

Dual  registered  homes provide residential and nursing care. Thus the home will be able to continue to care for the resident in the event that their health or well-being deteriorates to a stage where nursing care is needed. Of course, this is only one consideration among many. We hope this list will help you to find the home that is right for you.

Residential or Nursing Care?

Residential Homes for adults provide full board and personal care to people with disabilities and older people; services include assistance with daily living, such as washing, bathing, dressing, toilet needs and eating.

Nursing Homes  provide  the  same  range  of  services  as  residential  homes  but  also,  they  provide care needing  the constant  involvement of, or supervision by, a qualified nurse, and  these homes must be managed by a registered nurse or doctor.

Short term, or  respite care, designed  to give carers a break,  is available  in both  residential and nursing homes.

All homes have been registered by a government agency.

Choosing a residential or nursing home

Our advice is to always visit the home you are considering moving into. Ask to look around the home, including the bedrooms, bathrooms and other facilities. If you are unable to do this, ask a relative or friend to do it for you. When doing so, it may be useful to go through the following check-list:

• Does the home meet your standards of cleanliness and comfort?

• Does the home smell clean and fresh?

• Ask about staffing levels, both day and night.

• What qualifications do the staff have?

• Do the staff seem friendly?

• Ask other people who stay there what they think of the home and the staff.

• Ask to see a sample menu and a list of activities that people can do there.• Ask a member of staff if you will be allowed to bring some personal items into the home, such as photographs, clocks and small pieces of furniture.• Is the décor adequate?

• Can you have a choice of a single or shared room?• Are there smoking/non-smoking areas?• Can you drink alcohol if you want to?• Is there a lift/stair-lift?• Are there en-suite toilet or washing facilities in the bedrooms?

Are you able to Choose:
• When you get up and go to bed?

• What and when you would like to eat?• What time you see your visitors?

• To go out with your friends?

• To keep a pet or plants?• To keep your own pension/bank books?

• To entertain your family and friends?
Other Considerations and Queries

• Make sure you will have some privacy if you want it.• Is there somewhere safe for you to keep your valuables?

• Is there a residents’ committee?

•Is there an alarm button in your room?

• Does the home have a complaints procedure?

• Ask what is included in the fees?

• Are there any hidden extras you will be expected to pay for?

• If you want to leave, what period of notice would you have to give?

• What are the arrangements for funerals and payment should you die?• What notice would the home give you?

• What happens if you go into hospital or on holiday?

• How will the cost of the home be met?

• Will you be able to afford it?

Choosing the correct home for you or your relative is a very important process and you should ensure that all your needs and expectations are met before deciding upon making your move to one. Once a move has been agreed a nursing home or residential home can really help an older person who is struggling with certain tasks and could do with the help, many people also find they enjoy the social interaction at the home and the added security they have.

Not ready to move to a care home? There’s an alternative option…

For too long, the only way many people could access the additional care and support they needed as they grew older was to sell the family home and dip into their equity to pay for it – and the main option provided was in a care home setting.

Thankfully, forward thinking providers are looking at how they can tailor their services so that there’s a real choice for people in later life that adapts and responds to the wants and needs of the individual – people no longer have to be shoe-horned into what’s available which in the past has often been a care home.

One example is Westward Care which, due to demand, has continued to expand its Retirement Apartment offer at Southlands.

Westward Care’s Retirement Apartments enable people to retain their assets and instead of having to move into a care home and pay an all-inclusive weekly fee to cover accommodation and services (some of which they may not want or need), they can live completely independently in their apartment, paying only for the services they use. The most important aspect of Westward Care’s option is, that unlike other Retirement Apartments when you buy an Apartment you can benefit from on-site care and support 24/7 giving people reassurance that help is available at any time should they need it.

The advantages of this model are many; people continue to own their own home; they don’t have to pay to rent; and only access services such as community nursing, care, meals, laundry etc when required which substantially reduces the fees they would pay for full time care.

Anna and John decided to make the move from London to Leeds to be closer to their daughter Sue after John suffered a small stroke and then fell on the stairs at home. They opted for Southlands because they wanted to continue to live in their own home, go out and about and generally do their own thing, but with the reassurance that care and support is there if they need it. John says: “I can honestly say I haven’t missed our old house at all. I feel like we’ve left all our worries behind. All of the stresses and strains have gone away and we’re enjoying our life again.”

Find out more Westward Care’ Retirement Apartments:

Call:0113 265 5876


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Fostering & Adoption

Our future lies in the hands of today’s children – giving each of us the responsibility to help them reach their full potential…especially those who require a little extra nurturing.

Fostering is a way of providing family life for someone else’s child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. This can be due to many reasons; illness, relationship problems, family breakdown, or perhaps a situation where the child’s welfare is threatened. Fostering differs from adoption, in that an adoption order ends a child’s legal relationship with their natural family, whereas looked after children remain the legal responsibility of the local authority and/or their birth parents. For a whole variety of reasons there are around 45,000 children in the system.

There is a common misconception that children placed in foster care have been so because of delinquency, anti-social behaviour or other behaviour not becoming of their home environment. This is simply not the case. Many children are the unfortunate casualties of parental break-ups, a single parent suffering from illness be it emotional or physical, or simply a child who is not wanted by their biological parent/parents. Foster carers provide a safe, secure and stable environment for these children and young people and the foster care placement can last for days, months or even years. Many children return home to their families but others may receive long-term support; either through continued fostering, adoption, residential care or by being helped to live independently.

First and foremost a family looking to adopt or become a foster carer needs to be able to provide any child under their care a stable and loving environment where they can feel safe and wanted. If you believe this is you, you will find on this website a number of agencies and local departments that can give you more information on the process and discuss with you any questions you may have.

Becoming a foster carer in England

Fostering with Leeds City Council

We urgently need to increase the numbers of foster carers from all backgrounds and circumstances to help make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Leeds.

Currently, we arrange care and support for around 1,300 children and young people and need more local authority foster carers to help us.

In order to encourage more people to join us, we have introduced a new payment for skills service providing a comprehensive range of professional support, financial assistance and training for our foster carers and recently established a new Fostering Recruitment staff team able to respond quickly and efficiently to all fostering enquiries.

New website for Fostering with Leeds –

A new website providing comprehensive up to date information on becoming a foster carer with Leeds City Council has been launched in April. For all up to date information on fostering with Leeds, including the range of opportunities available and the support we offer, please use the link on the right hand side of this page.

For all enquiries on becoming a foster carer for Leeds, please contact:

The Fostering Recruitment Team (0113) 247 7443 (includes answerphone / message taking facility).

Health & Wellbeing

We all deserve to look and feel our best, check out the services below if you’re seeking ways to improve your personal health and wellbeing:



The cold and flu season is amongst us, and inevitably at some point, you will be requiring tissues at the ready. Most often than not a cold is easily managed and soothed safely at home using effective treatments and remedies, and that’s why we believe you will find our six tried and tested methods as useful as we have. Be prepared to shoo a cold away by finding out how today…….

Lozenges or menthol cough drops can easily be purchased over the counter at your local drug store or grocery store. Lozenges numb the throat to diminish the cough reflex and urge to cough

Steam will do wonders too by loosening up the sinus airways, helping eliminate mucus congestion, easing a stuffy nose. The best way to employ steam is by having a hot shower. You can also pour boiled water into a big bowl, bring your sinuses close (but don’t make contact with the water), cover your head with a towel, and breathe deep. You could also add a few drops of aromatherapy oils such as Eucalyptus, peppermint and pine essential oils which may further help reduce nasal congestion. Two other essential oils that may help to reduce nasal congestion caused by colds are niaouli and rosemary. Not only are these two essential oils thought to be decongestants but they may also have anti-infectious properties too.

A humidifier works similarly to a hot shower by employing wet steam which encourage moist nasal passages that can

dry up and become cracked and painful due to dry throats and sinuses. Replenishing the moisture in your home can help relieve a nasty cough if that cough is caused by a dry environment.

Water and teas are just fabulous for a chronic cough. We’ve all had a particularly nasty respiratory tract infection that causes an itchy, irritating postnasal drip down the back of the throat. But by drink plenty of water and teas to stay hydrated, it will actually dilute the mucus and reduce the postnasal drip.

Nasal decongestants are often used to relieve coughs due to nasal congestion. You can purchase them at your local drug store. They work by shrinking swollen nasal tissue and lessening mucus so the sinus passages open up.  When shopping for a suitable decongestant tablet, cough syrup, or nasal spray, always look for the ingredients phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. Just don’t use them before bedtimes as they raise the heart rate and blood pressure, making it difficult to sleep.

If you can treat your cough over the counter then that is wonderful. However, if you suffer from a chronic cough (along with a fever) that lasts longer than 2 weeks; make an appointment with your doctor or visit a health clinic to talk about treatment.

Beat those winter blues

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. The “winter blues” are characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation and low energy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To enable all that positive energy to flow, it’s important that you make time for yourself, to do the things that make you feel good. After all, if you’re happy, others can be too.

Exercise is a great stress reliever as well, it not only keeps you in great shape, but also releases all those “feel good chemicals”. So, get walking and feel the power! Little and often is the way forward. There’s nothing quite like an energy boost in the crisp, chilly air. The best is at the end when you walk in from the cold, it feels so good to sit down and enjoy a nice cuppa tea in the warmth.

As keeping fit and eating well go hand in hand, try and avoid refined and processed foods like (white breads, rice, and sugar) they’ll only zap your energy levels, instead, try to incorporate more complex carbohydrates (whole wheat breads, brown rice, vegetables, and fruit) and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. These healthy foods provide your body and mind with nutrients, stabilize your blood sugar and keep energy levels up.

Another mood booster, Sunlight! Most people know it provides us with Vitamin D. But did you know that it also improves your mood? Winter days are shorter and darker than other months, and because of the cold weather, a lot of people spend less and less time outdoors. Lack of sunlight can cause many people to become depressed. Sunlight exposure releases neurotransmitters in the brain that affect mood. Try to spend a little more time outdoors, keep your shades up during the day to let more light in and sit near windows at any given chance.
Having something to look forward to can keep anyone motivated. Winter seems endless! But if you plan something exciting, your mood improves because you’re looking forward to something. Plan some big things to look forward to, and some smaller treats to aim towards. Think of a weekend break, a day at the spa, a trip to a beauty and hair salon, maybe a special event like a play, girls (or guys) night out, or sporting event.
Also very important, catch some Zzzz’s. People naturally want to sleep a little bit more during the winter. But with all we have going on, sometimes sleep is the first thing to go. With a little time management, and some self-discipline, you can meet your shut-eye needs. Aim for 7-8 hours each night, and try to keep your bedtime and waking time consistent. That way, your sleeping patterns can normalize and you’ll have more energy. Try not to oversleep, those 12-hour snoozes on the weekend can actually make you more tired.

Looking good and more importantly feeling good has never been as easy as it is today. In the 21st century there are literally hundreds of ways for people living in the UK to improve not only their physical appearance but also their fitness and health. In order to really be at your best you need to ensure a combination of internal health (fitness), external health (beauty) and mental health (a positive stress-free mind). In terms of internal health we are talking about keeping yourself fit and therefore keeping your organs such as your lungs and heart healthy. With mental health we are talking methods such as spa sessions to unwind, yoga classes to enhance flexibility, alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy and so on – anything that ensures that you are stress-free and happy. These kind of treatments have a positive effect on not only your happiness but also you relationships, your work and your life in general. Finally, once you have perfected your physical health and freed your mind of stress you might want to look into your cosmetic appearance. Although not everybody needs a cosmetic make-over there are people who would really benefit in terms of self confidence and belief in themselves. Treatments such as dentistry, hair styling, manicures, pedicures and so on are all popular. Readers of the Yorkshire Herald & Advertiser are just like any segment across the UK. They are always looking for ways to look and feel better. From the latest methods to proven techniques, advertisers within the paper vary, but are all noticed. To book your services a place within our extensive features health, fitness and beauty you can call the advertising department on; 01452 311811 or email to request further details to

Holidays & Travel

Thinking about a much needed holiday? Find all you need to know about local and not so local accommodation, deals and getaways below:

In the UK we have one of the largest varieties of holiday options available to us in the world… No, really we do! We can go off to a hotel in the city, a shallay near the beach, a caravan in the countryside, or even a lodge in the woods… as well as many more besides. Yorkshire especially is a hot bed for wonderful holiday options.

Tour operators, travel agents, independent letters – have all had success advertising within The Yorkshire Herald & Advertiser publication and on the website. Either option will allow you to reach a vast amount of UK holiday goers and you will be able to give lots of information about holiday destinations and types of holiday.

Apart from the traditional holidays we have mentioned, we have featured advertisers offering cruises, activity holidays (holidays that involves walking, cycling, climbing or other sports) and many more – our readers seem to be very open minded! Where as a lot of people choose a package holiday, where flights and accommodation are included in the price, Many people seem also to be more willing to book an independent holiday, where they make their own travel arrangements.

When you choose The Yorkshire Herald & Advertiser to advertise your holidays you can rest assured that you will be reaching an audience who are looking for a vast array of holiday types, dates and prices. You can call the advertising department on; 01452 311811 or email to request further details to


When it comes to summer holidays, we all tend to go straight for the Spain or Italy holiday destinations. Although there are lots of amazing places to visit abroad, we always forget about all the fantastic places we have right here in the UK, right on our doorsteps.

You don’t need to look far to find a truly enjoyable holiday. One that everyone will enjoy and one that’s closer than you might think.  And that’s why owning a holiday home is such a fantastic idea. It’s an easy way to ensure we take regular leisurely breaks to unwind, relax and enjoy life. It’s very important for all of us to take regular, well deserved time out away from our busy and often hectic lifestyles, and the perfect way to spend quality time with our family and friends. For your physical and mental wellbeing, it’s highly important to take time out in order to escape the daily ruts which can all too easily drag us down. Taking regular breaks helps us to focus clearly and appreciate the things we have around us that we all too easily take for granted.

But why choose a UK holiday home? Well there’s no fussing with passports and paperwork and flights and queues and your UK holiday home is always ready and waiting for you and the family, an easy escape that’s just a hassle-free hop away. Owning a holiday home
means you can grab even the briefest opportunity to get away, whether it’s an unexpected spell of sunshine or ‘just because’. Everyone gets to choose the pace they enjoy… active and entertaining, tranquil hours with books or TV, sneaky snoozes in the sunshine – or a bit of everything!

So if you have been thinking about owning a UK holiday home, then you’ve come to the right place. We have a great selection of fantastic companies who will see that you get just what you want.

Park life should please even the fussiest of holidaymakers as there always packed with plenty of great things to do, and if you feel like doing absolutely nothing, there’s a ton of that around too! Its brilliant off-park as well, every park acts as a base for the natural wonders around it, from tiny fishing villages to national parks and exciting days out in the country or city.

Buying a holiday home could be more affordable than you think. Whatever your budget, there’s a fabulous holiday escape just for you,

The perfect location, all the facilities that you could ask for, and most of all your own holiday home!

Have a brilliant Yorkshire

Yorkshire features over 800 attractions, from World Heritage Sites to mining museums, ruined castles and abbeys, to hands on museums. You’ll find serene gardens and unique breweries, thrilling rides and industrial heritage. From attractions and museums to sports and galleries, from the history-lover to the inquisitive child, there’s something for everyone.

And with Yorkshire’s Coast being one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations, there’s nowhere better to go for a good old British holiday. The scenic coastline boasts a number of immaculate Blue Flag beaches. You can’t beat the feeling of sand between your toes, the smell and breeze of the fresh sea air running through your hair and of course the ample selection of delicious fish and chips on offer, not to mention the scrumptious ice cream for after. And I’m sure you will agree that there’s something about the seaside that puts a smile on even the grumpiest of faces, and with each area along Yorkshires stunning coastline holding its own unique charm, there’s a special place for everyone.

For traditional family fun Scarborough has it all, take a ride on a donkey, hire a row boat and visit Scarborough’s Sea life and Marine Sanctuary. But if you prefer a gentler pace of life, Filey might be more your cup of tea, a traditional English seaside resort with a lovely sandy beach and historic promenade. For little ones……Whitby fits the bill, a lovely pleasant beach perfect for rock pooling. And for something a little bit more unique, Hornsea holds the key, a peaceful place with a charming promenade and towering Victorian folly, home to Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake boasting over 250 species of birds with plenty of opportunities for sailing, fishing and feeding the ducks and swans. And for the romantics out there, look no further than Withernsea, a small sandy pebbly beach home to a fairy tale haven.

It doesn’t stop there either, there’s more! Forget the deckchairs and dodgems as Robin Hood’s Bay is Yorkshires coastline at its most raw and elemental; expect brooding cliffs, tumbling cottages and miles of breathtaking scenery. For a place lost in yorkshire 3time, you have Staithes; once one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast, now a tranquil delight of towering cliffs, quaint, higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets. The prize for Yorkshire Coast’s prettiest destination goes to Runswick Bay for its sweeping and sheltered bay along with a collection of charming red roofed cottages and tiny pedestrian lanes. Home to a stretch of rugged white cliffs punctuated by one small village, Flamborough Head is a wild and windswept stretch of land, teeming with bird life and gorgeous scenery. And another equally brilliant seaside resort called Saltburn comes complete with a fantastic pier, good fish & chips and a wide variety of activities including the local theatre, riding the funicular railway and exploring Teddy’s Nook. Bridlington Old Town is a charming pocket of Yorkshire full of fascinating architecture and cultural history with new, modern shops and stylish galleries. The last town found at the very top right hand corner of Yorkshire is a place called Redcar, a popular place rich in heritage.

Yorkshire isn’t all about fish&chips, but it’s a large chunk of Yorkshire, one that contributes to that great British Holiday experience for many of us.  Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. It’s full of fascinating architecture with plenty of historical stories and beautiful sights, home to two national parks. The first being The Yorkshire Dales National Park which is a special place of natural beauty and diversity, a place of grandeur, a place of tranquillity and solitude, a place to be refreshed and invigorated, and a place to enjoy the challenges of the hills. It is also one of the most important areas of the United Kingdom for its rich and diverse wildlife heritage and has the largest area of nationally and internationally important habitats of any National Park. The other national park is The North York Moors which is a truly beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, and ancient woodland and historic sites.

Take a Winter Break in the North East and Yorkshire

Feel alive again by taking a relaxing and rejuvenating break in the North. The Cold crisp air here seems to awaken your senses and uplift your soul. Not surprising really with so much natural beauty and amazing experiences to be had. Take a step back in time and visit York’s historical city. Stroll along the quant cobbled streets lined with twinkling lights and delightful boutique shops. Discover York’s exquisite architecture, gothic cathedral and picturesque sights. Head to North Yorkshire to feel your spirits sour on the magnificent Boulbycliffs, whilst your there savour the 360 degree views from Roseberry Topping, the highest hill in the North York Moors. Head further north to listen to the music of Durham Cathedral bells and head even further to indulge your taste for the arts on Newcastle Gateshead. Stay in Northumberland to see Keilders rare wildlife and breath-taking views, if your stay here falls on an enchanted weekend, you will find yourself in Kielder’s magical forest landscape as Kielder Water and Forest Park transforms into an enchanted Winter Wonderland. There really isn’t anything much more heart-warming than watching Northumberland’s coast catch the glow of the setting sun or feeling the magic of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Make your winter holiday memorable and discover all that there is to discover in this stunning part of the Country.

Looking to get away?

When it comes to summer holidays, we all tend to go straight for the Spain or Italy holiday destinations. Although there are lots of amazing places to visit abroad, we always forget about all the wonderful places we have right here in the UK.
You don’t need to look far or hard to find a truly enjoyable holiday here in the UK. One that everyone will enjoy and one that’s closer than you might think.

We have hours of glorious sunshine here and plenty of exciting beeches brimming with character shouting out to be explored, and what’s more, Keep Britain Tidy has announced that 70 of England’s beaches have been awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag this year. So, why go abroad when you have the sun and sea here? And if you want something quieter and less touristy, the UK’s patchwork quilt of countryside is amongst the most beautiful to be found anywhere on the planet. Picturesque villages served by quaint olde-world pubs are also here to be discovered and loved. And if you decide to discover one or more of the naturally beautiful and cherished National Parks, you will always be met by breath-taking vistas and outstanding scenery.

There are plenty of places to rest your sleepy heads too from stylishly comfortable hotels to cheap and cheerful campsites. And if you haven’t stayed at a holiday park in the UK for a while then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. The new and renovated parks have a vast array of outstanding facilities for you and your family to enjoy and take full advantage of, such as indoor swimming pools, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, walks, and clubs for the kids and nightly entertainment too. There are of course quieter holiday parks which tend to attract couples of various ages looking to spend time together away from the noisy towns and escape to a more peaceful and relaxing environment.

The bottom line is this: if deliciously smelling fish n chips and scrumptiously tasty ice cream wets your lips, you believe variety is the spice of life and you enjoy the invigorating great British countryside then there really is no need to spend huge amounts going abroad. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to stay and whoever you want to enjoy it with, there’s always a great place waiting for you.

The Beauchief Restaurant and Hotel lies a 15-minute drive from Sheffield city centre and a stone’s throw from Derbyshire’s picturesque Peak District.

It started life over 100 years ago as a railway station hotel, serving a major rail link to London. It has also served as a watering hole for steel merchants travelling to and from factories located in the industrial heart of the Steel City.

The Beauchief offers a number of stylish, versatile spaces including a restaurant, six hotel rooms, a lounge, private dining, a large garden, function room with private bar and terrace and the Cellar Door pub. The team, overseen by General Manager Kelly Ware, provides a range of bespoke services and aim to cater for all requirements.

The experienced team of chefs, led by acclaimed Head Chef Charlie Curran, is constantly developing contemporary seasonal menus using fresh, locally-sourced produce. They have worked closely with multi award-winning Sheffield chef Richard Smith to create a range of menus that embrace modern cookery and combine innovative and classic dishes.

As well as the a la carte menu, the restaurant offers a selection of specials, which illustrate the markets, seasons and takes on the latest tastes and flavours.

A beautiful private dining room is available, which seats up to 16 people. The room can be booked for meetings, parties and other events and is looked after by a dedicated team.

The lower-level Cellar Door pub is a tranquil retreat with a cosy inbuilt snug that is available for hire. It opens out onto a large landscaped garden, perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor events. It stocks a large range of Thornbridge beers as well as an extensive wine list and pub food menu.

The Beauchief has a dedicated events team with years of experience in and around Sheffield. They are pleased to discuss individual needs and take guests on a tour of the extensive venue, includig licensed areas for weddings and conference rooms.

The Beauchief is part of the wider BrewKitchen group, the partnership between Richard Smith Restaurants and Thornbridge Brewery, which runs a number of bars and restaurants in and around Sheffield.

Food & Drink

Eating Out in Yorkshire

A County that caters for everyone’s budgets and tastes

If you are looking for somewhere to eat out during your stay in Yorkshire, you will certainly not be disappointed.  A city renowned for great hospitality, Yorkshire’s streets are littered with wonderful award winning restaurants, quaint tearooms and welcoming cosy pubs.

Many of Yorkshire’s hotels boast amazing restaurants, serving exquisite cuisine, and more hearty fare can be found in country pubs in and around Yorkshire.  All tastes really are catered for, with British and international food in all price ranges.

For people who really love food, a selection of food and drink events run throughout the year, and you will find local produce and tasty treats at local farmers’ markets in Yorkshire and the surrounding towns.

Below you will find a number of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit your tastes and budget.

Health & Fitness

The Herald & Advertiser Supports Exercise!

One of the most basic elements of living a healthy life is getting an adequate amount of exercise. Proper exercise is unfortunately one of the most ignored factors in a healthy lifestyle, which is one of the main reasons why obesity is becoming such a common problem. The majority of individuals do not get enough exercise to balance their caloric intake, which results iHealth-and-Fitness-07n excessive weight gain. To live a truly healthy life, you need to be familiar with the basics of good exercise, as well as how regular exercise can benefit your body.

But, what are the benefits of exercise? Well, they are numerous! Firstly, good quality exercise allows you to Increase your Basal Metabolic Rate (BML). This is one of the best benefits associated with exercise is that over time, you will increase your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Your BMR is defined as the amount of energy you burn while resting. As a general rule, increasing your muscle mass (even by a small amount) causes a subsequent increase in your BMR; this means that you will eventually have higher caloric requirements to satisfy your active lifestyle. This is also a great way to lose extra weight, as your body increases its percentage of lean muscle mass.

Exercise is shown to improve your mood! That’s right, do your family complain you’re always grumpy? Scientific studies have proven that regular exercise promotes a general feeling of well-being. This usually manifests by you feeling much more relaxed and happier during your daily activities. In addition to this, exercise also reduces stress and promotes a positive self-image. As your body begins to display the positive effects of your exercise routine, you will begin to notice that your confidence will increase as well. It’s a proven fact that regular exercise is also one of the best ways to prevent depression.

Obviously, Weight Management is a huge advantage of taking up exercise. That’s right, weight loss is one of the most common benefits normally associated with regular exercise. However, there are different types of exercise that will affect your level of weight loss. As a general rule, long-term low-intensity cardio is the best way to maintain healthy weight loss over a period of time. More intense cardio exercises are useful for improving your endurance, aiding your cardiovascular health and may sometimes contribute to building muscle mass (depending on the specific type of cardio exercise).

Perhaps you are interested, you see the benefits of exercise and you want to gain them, but you really can’t work up the motivation to head down to that gym and spend an hour lifting weights or hitting that treadmill… That’s OK! Not everyone does enjoy that kind of thing (although many do!) – that doesn’t mean you have to give-up on the idea of optimal fitness; there are alternatives. Why not give Martial Arts, Dance or Outdoor Sports a try? We at the Gazette want to help you find that perfect way to fitness and for that reason we shall be hand selecting companies that can offer you a fun way to reaching your fitness goals and putting them up on our website – so check back regularly!

Health Awareness Campaign

A Health and Fitness club in Lindley, Huddersfield is in support of an NHS Initiative “Change4Life” which is encouraging people to Eat well, Move More and Live longer.
Heritage Health Academy which is located in Wellington Mills on Plover Road have been offering specially reduced gym memberships for £3.49 per week paid monthly offering a massive saving of £750.
Fitness Consultant Graham Skinner said
“It’s such a good initiative to encourage beginners to fitness who may have been thinking about joining a health facility for a while but haven’t taken the step, We’ve welcomed a wide range of people into the health club from Retirees to students and with the discount guaranteed over the long term there’s never been a better time to start you fitness journey”
Heritage Health Academy is a modern health and fitness suite with fully equipped gymnasium including full cardiovascular setup, separate free weights room, fully air-conditioned studio with wide range of energising Fitness classes, access to the Relaxation sanctuary is also included.
 The Gym also offers inclusive use of Powerplate stations to enhance your workouts, Personal Trainer Robert Waterhouse said
 “Vibration training is the future of fitness, what it essentially allows you to do is contract your muscles at a faster rate which will result in less time at the gym without compromising on quality, Powerplates can be effective for anybody with a range of benefits from circulatory problems, Arthritis, Cellulite reduction and even Increases in Bone Density”.
The Gym offers full inductions and personalised training programmes so making the first step to fitness has never been easier.
Call 01484-446-079 to reserve your spot.