Strata - Epitome, WF1
Epitome is a collection of 91 two, four and five bedroom homes in the Snowhill area of Wakefield. Emerging in its own right alongside more established suburbs such as Wrenthorpe and Outwood, Snowhill is growing in popularity and amenities, making it an increasingly desirable place to live, within very easy reach of one of the north’s most exciting cities.
You're never far from the heart of Wakefield, with a journey into the city centre can take as little as 10 minutes by car. Local transport links to other areas also make it perfect for commuters, with easy access to both the M1 and M62.
"Snowhill has a great sense of community - and the location is great! It’s the perfect spot for commuting – it has fantastic links to Leeds, Wakefield and more, which is great for work and future career opportunities." Ben Smith, Epitome
LIVING IN SNOWHILL
BEING SO CLOSE TO WAKEFIELD, YOU’RE NEVER FAR FROM EVERYTHING YOU COULD NEED, BUT THERE IS ALSO PLENTY TO SEE AND DO MOMENTS FROM HOME.
Snowhill is a great location for growing families, with Wrenthorpe local park less than a mile from home, with access to tennis courts, a bowling green, children's playground, football pitch and a path connecting the park to neighbouring Alverthorpe Meadows.
Considered a green oasis not far from the centre of Wakefield, Alverthorpe Meadows and Wrenthorpe Park is a local nature reserve that’s great for walking and cycling. There’s also a kids’ playground and meadows for wildlife spotting. There are also several ponds there, with boardwalks so you can enjoy a family day out spotting creatures.
Eating out is also easy when you live at Epitome. Snowhill boasts excellent local eateries including Italian food at Capri @The Vine, traditional British pub food at Brewers’ Fayre and Indian cuisine from Kashmiri Aroma, all within half a mile of home. The Royal Spice on Bradford Road comes highly recommended and they also offer home delivery.
You’ll never be short of great schools when you live in Snowhill, and many of them are under a mile from Epitome. For little ones from two months to five years, Busy Bees Day Nursery is a short walk away at 0.5 miles. It was rated good by Ofsted at its latest inspection. Travel 0.4 miles and you’ll find Newton Hill Community School. Also rated good by Ofsted, the school is for children from four to 11 years. Other options are Wrenthorpe Primary School and St John's Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School, both 1.1 miles away and rated good by Ofsted. For older children aged 11 to 18, Outwood Grange Academy is 1.5 miles away. It’s one of the best schools in the area and has the top ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.
With Wakefield so close by, your shopping fix is easily met. Trinity Walk Shopping Centre is 2.5 miles away in the city centre, where you'll find big names such as H&M, New Look and Topshop as well as places to eat and drink. The Ridings is home to more high street names as well as smaller independents, while around Northgate and the Bullring you’ll find small boutique outlets. Wakefield Market Hall is definitely worth a look and is 1.6 miles away from Epitome. Head down to Union Street six days a week to buy everything from clothing, jewellery and greetings cards. Look out for a monthly food, art and crafts market held the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 4pm, near Wakefield Cathedral. Snowhill is in a great position, with Wrenthorpe and Outwood both close by. The centre of Wrenthorpe is less than a mile away, where you’ll find a Premier Foods mini mart, ideal for stocking up on milk, bread and any other staples you might need. Outwood, on the other hand, is home to a Tesco Express and a Co-op. There is also Snowhill Retail Park to look forward to. It’s due to open later in the year and will be home to ten units, housing everything from Aldi and Iceland supermarkets to a Costa Coffee.
Epitome is off the A650, the road that takes you into the heart of Wakefield. Head northwards and it will transport you towards the M1, which is 2.5 miles away. Other major roads are also close by, including the M62 in seven minutes, and if you need to travel along the A1, it’s 13.5 miles from home. Epitome is well-served by local Arriva buses, with the 103 and 110 services running into the centre of Wakefield. Head to a bus stop that’s about six minutes’ walk from home and the buses run into Wakefield every 10 minutes. You can be at Wakefield Bus Station in 13 minutes, or the 110 will take you to Leeds City Bus Station in a little over half an hour. At Epitome, you’re 21 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. Fly to destinations such as Dublin, Amsterdam, Malaga and Prague – best of all, you can be at the airport in around 40 minutes. Once you're in the centre of Wakefield, make your way to Wakefield Westgate train station 1.6 miles away from Epitome for regular services to major towns and cities throughout the UK, including London King’s Cross, Plymouth and Glasgow. The Wakefield freecitybus operates throughout the centre and takes in some of its key locations. The service runs every 10 to 12 minutes from 7:30am to 6:40pm on weekdays, and from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the weekend. Stops include Wakefield One, The Hepworth Gallery and Wakefield Westgate and Kirkgate train stations.
Less than half a mile from Epitome is the newly opened Bannatyne Health Club, which has a pool, comprehensive programme of classes and activities, personal trainers and state-of-the-art facilities. Alternatively, head to Total Fitness, 4.9 miles from Epitome, which is open to membership and pay-as-you-go use. The younger members of your family will enjoy a trip to Puddle Ducks, a swimming pool that specialises in sessions and classes for babies and pre-school children. The centre is a five-minute drive from home and also offers pre-natal classes for mums to be. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure facilities in the centre of Wakefield. Lightwaves Leisure Centre offers various activities, including mixed martial arts classes, table tennis, basketball and cricket. New Southgate Surgery is 0.6 miles away, where you'll find GP services and specialist clinics, four mornings a week. Another option is Alverthorpe Surgery 1.9 miles from Epitome. It offers a wide range of services, including audiology appointments and help for those with asthma and diabetes. One of your nearest dentists is Wrenthorpe Dental Centre at 0.8 miles, while Outwood Dental Care is 1.7 miles from home. Your nearest hospital will be Pinderfields General Hospital, which is 0.8 miles away. It has an A&E department, as well as specialist clinics and outpatient services including an eye centre, diabetes centre and rehabilitation department.