Everything you need to know about buying a property in Pudsey
Located in a prime spot between Leeds and Bradford, and with much to make it attractive in its own right, the town of Pudsey is currently something of a property hotspot. Well-priced properties, good local amenities and excellent transport links all combine to put this thriving market town firmly on the map. So much so that it was recently named as one of the best places to buy a home in Leeds and Yorkshire by The Sunday Times.
Living in Pudsey
Pudsey has a history that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086. It was recognised in the 18th and 19th centuries as a centre for wool manufacture. A few mill buildings survive to this day, now housing flats and retail units as opposed to workers and machinery.
The town itself has come a long way too, offering a wide range of amenities while retaining a strong sense of community. Pudsey Market continues to thrive, opening on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings and hosting the Pudsey Produce and Craft Market one Sunday a month.
This is complemented by a wealth of shops, pubs and cafes along Pudsey’s bustling high street and a host of big names at the Pudsey Owlcoates shopping centre.
Nearby Pudsey Park is one of the most popular parks in the area and, at around 7.5 hectares, is packed with things to see and do, including a play park, bowling green and skate park. It also hosts the annual Scarecrow Festival.
Other green spaces include Queens Park, which has welcomed the annual carnival for the past 34 years. In addition, Post Hill, 28 hectares of meadow, woodland and waterway, is home to a range of plant and animal species and has also proved popular with walkers, cyclists and runners. For a more relaxed outdoor experience, Wadlands Hall Equestrian Centre offers horseback riding tours, or you could take to the greens at Fulneck Golf Club.
Back in the town centre, Pudsey Civic Hall hosts regular fairs, markets and events, from wedding shows and craft fairs to acts from the city’s literature and comedy festivals.
Average property prices in Pudsey
House prices in Pudsey continue to be significantly below the national average, at around £212,000. They are also below other more established regional areas such as Roundhay, Rawdon or Horsforth.
The town has a strong offering of period terraced houses, which accounted for the majority of sales in the past year. Average prices for these types of properties are in the region of £180,000.
Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £215,584, with detached properties fetching £358,390. The town also has a good stock of more quirky properties, with mills, schools and other historic buildings being converted to housing and modern developments offering everything from one-bed flats to large, detached family homes.
In fact, don’t be surprised if you can find three-bedroom homes in the £100,000-£200,000 price bracket, one reason why Pudsey is particularly popular with young families.
Schools around Pudsey
Within Pudsey, there is a good selection of primary and secondary schools. Holybrook and Fagley Primary have both been rated outstanding by Ofsted. Fulneck independent school has taught local children aged between three and 18 for around 250 years and offers a wide range of A-level subjects along with several Level 3 BTEC courses. Other schools offering secondary and sixth form education include Pudsey Grammar and Crawshaw Academy, which both have a Good Ofsted rating.
Its great position between the centres of Leeds and Bradford means Pudsey will always be an excellent choice for commuters. As well as offering efficient links to the M62 and M1, the town is home to New Pudsey Train Station, which runs Eastbound and Westbound trains between Leeds and Bradford as regularly as every 15 minutes, alongside further connections to Manchester and Blackpool up to twice an hour. On average, the journey to Leeds takes 11 minutes, while Bradford is a mere nine minutes away. Annual, monthly, weekly and Flexi tickets are available, catering for all options. Several bus routes offer direct services to and from Leeds City Centre and the surrounding area.
Buy to let in Pudsey
All of this means Pudsey is also proving popular for rentals, with young professionals and families keen to benefit from the extra space moving a short distance from the city can give them. According to Zoopla, the current average monthly rent in Pudsey for a 2-bedroom home is just over £725 with yields of around 5-6%, while a four-bedroom house would bring in over £1,000.
Novello in Pudsey
With so many housing styles and competition high for many properties, finding the right partner to help your purchase run smoothly is vital. With its unique focus on providing a personalised, bespoke and expert service, Novello’s highly experienced and dedicated team could be the difference that secures you your dream home in this great location.
With our Private Client Surveying service, we only work with a small number of clients at a time, so you can be sure you have our full attention from the minute we have an onboarding call to the time you complete. We’ll listen to any concerns you have, conduct the most comprehensive building service, fully explain the results to you – at the property if you prefer – and advise on the next steps. This could include helping you to set up further investigations, gather quotes for work that needs to be done and even advising on a renegotiation strategy. We want to be sure you have all the information you need to buy the right house at the right price, and with Novello’s Private Client Surveying, you can be confident you’ll have just that.