Located close to Priory Wood, De Lacy Gardens is an Extra Care retirement development in Pontefract, offering 45 apartments. The estate benefits from a wide range of on-site facilities, which include a residents’ lounge, hair salon, cinema, guest room and beautiful landscaped gardens. Midday meals are available from the restaurant.
You won’t have to worry about maintenance of the buildings/grounds as they are taken care of by the on-site manager, who can also assist you with accessing further help and support if required. You can get to know your neighbours at the various social activities, which include coffee mornings, arts/crafts plus games sessions.
The information contained in the estate brochure is provided for general guidance only, and does not form the whole or any part of any offer or contract. Any dimensions given in the brochure are approximate and are not intended to be used for carpet size, appliance sizes or items of furniture.
Local area information
De Lacy Gardens is sited close to the old General Infirmary. Pontefract Museum is in the town centre, housed in the former Carnegie library. A covered market is open most of the week, with street markets on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. There are also three large supermarkets in the locality.
The town is home to many major sports clubs including cricket, football and rugby, plus it has a swimming pool. Near the town centre can be found the Valley Gardens, featuring an avenue of cherry trees and an aviary.
Of interest locally
Pontefract is famous for being one of the original places where liquorice plants were cultivated, hence the famous liquorice ‘cake’ sweets. The Liquorice Festival takes place every year. The town has plenty to see and do including horse racing, historic castles, pretty villages and colourful carnivals.
The remains of Pontefract Castle and its underground magazine chamber are open to visitors, while the historic Shoe Market, Ropergate and Market Place are also worth seeing. The surrounding villages have stretches of Roman road, a medieval manor house and ancient churches to be discovered on the numerous footpaths and cycle ways.
How to find us
De Lacy Gardens is located just off the A369, near to both the A1 and the M62 motorways. The A639 old Roman road is described as the ‘Roman Ridge’, which passes south towards Doncaster.
Two railways stations are not far from the estate, Baghill for services to York and Sheffield and Tanshelf which connects with Leeds and Wakefield. There are also rail services to London from the town’s other station at Monkhill.
Distance to GP: 1 miles
Distance to shop: 0.28 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.28 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.75 miles