Pennine Views and Vines

Pennine Views and Vines

The hilltop village of Scholes is a Pennine oasis with stunning views over the Holme Valley.

Just one mile from Holmfirth, which became famous as the setting for iconic sit-com ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, Scholes was also home to popular TV personality Roy Castle. It is also just six miles from Huddersfield which offers a larger selection of facilities – providing that perfect juxtaposition of village life within easy reach of 21st century necessities.

Originally established as a corn mill on the banks of the river Holme in the 13th century Holmfirth then became a centre for the textile and quarry trades. Providing housing for these workers was a priority and cottage style homes were constructed creating the heart of the village we see today.



Holmfirth is the hub of the Holme Valley and is popular with cyclists and walkers who use it as a base to explore the surrounding area.

Black Hill, part of the Pennine Way, is a popular spot and circular walks can also be enjoyed from this location.

Digley Reservoir is another local beauty spot offering the perfect place for a stroll and a picnic or a more taxing hill walk.



Popular Yorkshire watercolour artist, Ashley Jackson, has a gallery in Holmfirth which is well worth a visit when in town. And, if you get lucky, you may even meet the man himself!

Each May the Holmfirth Festival of Folk takes place with live music offering a fun, exciting atmosphere and brings together the local community from young and old alike.



The village pub in the centre of Scholes offers a traditional pub setting for food, drinks and get togethers. Meanwhile, in nearby Holmfirth there is a wider range of cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

Most interestingly, is the Holmfirth Vineyard, situated over 840ft above sea level and where the Sheveling wine estate is. Estalished in 2009 there is now a place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of Yorkshire wine and on Friday and Saturday evenings, dinner is served. And, you can enjoy a vineyard tour or if friends are visiting from out of town, a selection of holiday apartments are available for hire.



A visit to Holmfirth may not be complete for some without a trip down memory lane to enjoy TV memories from Last of the Summer Wine.

You can pop to Sid’s Café, the café that was featured in each and every episode, or perhaps you could take trip on a vintage bus which takes you to some of the most memorable film locations during the long running TV programme.



In the village of Scholes is a popular Junior and Infant School whilst the closest secondary school is in Holmfirth. There is also a post office, fish and chip shop and a prosperous Cricket Club where Yorkshire’s most popular sport can be enjoyed.

Holme View is a development of three, four and five bedroom homes which will open for sale in early summer 2018 -