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ESA apartments are located in three key centres across the Tees Valley – Yarm, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool Marina. This distinctive area, labelled ‘the most exciting, beautiful and friendly region in England’ (Lonely Planet) nestles between North Yorkshire and County Durham and borders on the North Sea.  With its industrial heritage, cliffs and beaches, inspiring moorland and threaded by the River Tees, it makes a diverse and exciting place to live and work. Read More

Yarm

Historic Yarm is splendidly situated on either side of the broad, cobbled thoroughfare voted BBC High Street of the Year in 2007 for its exciting variety of quality shops, cafés and pubs.

Our apartments are in a secluded backwater one minutes’ walk away from the High Street, giving you every reason to stay happily in Yarm.

Location

Bordered by the River Tees, Yarm is the gateway both to the industrial centres of the Tees Valley and the North York Moors National Park.

Travel

Trains connect with York for the East Coast Mainline between London, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Durham Tees Valley Airport is just three miles away.

This makes our apartments accessible.

Shopping

A rare mix of national names and thriving independents, including a dozen chic fashion boutiques.

Food

Teashops, ice cream parlours, coffee shops, bistros, delis, fish & chips, bakeries and restaurants which vary from Italian to Pan-Asian.

Meeting

Join the locals at welcoming traditional pubs, wine bars and cocktail lounges.

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Middlesbrough

At the centre of the Tees Valley, Middlesbrough is its biggest town. Victorian grandeur is complemented by innovative architecture, It’s a fine and welcoming place to live and visit.

On the doorstep of our cutting edge, contemporary apartments is a town centre alive with a vast variety of shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, nightlife, theatres, museums and galleries, businesses and Teesside University

Heritage

Middlesbrough Town Hall – Victorian concert hall; Dorman Museum showcasing natural, geological, social and arts and crafts; Captain Cook birthplace.

Open space

Albert Park – Trees, flowers and greenery; Centre Square surrounded by civic buildings with Claes Oldenburg’s Bottle of Notes sculpture.

Theatre

Enjoy stand-up comedy, touring drama, musicals and dance.

Sport

Riverside Stadium home to Middlesbrough AFC; Sports Village for athletics, cycling and more.

Tees Transporter Bridge

Cross the river in the gondola of the world’s longest working transporter bridge, the region’s iconic landmark.

mima

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art brings together the collections of three galleries and runs a programme of fine and applied art.

Shopping

Baker Street- independent retailers, cafes, salons and micro pubs with a street market. Linthorpe Road – designer department store Psyche and Debenhams.

Teesside University

“Times University of the Year” (2009); Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-class work in Enterprise and Engagement with Industry (2015).

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Hartlepool Marina

On the North Sea coast on the northern edge of the Tees Valley, Hartlepool’s origins as a port go back to medieval times. In contrast, the award winning 500-berth Marina opened its lock gates in the 1990’s.

The self-contained complex quietly overlooks the colour and movement of the marina and is surrounded by a cosmopolitan mix of bistros, bars, cafes, and restaurants and shopping options.

Seaside

A splendid promenade connects the Marina with miles of golden sands.

Shopping

The Marina’s surrounding complex includes retail parks with national big name stores and supermarkets.

Heritage

The Historic Quay an 18th century seaport, including the restored 1807 frigate HMS Trincomalee. The Headland area goes back over 1000 years: 13th Century church and gun battery that answered 1914 German naval bombardment.

Leisure

Golf Club, 7 screen cinema, Leisure centre with two pools, boat/yacht hire from the marina.

Business

Two Enterprise zones and Wynyard Business Park.

Eating

Tapas, Thai, Italian, Indian, New British, coffee shops – a fabulous choice without stepping outside the Marina.

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