Favourite Things: 'Breath-taking scenery right on the doorstep'
Mark Ross is one of the founding directors at Redbrik Estate Agents. Since opening its first office in 2013, Redbrik has gone from strength to strength and has fiveÂ offices located throughout Sheffield and Chesterfield, with its city centre office opening lastÂ month. The company has just been named as the region's number one agent by the Best EstateÂ Agent Guide 2019. Sheffield-born Mark, aged 38, lives with his wife Laura and their children Rafferty and QuinnÂ in south-west Sheffield.
Our new homes and lettings team recently moved into new offices at Speedwell Works onÂ Sidney Street in the City Centre, and Birdhouse Tea is located across the beautifulÂ courtyard. They do fantastic coffee, breakfast and lunch, as well as brownies to die for!Â There is always a lovely chilled atmosphere every time you visit, and you will often findÂ members of our team here at lunchtime enjoying one of the famous Buddha bowls. It isÂ certainly worth a visit.
Endcliffe &Â Â Millhouses Parks
Having two young boys, we spend a lot of time as a family in Millhouses and Endcliffe Park '“
just as I did as a child. Sheffield is blessed with some fantastic green spaces, but our boys
love particularly love feeding the ducks at Endcliffe and spending hours on the swings. We
often bump into our friends and their children, so the kids have double the fun.
Weekend coffee and a pain au chocolat has become a weekend tradition for my eldest and I,
after his football lessons with Soccer Eds at Goodwin. The staff are brilliant and make a real
fuss of him; they even teach him the odd bit of Italian. It is often our 'go-to' for a quick drink
and a bowl of perfect pasta too. It really is a Sheffield institution.
With so much breath-taking scenery on our door-step, we are fortunate to be in the idyllic
countryside within 2-3 minutes of leaving the house. I often head for Redmires reservoir with
a couple of running pals. We haven't been out as much as we should this year though. I
completed the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon at the end of October and it has given me
the running bug once again, so I will definitely be getting my trainers on more.
Watching the boys in red and white is something I have been doing since I was five years
old with my Dad and you will always find at the Lane on a match day. The football that Chris
Wilder has the team playing is the best I have seen in my lifetime, and it is a genuine
pleasure to watch them.
Take-out from Al Siam
With two young kids getting out to eat is not always that easy as a couple. So, more often
than we probably should, Laura and I opt for the Massaman Curry from Al Siam. We both
love Asian food, and this hits the spot every time. If we are lucky enough to get a babysitter,
then eating inside the restaurant is always a treat!
Hallamshire Golf Course
I recently joined and while I don't get as much time as I'd like to play a full 18-holes, however
going up and using the facilities to practice for an hour, or so I find very relaxing. The
manager, James, and the pro, Joe are creating a really nice atmosphere up there. I recently
played in the Dan Walker Cup event which was hosted at Hallamshire and it was a fantastic
day which raised funds for The Children's Hospital charity.