A strong community spirit.
Pool is a small village in lower Wharfedale, perfectly situated at the halfway point between Harrogate and Leeds. This great location makes it a popular place to live with inner city commuters as well as young families who can thrive in this semi-rural community.
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What's in Pool-in-Wharfedale?

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Pool-in-Wharfedale CE Primary School, recently rated “good” by Ofsted, the Pool-in-Wharfedale CE Primary School is a popular choice among parents in the local area. The school proudly refer to themselves as 'The Pool School Family' and instil in all their pupils a desire to look after each other and celebrate diversity. For secondary education there is a choice of schools in the closely neighbouring suburbs of Leeds including Benton Park School in Rawdow and Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley.
Weeton Train Station is just five mins away from Pool-in-Wharfedale by car and there are regular trains to Leeds city centre, York and Knaresborough. Leeds Bradford Airport is just 8 minutes by car from Pool-in-Wharfedale making it conveniently close for family holidays abroad and even business travel. The A660 runs from Leeds City Centre all the way to Burley-in-Wharfedale, providing quick and easy road access between the city and the north Leeds suburbs.
This forest park overlooks the popular market town of Otley and is a designated nature reserve. It offers spectacular views of the Wharfe Valley and is abundant with local wildlife. It’s open all year round and is ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding, climbing and bouldering.
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The White Hart is a luxurious pub, bar and restaurant in Pool-in-Wharfedale. It has its own outdoor courtyard, perfect for a cooling drink in the summer months, a chic bar for evening drinks and a welcoming dining space if you fancy something to eat.
The Ilkley Manor House is a grade 1 listed building dating back to the mid 14th century. It hosts a regular calendar of vast and varied events from gallery exhibitions to guided walks in the local area and it is also an important centre for heritage and arts within the area.
Leeds and Harrogate are both within a 25 minute drive away and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside is even closer. Otley, Chevin and Ilkley are also nearby, so there is no shortage of easily accesible shops, cafes, pubs, bars and parks to enjoy, as well as the weekly Otley farmer's market. Alongside this great location, Pool-in-Wharfedale also offers young families a safe environment with exceptionally low crime rates and the primary school is Ofsted rated "good"

Within Pool itself you'll find a strong community spirit that is bolstered by regular community events hosted at the village hall and an impressive number of local community groups that organise a wide range of activities throughout the year. The White Heart pub provides the community with great food and drink as well as a place to socialise and the local tennis court, petrol station and post office offers everything else you need to convenient modern living.

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