In the first of a series of area guides what better place to start than Bardsey, home of Furnell Residential!
Mention Bardsey to most people and there is a good chance they will refer to The Bingley Arms, reputed to be the oldest public house in England. However there is much more to this quintessential English village than a well-known watering hole.
Located just off the A58, Bardsey is approximately 5 miles from the popular market town of Wetherby with its ecelectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and general amenities.
Head in the opposite direction and the cosmopolitan city of Leeds is than 10 miles away making it easily accessible for both business and pleasure. Proximity to the A1(M) is another major bonus for people travelling further afield and buses to a variety of destinations also run through the village.
For families with young children the local school, Bardsey Primary, was rated as 'Good' in its latest Ofsted report and for secondary education Wetherby High School and Boston Spa Comprehensive are close by. The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is also less than 5 miles away.
If sport is your passion then the local cricket and tennis clubs are worth checking out and the two football pitches suggest there is no shortage of winter sport to enjoy. Meanwhile the manicured fairways of Wetherby Golf Club are just a well struck driver away.
For the less sporty the abundance of open countryside offers plenty of tranquil walks, as do local attractions such as Roundhay Park and Harewood House.
Ben Furnell, Managing Director of Furnell Residential, said: "Bardsey has long been a popular location for people looking for that perfect balance of village life and easy access to the towns and cities.
"Properties which do come to market tend to be in high demand which can be reflected in the prices achieved."