We have seen a surge in people moving from the congested cities to the Harrogate and the surrounding area, but why is Harrogate such a desirable place to live?
Famous for its "Harrogate Spring Water" and "Betty's Tea Rooms", this exclusive Spa town holds an exquisite beauty. Voted the happiest place to live, it is no coincidence that the prices of properties continue to rise, and the market is continuing to thrive.
Harrogate forms part of what locals call the "Golden Triangle", surrounded by picturesque villages and outstanding countryside.
As FSS are specialists in property consultancy, we have in depth knowledge and can give some insight on the local areas and share knowledge into why Harrogate and its environs continue to be the property investor's dream.
Of course, Harrogate itself is beautiful, it is an idyllic Spa town, filled with quality boutiques, artisan coffee shops, high-end restaurants, local farm shops, bakeries, and awarding hotels and spas such as Rudding Park.
However, if you are looking for more of a country lifestyle, fear not! Harrogate and its surrounding areas don't fail in the country life either, home to some of the most incredible river walks, woodlands, racing and country sports experiences, Yorkshire truly has it all.
If you are looking for Country Sports, you could checkout Grantley Hall, Bramham Polo, and Swinton Shooting Grounds or if you would like to spend the day on the golf course, we have plenty of amazing courses for the ultimate golfing experience.
Although Harrogate itself is truly outstanding, do not let this overshadow the picturesque villages and nearby towns and cities that complete the Golden Triangle - see our Menu to the left.
We will be creating a series of blogs on the surrounding villages and areas over the next few months, however, if you are looking for more information on property prices and expert property advice please contact us directly.
The delightful village of Bramham is located on the outskirts of Wetherby, known for its horse trials, beautiful walks, and of course Bramham Park the working country estate. Bramham attracts the wealthy commuters that enjoy peaceful village life, with easy access to the motorways, Bramham is tucked away and provides a desirable property market for both families and independents looking for the perfect in-between to urban & rural living.
Boston Spa, also a spa town located in the Golden Triangle is known to the locals as a high-end town with a village feel. Completed with a selection of local coffee shops, trendy restaurants & bars, and walks beside the River Wharfe which runs through the centre of the town.
Boston Spa is a Town that is most definetly on the rise with new trendy bars, pubs & spas, the Town is becoming a very popular place to be.
Knaresborough is a historic market town located in the borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, a hot spot for tourists, Knaresborough is full of surprises, wandering down its medieval streets and stone staircases, you may fall upon the Knaresborough riverside. Here you can enjoy alfresco dining or a picturesque rowing boat voyage.
Also known for "The marketplace", which is still a locally run market on a Wednesday you can enjoy local wholesome food, home-baked treats, and a Yorkshire brew. With a central train station, this is yet another perfect location for commuters into the surrounding cities.
There is no doubt that Harrogate and its surrounding areas are the property investors dream. Harrogate holds some of the most impressive, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes in the county.
The famous Valley Gardens and Pump Room hold a wealth of history where you can enjoy morning strolls, ice cream, tennis and families can enjoy the fabulous play area and park.
The town is also famous for The Stray, which is 200 acres of open parkland situated on the south side of the town. It is protected by an Act of Parliament that it must remain at 200 acres and therefore if any is removed it must be replaced to retain the constant 200 acres.
The Great Yorkshire Show and Harrogate Flower Show are both huge draws of visitors to the town and as such bring people from far and wide both nationally and internationally.
Harrogate is also known for its independent prep and senior schools, such as Brackenfiled, Ashville College, Belmont Grosvenor, and Highfield Prep.
Nidderdale is known for its outstanding natural beauty. Located on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales national park, it holds some of the UK’s most beautiful hidden gems.
Birstwith is a small village within Nidderdale and is part of the Harrogate borough however, situated deeper in the Yorkshire countryside next to the River Nidd, Bisthwith is a perfect location for individuals looking to live a peaceful country life, but not too far away from the excitement and rush of nearby towns. Birstwith is known for its nature walks, cricket and cycling routes. Having its very own public house, “The Station Hotel”, it attracts hikers and tourists looking to stop off for a delicious meal in the countryside.
One of the larger Nidderdale villages, Hampsthwaite is located beside the River Nidd, ensuring, beautiful surroundings and of course nature. It has been noted that the Kingfisher loves to visit Hampsthwaite occasionally stopping to take in the views that this village has to offer. Like most Nidderdale villages, Hampsthwaite is home to amazing walks, well-kept woodlands, and streams. Locals say it is a pleasure to capture the sunset when on an evening stroll through the village. Hampsthwaite is a popular choice for individuals, couples, and families looking for more of country life but within a 15-minute commute to nearby towns such as Harrogate.