Pool Bank Farm

Pool in Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1EU

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Our CL is situated on the brow of a hill with a view to die for overlooking the lower Wharfe valley including areas of outstanding natural beauty.

There are four large hard standing pitches with 6 foot hedges between, each one having metered electric hookup and water tap/hookup, inside the meter box is a brochure giving site details including bus timetables, local taxis, restaurants, supermarkets, footpaths, local attractions etc. The fifth pitch is on grass.

A popular walk from the site (about 3 miles) is onto the Otley Chevin and along to surprise view above Otley, with fabulous views on one side to the Pennines and on the other to North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, then drop down to Otley, after some refreshments you can catch the bus back.

Otley is a market town with markets on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and there is also an afternoon car boot sale on Sundays (if interested).

Leeds is a vibrant city and has long been described as the shopping centre of the north, and has cinemas, theatres, an indoor market, and numerous restaurants, also the National Armouries Museum, (well worth a visit). Not forgetting Roundhay Park and Tropical World, the park is some 3 square miles, with 2 cafe's and 2 lakes, electric scooters are also available for disabled visitors,

Just over the hill is Harrogate with a compact shopping centre and some nice restaurants including the famous Bettys, which is also at the entrance to RHS gardens at Harlow Carr.

You can also explore The Dales and the Washburn valley a tributary of the Wharfe which offers some of best scenic walks and drives in the area and has been described as a mini Lake District with numerous footpaths and car parks around four reservoirs with fly fishing, and white water canoeing. Continuing up the Whafe Valley which is the principal route of the "Dales Way" footpath from Ilkley to Bowness is Ilkley, Addingham, Bolton Abbey with Strid wood including the pavilion cafe / restaurant, Burnsal, Grasington, Kettlwell. Other towns you must see are:- Settle, Malham, Patley Bridge, Inglton, and Harewood House and grounds plus bird garden etc, etc. all with their own unique attractions. Not forgetting the ancient city of York which is within easy striking distance. I think you must agree that one week is simply not enough to fit all this in.

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
LS21 1EU
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GPS:
Lat 53.894826 / Lon -1.627136
OS field ref:
SE245444
OS map ref:
104

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Otley, Skipton, Leeds
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Weeton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Hidden gem

Pool Bank Farm
Just back from a two night stay. What a lovely location with amazing views. All pitches looked good. I was on the stand alone pitch which gave me the most amazing sunrises. The toilet just a short walk away was clean and well maintained. Noise from a near by road did not deter from future visits to the site. The red kites circled above on my arrival and the resident chickens were fun to watch. I spent £3 on electricity which I felt was very good as I had a small oil heater on a lot of the time. Lovely walks and bike rides from the site.

MelvinJJ

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Reviewed on 19/10/2020 17:40

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Piece of Heaven

Pool Bank Farm
arrived on August 6th for 8days to a fabulous view !! The site itself looks over warfedale and the views go on for miles. There are five pitches all with hard standing and fully serviced, 4 of the pitches have edges around and are very spacious allowing caravan, awning and car with ease, the 5th pitch is more open but still with stunning views!! Would recommend this sight to people that love views, its centrally positioned for all of wharfedale. There is some traffic noise dependant on the wind but it does not spoil the serenity. Will return without doubt x

jdcoops

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Reviewed on 12/08/2020 17:49

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Amazing views!

Pool Bank Farm
Stayed here in September while visiting our daughter living in Leeds. Very convenient for Leeds, Harrogate, and although slightly further , the lovely Yorkshire Dales Totally agree with the other comments about the stunning views. Amazing. The hedges, which obviously give privacy, do tend to restrict the view slightly, so we pitched our caravan near the front of the area to make the most of it. Electricity charges were less than £1/day, not too bad. The approach to the pitches is quite steep, but didn't cause any problem at all. However our strongest warning is about the security gate at the entrance/exit. We were fine arriving and all during our stay, but on leaving when towing the van around the bend in the drive and trying to drive close enough to the key-pad to open the gate we damaged the caravan quite badly on the stone wall which juts out. Be warned!!!! It is best to watch the van and have to get out of your car to enter the code in the key-pad if necessary as we have a large repair bill now! However now we are aware of this risky maneuver we might return to this site in the future sometime.

Tuffley

Reviewed on 27/10/2019 16:25

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Pool Bank Farm

The description needs changing there are only 3 handstand pitches with hedges and these need tidying up . The other 2 pitches are next to each other, one is a hard stand with a drain , the other is grass neither have a tap but the cold water isn’t far . We had the grass pitch which does have a lovely view one way but from the door overlooks a hedge hiding a run down area. The grass hadn’t been cut which was a shame . Traffic noise is constant , the road to the site is steep and would be better if the long grass was cut . I personally think the £16 plus electric is quite high for the quality of the pitches .

Comment from the Club:

We're sorry that your stay at Pool Bank Farm didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. The site have confirmed that they have four hard-standings with hedges which also have electric and water. The remaining pitch is grass with electric and is close to a water tap. The road approaching the site is steep, but not excessively so and with care and a low gear, members won't have an issue getting into the site. 

 

JillM

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Reviewed on 28/07/2019 14:07

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It's all about the view

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Had a few days at this CL, and can honestly say, the view is outstanding. Didn't require the tv in the evenings, just watching the clouds and mist forever changing over the valley and into the distance towards the Dales was mesmerising. If however you are looking for total tranquility, it's probably not ideal. The road noise is constant, and you can hear the planes taking off. Albeit, it didn't bother us too much as we were engrossed with the view. Nice private pitches, and metered electric. We used about £1.00 per day on the electricity side. Bus stops outside the CL, made a trip into Harrogate very easy. (Not cheap though, was charged nearly £14.00 return for 2 adults!) One slight negative, no introduction or welcome greeting to the site from the owner, but overall a happy stay.

MrsD29

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Reviewed on 17/06/2019 18:43

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