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 five 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.

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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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

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:
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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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Beautiful views but...

Arrival at the site was easy, the views beautiful and facilities adequate. I do feel that a bit of TLC and attention would see this site booked up all summer. We were there three nights along with two more visitors on two night and only one on the third. My main thoughts are that some weedkiller and general tidying of the pitches, taps on the pitches made a little easier to access and a regular good clean of the WC inside and out would make a big difference. In general it looked tired.
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Hidden Gem

Clear instructions of how to get in to the site . was met by the owner who seemed pleasant enough and told us where our pitch was . Oh my goodness what a stunning view we had of wharfedale and the Yorkshire dales , when it rained it was still stunning . it has basic facilities but that's what you would expect from a CL site with 5 pitches . I was surprised with having to pay for my electric by a meter but it didn't gobble up the money as I expected and over the 3 days we were there it used £3 which I thought was ok . it is near loads of places we wanted to visit and a easy drive away from Leeds city centre . Yes you could hear some road noise but nothing to obtrusive and also you couldn't hear the aircraft that much either which is surprising due to how close the airport is to it . We really enjoyed the site and will be coming back again in the near future . just to mention that the site accepts dogs and you can walk them around the site but there are some great places only a short drive away where you can let them off the lead for a good run .
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A useful overnight stay

Used this CL twice recently to break journey to Northumbria and would use it again.  Steep access to site but worth it for the stunning views.  Good hardstanding with pitches separated with hedges giving privacy.  Toilet kept clean and tidy but had to lift the waste water container to empty it.  Road noise a problem until late evening and started again early in the morning.
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Poolbank Farm – Pros and Cons

We stayed here for 5 nights in April. On the plus side – security gate at entrance, good road up the hill to the site, wonderful views of Wharfedale from the caravan, all good hardstanding individual pitches, very sheltered, water on each pitch, good toilet and washroom, excellent location for exploring the surrounding area - easy to get to Leeds, Bradford, Saltaire, Otley and the Chevin, Ilkey and the Moor, Harewood House – the list is endless! On the minus side – pitches face north for the view but this does make them very shady, quite a lot of traffic noise as there are busy roads just behind the site, occasional noise from nearby Leeds/Bradford airport, owners’ not very welcoming, metered electric was a bit of a pain to keep checking how much money is left! We spent about £2 per day on electric. However plusses outweigh the minuses so would go again.

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Noisy but beautiful

Spent easter break here. Given brief details by owner before pitching. Wonderful view from spacious and private hardstanding pitches, but be aware electric meter eats pound coins. Road noise and sirens annoying at times but scenery compensated. Otley very picturesque especially Wharfedale Gardens. Ilkley Moor not to be missed. A very enjoyable break but will not return to this CL.

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