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 ...

  • Dog walk from 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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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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Pool Bank Farm
Booked this site in March 2022 to arrive on Saturday 6th August 2022 for 4 nights. We chose this site for essential peace and quiet based on the reviews on here and Google Maps. Pre-arrival information was spot on and we got a phone call from David the day before arrival to check we had all the required info as he was going to be away for the weekend. On arrival we were horrified to find that the adjacent fields directly in line of the view across the valley were holding a music festival. Upon doing some research accompany called Glorious Glamping had set up for 10 mini weekend festivals through summer starting in mid-July. Music can be played until 10.30pm (it went on until 11.20pm followed by drunken screaming and singing. I am not saying don't go to this site, it is just additional info that isn't anywhere that's easy to find. We were expecting peace and quiet so we left early. Had we been told on Friday we would have turned up on Sunday for 3 nights. Everything else is as per the other reviews.

Dave Bentley

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Reviewed on 09/08/2022 15:04

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Pool Bank Farm
We have just arrived back from a week here. The pre booking information was excellent and we like to be able to pay in full beforehand. We liked the privacy afforded by the hedges around each pitch and the on site dog walking was excellent. We are familiar with the area and so knew what was available nearby. The view from our pitch was outstanding and the site is generally well kept. Having read the reviews before we booked we were aware that there would be some road noise. There was but it didn’t keep us awake at night, you were aware that cars were nearby. Our two issues with the site are that there is no bin compound- you have to take your rubbish down to the bin by the main road, outside the main gates. This is quite a considerable distance away. Our main complaint, and the reason that we won’t be returning, is the charge for electricity. There were just the two of us, we went out most days, it was the end of May and so the heating wasn’t on, we only used gas for cooking and yet we paid out £17 for electricity! We have used caravan club CLs for over 20 years and this is a first.

WolfieMike1

Reviewed on 06/06/2022 20:29

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Pool Bank Farm
Information before arrival via e-mail was good and great to be able to pay online before arriving View is excellent from the site, each pitch is very secluded with large hedges on three sides, which does mean the pitches are in the shade for a good proportion of the day. Each pitch has a tap, and EHU connection, grey waste is discharged beneath the hedge. EHU is metered and takes £1 coins. We did think compared to other sites considering the cost per night (£25) and the addition of metered electricity (we spent about £4.50 / day in April) was on the high side considering what other sites offer for lower costs. Well located for visitng adjacent towns and for Emmerdale fans can recommend the Emmerdale Village tour

pidster

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Reviewed on 10/04/2022 09:39

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Pool Bank Farm
Yes, the view is impressive. Enjoyed watching the trains on the viaduct. Site is secluded accessed by gate with key code then up a fairly steep hill. Booked & paid on-line, excellent, after enquiring by email. Site is well kept, no idea about the toilet, didn’t use it. Slight road noise but very quiet overnight. We had a good 11 mile walk including a stop for coffee at Bloomfield Square in Otley, definitely worth a visit. We are road cyclists but didn’t tackle any routes on this visit as being on a main steep hill road put me off. Personally as we choose to only walk or cycle from sites & not drive it wasn’t ideal for us but quite satisfactory for a couple of nights. A little more expensive at £18 p/n plus metered electricity than many CL’s but again we were satisfied.

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Reviewed on 17/08/2021 15:20

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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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