Villages near Harrogate

Published Oct 25, 2019 – 4 mins read

The villages near Harrogate are particularly popular with those who wish to live within close proximity of the ever popular town whilst also enjoying village surrounds.

Harrogate lies at the heart of Yorkshire, a tranquil spa town with a cosmopolitan flair; its proximity to nearby cities of Leeds and York have transformed it into a highly desirable and sought after place to live in North Yorkshire.

Whilst Harrogate itself offers residents a slower pace of life than is on offer in the nearby cities some seek a more peaceful setting whilst also enjoying ease of access to the amenities, attractions and transport connections that the town has to offer – the villages surrounding Harrogate offer this balance.

Yorkshire’s Golden Triangle

Many of the best villages near Harrogate are located within the area often referred to as ‘Yorkshire’s Gold Triangle’; the sought after area between Harrogate, Leeds and York.

The villages in this area benefit from easy access to the two cities and spa town whilst residents enjoy being surrounded by beautiful countryside and living within a charming North Yorkshire village.

Kirkby Overblow houses for sale

The village of Kirkby Overblow is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive places to live in the area. Located south of Harrogate, Kirkby Overblow has good commuter routes to both Leeds and York whilst also offering easy access into Harrogate; taking around 15 minutes by car to reach the nearby spa town.

Kirkby Overblow has a well-regarded primary school, two popular public houses and a church. Buyers looking in the area will find that the houses for sale in Kirkby Overblow can often be set away from their neighbours if they would prefer a secluded home with land whilst there are also period terraced cottages at the heart of the village.

Houses for sale in Follifoot

Also located to the south of Harrogate is the peaceful and pretty village of Follifoot. One of the most desirable villages near Harrogate, Follifoot boasts a Post Office, shop, primary school, two public houses, a village hall and several sporting and community clubs; its amenities are rather impressive.

Buyers seeking property in Follifoot are often attracted to living here due to the strong sense of community and of course the picturesque houses for sale in the area.

Pannal property

Of the villages near Harrogate, Pannal is perhaps one of the closest being located only two miles south of Harrogate town centre. The village has much to offer in the way of amenities which include a GP surgery, a dentist, primary school, shops and church along with its own train station which offers direct services to Leeds, York and Knaresborough.

Buyers considering moving to Pannal will find a wide selection of property types and different ages of houses for sale from recently built homes to barn conversions and properties from many different eras.

Hampsthwaite houses for sale

Hampsthwaite village, on the north side of Harrogate, is an extremely sought after place to live. Residents benefit from the many amenities in Hampsthwaite including the primary school, public house, village shop and delicatessen.

Those seeking property in this popular Lower Nidderdale village will be met with a broad selection of property types which includes several new homes set within developments. Buyers looking for older property should focus their attention on the centre of the village which is primarily made up of period property.

Houses in Birstwith

Birstwith is located north west of Harrogate and is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it an exceptionally picturesque place to live.

The village itself has many amenities whilst being within easy reach of Harrogate for a wider selection of shops and access to the top schools in the area.

Property in Birstwith ranges from clusters of homes built at the same time, bungalows set on cul-de-sacs, period terraced cottages and larger homes set within their own grounds. 

Ripley village

The highly desirable village of Ripley is located directly north of Harrogate along the A61 main road. Known for its castle, popular ice-cream shop and its strong sense of community; the small Estate village of Ripley is a sought after place to live as well as being popular with visitors.

Ripley has many amenities which include a post office, florist and farm shop, whilst families are drawn to the area for the well-regarded nursery and primary school.

Within close proximity of both Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a short drive from Harrogate whilst also remaining an unspoilt and charming village with many period homes on offer; it’s easy to see why the village of Ripley is such a popular place to live in North Yorkshire.

Burton Leonard houses for sale

Only a few miles from Harrogate is the pretty village of Burton Leonard, at its heart is a village green surrounded by period homes. The post office, village shop, primary school and popular family friendly public house all serve the village.

Burton Leonard is popular with families looking at villages near Harrogate with the village being within the catchment area of many secondary schools in Harrogate and Ripon Grammar School.

Villages in North Yorkshire

Other notable villages to consider when looking at villages near Harrogate include Bishop Monkton, Staveley, Scotton, Burn Bridge, Huby and Weeton.

The most prestigious properties in many of these desirable villages rarely become available to buy and can often be sold away from the open market in an off market transaction.

If you’d like help finding an idyllic property in a picturesque North Yorkshire village our local expert would be delighted to assist you. For a no obligation discussion regarding your property requirements and our services please contact us.