A Guide to Adel and its surrounding areas.
Adel is an affluent area located to the North West of Leeds. The housing is predominately made up of larger, more traditional properties with a sprinkling of flats, apartments and more modern housing. Many of the properties benefit from large gardens and the overall feel of Adel is one of a leafy, relaxed environment. Adel also boasts a Norman church which is one of the best examples of its kind in the country.
Adel has two very well regarded primary schools – Adel St John & Adel Primary. Both schools consistently score well in Ofsted reviews. Lawnswood & Holt Park senior schools serve the area and Leeds Grammar School is a relatively short drive away.
The Otley Road which dissects Adel, boasts a selection of shops, a restaurant, bank, butchers, deli, café, small supermarket, hair and beauty salons and a petrol station.
If you are looking for leisure facilities, the Adel Sports & Social Club provides Cricket, Hockey, Archery, Squash, Football and running clubs.
The affluent semi rural village of Bramhope is located 8 miles from the city centre, 3 miles north west of Adel and benefits from being right on the very edge of Wharfedale.
The housing in Bramhope is mainly made up of large detached & semi detached properties in good sized plots. There is also a good mix of smaller detached and semi detached houses and bungalows of varying sizes.
The village also benefits from an excellent Primary school which is a feeder school for Prince Henry’s Grammar school in Otley.
The Puritan Chapel in Bramhope is one of the finest in the country and adds to the character of this lovely village.
The village also benefits from a thriving Village Hall where you can play Bridge, Tennis, and Badminton as well as attend wine and other clubs. The memorial sports ground hosts a village cricket team, and football teams.
West Park Leeds Rugby Union club is also based at Bramhope and has some of the best facilities in the north of England including a state of the art club house and over 40 acres of pitches.
For those who want a more leisurely form of activity, Golden Acre Park is within a short walk of both Adel and Bramhope and hosts an amazing amount of domestic and migrating bird life.
Cookridge lies approximately 2 miles to the west of Adel and is a popular residential area of Leeds. The properties here tend to be predominately good sized semi detached properties, both houses and bungalows.
Cookridge is one of the highest points in Leeds and benefits from some spectacular views across to the Pennines and beyond. Holy Trinity & Cookridge primary schools both have good reputations amongst Cookridge residents.
Its close proximity to open countryside and the championship golf course and country club at Cookridge Hall makes this part of Leeds ever popular. Cookridge cricket team is well established and there are football teams that play on the Farrar Lane sports fields. Both Rugby League, Rugby Union & cricket are catered for at the Old Modernians Club.
West Park lies to the south of Adel by about 2 miles and comprises of a good mix of properties both large semi and detached houses – many with good sized gardens. The parade of shops and cafes in West Park give it a cosmopolitan feel and its close proximity to the every popular and bustling Headingley serves merely to accentuate this.
The Village hotel and health club also provides a great facility for the residents of West Park & nearby areas.
Lawnswood comprises of a mix of housing ranging from traditional semi & detached properties, newer detached housing and a small number of individually designed flats and apartments. Weetwood Hall hotel and conference centre and the recently rebuilt Lawnswood School are the two most noticeable landmarks in this leafy part of Leeds which lies about a mile from Adel to the south.
As the crow flies, Alwoodley is about a mile east of Adel and can be accessed via country roads or the Leeds Ring Road. There is a large mix of property types - some being very exclusive, whilst others being the more traditional semi detached variety. In addition there are a number of flats and apartments to cater for most budgets. There are a number of primary schools in the area as well as the newly built Allerton High school and Leeds Grammar school.
Access to Leeds is within easy reach either by car or by guided bus and Moor Allerton shopping centre is nearby providing plenty of facilities.
For the sporting enthusiasts there are thriving rugby and cricket clubs at the Leos sports ground.
Adel and its surrounding areas are well served with bus routes into Leeds and parts of Cookridge are within walking distance to the railway station at Horsforth. Other arterial routes make commuting to Harrogate, Bradford and the motorway network within easy reach.