Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Living in Harrogate
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around Chene Hall.
The local community organisations, include an active branch of the Women’ Institute, a drama group, football and cricket clubs, a choir and a playgroup. There are two traditional pubs in the village, the Three Horseshoes and the Greyhound, both around ten minutes’ walk from Chene Hall, and a celebrated coaching inn, the Boar’s Head, in nearby Ripley.
Buses between Leeds and Ripon via Harrogate pass through Killinghall approximately every 20 minutes during the day, with an hourly service in the evenings. Travel to Harrogate takes around ten minutes. Trains from Harrogate run to Leeds and York, and both destinations are less than 40 minutes away by rail. There is also a cycle path between Harrogate and Ripley, part of National Cycle Route 67, that passes around a mile from Chene Hall.
Shops in Ripley, a picturesque village a mile and a half from Chene Hall, include a grocer and convenience store, a post office and a butcher. There is a farm shop nearby, and a delicatessen within Ripley Castle grounds. A wider selection of shops can be found nearby in Harrogate or in the beautiful market town of Knaresborough, with its charming streets of traditional local traders set alongside a choice of national chains, including Boots.
Leisure & Recreation
The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife, picturesque villages and historic buildings, including Fountains Abbey with its elegant water garden, begins just four miles west of Chene Hall, and one of its outstanding sights, the spectacular formations at Brimham Rocks, can be accessed using the area’s network of off-road cycle paths. Birchfield Farm in Nidderdale has a famous ice cream parlour, and Ripley Castle and gardens, a mile and a half away, hosts special events throughout the year. Ripon Leisure Centre incorporates swimming pools and a new skatepark.
Education & Health
Killinghall C of E Primary School is around 200 yards from Chene Hall, and The Grove Academy, Harrogate High and Harrogate Grammar School are all within approximately three miles. Killinghall Medical Centre, around half a mile from the development, houses GP practices, and there is a dental surgery in Knaresborough.
Bins for glass and metal cans can be found in the car park of the Three Horseshoes pub, while West Harrogate Recycling Centre, three miles away, accepts paper, card, plastic packaging, electronics and white goods.
Ripley Post Office and Salon
01423 770 025
01423 770 044
The Ripley Castle Estate
01423 770 152
01765 608 888
Jenny Field Drive
01423 556 768
Oakdale Golf Club
Oakdale Glen, Harrogate
01423 567 162
22-28 Market Place
01425 863 171
Killinghall C of E
01423 506 307
The Grove Academy
59 Grove Road, Harrogate
01423 536 111
Harrogate High School
Ainstry Road, Harrogate
01423 548 800
Harrogate Grammar School
Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate
01423 531 127
Killinghall Medical Centre
43 Ripon Road
01423 505 828
King James Road HG5 8EB
01423 860 011
Castle Dental Practice
01423 865 149
Otley Road, Killinghall, HG3
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
From the A1(M) Southbound
Leave the A1(M) at junction 50 to join the A61, following signs for Ripon, and tourist signs for Fountains Abbey, at the motorway exit. Stay on the A61 for around 13 miles, passing Ripon and following signs for Harrogate. Entering Killinghall Village, stay on the main road for a further 600 yards. Pass the war memorial on the left then, immediately after a pelican crossing, turn right into Otley Road. Around half a mile on, the entrance to Chene Hall is on the right.
From the A1(M) Northbound
Leave the A1(M) at junction 47 to join the A59 following signs for Knaresborough. Two and a quarter miles after leaving the motorway, at the roundabout take the third exit to stay on the A59 along Knaresborough High Street. At the T-junction, turn left for 50 yards then right to join the B6165, signposted for Ripley. After four
and a quarter miles, at the roundabout take the first exit for Harrogate via the A61. A mile on, after passing the war memorial on the left and immediately beyond a pelican crossing, turn right into Otley Road. Around half a mile on, the entrance to Chene Hall is on the right.
Sat Nav: HG3 2DW
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