Nestled on the banks of the River Wharfe, with its arched bridge and Georgian architecture, Boston Spa is the kind of idyllic village which embodies the picturesque charm of rural Yorkshire. Here you can enjoy a tranquil escape from the stresses and strains of town and city but stay within easy reach of their many amenities.
Wetherby, Leeds, York and Harrogate are all a short drive away. The village centre provides some useful amenities of its own, including a number of pubs, a post office, library, service station, butchers, hardware store, off-licence and a supermarket.
Thriving nearby Wetherby features a popular weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market. Its period buildings, and riverside walks provide an attractive setting for a host of places to eat, drink and shop, from stylish bistros to elegant boutiques and independent furniture stores.
For those who like to sample the vibrancy of city life now and then, Leeds features a combination of cultural, commercial and entertainment options which are among the best in the UK. In addition to offering a world-class gastronomic experience, the city is equipped to provide a healthy session of retail therapy for all kinds of shoppers.
Historic York offers its own unique city experience with ancient cobbled streets providing a stunning backdrop to a vast range of specialist and designer outlets, traditional pubs, superior restaurants and contemporary café bars.
The wealthy spa town origins of Harrogate have left a legacy of grand hotels, beautiful parkland and elegant gardens. Visitors unwind with a stroll along The Stray, a spa session at the Turkish Baths or an exploration of the many welcoming tea rooms (including the renowned Betty’s Café Tea Rooms) and antique shops.