With good reason Menston is considered one of West Yorkshire’s most attractive residential locations, offering easy access to the best in city and country living. This desirable rural village is superbly situated a short drive from the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and enjoys fast road links to the vibrant centre of Leeds with its eclectic range of cultural, commercial and entertainment amenities. Menston rail station provides regular direct services to Leeds, Bradford & Ilkley, and the village is also located on the doorstep of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Menston benefits from an excellent provision of local schools, including St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy – rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Ilkley Grammar – rated Oustanding, and Menston Primary School – rated Good. A number of independent schools are also nearby, including Moorfield School and Ghyll Royd School.
The elegant spa town of Ilkley is nearby and has retained its traditional Victorian character whilst absorbing an understated modernisation which includes a wide range of contemporary shopping and dining options. Ilkley centre is a foodie’s paradise dotted with charming tearooms, renowned restaurants, popular gastropubs and delicatessens offering the finest local and international produce. Retail options are equally appetising with sophisticated high street brands alongside stylish boutiques, unique independent stores, beauticians, jewellers and gift outlets.
Ilkley’s scenic backdrop makes it an excellent base for walkers, cyclists and equestrians. You can wind your way up to the famous Cow and Calf rock formation, taking in the spectacular panoramic views of the Wharfe Valley, or enjoy a gentler stroll in Darwin Gardens Millennium Green on the edge of the town centre. If you want to explore destinations further afield, Menston is also just 5 minutes’ drive from Leeds-Bradford Airport.