Reasons to love Otley

19 July 2019
It’s not just the character and charm of Otley that makes it such a great place, its the picturesque surroundings that make it a must-see place in Yorkshire. With a real sense of community, the independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the town centre make for a welcoming atmosphere.
 
Just a 5-minute journey from Otley town centre is St Davids, our brand new development with a mix of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes. Keep reading to find out why Otley could be the place you want to live.


Good food

 
Life in Otley means you’re never short on local produce. Around every corner is a local supermarket, café or restaurant with food produced locally.
 




Whether you work remotely, or if you just love spending your days in coffee shops, Otley is the place for you. With tons of independent cafes, you’re never far from a great latte. One of our favourites is ‘Salami & Co’, a unique coffee shop in the centre of the town with a variety of doggy special treats! Doesn’t every dog deserve a puppichino?
 
 
Farmers’ Markets
 
The Otley Farmers’ Market is held on the last Sunday of every month on Otley Market Place from 9.00am to 1.00pm. The market sells a wide range of good quality specialist food and crafts from local farmers and producers.
 

 
 

Great shops

 
Welcome to independent shops galore! On Otley high street you can find a range of independent clothes and book shops, along with some of your favourite chain stores such as Superdrug and Boots.
 


Amazing attractions

 
There are plenty of attractions in and around Otley that make it an exciting place to be.
 
Chevin Forest Park
 
Around a 10 minute drive away from the town centre is Chevin Forest Park, a preserved nature area with a mix of woodlands and open place. Perfect for dog walks, Chevin Forest Park also has stunning views across the Wharfe Valley.
 

 

Wharfemeadows Park
 
Take a stroll through Wharfemeadows Park, set beside the River Wharfe. With plenty of seating areas by the river, this park is perfect for sitting and watching the world go by on a summers day. You can even grab you and the family fish and chips in the town centre after you’ve walked round the park, what’s not to love?!
 

 
Otley Sailing Club
 
Otley sailing club are a stand out part of Otley, with paddle boarding sessions, sailing and powerboat training available for you and all the family. They have won many prestigious awards, the most recent one being the Duke of York Community Initiative Award in recognition of its Sailfree programme.
 

 
Imagine having all this on your doorstep! We can’t get enough of the views at St Davids. Looking over views of Wharfdale, St Davids makes for a desirable place to live. Take a look at our location below!
 

 

If you’d like to find out more about St Davids and the homes we have available, click here.