Property & Area Guide in Horsforth
If you’re a professional looking for a room, flat or a house, Horsforth is a great location. With its quaint cobbled streets, quirky independent boutiques, pretty walks and strong community spirit, house lettings in Horsforth are ideal for professionals looking for a quiet and idyllic setting with an easy commute to the city.
This affluent town is situated in LS18 to the North West of Leeds. Whilst the vibrancy and whirl of Leeds city centre is just a short commute away, there is plenty to see, do and enjoy when letting a property in Horsforth.
The ton offers its residents a good balance. It is
close enough to Leeds City Centre to offer short commuting times
and the convenience of being in close proximity to an inner city.
Yet Horsforth is far enough out from the city centre to retain a
small town community feel. With significant local amenities and a
rich heritage Horsforth is a very desirable area to live in. This
is especially true for students studying at Leeds Trinity
University College which lies within the area. Horsforth offers
adequate student housing to allow students to live on the
university's doorstep without having to travel substantial
distances each and every day.
Wining and dining in Horsforth
Ready to unwind after a busy week at work in an atmospheric and relaxing bar on a Friday night? If you’re letting property in Horsforth you are spoilt for choice. This characterful town has a lively bar and pub scene, with numerous quality drinking and eating spots to enjoy a relaxing night out.
From the trendy confines of American-style diner Sixty Too Bar to its more upmarket sister venue Bar 166 several hundred yards up Town Street, to tucking into a gourmet burger in the leather-decked environment of Kobe Bar on New Road Side, professionals in private rented accommodation in Horsforth are in for a treat.
Another great bar to unwind in is Sandbar on Town Street. This fashionable bar has become one of the area’s most popular venues for music and entertainment.
Alternatively, head to Medusa Bar a stylish lounge bar with a crackling log fire in an old stone building with a low-lit ambience, which has a large champagne list and cocktail bar.
Or for a memorable night of live entertainment, The Black Bull is the biggest live music venue in Horsforth. Situated on The Green, this lively pub has a great range of beers, wines and tasty snacks at affordable prices.
Cultural and leisure activities in Horsforth
If you’ve got a day off work, spending some time ambling round Horsforth’s streets taking in the town’s remarkable sandstone buildings that are sourced from local quarries is a great way to spend an afternoon for those in private rent houses in Horsforth.
Or why not enjoy the many sport and leisure facilities Horsforth is home to, including Horsforth Harriers Running Club, Horsforth Cricket Club, Hall Park Cricket Club, Yarnbury Rugby Club, Horsforth Riding Club and Horsforth Golf Club, which borders the runway of Leeds-Bradford Airport.
If you’re privately renting in Horsforth you can make the most of Horsforth Hall Park. This opulently-decorated Hall features a myriad of great leisure facilities, including a bowling green, cricket ground, skate park, Japanese garden and play area.
An easy commute
One of the key advantages of living in professional flat shares in Horsforth is the area’s convenient transport network, meaning commuting to Leeds is easy.
Horsforth railway station lies on the Harrogate Line which
runs between Knaresborough and Leeds City Centre on a half-hourly
basis. This service runs more frequently at peak times and there is
an hourly service to York. Also, Horsforth enjoys a significant
number of bus connections to the city centre and to other Leeds
suburbs. One of these services links Horsforth to the nearby Leeds
Bradford International Airport.
Being located on the main First Leeds bus route, buses run frequently in and out of the city centre. Alternatively professionals in property for rent in Horsforth can take advantage of Horsforth train station with trains running regularly to Leeds.
For those who prefer to drive, Horsforth is in close proximity to the Leeds ring road, ensuring good road access can take you from your rental property in Horsforth to your job in Leeds City Centre.
A little history…
Horsforth's history stretches back at least as far as 1086 when
it was included in the Domesday Book under the name of Horseford
due to its important crossing location on the River Aire.
Horsforth’s name derives from the words ‘horse’ and ‘ford’, which refer to the River Aire crossing that is believed to have been used to transport goods from nearby towns such as Bradford and Shipley.
Horsforth was predominantly an agricultural community until the mid-19th century, when it started to develop and expand in the Industrial Revolution. In fact, during the latter half of the 19th century, Horsforth was considered to have the largest population in any village in Britain.
If you’re living in rented property in Horsforth and are interested in the history of the town, why not visit Horsforth Village Museum, home to an inspiring collection of artefacts and displays illustrating the village’s fascinating history.
If you’re looking for rooms to rent for professionals, Horsforth is an idyllic location to enjoy the community spirit of a village whilst being on the periphery of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.
We let to both professional singles and groups in flats, rooms and whole houses, so for a quality private letting agent in Horsforth, make Pickard Properties your number one choice.