With its good transport links, excellent schools and blend of village life and big city facilities, there are lots of reasons to choose a new home at Sandhill Croft in Idle.
Formerly a separate village, and now a pleasant suburb of Bradford, Idle offers wonderful views across the beautiful Aire Valley and a range of useful amenities. Apperley Bridge Rail Station is just a short distance away and offers commuters easy access to both Leeds and Bradford, making Idle an excellent choice for those who work in the West Yorkshire cities.
Idle is thought to date back to the medieval era, when it was known as the ‘Manor of Idle’, however what makes it unique today is the well-preserved historic architecture in the village centre. In particular, the Grade II* listed Chapel of Ease on Town Gate, is a fine example of 17th century ecclesiastical design.
As well as benefiting from its proximity to the vibrant cities of Leeds and Bradford, with their host of restaurants, sporting landmarks and leisure opportunities, Idle offers plenty of useful amenities right on the doorstep. These include restaurants such as barbecue specialist Moo, the Symposium gastropub and award-winning fish and chip shop, Towngate Fisheries.
The village also has several cricket pitches, while The Highfield houses a pub, hotel and leisure club with a salt water pool and a gym. Eccleshill Pool, which boasts a waterslide and diving boards, is just a short drive away, and Idle Library hosts regular community events. Idle also has a selection of supermarkets nearby, including Aldi and Morrisons.