With all the amenities and advantages of Bradford in easy reach and just eight miles from Leeds, Brompton Fold has a peaceful ambience that contrasts with its extremely convenient location. Local bus services pass along Leeds Road, just yards from the development, and Apperley Bridge Railway Station, three quarters of a mile away, has half-hourly services into both Bradford and Leeds. Either destination involves a journey of less than 15 minutes. Brompton Fold is also convenient for Leeds Bradford Airport, three and a half miles away. Airport buses running via Harrogate Road pass within half a mile of the homes.
A wonderful route for walking and cycling, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is hugely popular with colourful leisure craft and the Apperley Bridge Marina, around 250 yards away, provides a picturesque focal point for enthusiasts. For long distance cyclists or adventurous walkers, the towpath forms part of National Cycle Route 66, and offers an alternative route into Leeds. The nearby River Aire also presents a beautiful natural environment to explore. The wide variety of green spaces includes Idle Recreation Ground, playing fields at Apperley Bridge and Rawdon Meadows, and large tracts of woodland at West Wood, Calverley Wood and Dawson Wood, all within a few minutes walk. Rawdon Golf and Tennis club is a mile and a half to the north.
In easy reach of the superb museums, theatres, cinemas and live music venues of Bradford city centre, Apperley Bridge also has a wide choice of pubs popular with the boating community, including the celebrated 16th Century Stansfield Arms. Local shops and services range from the village-like ambience of Idle to the large Asda and Sainsbury stores and branches of Matalan and Homebase at Harrogate Road, where there is also a well-equipped Core Gym. There is a choice of pharmacists within a few minutes of the development, and recycling bins for glass, textiles and most packaging at Sainsbury’s car park. Greengates Primary School and Parkland Primary School are both within around half a mile of Brompton Fold, and the nearest secondary, Immanuel College, has been a winner in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus Teaching Awards for the past three years. Immanuel College has Specialist status in Science with Mathematics. The full-time GP practice with three doctors and full nursing and support staff at Haigh Hall Road is a few minutes walk away, and the choice of dentists within walking distance includes a mydentist surgery in Wrose Road.