My girlfriend and I are leaving that London for a year to move back to Yorkshire, where we both come from. Its only for a year (initially) so we're going to rent. Current thinking is Ilkley/Otley but open to suggestions within 45 mins of Leeds.
Our criteria/wishlist: ~750 pcm for 2/3 bedrooms; somewhere beautiful; decent public transport links; at least 1 very good pub; swimming pool within reach; good riding and walking nearby/from the front door; decent restaurants nearby; live within walking distance of town/shops etc
In summary, we'd like the cultural life of London, convenience of a small city and the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside. Easy, right?
Any help gratefully received and insiders take on life in Otley/Ilkey also welcome!