Shadwell is a small, affluent village just six miles from Leeds city centre. While being near larger suburbs, the area has managed to keep its quaint charm with a number of amenities, a local primary school and a variety of properties. From huge detached houses to semi detached modern homes, this rural countryside location is popular with families and professionals.
THINGS TO DO
There is a library and some allotments in the village. For sports fans, there is the Shadwell cricket club and Brandon golf course in close proximity while the Red Hall playing fields in the neighbouring village are a popular open space for dog walking. Also nearby is the huge Roundhay Park, which is perfect for family days out, and Tropical World that is loved by children. Harewood House is only a 10 minute drive away, and you have easy access to the Moors and York.
EATING & DRINKING
The village is home to two fish and chip takeaways and the Red Lion pub, with cask ales, home made food, a weekly quiz, live music and poker nights, sits opposite the post office. For other options, Slaid Hill is home to popular pub The Dexter as well as Shawell Tandoori Indian restaurant, which has a good reputation. Elsewhere, you can head to The Beehive in Thorner or go to lively Oakwood and Roundhay for more options.
Shadwell is home to a post office and newsagent, a hairdresser and a ladies clothes shop. Up on Slaid Hill, a short walk or drive away, there are a number of other amenities including a dry cleaners, bakery and convenience store. Your closest superstores are Asda in Meanwood and Morrisons in Harehills.
Shadwell Primary School is in the village and Wigton Moor Primary School is in the neighbouring suburb of Alwoodley. For secondary education, Leeds Grammar School is located nearby, while there are also school buses to Boston Spa School and Wetherby High School.
There are five different buses - numbers 7, 7A, 7S, X7 and 48 - that will take you from Shadwell to Leeds city centre. In the car, it is just a 15-minute drive to the centre, half an hour to Leeds Bradford International Airport, the M1 and M62 are easily accessible and the North Yorkshire countryside is only a short drive.
Noted in the Domesday Book as Scadewelle, it is believed that the name came as a result of the many wells and trees that covered the area. Historically a township, it is now a quiet civil parish with less than 2,000 inhabitants who generally work in the city.
DID YOU KNOW
Said Hill, home to many of the amenities, was traditionally part of the Shadwell estate but there is half a mile of clear countryside between it and the centre of the village.